The Okanagan’s LaStella Winery and South Surrey’s Tap Restaurant both mark their 10th anniversaries this year. In celebration of the milestone, they’ll team up for a memorable four-course dinner paired with La Stella wines on Thursday, June 30th.
Tap is a natural choice for the dinner, as its owner and Executive Chef, Alistair Veen, is himself a celebrated wine expert and the restaurant’s Wine Director. In 2016 Veen was named Best Sommelier of BC by CAPS-BC (the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, BC Chapter) at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. He will join Rasoul Salehi, LaStella Managing Partner and Director of Sales and Marketing, in speaking on the wines and pairing of food courses at the event.
The celebratory evening will start with cocktails and canapés as guests arrive. The menu for the four-course dinner that follows will be paired with premium LaStella Winery wines, some of which are exclusive library wines.
Cold-Smoked Salmon Tartare, Horseradish-Creme Fraiche mousse on Dill Tuile
LaStellina Rosato 2015
Compressed Apricot, Fior-de-Latte, Hazelnut and Arugula Salad
Vivace Pinot Grigio 2015
Coffee and Cocoa rubbed Flank Steak with Charred Cippolini, Black Trumpets and Fresh Cherry Reduction
Fortissimo 2014 & 2009
Braised Venison Shank, Blackberry Gastrique, Mint-Lime-Garlic Gremolata with Seasonal Vegetables
Maestoso ‘Solo’ Merlot 2012 & 2006
Peach and Almond Tart with Moscato Sabayon
Moscato D’Osoyoos 2015
LaStella Winery & Tap Restaurant Winery Dinner
Thursday, June 30 2016
6:00 pm Reception
6:45 pm Dinner
$150 per person, including taxes and gratuities
For tickets call 604-536-1954
101-15350 34th Avenue, Surrey BC
About LaStella Winery: Created to capture the vision of la dolce vita – paying homage to the Italian ways – LaStella boldly stepped into the spotlight in 2006. Just as a symphony has its tempo, so do the musically inspired LaStella wines: Leggiero, Vivace, Allegretto, Fortissimo, and Maestoso. Situated by Osoyoos Lake in the South Okanagan Valley, at the northernmost tip of the Sonoran desert, LaStella’s commitment to winemaking excellence is its driving force. Low input viticulture and non-interventionist winemaking philosophy is what has led to their rise and sought-after following. Their award-winning wines are available nationwide and internationally at select culinary hot spots, gastronomical institutions and fine wine merchants. A symphony for the senses.
About Tap Restaurant: Located in the heart of South Surrey, Tap offers outstanding Pacific Northwest cuisine in relaxed and tasteful contemporary surroundings. The restaurant is owned by Chef Alistair Veen, who notes that partnering with local farmers is a cornerstone of his culinary philosophy. In addition to his role as Chef, Veen is a celebrated wine expert who was named BC’s Sommelier of the Year in 2016 by CAPS-BC. His handpicked wine list offers accessible options for beginners as well as rare gems for established wine lovers.