The Meritage Resort and Spa and Opus One have created an exceptional experience for connoisseurs of exquisite wine, cuisine and music. This special six course dinner will feature five rare vintages of Opus One wines, plus a private concert performed by Clark Sterling and Susan Powers in the Estate Cave at the resort.
Opus One began as partnership in 1979 between with two renowned winemakers, Robert Mondavi and Château Mouton Rothschild’s winemaker Lucien Sionneau to create a world class wine. The dinner will show both Time and Place, the hallmarks of Opus One winemaking, as you taste through vintages from 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012 and finish with a rare vintage from their library, 1998.
The evening begins on our picturesque vineyard deck with a glass of Robert Mondavi Fume’ Blanc featuring perfectly paired aperitifs as you enjoy the Napa Valley view followed by dinner in the Estate Cave. Opus One winemaker, Michael Silacci, and Meritage Resort executive chef, Ryan Rupp, lead you through a wine and food experience of a lifetime as the beautiful sounds of Clark Sterling and Susan Powers fill the cave with Opera and Broadway hits.
Finally, dessert will literally appear on the table before your eyes. This work of art will amaze you as a masterpiece is created right in front you as you enjoy a timeless 1998 vintage of Opus One.
Robert Mondavi Fume’ Blanc
Thyme and Summer Peach Cobbler, Nitro Berry, Caramelized Peach, Green Tea Sorbet
Charcoaled Tomales Bay Oysters, XO Sauce
Mini Foie Gras Big Mac
Crispy Fried Rabbit, Pepper Jelly
Stone Fruit Sphere, Napa Honey
Robert Mondavi Reserve Chardonnay
Petrossian Royal Caviar, Crème Fraiche Panna Cotta
2005 Opus One
Skywalker Ranch Wagyu Beef Tartare En Croute, Seared Loin
2008 Opus One
Cappelletti, Serrano Ham, Truffle Fromage Blanc, 63 Degree Egg, English Peas, Shaved Lardo, Soy Browned Butter
2010 Opus One
Roasted Squab, Crispy Sweetbread, Aprium, Ramps, Green Ramp Puree
2012 Opus One
Superior Farms Lamb T-Bone, Pearl Onion, Fava Bean, Marble Potato, Opus Jus Lie
1998 Opus One
Mignardise and Coffee
About Opus One:
Cultivated with passion and a singular vision, Opus One Winery produces one premium California red wine blend a year. A collaboration between Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Opus One arose, like any great work, out of passion. And beginning with the first harvest in 1979, every vintage of Opus One has expressed the vision and passionate spirit of its founders.
About Sterling Performances:
From Puccini and Bernstein to Andrew Lloyd Webber, theater stars Clark Sterling and Susan Powers present a musical serenade in The Meritage Estate Cave. Mr. Sterling performed on Broadway in the original cast of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS and in the national tour of LES MISERABLES. He has been a featured soloist with the San Francisco Symphony and at concert venues throughout the country. Ms. Powers has starred in Bay Area theater productions including THE SECRET GARDEN, CAMELOT, THE MUSIC MAN and CANDIDE. Together they have been entertaining Napa Valley audiences for over a decade, and have won rave reviews for their dynamic performances of Broadway and opera classics!