Tonight, at 6:30 p.m.,Black Pearl
, 1529 South Pearl Street, is hosting a wine dinner with winemaker and grape guru Doug Margerum. The Santa Barbara-based, private winery produces three primary wines: a sauvignon blanc called Sybarite, a syrah named Über and a Rhone blend with the name M5. Margerum, whose Rhone-style reds and eccentric whites are blended with grapes purchased from Santa Ynez-area farmers, only produces 5,000 cases of wine each year.
Tonight's six-course dinner, created by Black Pearl executive chef Kate Horton, is $75 per person, excluding tax and gratuity; to reserve a spot, dial 303-777-0500.
Horton's menu and Margerum's wine pairings are after the jump.
Dish: Cured salmon spring rolls with pâté de campagne crostini Pairing: 2008 Margerum Rose
Dish: Smoked duck breast with fennel and honey Pairing: 2007 Margerum Sybarite
Dish: Pork belly pierogi, kohlrabi slaw Pairing: 2007 Margerum Riesling
Dish: Roasted tomato and arugula pesto risotto Pairing: 2007 Margerum M5
Dish: Cherry-glazed elk tenderloin with whipped potatoes Pairing: 2006 Happy Canyon Vineyards Piocho
Dish: Dark chocolate-glazed coconut cake Pairing: 2006 Margerum Über
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