The Far Western Tavern is thrilled to host a Winemaker Dinner featuring Riverbench Winery and Chef Rick Manson on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 starting at 6:30 p.m. Delicious food and outstanding wines await and are sure to delight your senses.  The cost is $65 per person, not including tax or gratuity.  Reservations are required, please call (805) 343-2211 or email  We look forward to seeing you!

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Susie Q’s Pinquito Cakes

With “Comeback” Sauce

Barbequed Linguica Handpies

Crispy Sweetbreads

with Green Goddess Dipping Sauce

Oak Grilled Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza

Sweet Corn Flaps

with Smoked Salmon and Chive Cream

Oak Grilled Scallops
with Bacon and Maple-Dijon Cream

Served with 2008 Cork Jumper Blanc de Blancs


1st Course

Pecan Crusted California Halibut

with Riverbench Chardonnay Cream

And Avila Dungeness Crab-Pecan Relish

2009 Bedrock Chardonnay

2nd Course

Oak Grilled Breast of Duck
on Grilled Shrimp Risotto with Spicy Linguica Broth

2008 Estate Pi not Noir

3rd Course

Oak Grilled Filet Mignon

with Pinquito-Wild Mushroom Ragout and Red Chile “Skinny” Onion Crisps

2008 Mesa Pinot Noir

4th Course

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Cake

With Warm Santa Maria Spring Berry Compote

And Vanilla Bean Ice Cream