Meritage at The Claremont Takes Diners on Taste Exploration

with “Pork and Pinots”

Four-Course Study of Pork with Wine Pairings from Oregon and California

WHAT:            Chef Scott Quinn presents a four course study of pork and its best grape friend, Pinot Noir, in “Pork and Pinots.” Held atMeritage At The Claremont, Chef Quinn will match each cut and preparation with the landscapes of the grape. Pork and Pinots will take diners on a travel adventure from Washington State to the Central Coast of California offering a study of Pinot Noir’s relationship to “Terroir. ” 

First Course:

Pate of Heritage Pork – Sweet and Sour Black Mission Figs, Pistachio, Sauce Charcuterie

Wine pairing:La Follette, North Coast, CA 2011


Second Course:

Pickled Pork Belly – Fried Green Tomato, Soft Poached Hen Egg, Romaine Emulsion

Wine pairing: Tessier, “Saralee’s Vineyard,” Russian River Valley, CA 2011


Third Course:

Osso Bucco – Applewood Linguini, English Peas, House Made Sausage, Garden Mint, Crispy Pig Ear Salad

Wine pairing: Domaine Carneros, Carneros, CA 2010


Fourth Course:

Pressee of Suckling Pig – Delta Asparagus, Piquillo Peppers, Young Radish, Prosciutto Vinaigrette

Wine pairing: Willakenzie Estate, Kiana, Willamette Valley, OR



HOW:              Tickets are $135, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by

calling (510) 549-8553


WHEN:           Thursday,March 27, 2014

6:30-8:30 p.m.


WHERE:         The Claremont Hotel, Club & Spa

41 Tunnel Road

                            Berkeley, CA 94705

        (510) 843-3000


ABOUT:               Situated overlooking the San Francisco Bay, The Claremont Hotel has 279 rooms that offer a mix of old world charm and California comfort. With its renovated accommodations, spa facilities, award-winning dining options and alluring hillside perch overlooking San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, The Claremont is one of the most idyllic and charming destinations in the Bay Area.


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