Take advantage of a rare opportunity to see beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean from a spectacular vantage point. Ralph Covell and his daughter Tara Covell, owners of the stunning Covell Ranch, will host us on their 1,500-acre property that is home to both expansive vistas of endangered Monterey pines and over 60 impressive Clydesdales.
We will explore the beautiful rolling hills of the ranch as we are transported by wagon up to our open field dining location at the top of the property (protected by a conservation easement from The Nature Conservancy.)
During the welcome reception, we will enjoy the company of the Clydesdales and learn a bit more about the history of the ranch and of these noble draft horses.
A beautifully curated four course farm-to-table dinner will be prepared by acclaimed Chef Matthew Roberts and thoughtfully paired with the stunning wines of Cambria's own Stolo Vineyards.
Don't miss this one!
(Dinner Partners & Menu Listed Below)
Matthew Roberts seems to only walk back roads. A lifetime of adventure and a humble heart has earned him nearly 20 years of industry experience, a wide variety of influences and product knowledge, and a network of California's best farmers and ranchers.
Roberts left the confines of traditional restaurants nearly four years ago to explore the bounty of the Golden State and get hands on with its food sources.
He is currently the Chef and Farm Liaison at Kindred Oaks Farm in Paso Robles.
Photo Credit: Yvette Roman Photography
Located at the southern gateway to Big Sur in Cambria, California, Stolo Vineyards is tucked into an unspoiled corner of California's Central Coast.
Here you can discover the estate grown Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gewürztraminer from their Hillside and Creekside Vineyards.
The 53 acres was purchased in 2002 by Don and Charlene Stolo. In 2004, Maria Stolo Bennetti partnered with Don and Charlene to develop the Stolo Vineyards’ estate label. All three partners saw the potential in the ultra-coastal vineyard location for premium cool climate growing.
Covell Ranch is a family owned and operated Clydesdale Horse Ranch located in the rolling hills of Cambria spanning 1,500 acres and hidden behind miles of endangered Monterey Pine trees.
The Covell family has been breeding Clydesdales for nearly forty years. In the last decade they have shifted gears, showcasing these horses' amazing personalities and the beauty of their beloved family ranch.
Covell Ranch currently offer guests Clydesdale horseback riding as well as vehicle tours of the property!!
Passed Hors D’ Oeuvres
Smoked Pepita Crumble | Fresno Oil | Crema
Pork Belly Pintxos
Wildflower Honey | Cherry Vinegar
Shallot Escabeche| Mint
Welcome Pour: 2020 Creekside Rose of Pinot Noir
Stone Fruit & Tomato
Smoked Tomato Water | Fresh Ricotta | Garden Blossoms | Dukkah
Paired With: 2020 Creekside Dry Gewurztraminer
Grassy Bar Clams
Mole Amarillo | Halcyon Potato | Leek + Leek Ash
Paired With: 2018 Hillside Reserve Chardonnay
Milk Braised Lamb
Oyster Mushrooms | Fermented Spring Garlic
Grits | Cabrillo Goat Cheese
Paired With: 2018 Creekside Pinot Noir
Dark Chocolate & Espresso Torte
Smoked Cherry | Syrah Reduction | Pistachio
Paired With: 2018 Creekside Syrah