What's the difference between a pinot noir and a cabernet? The LA West Elites can tell you as they spent Saturday afternoon sipping, sampling and savoring an assortment of wine and food from the newly opened Malibu and Vine. The outdoor tasting spot is set amidst a dramatic mountain range and overlooking the Malibu golf course.
Locally grown Semler and Saddlerock wines such as sauvginon blanc, cabernet and pinot noir were served along side the Bar & Grille's many dishes which included famous crabcake sliders and more. Kislev A definitely didn't leave hungry: "Chef Matthew Zubrod, he with the extensive illustrious background, made the mundane sublime. That grilled cheese sandwich, the gazpacho, the melon/prosciutto salad, the liver pate on crostinis, the rib and mac and cheese (lipsmacking), the cheese platter, the steak bites, and the caprese salad (easily man-handled)." Yummy!
The Semler family was there in person to welcome us to their new digs and show off those local vinos. In between eating, Elites were able to test their palates with a blind tasting of 3 red wines. Winner's won seats to a private tasting dinner.
Live jazz kept things smooth and upbeat while Vita Coco debuted refreshing new flavors like pineapple and tangerine. Jennifer L has found a new favorite with Cookies N Cream who kept everyone's sweet tooth satisfied with red velvet, vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, over 6 different cookies and ice cream sandwiches. "Step aside Diddy Reese, it was the sweetest treat for Cookies N Cream to come out with a fabulous presentation of countless cookies and ice cream sandwiches made-to-order."
And no one left empty handed! In addition to getting Yelp sunglasses, fans and bottle openers, plus certificates to come back and have a free wine tasting, each and every attendee received a free ticket to Iris by Cirque Du Soleil.