Boutique wines are expertly paired alongside a seven-course tasting menu featuring San Diego’s finest grown vegetables
The rotating wine list at Garden Kitchen includes over 100 carefully selected wines. Sommelière Megan Overman pays special attention maintaining a well-rounded list in line with the true farm-to-table ethos of chef and owner Coral Strong.
Half of the wine list is sourced locally with many labels from San Diego wine regions like Ramona, Escondido, Oceanside, Dulzura, and Baja, with a healthy selection from the Valle de Guadalupe. The remaining list highlights different worldly regions, with most being boutique producers.
Chef Strong highlights the diversity of locally sourced produce featured in her seven-course tasting menu with an optional wine pairing that Overman specifically chooses to complement each course. The pairings enhance and engage the flavors and sensations of the unique Garden Kitchen dining experience with a pleasant crescendo of tastes throughout the intimate dining experience.
Expect the tasting dinner to begin with a glass of the perfect champagne offered upon arrival to awaken the palate. This champagne is chosen after all the pairings have been selected to best prepare guests for the ensuing courses. Each wine is introduced in turn at every table and relatably presented with each course. “We have a lot of fun with this. We want a comfortable environment for our guests while still creating a world-class experience,” says Overman.
Most new wines are shared with Garden Kitchen’s wine club members first, who receive three new wines each month, then added to their wine list to be enjoyed during seven-course pairings. The tasting menu experience is available Friday and Saturday by reservation only.