ABOUT TASTE OF GERMANY
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PATINA RESTAURANT
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - NOW SOLD OUT!!
141 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Chef Joachim Splichal invites you to experience a very special evening that will take you on a journey back to his German roots. We are honored to welcome featured guests, Friedrich Becker and Richard Grosche, renowned winemakers of Becker Family Wines and Von Buhl.
The Becker estate, located in Schweigen on the border of Alsace, has been one of the top Pinot Noir producers in Germany for many years. The best Becker Pinot Noirs compare favorably with the best Burgundy has to offer.
Both the Becker and von Buhl estates are members of the Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter, a highly acclaimed German wine producer association whose members adhere to the highest standards. The Von Buhl estate is also farmed organically.
Experience a taste of Deutschland with exclusive dishes by our very own Executive Chef Andreas Roller. Pulling inspiration from his German heritage, Chef Roller has curated this special menu to pair each course perfectly with its wine counterpart.
7-COURSES WITH WINE PAIRINGS
2015 von Buhl, Riesling Sekt Brut
Blue Fin Tuna
Santa Barbara uni/ Meyer lemon/ caviar
Pairing: 2015 von Buhl, Deidesheimer Riesling Dry
Thai basil/ radish/ ginger
Pairing: 2016 Becker, Kalkstein Pinot Blanc
European White Asparagus
Spring pea/ morel/ cured egg yolk
Pairing: 2016 Becker, Kalkmergel Pinot Gris
Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Mole/ pineapple/ coconut
Pairing: 2015 von Buhl, “Armand” Riesling Kabinett
Celery/ carrot/ shallot
Pairing: 2014 von Buhl, Ungeheuer Riesling
Snake River Farms Wagyu Ribeye
Oxtail compote/ trumpet royal/ Mille Feuille
Pairing: 2013 Becker, Rechtenbacher Village Pinot Noir
Valrhona Ivory Chocolate
Passionfruit/ red currant/ mint
Pairing: 2014 von Buhl, Rieslaner Beerenauslese
Seven Courses with wine pairings
$199 per person
Price includes tax and gratuity. Must be 21 or older to purchase.
An award-winning, Michelin starred restaurant offering contemporary French cuisine with international influences in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Entering into Patina Restaurant introduces you to an evening of incomparable sophistication. Conveniently located inside The Walt Disney Concert Hall, the flagship restaurant of Patina Restaurant Group showcases the highest culinary standards of Master Chef Joachim Splichal within an exclusive setting in Downtown Los Angeles. Patina offers seasonal tasting menus, artisanal cheeses, caviar service, and an award-winning wine list. With the leadership of Executive Chef Andreas Roller, the team focuses on creating a moment of culinary indulgence, from artistic plate presentation to rare wine selections. Patina’s creative entrées and exceptional service showcase an unmatched level of hospitality. Serving as an ideal location for pre-performance dining, a special night, or to impress guests and clients, the contemporary French cuisine is truly the pinnacle of luxurious dining within Los Angeles.
ABOUT ANDREAS ROLLER
An internationally trained and experienced culinary talent, Roller is a certified master chef from Germany. His commitment to curating the finest ingredients near and far includes weekly visits to local farmers markets to ensure his dishes showcase the best of each season.
By the age of 19, Roller had already worked in three Michelin-starred restaurants, including an apprenticeship at Traube Tonbach Resort, a Relais & Châteaux resort helmed by Chef Harald Wohlfahrt. When he arrived in Los Angeles in 2000, he went to work as sous chef at Patina on Melrose at the young age of 23. After developing a close relationship with Patina Restaurant Group Chef and Founder Joachim Splichal, Roller took some time off to apply his culinary flair to projects around the globe—including Australia, Austria, Dubai, London, Japan, when he toured around Formula 1 cooking for the circuit and worked at the world’s only seven-star hotel restaurant. During this time, Roller became a certified Master Chef with Excellence, bestowed by the German Chamber of Commerce. He returned to Patina Restaurant Group in 2007 and has since spent time alongside Splichal at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, as well as many high-profile charitable and culinary occasions around the world.
When he's not in the kitchen, he can be found in the cockpit of a single-engine plane, on the back of a motorcycle, atop a pair of skis, or underwater in SCUBA gear, exploring the culinary scene in Europe as well as L.A.’s own restaurants and farmers markets.