Coming Soon: Aubergine hosts a Day with Helmut Dönnhoff

Next Thursday, July 18, Aubergine—the fine-dining restaurant inside L’Auberge Carmel hotel helmed by Food and Wine magazine’s “Best New Chef” Justin Cogley—is hosting legendary Rieseling producer Helmut Dönnhoff. The occasion brings together powerhouses in food and wine—Aubergine’s chef Cogley and pastry chef Ron Mendoza team up with winemaker Helmut Dönnhoff and award-winning sommelier Markus Berlinghof.

Aubergine_helmutdonhoff flyerThe intimate gathering starts at 11:00 AM—Dönnhoff will taste renowned Weingut Hermann Dönnhoff wines. A reception will follow the tasting at 12:30 PM, then diners will enjoy a four-course dinner prepared by chef Cogley. Take a peek at the menu:

Carrots Cooked in Exotic Spices

2012 Weingut Dönnhoff Kreuznacher Krötenpfuhl Kabinett

John Dory, Emulsion of Lemongrass
2012 Weingut Dönnhoff Tonschiefer Trocken

Maine Lobster, Potato, Rau Ram

2011 Weingut Dönnhoff Hermannshöhle GG Trocken

“Peaches and Cream”
Vanilla Bean Bavarois, Peach Sorbet, Delicate Herbs, Meringue
2003 Weingut Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Auslese

In the evening, the restaurant will host a reception for Dönnhoff at 6:30 PM, followed by a six-course dinner at 7:00 prepared by chef Cogley and pastry chef Ron Mendoza. Take a peek at the menu for dinner:

Tomatoes, Shellfish Frost, Radish Flowers
2012 Weingut Dönnhoff Roxheimer Höllenpfad Trocken

Braised Peach, Yellow corn, Sunflower 
1994 Weingut Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Spätlese

Diver Scallop, Lemon Balm
2012 Weingut Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Kabinett

Turbot Cooked on the Bone, Wilted Turnip
2011 Weingut Dönnhoff Hermannshöhle GG Trocken

Guinea Fowl, Zucchini Cooked Smoked Butter
2003 Weingut Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Spätlese

Nectarine, Raspberry, Lemon Verbena
2011 Weingut Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Auslese

Lunch is available for $150 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Dinner is available for $250 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Pair the tasting, lunch and dinner together for $395 per person (plus tax and gratuity).

Space is limited for this special event—call Aubergine at 831-624-8578 for a reservation. L’Auberge is also offering special hotel packages for the occasion—call 831-622-5909 or email events@laubergecarmel.com to book a room.

Aubergine is on Monte Verde at Seventh, inside L’Auberge Carmel Hotel, in Carmel. 831-624-8578. auberginecarmel.com

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