Events / Dinner

Grgich Hills Estate 40th Anniversary Celebration

Wed, September 06, 2017

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $210 Public Price: $260 Phone: 212.627.2308
Cancellation and Food Allergy Policy

Violet Grgich

Grgich Hills Estate, Rutherford, CA

Daniel Bruce

Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar at the Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston

Daniel Joly

Mirabelle at Beaver Creek, Beaver Creek, CO


Michael Smith

Michael Smith Restaurant, Kansas City, MO

John Varanese

River House and Varanese, Louisville, KY

Dana Cree

The Publican, Publican Quality Meats, and Publican Tavern, Chicago

Oenophiles, take note: we’re celebrating one of California’s most legendary wineries, Grgich Hills Estate, home to powerful Cabernets, elegant Chardonnays, and other classic Napa varietals. Join us at this special Beard House dinner, which will be prepared by esteemed chefs from across the country.

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Hors d’Oeuvre

Miniature Quail Croque Monsieur Sandwiches à la Mode

Kurobuta Pork–Dry Aged Beef Ćevapčići with Smoky Eggplant–Red Pepper Sauce

Pimentón-Grilled Octopus with Potatoes, Roasted Garlic Aïoli, and Smoked Bacon–Artichoke Vinaigrette

Housemade Tomato Paccheri Pasta

King Crab with Osetra Caviar

Grgich Hills Estate 40th Anniversary Chardonnay 2014


Asparagus Salad with Peach, Cucumbers, Heirloom Tomatoes, Pickled Vegetables, and Quinoa Chips

Grgich Hills Estate Miljenko’s Selection Napa Valley Essence® Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Pan-Roasted Wild Black Bass with Maine Lobster Essence, Lobster Roe Gnocchetti, and Melted Leeks

Grgich Hills Estate Paris Tasting Commemorative Chardonnay 2010

Porcini-Rubbed Spinalis Beef Steak with Lamb Neck Ragoût, Crispy Bone Marrow, Kentucky Heirloom Tomato Chowchow, and Dried Cherry–Merlot Gastrique

Grgich Hills Estate Miljenko’s Old Vine Zinfandel 2013

Seared Squab Breast with Australian Truffles, Kurlbaum Farm Tomato Provençal, and Peruvian Purple Potatoes

Grgich Hills Estate Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Assorted James Beard–Inspired Ice Creams

Grgich Hills Estate Violetta Late Harvest 2013