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Sesnon House at Cabrillo College hosts Farm to Table Dinner with 37th parallel winery
Sesnon House at Cabrillo College hosts Farm to Table Dinner with 37th parallel winery
Courtesy of Sesnon House at Cabrillo College

Join the Cabrillo College culinary arts students, Fiesta Farms and 37th parallel Winery on Friday, May 9 at Sesnon House in Aptos for a dinner under the stars.

Reception with hors d’oeuvres takes place at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30. Cost of $65 per person includes wines, passed hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and a meet-and-greet opportunity with the farmers and the winemaker.

Visit with Les Wright of 37th parallel and learn about the winery, operated by Les and partner Michael Curtis. Along with wives Rene and Jan, they support the farm to table practice by shopping at farmers' markets and at organic markets that source locally. “We applaud those who ‘get their hands dirty’ making this happen. The whole concept makes sense, and tastes better!” Les said.

Student created menu paired with wines by 37th parallel

Reception

Hors d’oeuvres served with Chardonnay from Gerber Vineyard, Calaveras County 2012, and Merlot from Regan Ranch Vineyard, SC Mountains, 2009

Pulled chicken on crostini with coleslaw garnish
Curry chicken lettuce wraps
Fresh mozz and tomato bites with Kalamata olive
Spam sliders with fried quail egg
White corn fritters with sweet chili glaze
Chicken meatballs with trio sauces

Starter
Fresh baked artisan bread with house made chicken liver cognac pate served with 2012 Belle Farms Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Cruz County

First Course
Pinot Noir Belle Farms, SC Mountains, 2012, paired with herb stained glass ravioli with pastured egg,
basil broth and Parmesan crisp

Second Course
Rose of Grenache, Paso Robles, 2013, paired with mussels with aged red wine vinaigrette and toasted bread

Third Course
Syrah, Chalone, Monterey County, 2011

Brined and barbecue herb chicken
Grilled vegetable lasagna
Roast potatoes with ramps

Dessert
Merlot, Regan Ranch Vineyard, SC Mountains, 2010, paired with strawberry rhubarb crisp with mint chip ice cream

Reservations – 831.479.6524 or May 9 Farm Dinner at Pino Alto Restaurant

Cabrillo College Sesnon House

6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA

By June Smith