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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Chef Deborah Schneider pairs 5 courses with Wagner Family of wines

Newport Beach – SOL Cocina will celebrate the Wagner Family of wines as it hosts its first Wine Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9 and Wednesday, November 10. Executive Chef Deborah Schneider has paired five of the family’s exceptional wines, including its noted Caymus Cabernet, with one-of-a-kind creations intended to stimulate the palate. Space is limited for this two-night engagement, which is priced at $90 per guest, and those interested must make reservations in advance by calling 949-675-9800.


Tray-passed appetizers

• bolitas with roasted green chile, cheese, chipotle chicken and avocado sauce

• grilled corn & shrimp cakes on banana leaf with spicy lime sauce

• apache beef – spicy raw beef with lime & habanero chile on daikon

• sweet potato chips with spicy salt and mole pipian dip

Mexican escolar roasted on rock salt and herbs, with avocado butter and seared tiny del cabo organic tomatoes

kurobuto pork carnitas with ancho chile & dry cherry salsa, roasted poblanos, warm corn tortillas, sweet onions & cilantro, black bean pastel

kobe skirt steak grilled and sliced, avocado salad, grilled nopal, beer-battered ‘king’ oyster mushroom, cabernet reduction

Warm upside-down pineapple spice cake with Piloncillo-Sour Cream Sauce

Limited seating, reservations required. No splitting or substitutions. Price per guest is $90, excluding tax and gratuity. For more information or to make reservations, please call 949-675-9800.

SOL Cocina is a unique restaurant and bar celebrating traditional Baja cuisine with a fresh, modern interpretation. Designed to echo the expansive sea, sky, and desert of the Baja peninsula, SOL features old world charm juxtaposed with an urban comfort, including an open exhibition kitchen with counter seating for guests who like to see the bustling kitchen that mimics the Baja taco bar. SOL offers a decadent menu of the freshest seasonal ingredients and authentic Mexican flavors, along with a vibrant bar that honors the flavors of the Baja region with artisan tequilas and mezcals.

Located at 251 E. Pacific Coast Highway at Bayside Drive, on the Balboa Marina, SOL is open daily for Lunch (11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; TOUR de SOL tasting menu offered Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.), Dinner (Sun-Wed 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Thurs-Sat 4:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.), Happy Hour (4 p.m. – 7 p.m. daily in the bar and patio), Late-Night Dining (11 p.m. – 1 a.m. Thurs-Sat), and Weekend Brunch (10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday). Industry Hours offers 50% off cocktails, beer and wine to those with proper ID working in the hospitality industry (Sun-Weds 9 p.m.-midnight; Thurs-Sat 11 p.m.-close). Private Room available.

For more information, call 949.675.9800 or visit

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