WINEMAKER DINNER

MONDAY, February 12, 2024

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

72990 El Paseo #3, Palm Desert, CA

(In the Palms to Pines West Shopping Center)

 

Tickets 

$125.00 per person - Winewomen PSP Members

$135.00 per person - Non-Winewomen Members

Bring your friends or your favorite date!


Attire

Desert Evening


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Kathleen at 760.880.5010

or inquire at

Kathleen@winewomenpsp.com


  PREPAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED

         Please Reserve by

Wednesday February 7th


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RECEPTION 

CHEF TRILBY'S

TRAY PASSED HORS D'OEUVRES



AHI TUNA TARTARE

avocado | mango salad | sweet chili lime emulsion

furikake seasoning | sweet potato & plantain chips

micro cilantro (GF/DF/NF)

KING TRUMPET MUSHROOM "CALAMARI"

canyon creek king trumpet mushroom | san mariano tomato sauce,

plant-based wasabi aioli | micro greens | furikake (V/GF/NF)

CRISPY BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER FLORETS 

cashew parmesan | coconut milk ranch | house made buffalo sauce

BURRATA and OVEN ROASTED TOMATO CROSTINI

aged balsamic vinegar | micro basil

2022 ALPINE RIFT SAUVIGNON BLANC

Marlborough, New Zealand

90 points ~ Wine Enthusiast

91 points ~ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

WINEMAKER DINNER


FIRST COURSE

HANALEI CUCUMBER SALAD

cucumber | local grapefruit | avocado | goat cheese,

olive oil | champagne vinegiarette | crispy garbanzo beans (V)

2021 SCREEN DOOR CELLARS CHARDONNAY

Russian River Valley

92 points ~ Wine Enthusiast

93 points ~ The Tasting Panel Magazine


SECOND COURSE

BLACK TRUFFLE and PEA RAVIOLI

portobello and kale ravioli | truffle sauce

coachella urban farms pea tendrils | cashew cheese (GF/V) 

2021 SCREEN DOOR CELLARS PINOT NOIR

Russian River Valley

93 points ~ Wine Enthusiast


ENTRÉE COURSE

COLORADO GRASS FED PAN SEARED LAMB CHOP

 israeli cous cous | charred cauliflower

pomegranate seeds | roasted grapes

bordalaise | mint pesto

2022 AMMUNITION PINOT NOIR

Sonoma


DESSERT COURSE

FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE

rich belguim chocolate

raspberry coulis | fresh berries | local mint (GF)

2020 AMMUNITION CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Sonoma

91 points ~ Wine Enthusiast

92 points ~ The Tasting Panel Magazine


freshly brewed coffee and assorted hot tea

OUR EVENING' S WINES
HOSTED BY

Blazing New Trails


Growing up in Sonoma County, Andy Wahl witnessed the magic of wine country.

He has fond memories of meeting up with family and friends and enjoying the best of what this world-renowned wine region has to offer. Even while he was carving out a successful career as a CPA, he still found time to work harvests and received what he calls his "cellar degree", cutting his teeth under a few of the sharpest minds in the business. Around the same time, Bill Kerr was doing brand development & packaging design for wine and spirits companies, helping them to better connect with their audiences.


Upon introduction in 2011, they found they were asking some of the same questions:


"Why do killer wines need to be so damn expensive?"

"Why are premium brands telling the same old stories?"

"When was the last time you tried something truly unique?"


Over the next several months, they spent their time BS-ing of how they'd chart their own course. They talked about pushing boundaries. About making products nobody had ever had before. About new stories, they could bring to life.


As a result, Andy and Bill took a leap of faith, buying a few tons of grapes to create their first ever vintage of 400 cases.


Nearly a decade later, not only has their vision taken shape, but it continues to grow, evolve, and flourish, driven by a singular pursuit:


Excellence Over Everything.


BOBBY DONNELL - WINEMAKER



Born and raised outside of Dallas, Texas, Bobby had the good fortune to visit California in the summer of 2000. That trip changed his life forever, as Bobby fell in love with wine and its diverse industry. He began his career at Beringer then moved on to St. Clement and Provenance before joining Amici Cellars, where he was named Winemaker. In 2017, Bobby joined the Daylight team, bringing with him his wealth of experience in making world-class wines as well as his deep connections within the grape-growing communities of Northern California. Bobby, his wife Shannon, and his three kids Savannah, Logan, and Norah live in the heart of Russian River Valley.

Meet Our Hosts

Charissa Farley-Hay & Bill Hay

This sleek restaurant and bar is the spot of your wildest dreams if you are seeking a dining experience that strikes a balance between healthy and haute.


Self-descibed "chef groupies," owners Charissa Farley-Hay and Bill Hay have traveled the world seeking innovative cuisine and set out to create a destination restaurant. Helmed by one of Southern Califorinia's hottest female chefs Gladis Lizarraga, this innovative El Paseo spot offers health-consious casual fine dining in a sleek and sexy surrounding.


Dedicated to food that nourishes the body as much as it delights the senses, Wildest's menu celebrates grass-fed meats, wild-caught seafood, and creative plant-based dishes made in house. Guests can pair plates like Wagyu beef or turmeric-glazed cauliflower with selections from Wildest's Wine-Spectator Award-winning wine list and enjoy it all sitting under the stars and listening to live entertainment.


The restaurant's moniker functions on multiple levels, referring to the hip, social environment as well as the commitment to close-to-the-earth cuisine. "We wanted to make good-for-you fabulous and fun" Charissa explains. Wildest's health-conscious casual fine dining concept places the restaurant at the forefront of a growing trend in the culinary world.

Meet Wildest Executive Chef & Partner Trilby Tatro


Executive Chef Trilby Tatro grew up in the West Hollywood food scene around Wolfgang Puck, Mark Peele, and Nancy Silverton during her mother’s career as a restaurant and celebrity publicist and a maître d’ of the original Spago.


Trilby first discovered her passion cooking plants, but her broad range of culinary skills brought her to the Viceroy Hotel in Palm Springs. 


She was thrilled to be the Executive Chef at the Purple Palm in The Colony Palms, designed by world famous architect Martin Lawrence Ballard where she worked with esteemed chefs Greg Stillman, Brian Keiper, and Jeff Armstrong.


The Arrive Hotel, the first ground up hotel built in Palm Springs in over 30 years, recruited Trilby to oversee the build and development of the restaurant from the ground up including kitchen design, cost analysis, and menu development with the owner, Ezra Callahan (the 6th employee ever with Facebook.)


She spent three years running one of the largest banquet kitchens in the desert, the Waldorf Astoria La Quinta where she executed high-capacity events such as Ted Talks, Marine Balls, weddings for high net-worth individuals, and constant corporate events. During the pandemic The Waldorf became a movie and TV production set, and Chef Tatro executed all of the catering for entire seasons of The Bachelorette and Chopped, as well as, multiple movies including the Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles movie, “Don’t Worry Darling”.


Chef Tatro has also been an executive banquet chef at one of the most historic hotels in the US, The Omni Mount Washington in New Hampshire as well as the Omni Rancho Las Palmas. She has assisted Task Force Kitchen Management for both Hilton and Omni Hotel Group at the Mandalay Beach Resort Ventura.


Chef Tatro is excited to bring her experience, and passion to the award-winning Wildest Restaurant.

OUR FEBRUARY 2024 WINEWOMEN PSP DINNER

BENEFITS AND CELEBRATES

Coachella Valley History Museum is a historical campus which contains the 1926 adobe Smiley-Tyler House - housing our main exhibits - the historic 1909 Indio Schoolhouse and the world's only Date Museum. Other highlights include our Desert Submarine, a Blacksmith's shop, pioneer farming implements and the archives for the Historical Society. Also, the spacious grounds hold a variety of gardens which include a Memorial Date Garden, Japanese Garden, the Geissler Rose Garden, the Jardin del Desierto (Desert Garden)and their Liberty Tree - the oldest Cork Tree in the Coachella Valley.


The Coachella Valley Historical Society, Inc. (dba The Coachella Valley History Museum) was incorporated on September 3, 1965, by a dedicated group of valley residents who understood the need to preserve our history for generations to come. Since the opening of the museum in 1984 to present day, the operation of the campus has been run primarily by a dedicated group of volunteers.


They welcome all to experience the rich history of the Coachella Valley History Museum

by visiting and becoming a member.

Each day history is being made - why not be part of it!


cvhm.org


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