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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wines Take Flight at Haven

Wine flights allow guests to experience horizontal tastings from worldy wine list

Following the success and popularity of its beer flights, Haven Gastropub introduces Wine Flight offerings to its guests. Managing Partner & Beverage Director Wil Dee has created three distinct wine tasting flights, each a horizontal tasting of a particular varietal presented together for sampling and comparison.

Although selections will vary throughout the year, the current offerings are as follows:

Chardonnay ~ $12
Clos LaChance “Unoaked” – Monterey County ‘09
Bearboat – Russian River ‘08
Zaca Mesa – Santa Ynez Valley ‘08
Groth – Napa Valley ’08

Cabernet Sauvignon ~ $12
Leese-Fitch – California ‘09
The Show – California ‘07
Smith & Hook – Central Coast ‘07
Trig Point – Alexander Valley ‘07

Pinot Noir ~ $14
Fritz – Russian Ricer Valley ‘08
Row Eleven “Vinas 3” – California ‘08
Laetitia “Estate” – Arroyo Grande Valley ‘08
Robert Stemmler – Carneros ‘07

Haven Gastropub boasts a worldly wine list, with nearly 50 wines by the glass. The beverage menu also includes 14 rotating beers on draft and more than 100 bottled craft beers, as well as a full bar selection of unique spirits.

Haven Gastropub menus can be found online at

Prego Ristorante inaugural wine dinner of 2011

Prego Ristorante celebrates its first wine dinner of the year with a five-course menu paired with Italian wines from one of Chianti’s most highly regarded estates, Rocca delle Macie, on Friday, January 28 at 7 p.m.
Chef Ugo Allesina will present five-courses created to complement dynamic wines from the Chianti region of Tuscany. Guests will be able to experience the winery’s diverse offerings that have spanned almost three decades. The dinner, priced at $54.95 per guest (excluding tax & gratuity), will be held at Prego in Irvine (18420 Von Karman Avenue). For more information or reservations, call 949.553.1333.

Rocca delle Macie Wine Dinner
Friday, January 28, 2011 | 7 p.m.

Canapè Assortiti
Rocca delle Macie Galestro, Tuscany

Zuppa di Lenticchie
rustic lentil and sausage soup
Rocca delle Macie Sangiovese, Tuscany

Farfalle con Salmon Affumicato
bowtie pasta, smoked salmon and chives in vodka-cream sauce
Rocca delle Macie Vernaccia, Tuscany

Costina di Manzo Brasata
slow-braised bone-in beef in a chianti reduction
Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico, Tuscany

Torta di Cioccolato Delirio
chocolate delirium cake with raspberry sauce
Bottega, Moscato Spumante, Veneto

For more information or reservations, call 949.553.1333 or visit