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Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Winery Restaurant & L’Aventure Winery Host Special Winemaker Dinner

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar will host Stephan Asseo, Owner/Winemaker of Paso Robles-based L’Aventure Winery, as he brings a taste of Wine Country to OC on Wednesday, December 1, 2010. The four-course wine dinner, priced at $99 per guest (excluding tax and gratuity), will begin at 6:30 p.m. with seasonal tray-passed hors d’oeuvres and full dinner prepared by Executive Chef Yvon Goetz. L’Aventure wines, paired by Sommelier William Lewis, will accompany each course. Space is limited and reservations can be made by calling 714-258-7600.

Following is the menu for the evening:

2008 L'Aventure Rosé
YG’s Seasonal Tray Passed Hors D’Oeuvres

2008 L'Aventure Optimus
California Quail and Napa Cabbage in Potato Crust
Homemade Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli, Porcini-Chestnut Jus

2008 L'Aventure Estate Roussanne
Jumbo Maine Scallops and Roasted Portobello Mushroom Napoleon
Wilted Pea Shoots, Light Lemongrass Butter

2008 L'Aventure Estate Cuvée
Slow Braised New Zealand Venison Osso Bucco
Fall Root Vegetable Medley, Alsace Brandied Cherry Sauce
YG’s Selection of Mini Pastries

Located at The District in Tustin, The Winery was named “Restaurant of the Year” by the Orange County Concierge Association in its first two years in business. The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar pairs contemporary California regional cuisine, with a hip, vibrant, sophisticated setting, to create a cutting-edge dining experience, with highly decorated Executive Chef & Partner, Yvon Goetz, directing a team that delivers a culinary experience straight from the Wine Country.

The restaurant’s wine list, which currently offers 650 selections, changes weekly, offering diners a wide range of varietals from around the world. Guests can look into and even tour the restaurant’s 800-square-foot, climate-controlled cellar, which can hold up to 6,500 bottles! The wine program is led by William Lewis, Managing Partner & Sommelier, a Level II Certified Sommelier with The Court of Master Sommeliers, the examining body for the Master Sommelier Diploma.

The Winery offers a warm and passionate menu complimented by the perfect wines -- endless possibilities and something to suit every palate. The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar is located at The District in Tustin (2647 Park Avenue, Tustin, California 92782). For more information, call 714-258-7600 or visit or

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