Join us as we celebrate the beautiful colors and flavors of the summer season with an unforgettable dinner experience at Tar Creek Ranch, a 95 acre farm in rural Arroyo Grande, CA.
Chef Will Torres (previously of Farmhouse Corner Market) will be curating a beautiful summer inspired menu incorporating local ingredients and flavors of the Central Coast.
We will start the evening outdoors for a welcome glass and passed hors d'oeuvres during our Welcome Reception and will then sit down inside the Tar Creek Barn at our long communal tables for a four course farm-to-table dinner prepared by the talented Chef Will Torres. The evening's menu will be carefully paired with the complex, cool-climate varietals of Tolosa Winery from Edna Valley.
Ticket Price: $195.00 (plus tax)
Ticket price includes welcome reception, 4 -course dinner, wine pairings and gratuity.
Menu Listed Below!
CHEF WILL TORRES
Previously of Farmhouse Corner Market
Restaurateur and Executive Chef Will Torres brings over 20 years of acclaimed work in the restaurant industry. Inspired by time in the kitchen with his grandfather and mother as a child, Will worked in restaurants as a teenager and decided to attend Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena. After graduation, he worked at Koi in Los Angeles and on his days off would volunteer for events with Spago, Patina, Playboy Mansion and Aubergine in New Port Beach. Before relocating to the Central Coast. He then met his wife and business partner, Kari Torres, and accepted a position at Justin Winery, where he lifted the culinary experience to a new level of excellence for
the next 13years.
People noticed. Will landed on the cover of Food & Wine Magazine, and was invited to cook at the James Beard House in New York. Wine Spectator named Justin Winery the
Best Winery Restaurant.
When he decided to strike out on his own, Will and Kari opened Farmhouse Corner Market in SLO in June, 2019. Along with their business partners, they created a space that inspired and excited the Central Coast. Visually, the Farmhouse space was playful, artistic, generous, joyous, and colorful. But it was Will’s menu that made people return again and again. He changed it every three months, and it always included as many locally-grown ingredients as he could get his hands on. People loved Farmhouse, and we loved that they loved it.
Founded in 1998 and located just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, Tolosa epitomizes the special terroir that is Edna Valley. The Edna Valley is nestled amongst the northwest to southeast running volcanic hills of San Luis Obispo County and the frontier for the most complex , cool - climate varietals in California. Helmed by vintners Robin & Michelle Baggett, Tolosa is the expression of their commitment to spare no effort to craft Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines of distinctive character to rival any in the world. With guiding knowledge from our experienced winemaker, Frederic Delivert, who focuses on artisanal expression rather than technical winemaking.
The Tolosa winemaking team combines traditional winemaking techniques and cutting - edge technology to achieve the purest translation of place to taste. In addition to being a region with exceptional wines, Tolosa is Sustainability in Practice (SIP) Certified , giving eco - conscious luxury a new meaning.
TAR CREEK RANCH
Tar Creek Ranch is a 95 acre farm and event space in rural Arroyo Grande, seeking to immerse visitors with a quintessential San Luis Obispo experience and to cultivate agricultural engagement in the local community. They offer an abundance of seasonal attractions, partner with local schools to implement agricultural education in the community, and provide opportunities for families to form long-lasting traditions and memories.
Passed Hors D’ Oeurves
Rocking Chair Ranch Nectarine
Whipped Brie | Pink Peppercorn | Mint
Finger Lime | Grilled Pineapple | Basil
Feta | Dill
Paired With: 2019 Tolosa Heritage Sauvignon Blanc
Local Corn | Cotija | Scallion | Jimmy Nardello Vinaigrette
Paired with: 2020 Tolosa “Pure” No Oak Chardonnay
Spice Rubbed Ahi Tuna
(served seared rare)
Smoked Early Girl Tomato | MB avocado |
Black Garlic- Olive Tapenade
Paired with: 2018 Tolosa Heritage Pinot Noir
Oak Grilled Beef
Caramelized Rice | Eggplant | Fennel | Blackberry Demi
Paired with: 2019 Tolosa Stone Lion Pinot Noir
White Miso Cheesecake
Halcyon Farms Strawberry | White Chocolate | Shiso |
Paired with: 2019 “1772” Chardonnay