Craft Welcomes Winemaker Paul Lato to Dinner

Craft chef Anthony Zappola
Craft chef Anthony Zappola Photo: Craft

Polish-born Paul Lato produces an extremely limited quantity of his prized wines (less than 100 cases), which are available typically only through a mail-order list. With a pronounced passion for pinot noir, Lavato crafts 100% destemmed wines in an artisan tradition and specializes in grapes from Santa Maria vineyards. Lato will make a special appearance at Craft in Century City on Tuesday, July 27th for a winemaker’s dinner that will pair three pinots, two syrahs, and one chardonnay with a menu created around the wine by chef Anthony Zappola and pastry chef Shannon Swindle. The six courses include milk-fed veal paired with 2008 “Sine Cera” Fiddlestix pinot and a chocolate custard tart with plums and long pepper alongside a 2007 “Cinematique” Larner syrah. The price to party with Paul isn’t cheap, with reservations available at $175 before tax and gratuity, available directly with Anna Morini at 424-204-7485. See the full menu for Paul Lato’s winemaker’s dinner at Craft below.

Paul Lato Winemaker Dinner
July 27th 6:30 P.M.
$175 per person


First Course
Lobster Raviolo
hazelnut & tarragon
2007 Chardonnay “Le Souvenir” Sierra Madre Vineyard

Second Course
Braised Mushrooms
abbaye de bel’loc & wild mache
2008 Pinot Noir “Duende” Gold Coast Vineyard

Third Course
Guinea Hen
summer truffle polenta & currants
2008 Pinot Noir “Suerte” Solomon Hills Vineyard

Fourth Course
Milk Fed Veal
shell beans, honey braised onion & wild fennel
2008 Pinot Noir “Sine Cera” Fiddlestix Vineyard

Fifth Course
Lamb Loin
heirloom tomato & black olive oil
2007 Syrah “Cinematique” Larner Vineyard

Sixth Course
Chocolate Custard Tart
plums & long pepper
2007 Syrah “Cinematique” Larner Vineyards

Craft Welcomes Winemaker Paul Lato to Dinner