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Master Dinner with Executive Chef Ryan Rupp

April 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Estate Cave at The Meritage Resort and Spa

As the first and only family owned and operated winery and alambic charentais distillery in the United Sates, Charbay Distillery & Winery has its own unique place in Napa Valley history. On Friday, April 6 their portfolio of wine and spirits will pair with the culinary talents of Meritage’s Executive Chef Ryan Rupp for a memorable evening in Wine Country.

Live music and The Meritage Resort’s grand Estate Cave, located 40 feet underground, will serve as the backdrop for this exceptional evening while 13th generation Winemaker and Master Distiller, Marko Karakasevic, will share his passion for spirits, wine and his family’s rich history as an early pioneer in the modern American artisan distillery movement. Based in Napa Valley, the family lives and works amidst peaceful pine trees on Spring Mountain above St. Helena – affectionately known as “The Still on the Hill”.

Lamb Tartare on House Made Cracker
Preserved Lemon | Roasted Pine Nuts
Clove | Garlic | Puffed Bulgur

Thyme and Eggplant Mousse Tartelette
Basil | Lemon | Ricotta

Crispy Cracked Pepper Pork Belly
Blackberry | Rose

Coffee and Fig Bruschetta
Ricotta | Ibérico | Walnut Toast

100 Point Martini
R5 Manhattan

Tea Smoked Wagyu Strip
Bok Choy | Shiitake | Lemongrass
Marko Palmer

Watercress and Rocket Salad
Orange | Chevre | Beets | “Butterscotch” Apples
Charbay Hemingway

Coq au Vin du Canard
Braised Duck Legs | Heirloom Baby Vegetables | Wild Mushrooms | Thyme
Charbay, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Napa Valley

Warm Chocolate Tart
Pistachio Air Cake | Toasted Pecan Brittle
Blood Orange Espresso Martini

Executive Chef Ryan Rupp | Pastry Chef Jennifer Koufos


Meritage Resort, Napa
875 Bordeaux Way
Napa, CA 94558 United States
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