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Mouthwatering: Holman Ranch releases the menu for its upcoming pop-up vineyard-to-table dinner

Photos courtesy of Holman Ranch

hr_vines_As if the chance to sip Holman Ranch’s delicious wines while dining al fresco next to its gorgeous vineyards were not temptation enough, the winery has just released an irresistible menu for its pop-up dinner with Edible Monterey Bay on Tuesday Aug. 28.

The event will benefit the Food Bank for Monterey County, and a limited number of tickets are still available.

chard_heroWe don’t want to give away too much, but the series of courses planned by Chef Terry Teplitzky of Marina’s Wild Thyme Deli & Café and Michael’s Catering is full of innovative tastes and textures—all prepared with local organic produce at its seasonal peak of flavor.

Spicy lamb sliders, goat cheese and fig tartlets, smoked salmon and artichokes are among the ingredients that will go into the passed hors d’oeuvres that will start the evening—along with Holman’s 2011 Pinot Gris and 2012 Rose of Pinot Noir.

The seated family-style dinner will pair Holman’s 2010 Chardonnay and 2010 Hunter’s Cuvee Pinot Noir with seared diver scallops with cauliflower puree and currant, caper and almond brown butter; crispy sweetbreads with fava beans and mushrooms; and roasted free-range chicken with roasted grapes and applewood-smoked bacon.

What’s more, the sides and salads, made with produce from Serendipity Farms and other local purveyors, could steal the show: Expect a salad of roasted beets, ricotta salata and pea shoots, root vegetable croquettes and a spinach timbale, among other dishes.

Chef Teplitzky has earned many accolades for Michael’s Catering and Wild Thyme Deli, including Monterey Weekly’s “Best Caterer” in 2009, 2010 and 2011; “Best New Business” from the Monterey County Chamber of Commerce in 2001; and “Chef of the Year” from the American Culinary Association in 1993.

100_9895No stranger to philanthropy, Chef Teplitzky has a long record of community service, including his leadership role with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s popular Cooking for Solutions events, as well as having served as head chef for the annual Meals On Wheels dinner event, among other nonprofit associations. A portion of the proceeds of Holman’s dinner will go to the Food Bank for Monterey County, the largest supplier of emergency food to those in need in Monterey County.

This event is the fifth in Edible Monterey Bay’s series of pop-up supper clubs. Given that most have sold out, we recommend that if you plan to attend, you click on the PayPal button below to purchase your tickets now. Or you may also make reservations or learn more about the dinner or a rare chance to stay overnight at historic Holman Ranch by calling 831.659.2640 or emailing events@holmanranch.com.

You definitely don’t want to miss out on this dinner!

Aug. 28, 6:00 pm: Holman Ranch’s Farm and Vineyard-to-Table Pop-up Supper Club

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Camilla M. Mann has crammed a lot of different jobs into four decades: florist, waitress, SCUBA divemaster, stock photo agency manager, stroller fitness teacher, writer, editor, and au pair. But, if she had to distill who she is today – tree-hugging, veggie-crunching, jewelry-designing mean mommy who loves to cook but hates to clean. Thankfully her husband and their boys clean like champs. Her current culinary goal: grow conscientious, creative kids with fearless palates! She blogs at culinary-adventures-with-cam.blogspot.com