2023 Holiday Induction at Testarossa

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A wonderful beginning to the holiday season was held at our 2023 Holiday Party and Induction dinner at the Testarossa Winery, 300 College Avenue, Los Gatos CA on Sunday, December 3rd from 6:30 - 10:00pm.  Chef Nadiv Geiger planned a superb custom five course meal paired with Testarossa's outstanding chardonnay, pinot noir and cabernet. This was the last event of 2023, winding up a year of fun, educational, and even spectacular tastings and meals. 



Artichoke alla Giudia with spinach onion dip

Beef Tartare with salted egg on duck fat potato crisp

Shrimp Kimbap with pickled vegetables, chive, koshihikari rice and sesame-mustard sauce

Domaine Carneros Sparkling Wine


First Course

Scallop Crudo 

celery root-sesame soubise, crispy potato, lardo, celery leaf

2020 Fogstone Vineyard Chardonnay


Second Course

Heirloom Bean & Escarole Soup 

pancetta, pecorino romano, olive oil crostini

2021 Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Chardonnay


Third Course

Pacific King Salmon 

roasted winter squash, carraway squash puree, cranberry agro dolce, crispy sage

 2021 Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir


Fourth Course

Koji Aged Flannery Prime Zabuton Steak

braised cipollini onions, broccolini, black truffle-mushroom cream sauce

 2017 Black Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon



Pomegranate-Pistachio Pudding 

koshihikari rice pudding, pistachio-oat crumbles, pomegranate agro dolce

2014 Muscat Canelli