Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica has two events for all the winos out there. During March, Sommelier, Adem Sash will host a PlumpJack wine dinner, followed by the launch of Sommelier Saturdays wine lessons and continuing the last Saturday of every month. Adem will share his knowledge from 15 years in wine, mixology and beverage management, and from his current role as the head of Del Frisco’s Grille’s wine program.
The PlumpJack Wines dinner will feature a selection of the winery’s finest, accompanied by a four-course menu from Executive Chef Daniel Tiger. The menu will feature items like Grilled Baby Octopus, Cherry Cab braised Wild Boar Belly, Filet Mignon and a Syrah Sorbet with Wild Berries from the Farmers’ Market. PlumpJack Winery is located in the heart ofthe renowned Oakville region of Napa Valley, and is highly regarded for the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon. Adem, along with a PlumpJack representative, will educate you about the wine selection and recommend some enticing food and wine pairings available at Del Frisco’s Grille. $175; March 19, 7 pm
Adem will then launch a monthly wine series called Sommelier Saturdays, which is a two-hour wine lesson along with hors d’oeuvres. Learn about wine from one of the city’s top sommeliers including topics like, the differences between Pinot Noirs from different regions, oaked vs. unoaked Chardonnay and the art of sounding savvy when speaking with a restaurant’s sommelier. Sommelier Saturdays will be held on the last Saturday of every month. $35; March 29, 1 pm
1551 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica; 310.395.7333