Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine, an upscale restaurant in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, is hosing a wine pairing dinner with Napa Valley winery Caymus Vineyards.
The dinner, which cost $125, is Thursday, Dec. 14, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. It is five courses paired with different Caymus wines with food prepared by Chef Steven Ruiz.
It features an amuse bouche of Kusshi oyster, apple cider mignonette, Asian pears and caviar paired with Emmolo Sparkling, paired with a wine that is a blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir produced on Méthode Traditionelle from the coastal regions of California.
The appetizer course’s spicy tuna tartare cigar with black sesame seed ash will be accompanied by a Mer Soleil Reserve chardonnay from California’s Monterey Coast. The second course is driven by a Red Schooner Transit, a bold yet nuanced red blend sourced from famed regions of southern Australia, the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale which is paired with a savory short rib tortellini with onion miso purée, balsamic onions, black garlic molasses and garlic chips.
The entrée features a land and sea duet combined with a Snake River Farms New York strip, poached lobster and spiced pumpkin seeds, paired with Caymus Vineyards’ cabernet sauvignon. It concludes with a dessert of matcha mascarpone mousse, espresso sponge cake and matcha dust served with a glass of Caymus-Suisun Grand Durif Petite Sirah from the Suisun Valley.
Reservations can be made online atlionfish.ticketsauce.com or by calling (619) 738-7200
Lionfish is located at 435 Fifth Ave., at the 5-star Pendry Hotel.