After a record-setting winter and months of rain throughout the Sacramento region, the onset of spring is more welcomed than ever. To celebrate, Bokisch Vineyards in Lodi is offering their first “La Primavera” Farm-to-Fork Dinner on Saturday, April 22. The dinner will be held at the winery with views of the sun setting over Bokisch Winery’s organically farmed Terra Alta Vineyard.
This multi-course dinner celebrates Earth Day by highlighting Bokisch Vineyard’s commitment to sustainable and responsible farming. The menu has been created in partnership with Aziz Bellarbi-Salah of Brasserie du Monde and Aioli Bodega Espanola. “We wanted to do something to highlight Sacramento’s reputation of being the Farm-to-Fork Capital of California,” says Liz Bokisch. “We were inspired to celebrate local, seasonal produce to pair with our wines. It’s not only farm to fork but it’s also grape to glass!”
The dinner begins at 5 p.m. with a cocktail hour featuring Bokisch Sparkling Albarino and appetizers. This is followed by the dinner, where each course is paired with a Bokisch wine.
Grilled Delta Asparagus & Spring Onion. Black Garlic Romesco. Frisée. Grana Padano & Jamon Serrano Chip.
Seared Hokkaido Scallop. Grilled Eggplant Medallion. Raw Honey. Saffron Risotto & Sofrito. Yuzu Sabayone.
Seared Grassfed Bavette. Swiss Chard. Mushrooms Sauteed in Garlic & Deglazed in Marsala. Smashed Yukon Gold Potato
Meyer Lemon Cream Filled Éclair with Raspberry Glaze & Lavender Coulis.
Tickets are $150 (all inclusive) and can be purchased from the winery at Bokisch Vineyards, or by calling (209) 642-8880.
Liz & Markus Bokisch are local wine visionaries and pioneers. In the late 1990s, they were some of the first in California to wholeheartedly commit to the cultivation and vinification of Spanish grapes in California.
Markus’ Catalan heritage combined with their shared history of living and working in Spain in the early 1990s inspired the Bokisches to purchase vineyard property in Lodi in 1995 and plant it with Iberian grape varieties. At this time, Bokisch Vineyards produces Iberian varietal wines including Albarino, Garnacha Blanca, Verdejo, Garnacha, Verdelho, Tempranillo, Graciano and Monastrell. Their vineyards in the Lodi AVA are all Lodi Rules certified, showing a commitment to sustainable farming and a serious commitment to responsible land stewardship.