What to Eat at Akasha’s Thursday Dinner with Mantra Wines

Akasha Photo: Hadley Tomicki

Culver City’s sustainable produce specialist Akasha is holding a vineyard-to-table dinner with Mantra Wines, a very small, family-run winery in Sonoma’s Alexander Valley. This Thursday, September 3rd, Chef Akasha Richmond will speak, alongside one of Mantra’s owners, about how the dishes and wine work together, with plenty of room for questions. The dinner is $65 (20% is then added for tax and tip) and includes four courses of carefully considered cuisine, paired with Mantra’s wines. Take a look at the menu and make reservations at (310) 845-1700 if so inclined:


September 3rd, 2009

First Course

Coleman Family Farm Lettuce

Green Figs / Midnight Moon Sheep Cheese / Toasted Walnuts / Garcia Citrus Vinaigrette


Grilled Eggplant, Peperonata & Goat Cheese

Roman Style Chopped Liver with Capers

2008 Mantra Sauvignon Blanc

Second Course

Pappardelle with Duck Ragu

Parmigiano Reggianno

2004 Mantra Alexander Valley Cabernet

Third Course

Slow Roasted Niman Ranch Pork Roast, Porchetta Style

Tuscan Style Baked Shell Beans with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

Wilted Escarole with Weiser Farms Roasted Garlic & Lemon Oil

2005 Mantra Syrah

Fourth Course

Bittersweet Chocolate Tart

Honey & Toasted Pistachio Gelato / Pudwill Berries

2006 Mantra Old Vines Reserve Zinfandel

Vegetarian menu available on request

What to Eat at Akasha’s Thursday Dinner with Mantra Wines