Celebrated Winemaker Merry Edwards Teams up With The Tavern At Lark Creek to Host a Special Wine Dinner On October 17, 2012 During Wild Mushroom and Pinot Noir Month-Long Celebration

The Tavern at Lark Creek announces “An Evening with Merry Edwards” on October 17, 2012. Celebrated vintner Merry Edwards will lend her wine prowess, and impressive canon of bottles, to pair wines with a special wild mushroom-centric menu crafted by Chef/Partner Aaron Wright. The six course menu may either be ordered as a prix fixe chef’s menu ($60), or á la carte. Pairings will also be available as a prix fixe program ($55), or by the glass. “An Evening with Merry Edwards” is a part of The Tavern at lark Creek’s Wild Mushroom and Pinot Noir celebration, happening throughout the month of October 2012.

Heralded as being one of California’s first female winemakers, Merry Edwards started her career at Mount Eden Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and went on to become the founding winemaker at Matanzas Creek, remaining there for nearly a decade. In 1997, family and friends joined Merry to found Merry Edwards Winery, with a focus on producing Pinot Noirs with a sense of place from Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast.



The menu for “An Evening with Merry Edwards” will feature:

Devoto Gardens Apple Salad
little gem lettuce, toasted almonds, goat cheese,
and cider vinaigrette ($10)
2011 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley ($14/glass)

Alaskan Halibut
French beans, pancetta vinaigrette, parsnip, chanterelles,
lacinato kale ($25)
2010 Merry Edwards Chardonnay Olivet Lane Russian River Valley ($18/glass) 2009 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast ($19/glass)

Sonoma Duck Confit
braised leeks, smoked mushroom duxelle, shaved fennel salad, and brown butter ($25)
2006 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Meredith Estate Russian River Valley (Library) ($25/glass)

Braised Beef Short Rib
fresh corn polenta, baby carrots, watercress, thyme, and forest mushrooms ($24)
2009 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Klopp Ranch Russian River Valley ($32/glass)

Edwards Family Berry Pie
with locally picked berries ($8)

When: Wednesday October 17, 2012

5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Wild Mushrooms and Pinot Noirs featured throughout October

Price: Chef’s Tasting Menu $60

Merry Edwards Tasting Flight $55

A la carte prices are specified above

Where: The Tavern at Lark Creek
234 Magnolia Ave
Larkspur, CA 94939


Reservations: Strongly recommended; please call 415.924.7766