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Laetitia Vineyard & Winery Brings A Taste Of The Central Coast To NYC

Laetitia shares the spotlight with Central Coast Chef Christopher Manning at prestigious James Beard House
February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015 (Arroyo Grande, Calif) – The iconic Arroyo Grande Valley producer of Pinot Noir and sparkling wine, Laetitia Vineyard & Winery (, announced its invitation to join Thomas Hill Organics Bistro’s Chef Christopher Manning ( to present a dinner at the storied James Beard House in New York City on Saturday, April 25.

“A chance to share a taste of the Central Coast at the James Beard House is a true honor,” said Eric Hickey, Laetitia’s president and head winemaker, “especially in collaboration with a talent like Chef Manning. His cuisine and Laetitia wines say so much about the beauty and bounty of this place we call home.”

“Cooking at the James Beard House is a one-of-a-kind experience,” said Chef Manning, who presented a dinner there as executive chef of Domaine Chandon’s étoile Restaurant in Napa. “I feel lucky to be invited back, this time representing the Central Coast and Thomas Hill Organics while partnering with Laetitia and their phenomenal wines.”

The menu for the evening will include:

Hors d'oeuvres

Big Eye Tuna Crudo – Zucchini Squash – Roma Tomato – Osetra Caviar – Lemon Cream – Toasted Brioche
Saint Angel – Pea Tendrils – Bianchetto Truffle – Filo Cup

Jamón Ibérico – Manchego – Wild Arugula – Olea Farms E.V.O.O. – Aged Balsamic – Crostino Cognac Glazed Jumbo Prawns – Piment d’Espelette
Kusshi Oyster – Laetitia Brut Cuvée – Pink Peppercorn – Lemon Mignonette

Laetitia Brut Cuvée NV
Day Boat Scallop – Sunchoke Purée – Blonde Frisée – Spring Garlic Vinaigrette – Oyster Mushrooms Estate Chardonnay 2013
Skuna Bay Salmon – Ramps – Marble Potatoes – Applewood Smoked Bacon – Heirloom Carrots – Saffron Aioli
Estate Pinot Noir 2013
Liberty Farms Duck Breast & Confit of Leg – Beluga Lentils – Montana Huckleberries – Navel Orange Petite Salad
Reserve du Domaine Pinot Noir 2012
Wildflower Honey Glazed Rack of Spring Lamb – Cauliflower Purée – Kalamata Olives – Broccoli Rabe
Roasted Red Bell Pepper – Rosemary Glace De Viande

La Colline Pinot Noir 2012 & Le Galets Pinot Noir 2012
D’Anjou Pear Mille-feuille – Pear Mousse – Pear Brandy Butterscotch – Almond Toffee
Brut Rosé 2012

The James Beard Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor America's diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. Converted from the home of the influential American gastronome whose name it bears, the James Beard House continues to be a center for celebrating taste, skill, and artistry in American foodways, including a kitchen and dining room to feature up-and-coming talents and as an important meeting place for America’s food community.

Tickets for the dinner are $130 for James Beard Foundation members, $170 for non-members. For more information about Laetitia Vineyard & Winery and Thomas Hill Organics Bistro’s Chef Christopher Manning at the James Beard House on Saturday, April 25, visit

About Laetitia Vineyard & Winery

Since 1982, Laetitia Vineyard & Winery has produced elegant wines that champion the exceptional character and diversity of the Arroyo Grande Valley AVA. Originally founded by an established French Champagne house, the Laetitia estate carries on in the longstanding traditions of Burgundy and Champagne with a focus on small-lot Pinot Noir and sparkling wines. Valuing legacy, balance, innovation, and sustainable practices from harvest to glass, the Laetitia team works meticulously from vintage to vintage to ensure that every bottle of Laetitia wine is as expressive as the land from which it originates. For more information about Laetitia Vineyard & Winery call 805-481-1772, 1-888-809-VINE, or visit Laetitia Vineyard & Winery is located at 453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420.

About Thomas Hill Organics Bistro & Wine Bar

With a dynamic menu reflecting local abundance, Thomas Hill Organics Bistro & Wine Bar sources a vivid array of fresh ingredients to concoct bold, imaginative dishes. What began as a humble organic CSA showcasing the Central Coast’s bounty quickly evolved into a popular destination for honest food, creatively prepared. Owner Debbie Thomas and Executive Chef Christopher Manning believe in the significance of organic, regionally-produced food, working with local farmers and purveyors for poultry, seafood, grass-fed beef, lamb and exotic meats. Nearby farmers provide all fruits and vegetables, which are always straight-from-the-earth fresh, and breads are crafted by local bakers who are celebrated artisans of their trade. Thomas Hill Organics is located at 1313 Park St., Paso Robles, CA 93446. For more information about Thomas Hill Organics Bistro & Wine Bar or to make a reservation, visit or call 805-226-5888.

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