Holiday Winemaker Dinner
Date: December 8, 2023
Location: 3rd Cousin Restaurant | 919 Courtland Ave | San Francisco, CA 94110
Join Winemaker Matt Crafton and CEO Bo Barrett as we celebrate another exceptional year of winemaking at this year’s Holiday Winemaker Dinner at 3rd Cousin Restaurant in San Francisco. Tucked away in the heart of the Bernal Heights neighborhood, 3rd Cousin features an understated, intimate atmosphere that capitulates a journey honoring the poetry of nature and creativity in pursuit of an immersive dining experience.
The evening will commence with a private reception followed by a dazzling multi-course tasting menu featuring Montelena wines paired perfectly with elegant New American-Californian cuisine. Chef Greg Lutes fuses familiar favorites with unexpected, innovative dishes utilizing but not limited to French, Asian, and Italian influences. Featuring cellared Montelena wines, superb cuisine, and wonderful company, this is a night not to be missed.
Tickets are very limited and currently available to members only. Four tickets per membership; all attendees must be 21 years of age or older. There are no physical tickets; please select “Pickup at Montelena” under the shipping options at checkout.
About Chef Greg Lutes: Lutes first fell in love with cooking while growing up in a small farm community 120 miles north of Chicago, where farm-to-table was was a daily way of life. Early in his career while working the line at legendary Michelin starred Everest in Chicago under Chef Jean Joho, Lutes was exposed to a vast array of impeccable ingredients and culinary techniques that still guide him like a compass in the kitchen today. Lutes went on to expand his culinary arsenal at highly esteemed restaurants like Chef Daniel Boulud’s Daniel in NYC and Chef Gerard Parrat’s Relais d’Lyon in Seattle. In 2006, Lutes took over Cellar Door restaurant in the Groveland Hotel near Yosemite National Park, where he held dual roles as General Manager and Executive Chef. After moving to San Francisco, he helmed the stoves of Skates on the Bay and Lot 7 before opening pop-up restaurant Kinfolk in October 2013. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in late 2014, he was able to turn Kinfolk into 3rd Cousin, a brick and mortar restaurant that provides a Michelin quality, fine-dining experience in a relaxed and welcoming family atmosphere. Lutes is truly passionate about his craft, taking seasonal, local and organic ingredients and channeling it onto the plates using his creativity while keeping his cuisine very approachable.