To wine lovers everywhere,
mk is thrilled to have our good friend Jim Clendenon in town for a very special dinner. Jim will be here to share his story and wines along with our cuisine on May 6th.
His journey and passion for great wine along with his enthusiasm for his craft can only be felt in person. Once you have a chance to meet him and listen to the story of his wines, you’ll experience every fine bottle of wine a little differently.
I have been privileged to share wine with him many times, and it’s always memorable. We are thrilled to have him here and it is always a pleasure for me to cook dishes to pair with his wines.
Jim has been the proprietor and wine maker at Au Bon Climat in Santa Ynez since 1982. The winery has been recognized by Robert Parker’s short list of the best wineries in the world in 1989 and 1990. Oz Clarke selected ABC as one of the fifty world wide creators of Modern Classic Wines He has been recognized twice as winemaker of the year, by the LA Times in 1992 and Food and Wine Magazine in 2001. Jim was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America” in 2007.
We have limited seating available for this special event and hope you’ll join us. To reserve your space please email Paul. The five course menu and hors d’oeuvres is $125 dollars per person plus tax and gratuity.
mk welcomes Jim Clendenon
6 may 2014
gougeres, anchovy & parsely toast, fiddlehead ferns
Clendenon Family, Aligote 2012
fluke & sockeye crudo
gently scented over hardwood charcoal ash, charcoal oil, yogurt english peas and white asparagus
Hildegard, Santa Barbara 2010
rabbit & foie gras
salad of lambs lettuce, pinot-pickled shallot
crushed fava beans & morel mushrooms
potato and morel mushroom puree
Knox Alexander & Isabelle Morgan Pinot Noirs, Sta. Barbara 2010
roast pigeon, caramelized onion pot au feu, spring leeks
ramps & garlic scapes, peppercorn & thyme
La Bauge Au-Dessus, Pinot Noir, Santa Maria 2009
old chatham sheepherding co. nancy’s camembert
fennel and apricot salad, warm baguette
Nuits Blanche au Bouge Chardonnay 2011
it was damn cold this winter, chocolate fondue
Emeril’s Roots, Aleatico 1995