Auden’s Kitchen, 700 E. Sonterra Blvd., will showcase the wines of Zaca Mesa in a dinner set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Winemaker Eric Mohseni is set to attend.
The meal begins with Grilled Calamari Salad and Zaca Mesa Viognier, followed by Lemony Chicken Pasta and Zaca Mesa Chardonnay. Smokey Duck Breast and Zaca Mesa Syrah precede Porcini & Garlic-Crusted Leg of Lamb and Zaca Mesa Z Cuvee. The evening ends with White Peach Cream Puff with Citrus Honey Glaze and Zaca Mesa Late Harvest Viognier.
Zaca Mesa was one of the first wineries to plant vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley area of Santa Barbara County, Calif. The winery focuses on grapes indigenous to the Rhone Valley: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Viognier and Roussanne. It also uses sustainable growing methods.
The cost of the dinner is $55 a person. Call 210-494-0070 for reservations.