Here is a press-release from The Bear and Star restaurant at 2860 Grand Avenue in Los Olivos:

Chef John Cox and the Culinary Team Welcome Los Angeles Chef Kevin Meehan of Kali

WHO:  Chef/Partner John Cox, The Bear and Star, Los Olivos, California and special guests, Chef Kevin Meehan of Kali in Los Angeles, California

WHAT: Los Olivos’ The Bear and Star, serving “Refined Ranch Cuisine” inspired by the Parker family at the eponymous Fess Parker Wine Country Inn, continues their collaborative Chef’s Table Dinners with the critically acclaimed Chef Kevin Meehan on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The five-course tasting dinner featuring exquisite dishes by Chef Meehan and Chef John Cox staged in The Bear and Star’s state-of-the-art Chef’s Room blends products raised on the Fess Parker Ranch with further inspiration from Santa Barbara County.

After an Amuse Bouche the Chef’s Table Dinner begins with “Crowded Beach” –– Assorted Shellfish from Santa Barbara prepared in several ways; a course of Escarole with Wagyu Beef “Bacon,” Quail Egg and Clothbound Cheddar; then Black Barley Risotto with Black Garlic and Fiscalini Cheese. For the main course, guests will enjoy Fess Parker Ranch Lamb with Koji, Autumn Crown Squash, Syrah and Burnt Orange. The evening is completed with a dessert course of Meringue Gelato with Sugar-Cured Egg Yolks.

Expect stellar wine pairings from Santa Barbara County and beyond, curated by The Bear and Star’s General Manager Allison Crawford.

Pricing is $89 per guest for the dinner. Optional wine pairings are recommended at a supplementary charge of $50. The Chef’s Table seatings are available at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. For more information, the public may call 805-686-1359; to reserve seats, visit Tock for tickets.

For guests seeking an enhanced Fess Parker experience, the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn offers a preferred rate on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, to guests booking the Chef’s Table Dinner at The Bear and Star. To book the KALI rate at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn, call the Inn at 805.688.7788 or email and mention KALI. Room availability is limited for this offer and available only on December 5, 2018.

Upcoming 2019 dates for The Bear and Star’s Chef Table Dinners with notable guest chefs Valerie Gordon, chef/owner Valerie Echo Park in Los Angeles on February 18, 2019; and Nancy Silverton, chef/owner of the Mozza Restaurant Group on March 26, 2019. Other Guest Chefs to be announced.

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