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September 2018 Meeting

September 11, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Vintana Wine & Dine
1205 Auto Park Way
Escondido, CA 92029
https://www.cohnrestaurants.com/vintana
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Vintana Wine & Dine 

The Centre is where Luxury meets convenience.  A unique locale where you may have your car serviced while you enjoy fine dining and then discover all the beautiful locations where you can host your next event.  Chef Deborah Scott’s Vintana Wine & Dine and The Centre have created contemporary venues that offer an elegant and sophisticated setting with flexible space options to accommodate both intimate and large groups.  We can customize and transform our distinct spaces to accommodate your unique needs.  Our stunning outdoor terraces and indoor venues, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, each overlook the emerald vistas of Escondido and showcase The Centre’s extraordinary signature Fountain of Living Water to provide a stunning backdrop for your party.  Vintana’s culinary team uses their skills to create award winning menus. 


Program: Wine Tasting Education with Meghan Vergara


We are pleased to have Certified Sommelier Meghan Vergara host a private tasting and wine class for the members of NACE. She will lead us through a tasting of three different wines and present a class about how to assess wine like a pro! She will guide us through the tasting experience while teaching all about the different components of the wines we will be tasting.

Owner and operator of Veritas Consultants, Meghan Vergara, is a Certified Sommelier with over 15 years experience working in world class culinary and wine markets such as New York City and Napa Valley. During her extensive Sommelier training and tenure at the some of the nation’s top restaurants she learned from the very best industry professionals, wine makers and successful business owners how to create a wine experience like no other.
Mrs. Vergara has dedicated her career to the pursuit of excellence in wine knowledge. She believes in sharing the joy, beauty and craftsmanship of good wine and making it easier to understand and take part in confidently whether you own a large restaurant or are sharing a delicious glass amongst friends.


Menu 
Tray Passed
Black Pepper Seared Beef
Horseradish Cream, wWole Grain Mustard, Garlic Crostini, Crispy Shallots

Crab Cakes
Lemon Caper Aioli

Assorted Mini Quiche
Broccoli Cheese, Lorraine, Three Cheese, Veggie and Fresh Pesto Aioli

First Course
FARMER'S MARKET SALAD
Blue Cheese, Toragashi Spiced Nuts, Red Onions, Dried Cranberries and  Champagne Walnut Vinaigrette

Second Course
MACADAMIA & COCONUT CRUSTED SEA BASS
Sea Beans, Roasted Pineapple Salsa, Mashed Sweet Potato with Lime and Ginger-lime Beurre Blanc

Dessert
CHOCOLATE & SALTED PECAN TORTE
Bourbon Creme Anglaise and Whipped Cream


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