Revenge of the Merlot
6 PM - 9 PM
WEDNESDAY | OCTOBER 2nd
AT LA BREA BAKERY CAFÉ
MERLOT IS BACK, AND IT’S BETTER THAN EVER! TASTE with the best in the Merlot business
Join us in kicking off National Merlot Month with a night of fine wine and artisanal culinary delights in the warm glow of La Brea Bakery's open-display kitchen. This time we crown a champion, and you’ll be the judge! Which Merlot is best? You’ll have one vote and one vote only - taste and avenge the Merlot! #MERLOTME
Alexander Payne's 2004 comedy-drama Sideways, starring Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church, sent Merlot sales in the U.S. into a downward spiral. Even today, some of the film's stigma still reverberates in the consumer market, but Merlot is one of the world’s most delicious and beloved varietals! Complexity, easy tannins, soft finishes...and it's used to craft some of the most celebrated and prestigious wines, like Bordeaux’s Cheval Blanc and Château Pétrus.
REVENGE IS SWEET!
6 PM VIP - An extra hour to taste, extra hour of gaming and enhanced food
6PM VIP MENU
Short Rib Sliders with Horseradish Chive Cream
Crab-Stuffed Crimini Mushrooms with Hollandaise Drizzle
Ahi Tuna La Brea Bakery Naan Chips with Cilantro Chipotle Aioli
Lamb Meatballs with Tzatziki
7 PM MENU
Chorizo-Manchego Mini Tartlets
Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta (V)
Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille on Pita Chips with Sundried Tomato Hummus (V)
Avocado Toast with Roasted Corn, Grilled Pineapple on Sourdough (V)
Heirloom Tomato, Pork Belly and Bibb on Country Wheat
Grilled Polenta Cakes with White Bean Puree and Garlic Shrimp
Cheese Platter with Seasonal Cheeses, Crackers and La Brea Bakery Bread
Royal Flush: VIP Entrance @ 6PM.
Includes $500 worth of chips & your VIP dinner. Play your cards right and enter the running for our 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place packages! All proceeds from chips/gaming will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation
Straight Flush: VIP Entrance @ 6PM.
Includes $250 worth of chips & your VIP dinner. Play your cards right and enter the running for our 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place packages! All proceeds from chips/gaming will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation
VIP Flush: Not a gamer but love Merlot?
This ticket does not include chips; but 6PM VIP Flush guests will enjoy an additional hour of tasting, the exclusive VIP menu listed below, as well as all the delicious foods offered at 7PM
Merlot Maniac: Not a gamer but love Merlot?
This ticket will give you 7PM entrance ticket & all the delicious offerings listed below
Music until 9PM with DJ POTATO HEAD 🎶
Paso Robles Newest Star
Spring Mountain Merlot, Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, 2017
Spring Mount Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, 2017
Baron Philippe de Rothschild Mouton Cadet
Reserve Rouge, Bordeaux, France, 2016
Napa Valley, 2016
Cannonball, Merlot, California, 2016
Donati Family Vineyard
"The Immigrant" Paicines, Central Coast, 2015
Merlot Paicines, Central Coast, 2016
Leader in Napa Valley
Wine Spectator #1 Wine
Ehlers Estate Winery
Merlot, St. Helena, California, 2014
Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena, California, 2016
Merlot, Kamiak Vineyard, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2015
Block 3 Merlot, Kamiak Vineyard, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2015
Gordon Estate Tradition, Kamiak Vineyard, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2015
Hourglass Wine Co.
La Storia by Trentadue
Merlot, Alexander Valley, Sonoma, 2016
L'ecole No. 41
Merlot Estate, Walla Walla Valley, 2016
Merlot, Columbia Valley, 2016
Merlot, Estate Seven Hills Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley, 2009
Merlot Napa Valley, 2017
Merlot Napa Valley, 2017
Robert Foley Vineyards
Merlot, Napa Valley, 2014
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Sonoma County, Merlot, 2016
Reserve Merlot, Sonoma Valley, 2016
Napa Valley, 2016
La Brea Bakery Café
468 South La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
More to be announced
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*FOOD: outside food and beverages of any kind are not permitted. Meals may/ may not be included in the program, see specific event description for details. If a program includes food, food/ refreshments and beverage substitutions politely declined. Our partnered third party food provider will make every effort to accommodate any food limitations/ restrictions, we make no promises or guarantees. We make no promises or guarantees that any/ all refreshments, food, or beverages are free of any allergens, health restricting products. We will not be held responsible, liable for any illness that may result while consuming food at your own free will, at your own discretion and at your own risk.
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