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Bring on the Bubbly!

on October 05th, 2012
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by Sophie Gayot


My sabraging of a bottle of sparkling wine last night was even more fun than usual, as the person whose name was on the bottle was next to me. It was chef Michael Mina, GAYOT’s 2011 Restaurateur of the Year, in person at his restaurant Stonehill Tavern at The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Orange County, CA. I had the honor of kicking off the evening’s festivities by opening a bottle of Iron Horse 2004 Cuvée Michael Mina.


However my primary reason for heading down there was to meet the new executive chef of the restaurant, Raj Dixit. Dixit prepared a four-course dinner, sweetly ended by two desserts from pastry chef Maren Henderson, which I will tell you about very soon.


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1 Comment »

  1. Beautifully done, Sophie!

    Comment by Judit @WineDineDaily — October 12, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

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