A DINNER WITH WINEMAKER MICHAEL TRUJILLO AT CUT
TUESDAY / NOVEMBER 13th, 2018
CUT BEVERLY HILLS
Tuesday / November 13, 2018
6:45 PM – 9:45 PM
CUT Beverly Hills
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Include a multi-course meal at CUT with a full line up of wines from Michael Trujillo.
Michael Trujillo will host this dinner - limited to 12 seats only.
ABOUT MICHAEL TRUJILLO, Winemaker
Growing up on a ranch, Michael Trujillo worked acres of hay, barley and vegetables along with sheep and cattle on land tethered to his family for generations. His grandparents were early century homesteaders of Spanish descent who settled in the Rocky Mountain state of Colorado, where they raised their children in a rich, agricultural life. From a young age, Michael learned the value and reward of working the land: “I feel like I’ve always been in motion, branding cows and driving hay trucks since the age of four. Ranch work taught me old-time craft skills, the love of tinkering with farm equipment and how to grow crops in uncertain weather, all of which prepared me for cultivating grapes and the process of winemaking.”
Michael discovered his passion for winemaking in the early 1980s during a spring break from his college studies as an engineer. On a road trip to California, he stayed with a family friend who had a small winery in Napa Valley. It was a lifechanging visit, as Michael began to work alongside Jim Allen and his brother Steve in the planting of Sequoia Grove’s vineyard on the Rutherford Bench.
For his namesake wine, Michael blends grapes from several of the finest vineyards in Napa Valley and works closely with the growers in developing cultivation practices that yield notable fruit year after year. Trujillo Cabernet Sauvignon is the realization of Michael’s history, knowledge and experience, bringing his keen love of the vineyard together with more than 34 years of winemaking proficiency.
When Michael launched Trujillo Wines, the inaugural 2011 vintage sold out quickly, inspiring him to create a second label showcasing varietal blends. Named in honor of his daughter, Madelynne wines are approachable upon release.
Trujillo’s quaint, award-winning (and dog-friendly!) tasting room is located in the heart of St. Helena. Visitors have the chance to taste a range of exclusive white wine blends as well as limited production vineyard designate wines and Reserve Cabernets. In addition to Trujillo Wines, Michael serves as the Director of Winemaking and President of Sequoia Grove Winery. His wines consistently earn praise and winemaking medals, and have developed an enthusiastic following.
TRUJILLO WINES TO BE SERVED AT THIS DINNER
ENJOY THE CULINARY EXPERIENCE OF CUT BEVERLY HILLS
For the Table
Tuna Tartare, Togarashi Toast
Truffle Grilled Cheese
First Course Duo
Butter Lettuce, Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Avocado, Champagne Vinaigrette
Alaskan King Crab & Shrimp “Louis,” Spicy Tomato Horseradish
Wild French Sea Bass, Parsley-Lemon Gremolata
– or –
Dry Aged Petit Cut New York 10 Oz, U.S.D.A. PRIME, Nebraska Corn Fed
Vegetarian Option Available on Request
Mac & Cheese, Aged Quebec Cheddar
Kabocha & Butternut Squash
Brussels Sprouts, Smoked Bacon, Pear Onions
Yukon Gold Potato Purée
Chef Angela’s Incredible Chocolate Bar
– & –
Ricotta Beignets to share
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