Red Barn Fire-And-Ash Wine Dinner at Centennial Farm

The Red Barn Fire-and-Ash Wine Dinner will take place on November 4th, offering tasty morsels, wine and tours of the farm and gardens along with the opportunity to learn from a variety of guest speakers.

Touring the Facilities

At 6:30 pm, participants will have the opportunity to tour the farm and garden. Created with the goal of educating youth about agriculture and its importance in our daily lives, Centennial Farm is a three-acre working farm that is home to fruit and vegetable gardens as well as an array of livestock. The tour allows participants to get a behind-the-scenes look at the farm and how it gives back to the community.

Tasting California’s Best

The exclusive Red Barn Fire-and-Ash Wine Dinner will begin at 7:30 pm when the Millennium Barn doors open. The event will feature live-fire exhibition-style appetizers along with sparkling wines provided by Orange County Wine Society (OCWS). Curated by OC Fair Culinary Supervisor Pan Wnuck, the multi-course family-style wine dinner will showcase California’s bountiful produce and artisan meats. The menu includes:


Live-Fire Handmade Grilled Flatbreads
Mini Polenta Cakes (Short Ribs + Port, Black Garlic Reduction)
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Shooters (Crème Fraiche + Pepitas Spiced Butter Crostini)
Angeline 2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir
California Sparkling Wine courtesy of OCWS

Savory Waffle Panzanella Micro Green Tower (Grilled Pears + Candied Pecans)
Angeline Reserve Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Cracklin’ Wrapped Porchetta + Blistered Fingerling Potatoes
Grilled Split Cornish Game Hen + Centennial Garden Fall Succotash
Ash-Roasted Autumn Squash Trio (Rosemary + Garlic + Honey)
Beef Steak Portobello + Lemon Wilted Spinach
Martin Ray Sonoma Chardonnay 2016
Martin Ray Sonoma Pinot Noir 2016
Bread Basket + Animal Farm Butters

French Triple Cream + Sweet Cheese + Fall Fruit + Honeycomb
Grilled Butter Cake S’mores (Chef Stéphane Tréand’s Handmade, Fired, Passion-Toasted Marshmallows + Dark Chocolate Bon-Bons)

Affogato (Shot of Espresso + Vanilla Ice Cream) + Mini Donuts
Port Wine courtesy of OCWS or Bailey’s Chocolate Cherry

The food is made possible with the help of Executive Chef Jesse Lopez of Spectra Food Services and Chef Annie Morgan of KOCI Radio’s Pots and Pans with Jack and Annie, while the wine is from California producers Angelina Vineyards, Courtney Benham Wines and Martin Ray Vineyards & Wineary. The wines included in the event were curated by Irv Wnuck, COO of Seize the Vine.

Special Guests

In addition to the great food and wine, the event will also feature a number of special guests. These include:

• Guy Buffet: French-American artists whose restaurant-themed art has been featured in Wine & Travel and Food Arts magazines (the evening’s honored guest)
• Dan Kohler: Food scientist on Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” (speaker)
• Melissa Cortina: Butcher and owner of Bavette Meat & Provisions (speaker)
• Thom Curry: Owner of Temecula Olive Oil Company (speaker)

Several local farmers and artisans will also be featured at the event. These include:

• Melissa’s Produce
• O.F. Chef Stephane Treand of The Pastry School
• OC Baking Company
• Orange County School of the Arts’ Culinary Arts & Hospitality Students

The event, which is restricted to guests 21 and older, are available for $125 per person. This includes dinner, wines, gratuity, tax and parking. Centennial Farm is located at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa.

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