Pro Skateboarder & Winemaker

crudosAs a prelude to Crudo’s April visit to the James Beard House in New York City, Chef Cullen Campbell is flexing his kitchen creativity Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. with a multi-course, wine-paired dinner that will feature pro skateboarder turned legitimate winemaker, Ryan Zepaltas with Zepaltas Winery.

Known for his pinot noir grapes that grow in his vineyards of Sonoma County, Zepaltas also produces knockout chardonnays, syrahs, and rose’ of pinot noir.

The acclaim is just ramping up for this relatively young boutique winery, as they just secured a 2012 Top 100 Wines by the San Francisco Chronicle for the second year in a row.

The Menu

1st Course:
Ahi Crudo with Guanciale, Spring Garlic, Bone Marrow
2009 Hanzell Vineyard Sonoma Valley Chardonnay
2nd Course:
Farm Egg with Spring Herbs, Bacon and Polenta
2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
3rd Course:
Gnudi with Brown Butter Mushrooms and Spring Garlic
2010 La Cruz Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
4th Course:
Pork Belly Stracotto with Turnips, Carrots, Radish and Cippolini
2011 Rosella’s Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah


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