Events / Dinner

Wine Country Enchantment

Wed, January 22, 2014

8:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
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Matthew Johnson

San Ysidro Ranch - Santa Barbara, CA

For more than a century oenophiles have flocked to San Ysidro Ranch, a luxurious hideaway nestled in the foothills of Southern California's stunning wine country. Join us at the Beard House when the property's talented chef, Matthew Johnson, will craft a tantalizing menu that celebrates one of the most prized delicacies of California terroir: the Meyer lemon.

Event photos taken by Eileen Miller.


  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Meyer Lemon–Tuna Confit with California Butter Bean Purée
    • Santa Barbara Halibut Ceviche with Meyer Lemon and Ginger
    • Duck Confit Pâte à Choux with Meyer Lemon Marmalade
    • Flying Goat Cellars Sierra Madre Vineyard Pinot Gris 2012
  • Dinner
    • Sunchoke Soup with Roasted Meyer Lemons, Celery Heart Croutons, and Shaved Black Truffles
    • Flying Goat Cellars Sierra Madre Vineyard Pinot Gris 2012
    • San Ysidro Ranch Garden Arugula and Watercress Salad with Santa Barbara Spot Prawns, House-Cured Chorizo, Pickled Radishes, and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
    • Tatomer Paragon Vineyard Grüner Veltliner 2012
    • Meyer Lemon–Dusted Channel Islands Halibut with Tarragon Gnocchi, Pea Shoots, Arbequina Olives, and Asparagus with Carrot Butter
    • Jaffurs Roussanne 2006
    • San Ysidro Ranch Rosemary and Fennel–Glazed Veal Loin with Potato Confit, Santa Barbara Chanterelle Mushrooms, Smoked Hazelnuts, and Meyer Lemon Jus 
    • Lieu Dit Cabernet Franc 2011
    • Navarro Vineyards Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Meyer Lemon Curd and Ginger Cookie Crust
    • Palmina Sisquoc Vineyard Lumina Sparkling Nebbiolo 2009

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