In honor of the season and this bittersweet time of year, the final Sunset Supper of 2012 will launch a new tradition The DaVero’s Harvest Supper.
The evening begins at 6:30 p.m., with cauliflower soup with sage brown butter and black pepper bruschetta with chevre, figs, basil and balsamic vinegar, accompanied by 2010 Russian River Chardonnay and 2009 Polo Rosso, a red blend.
The core of the feast includes a chopped salad of local tomatoes, eggs, cauliflower, peppers, red onion, bacon, goat cheese and buttermilk-truffle dressing; braised short ribs with mascarpone polenta and grilled and roasted farm vegetables with olive oil, basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Feast wines include 2011 So Bianco, 2008 Estate Rosso Di Bea, a sagrantino and Sangiovese blend.
Dessert will be Chef Matt’s Grandmother’s Dry Creek Peach Cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream and 2010 Alegria Vineyard Russian River Dolcetto.
One of the best parts of Sunset Suppers is the opportunity to hang out in the beautiful patio and tasting room, chat with owners Colleen McGlynn and Ridgely Evers and enjoy conversation around one long table. Attendance is limited so it is entirely possible to interact with everyone.
The evening wraps up around 8:30 p.m.
Cost is $85 per person or $75 if you are a member of Club DaVero. For reservations, call (707)431-8000 ext. 1 or visit davero.com and click on “visits & events.” If you want to join in the fun, sign up right away. If you would like to attend but need a vegetarian meal, let them know when you call.
Proceeds from the Sunset Suppers go to help support STAR Scholarships for children of farmworkers at Healdsburg High School.
It all takes place at the DaVero Tasting Room, 766 Westside Rd. in Healdsburg.