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You're invited to Carpe Diem for a very special night featuring one of the top winemakers in the Napa Valley, Pam Starr. 

Executive Chef, Scott Kendall and Sous Chef, Isaac Coles have created an exquisite five course menu to pair with the famed wines of Crocker & Starr and Bridesmaid, including the very first release of their 

2012 Crocker & Starr Sauvignon Blanc.

 

Come meet the woman behind these highly acclaimed wines, while enjoying great food and great company. 

This is an experience not to be missed!

 

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Crocker & Starr Dinner Menu 

This Sunday April 21st 

6:30

 

 Amuse Bouche:

Paired with 2010 Bridesmaid White

 

Crispy Soft Shell Crab "Louie": 

Backyard Greens, Apple, Shaved Fennel 

Paired with the new release 2012 Crocker & Starr Sauvignon Blanc

 

Fennel Lamb Sausage Cassoulet: 

Sunset Runner Red Beans, Applewood SmokedTomatoes, 

Fiddleheads, Gruyere Cheese

Paired with 2008 Bridesmaid Red Blend

 

Grilled Filet Mignon: 

Shaft Blue and Purple Peruvian Potato Gratin, Wild Arugula, 

Sorrel Chimmichurri  

Paired with 2010 Casali, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

 

Roasted Duck Breast: 

Wild mushrooms, toasted Ricotta Gnocchi, Truffled Cabernet 

Demi  Glace, Crispy Duck Chicharrones

Paired with 2010 Crocker & Starr Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Angel Food Cake Trifle: 

2002 Syrah Belgian Chocolate Ganache, 

Mint muddled Strawberry's, Chantilly Cream

Paired with 2002 Crocker & Starr Syrah

 

$115pp

 $95pp (in the bar)

 

Only a few spaces remain!

Advanced reservations required, please email Allison, Allison@carpediemwinebar.com, to reserve your space. 

    

*Please let us know of any dietary restrictions in advance.



Pam Starr - 
Owner and Winemaker

Pam Starr has been the co-owner, manager and winemaker of Crocker & Starr since its inception in 1997 when she helped resurrect the vineyards on the Crocker Estate in St. Helena and established a winery to create world-class wines. After toiling as a winery employee for 18 years, Pam's transformation at a relatively young age into owner, manager and winemaker was unique and remarkable. It required a special mix of skill, passion and dedication. All of which describe Pam Starr.

Pam's love affair with winemaking began as a harvest intern for Sonoma Cutrer in Sonoma after graduating from the University of California at Davis in 1984 with a degree in Fermentation Science. Headed down a different path, the daughter of an orthopedic surgeon who was planning to go to dental school quickly switched gears. Attracted by the fast pace, the pleasures of working the land and the wine itself, Pam knew she'd found her calling. "I was simply smitten - the way one is when falling madly in love. Winemaking is mysterious, it's sexy, it's magical." And it's been her life since.

After the internship, Pam worked for Edna Valley Vineyard in San Luis Obispo stacking barrels for a season. Her dream of becoming a winemaker began to take shape. For the next six years she was an enologist and assistant winemaker for Carmenet Winery in Sonoma, a job that taught her how to run a winery from cellar to bottle. In 1991, she became the winemaker for Spottswoode Vineyard & Winery in Napa Valley where she worked until she and Charlie Crocker established Crocker & Starr and she built the foundation of the business. At the same time Crocker & Starr opened its doors, Pam began wine consulting for Adastra Vineyard in the Carneros, Gemstone Vineyard in Yountville and Garric Cellars of Calistoga, among others.

Passionate about translating terroir into wine, Pam is known for her distinctive Bordeauxstyle blends that express a deep sense of place. For this enthusiastic and inspired winemaker who views her job as translating soil into wine, great wine must taste of the sun, of the earth it comes from and of the place it grows.

Pam is a member of the Napa Valley Vintners, Appellation St. Helena, American Society of Enology and Viticulture, Concierge Alliance Napa Valley and Wine Entre Femme, an international consortium of women winemakers. She is married, lives in Napa and embraces mountain biking, scuba diving, water skiing, sailing, gardening and motorcycling wine roads with her husband. Pam's dog Griffin, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, is her loyal vineyard companion.

    

Pam


Carpe Diem Wine Bar | | http://www.carpediemwinebar.com
1001 2nd St #185
Napa, CA 94559

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