Event Snapshot

June 18, July 16

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

$150 per person per evening

Tickets available online only

Members save $10 with online discount code

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Farm-to-table dinners, local wineries, and an exciting take on conservation and sustainability

We’ve partnered with local, environmentally friendly wineries whose wines serve as the inspiration for custom five-course, farm-to-table, chef-created dinner menus.

Each unforgettable evening is set in a different location within the zoo – the terraces of Mahale Mountains, for example, or the Amazonian stilt house within Rainforest of the Americas, or the Cambodian viewing area of Elephants of Asia.

Along with the spectacular views, enjoy looking at sustainability from different angles – from agriculture to food and wine production to wildlife conservation. Each evening focuses on a different topic and features conversations with a curator or keeper, up-close animal encounters, and wine introductions from winery representatives.

Upcoming

Thursday, June 18

Hill Family Estate / Belle Radici

6–9 p.m.

Lecturer
Candace Sclimenti, Curator

Topic
Primate conservation and the importance of zoo-based breeding programs, with a peek at some new arrivals

Location
Mahale Mountain Terrace

Menu

Hill Family Wine Dinner

2015 Belle Radici Reserve Chardonnay
Ricotta and Apricot Crostini with an Aged Balsamic Glaze
Salmon Ponzu and Avocado Mouse on Crispy Rice Paper
Gorgonzola Arancini and Strawberry Jam

2017 Hill Family Estate “Like a Hawk”
Scallop Crudo, heirloom carrot vinaigrette, chicory, Easter radish and sorrel and pistachio

2016 Hill Family Estate “Red Door”
Roasted Rack of lamb, spring pea succotash, celery root puree and artichoke pesto

2017 Belle Radici Cabernet Sauvignon
Smoked Short rib, forest mushroom, cauliflower, braised greens, cherry demi and pepitas

2016 Hill Family Estate Sparkling Brut Rose
Blueberry and Meyer Lemon Cheesecake with white chocolate ganache and fresh berries

Thursday, July 16

Freemark Abbey

6–9 p.m.

Lecturer
Beth Schaefer, Director of Animal Programs

Topic
Australian wildlife and habtats

Location
Australia Plaza

Menu

Freemark Abbey Wine Dinner

Freemark Abbey 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
Corn Fritters with Serrano ham and jalapeno stone fruit jam
Watermelon, heirloom tomato and burrata tartine
Shrimp Aguachile tostada, cucumber, mint and Easter radish

Freemark Abbey 2018 Viognier Napa Valley
Seared Maryland style Crab cake, poblano soubise, grilled stone fruit and watercress

Freemark Abbey 2016 Merlot Napa Valley
 Coffee rubbed Pork Loin, Cherry Guajillo Mole, Pickled Mustard Caviar, Celery Root Puree, and Summer Succotash

Freemark Abbey 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Grilled hangar Steak, smoked potato hash, shishito peppers, plum demi and cilantro-corn gremolata

Freemark Abbey 2018 Chardonnay Los Carneros Napa Valley
Mango Panna Cotta with Passion Fruit Gelee, Toasted Coconut and Almond Crumble Fresh Berries

To Be Scheduled

Landmark Wines

6–9 p.m.

Lecturer
Dr. Jake Owens, Director of Conservation

Topic
The importance of Earth Day and its 50th anniversary

Location
Stilt House at Rainforest of the Americas

Menu

Landmark Vineyards Wine Dinner

2018 Overlook Chardonnay
Spring Pea Tartlet
Scallop crudo, cucumber, cilantro and mint
Winter squash grit cake and spring cherry reduction

2017 Hilliard Bruce Chardonnay
Burrata ravioli, fava bean, fennel, parmesan and bread crumb

2017 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
Pork Belly Porchetta, balsamic emulsion, forest mushroom and parsnip puree

2017 Landmark Hop Kiln Estate Pinot Noir
Jerk Spiced Salmon, cauliflower, grilled pea tendrils, tangerine beurre blanc

2017 Overlook Pinot Noir
Sweet Sheep Milk Ricotta Cannoli with spring strawberry rhubarb jam

We are unable to accommodate menu substitutions. If you have food allergies, please contact our catering department at 323/644-6049 by April 6.

To Be Scheduled

La Crema Winery

6–9 p.m.

Lecturer
Alisa Behar, Curator

Topic
Efforts to save the critically endangered peninsular pronghorn antelope

Location
Cambodia Viewing Terrace at Elephants of Asia

Menu

La Crema Wine Dinner

La Crema Pinot Noir Rose Monterey 2018
Guajillo spiced Prawn and chermoula
Flatbread with roasted grapes, serrano ham and house made ricotta
Spring Pea Arancini and caramelized onion soubise

La Crema Saralee’s Vineyard Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2017
Pasta kerchiefs, forest mushrooms, snap peas, fava beans, thyme brown butter and sage

La Crema Shell Ridge Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2016
Seared Atlantic Salmon, warm Panzanella, chorizo, spring peas arugula and frisee

La Crema Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016
Moroccan spiced Lamb, stone fruit and heirloom tomato tajin, sorrel and

La Crema Pinot Gris Monterey Bay 2018
Goat Cheese Panna Cotta, Lemon Curd and Blackberry

The Sustainable Wine+Dinner Series is for guests age 21 and older. Seating is limited.

GLAZA members receive their discount code via email. If you’re a member and haven’t received yours, please fill out the code request form here.

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