Following a sold-out debut season, Karma Kandara’s di Mare Restaurant will be welcoming back the wine-focused Caliwine-ication this August. The gastronomic extravaganza will see the luxury Uluwatu resort’s executive chef Joseph Antonishek curate a five-course California inspired food and wine pairing.
This time around, the wine will be presented by the celebrated Napa Valley’s Stags Leap, and partnered with an unforgettable menu courtesy of Antonishek. He explains of the event; “the actual five course dinner is an expression of California cuisine using a backyard rustic California approach heightened in a fine dining degustation-style menu, carefully paired with each grape varietal featured from Stags Leap. It’s a very well-known vineyard out of Napa Valley with beautiful expressions of the various grape varietals in which California is known for growing. Stags leap is a great introduction to fine California wines!”
Post-amuse bouche and Californian canapé hour, guests will dine on a series of indulgent courses, like the signature bisque of salted fish, Spanish chorizo, tomato, fennel, rouille, aged manchego, and espelette crouton, paired with a Stags Leap 2017 Chardonnay. And on to a lamb rack and shoulder, served with zucchini yoghurt slaw, braising jus and a Stags Leap 2017 Petit Sirah, Napa Valley. To finish, there will be pineapple upside down cake, with green cardamom-spiced coconut creme fraiche gelato, and pink peppercorn caramel sauce, served with a celebratory cocktail The Pomelo Anderson – made from Mezcal, fresh squeezed pomelo juice, agave, basil, and with a volcano chilli salt rim.
Caliwine-ication takes place on the evening of Saturday, August 6. Season one sold out and season two is selling out fast – book your tickets now to avoid missing out. Tickets are 1,6++ per person, plus there is an early bird special – book for four, and pay for three, but only while stocks last.
More information on Caliwine-Ication “The Second Season” can be found here