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Kosta Browne 20th Anniversary Big Bottle Wine Dinner
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Address will be provided to ticket holders in early May
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kosta Browne Winery at this exquisite wine dinner hosted by Owner/Founder, Dan Kosta. He is going to share some very special vintages from their library for this celebratory dinner, all poured from double magnum bottles, including the fabled 4 Barrel Pinot Noir. Kosta Browne is a boutique Californian winery specializing in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Known for their intensely-flavored and balanced wines, they are crafted from vineyards in Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley and the Santa Lucia Highlands.
Chef Jeremy Sewall, of Row 34 and Island Creek Oyster Bar will present dishes that celebrate the diversity of New England and truly enhance the flavors of Sonoma.
Wines for the dinner Include:
One Sixteen Chardonnay - Russian River Valley 2013
Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2011
Gap's Crown Pinot Noir - Sonoma Coast 2012
Guisti Ranch Pinot Noir- Russian River Valley 2013
Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir - Santa Lucia Highlands 2014
Dan Kosta, Founder, Kosta Browne
Dan Kosta, a native of Sonoma County, credits his father for his love of wine. At home, wine was served at nearly every dinner and at his dad's wine shop in Santa Rosa, he learned about labels, varietals and style. Following his passion for food, Dan spent more than 15 years in fine dining, working his way up through almost every position imaginable, and finally to Wine Director at John Ash Restaurant in Santa Rosa. Dan now spends much of his time attending charitable events on behalf of the winery. “I love how wine and food bring people together and feel very fortunate that we can play a role in helping many worthy causes.”
Jeremy Sewall, Chef and Partner, Row 34, Island Creek Oyster Bar, Les Sablons
Jeremy Sewall may have been born in upstate New York, but he’s had the heart of a true New Englander since childhood summers spent in Maine with his family, feasting on lobsters, clams and other New England specialties. The water, too, plays a large role in his lineage; fishing has been a Sewall family livelihood for generations. Today, Jeremy sources his fresh lobsters from cousin Mark Sewall, who captains his 38-foot boat out of York Harbor, Maine. Regardless of his original zip code, few embody New England more than Jeremy.
He began his professional career in Maine at the Relais & Chateau White Barn Inn. Wanting to spread his wings, he moved to Europe, working for Albert Roux in London and Amsterdam before returning to Boston and a position at L’Espalier. From there, Jeremy moved to San Francisco, where he was immediately recognized for his flawless technique and passion for seafood the Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur, California. In 2000, as Executive Chef of Lark Creek Inn, Jeremy was one of five chefs in the country nominated as a Rising Star Chef by the James Beard Foundation. He moved back to the Northeast in 2003 as opening Executive Chef at Great Bay restaurant (present day Island Creek Oyster Bar), where he garnered accolades from The New York Times, Esquire and Gourmet, among others.
Jeremy left Great Bay to follow his dream of opening his own restaurant. In February 2006, Jeremy and his wife Lisa, a former pastry chef at L’Espalier, opened Lineage. Their appreciation for fresh ingredients and Jeremy’s authentic approach to modern American cuisine evolved into the present day market-driven menu. The restaurant has been recognized by many publications over the years including Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Boston Magazine and most recently when Devra First re-reviewed the restaurant for The Boston Globe in 2013 and awarded it three-stars. Said First, “Lineage’s seafood dishes are as strong as Island Creek’s... Its service is gracious. Its cocktails are excellent …Seven years after it opened, it glides along, quiet but sure.”
In 2009, Jeremy’s friendship with Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks owner Garrett Harker led to a stint as Collaborating Chef of the heralded Kenmore Square hot spot. In 2010, they teamed up with Skip Bennett, the founder of Island Creek Oysters, to bring the Island Creek Oyster Bar to the city of Boston. In the fall of 2013, the trio opened their second restaurant, Row 34, an approachable and convivial neighborhood-focused restaurant and bar continues the team’s mission of celebrating New England’s rich seafood traditions and the farmers, fishermen, and lobstermen who inspire them. In 2015, the Row 34 team opened a second location at 5 Portwalk Place in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, just a few blocks from the bustling waterfront. In the fall of 2014, Jeremy released his first cookbook, James Beard Award nominated The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes, with co-author Erin Byers Murray. In 2016, Jeremy co-authored a second book, Oysters: A Celebration in the Raw, with Marion Swaybill; the book presents a wide-ranging visual exploration of the iconic shellfish, including stunning portraits of more than fifty oyster varietals. Also in 2016, Jeremy and his partners opened a second Island Creek Oyster Bar in Burlington, MA. A new restaurant concept in Harvard Square called Les Sablons, is set to open in 2017.
Through his restaurants, Jeremy is dedicated to celebrating the diversity of New England seafood and the passion of the people who bring it to us. For Chef Jeremy Sewall, it’s in his blood.