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Noyo Harbor Inn Winemaker Dinner

Noyo Harbor Inn & Lula Cellars present a seven-course
Winemaker Dinner to Benefit Mendocino Coast Clinics’ Outreach Programs “Outside our Walls”

Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Prepared by Chef Kim Badenhop
Commentary by Lula Winemaker Matt Parish

Menu

Petit tartlet of Crab & Gruyere
with Piment d’Ville
Dungeness Crab Bisque
with Crab Cracklins
Crab Club Sandwich
on toasted brioche with arugula, avocado, tomato and Crab butter aioli
Pheasant, prepared two ways
the breast is grilled; the leg is fashioned into a sausage ~
both sliced and served with a wild mushroom cream sauce
Venison Tenderloin
pan-seared with a mustard-herb glaze, served over rosemary-infused polenta
Sweet & Spicy Walnut Pie
with a Point Reyes blue cheese ice cream
Mignardises
Wine pairings to be announced.
Menu subject to change upon availability. No substitutions.
Kim B.

Prepared by Chef

Kim Badenhop

Though born and raised in New York, Kim prefers to think of himself as more of a Californian. He’s had two coastal careers, which couldn’t be more different. First, he was an economist on Wall Street, with Merrill Lynch. Following a dream, five years later he was working in the kitchen of a Michelin three-star restaurant in southern Burgundy. After a little over a year there, Kim accepted a position at Cafe Beaujolais in Mendocino and shortly thereafter had his own acclaimed restaurant for many years–The Rendezvous–in Fort Bragg.
Matt P.

Wine Pairing - Lula Cellars

Matt Parish

In June 2017, Lula Cellars introduced Matt Parish as our new winemaker. Matt has a stellar reputation as a top-tier winemaker in the US and around the world, and he brings more than two decades of winemaking experience to Lula. His brilliance has particularly shone with Pinot Noirs, and he has produced hundreds of 90+ rated wines, and earned countless accolades and medals across various brands, varietals and wine styles. A native of New Zealand who has called Northern California home for the last 15+ years, Matt has a far-ranging background spanning 30+ vintages – from small luxury wineries to the world’s largest publicly listed wine company, and from a wine startup to his own label make him particularly well-suited to propel Lula into the future.