The Chardonnay Symposium 2014. Press Release

Posted by The Dolphin Bay | February 28th, 2014 / No Comments »

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Dolphin Bay Resort in Pismo Beach Hosts 5th Annual Chardonnay Symposium

February 11, 2014 (Pismo Beach, CA): The 5th Annual Chardonnay Symposium (TCS) will be held at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in Pismo Beach, May 16-18, 2014.  As the country’s premier event for education and celebration of Chardonnay wines, TCS brings together winemakers, sommeliers, and wine journalists, as well as both food and wine enthusiasts from all over the world to taste, explore, learn about and appreciate this popular grape varietal.

May16, 2014- Friday evening, Executive Chefs Maegen Loring and Jacob Moss prepare a Wine-Country-Inspired multi-course dinner. Each course will be meticulously paired with both internationally and domestically produced world-class Chardonnay wines. Dinner will be held at Lido at Dolphin Bay in Pismo Beach. A portion of the ticket price will be donated to the Cal Poly Wine & Viticulture Program.  With extremely limited seating, an advanced reservation and ticket purchase is required. Tickets are $150.00 per guest.

May 17,2014, is the TCS Seminar & Panel Discussion and Grand Tasting & Silent Auction in Support of the Cal Poly Wine & Viticulture Program. From 9:30am-12:30pm, the highly-anticipated Seminar & Panel Discussion will be once again moderated by Steve Heimoff, West Coast Editor of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Past panel topics have included lively debates on the role of oak, unoaked chardonnay, malolactic fermentation, clones, and the heavy manipulation of the chardonnay varietal. This year’s discussion promises to include more topics of great interest and will highlight those wines and producers. Panelists are both domestic and international producers and authorities. From 1pm-4pm, following the Seminar & Panel Discussion, is The Grand Chardonnay Tasting & Silent Auction with early admission at 12:30pm for VIP and media pass holders. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will be donated to the Cal Poly Wine & Viticulture Program.

May 18, 2014- Sunday, many Central Coast wineries will offer ancillary promotions and events in conjunction with TCS, creating a true immersion in the culture of Chardonnay.

For more information on TCS, please visit thechardonnaysymposium.com.  Also, join TCS on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Media Contact:  John Sorgenfrei, TJA Advertising & Public Relations; john@tjaadvertising.com; or 805-541-6020.

About The Chardonnay Symposium (TCS):

For the past 5 years, The Chardonnay Symposium brings Chardonnay producers together for an in-depth exploration of the world’s favorite grape and its impact on viniculture, tastemakers, and the market. This year’s 5th annual symposium is hosted by Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in Pismo Beach, offering stunning coastal views and just minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles wine country. Events include a Grand Chardonnay Tasting, focused educational seminar with representatives from top Chardonnay wineries, and a sumptuous multi-course Chardonnay dinner. In conjunction with The Symposium, many Central Coast wineries will offer special promotions and events to complete the experience. For more information on TCS, visit thechardonnaysymposium.com or email info@thechardonnaysymposium.com. Also, join TCS on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

About the Dolphin Bay Spa & Resort:

Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, a member of the exclusive Preferred Boutique Hotels, is located in Shell Beach (Pismo Beach), midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles in San Luis Obispo County. Boutique wineries, Hearst Castle, world class golf, wildlife sanctuaries, historic missions and antique shops are within easy reach, making Dolphin Bay an ideal home base for day touring, and a wonderful place to retreat to at day’s end.  Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is ideal for romantic retreats or family vacations. With 62 spacious one bedroom and two bedroom suites featuring full gourmet kitchens, Lido at Dolphin Bay, The Spa at Dolphin Bay, and an array of activities, guests have all the comforts of home amidst the elegance of a Pismo Beach Hotel. The Dolphin Bay Spa & Resort has earned recognition as one of the Best Hotels in California by the prestigious national publication, U.S. News & World Report; it was among the top 3% of the 3,535 luxury hotels evaluated. For more information, visit thedolphinbay.com.  Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, 2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449.

 

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Dolphin Bay to host The 5th Annual Chardonnay Symposium!

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Summer Salad Fixings & Wine Pairings From Executive Chef Maegen

Posted by The Dolphin Bay | July 29th, 2013 / No Comments »

Salad fixings that pair well with summer wine favorites!

Sauvignon Blanc

Melon

Fig

Citrus

Pineapple

Kiwi

Tomatoes

Sundried Tomatoes

Eggplant

Fennel

Bell Peppers

Roasted Garlic

Capers

Green Olives

Lemongrass

Dill

Chives

Thyme

Ginger

Basil

Cilantro

Tarragon

Vanilla

Curry

Dijon

Sour cream

Yogurt

Goat Cheese

Swiss Cheese

Parmesan Cheese

Brie Cheese

Fontina Cheese

Fresh Mozzarella

Feta Cheese

Prosciutto

Shrimp

Scallops

Trout

Chicken

Turkey

 

Pinot Gris

Dried Peach

Lime

Pear

Apple

Fennel

Bell Peppers

Onions

Capers

Green Olives

Dijon

Lemongrass

Garlic

Shallots

Chives

Dill

Tarragon

Basil

Cilantro

Sage

Goat Cheese

Ricotta

Mozzarella

Fontina Cheese

Sour Cream

Yogurt

Bacon

Prosciutto

Shrimp

Scallops

Trout

 

Chardonnay

Green Apple

Pear

Peach

Honeydew

Pineapple

Banana

Kiwi

Fig

Citrus

Fennel

Corn

Avocado

Pumpkin

Onions

Coconut

Hazelnuts

Pine nuts

Cashews

Almonds

Tarragon

Basil

Thyme

Nutmeg

Curry

Ginger

Saffron

Olive Oil

Dijon

Sour Cream

Cream

Brie Cheese

Parmesan Cheese

Swiss Cheese

Jack Cheese

Bacon

Pancetta

Crab

Shrimp

Lobster

Tuna

Scallops

Salmon

Chicken

Turkey

Pork

Pinot Noir

Dried Cherries

Currant

Black Berries

Strawberry

Cranberry

Pomegranate

Mushrooms

Onions

Shallots

Roasted Bell Peppers

Beets

Eggplant

Roasted Tomato

Lentils

Black Beans

Roasted Garlic

Black Olives

Dijon

Truffle oil

Pesto

Cinnamon

Clove

Anise

Ginger

Fennel Seed

Mint

Basil

Rosemary

Lavender

Thyme

Oregano

Beef

Lamb

Pork

Chicken

Duck

Quail

Salmon

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