Enjoy a 5 course wine dinner with the Director of Winemaking, Atelier Melka by Philippe Melka, St. Helena, CA
International man of wine
Wine Enthusiast named Maayan one of their 40 people under 40 to watch.
Koschitzky made wine in his native Israel for more than half a decade before he headed to the U.S. in 2011 to work at Screaming Eagle and Dalla Valle. Famed winemaker Melka tapped him to be assistant winemaker of his wine consulting company in 2014, and, two years later, Koschitzky took over as director of winemaking. He now works with brands like Lail Vineyards, Roy Estate and Seavey Vineyard. This year, he became Melka’s partner in the venture. Meanwhile, Koschitzky’s own Napa brand, La Pelle Wines, sold out upon release. Did we mention he’s a former paratrooper and holds a black belt in judo?
Cured Yellowtail Crudo, Ginger citrus slaw with carrots and daikon
Paired with La Pelle Sauvignon Blanc
Sous Vide Brandied Cherry Duck, Stir fried vegetables
Paired with La Pelle Cab
Braised pork belly, Lacquered pork belly with Asian rice noodles and braising jus
Paired with OnQ Cadence
Beef carpaccio, Sage butter crostini and arugula with dark berry vinaigrette
Paired with Brilliant Mistakes
Hazelnut, coffee, cocoa and vanilla bean crusted venison, Butter and herb crusted fondant potatoes
Paired with La Pelle Reserve Cab
Cost is $125 including tax & tip. Please let us know of any food allergies at least seven days in advance
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