Pour-Off Pair-Off Dinner Series

Join Patrick, Michael and Cindy Fridays at Mustards Pour-Off Pair-Off Dinner Series, which offers diners the opportunity to pair renowned Mustards Grill cuisine with wines that are almost never offered by the taste or glass. 

When award-winning Chef Pawlcyn first fired up the grill at this wine country roadhouse in 1983, she was at the forefront of the farm-to-table revolution, and set a precedent for culinary innovation and excellence that continues to be an inspiration today. A place where Mac trucks are as welcome as Mini-Coopers, Mustards enchants and surprises all who visit with creative twists on America’s favorite comfort foods.

Due to its extensive viticultural offerings, Mustards has been called a “wine geek’s paradise” but is also accessible to casual sippers thanks to an extensive and varied list of wines by the glass. The comfortable dining room and lively atmosphere is the perfect backdrop to this snobbery-free wine country dining experience. Friday nights are sure to be the friendliest of the week!

Earthy mushroom dishes and wines that pair with them will inspire December's Pour Off Pair Off at Mustards Grill.  We researched recipes from my cookbook library and took inspiration from The Wild Table by friend and forager Connie Green, The Mushroom Feast by Jane Grigson, and The Complete Mushroom Book by Antonio Carluccio.  Join us for some warming winter fare.

Friday December 12th

Roasted Chanterelle Mushrooms
parmesan farro, crispy sage…$14.95
Wrath Pinot Noir, Monterey 2008…$10/20

Housemade Gnocchi
wild mushrooms, white wine, leeks, shaved parmesan…24.95
Champs De Reves Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 2011…$10/20

Red Wine Braised Lamb Shoulder
grilled hen of the woods mushrooms, creamy polenta …$26.95
Sanguis Grenache, “Verve,” Santa Barbara 2010…$13/26

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie…$9.00
Prager White Port, “Aria,” Napa Valley NV…$9/18


Friday, December 19th

Gyoza Dumpling Soup
 pickled mushrooms…$8.75
Donum Estate Pinot Noir, Carneros 2008… 2013  $15/30

Fort Bragg Petrale Sole
herb roasted Beach mushrooms, potatoes
white wine, capers, lemon confit
School House Chardonnay, Spring Mountain, Napa Valley 2005…$15/30

Grilled Squab
chanterelle mushrooms, dried plums, wild rice, black truffles…$30.95
Alban Syrah, “Patrina,” Edna Valley 2011…$10/20

Monte Blanc
a classic, chestnuts and honey pears…$9.00
Schweiger Port of Cabernet Sauvignon IV, Napa Valley 2004…$9/18

Friday, December 26th

Grilled “Butter Braised” Porcini Mushrooms
creamy polenta, shaved parmesan…$14.95
Azienda Agricola Lacrima di Morro d’Alba 2012…$6/12

Wild Mushroom “Wafu” Bucatini
dashi, togurashi…$22.95
Unti Barbera, Dry Creek Valley 2011…$7/14

BBQ Short Ribs
shiitake mushrooms, basmati rice…$32.95
Gustav Lorentz Riesling, Grand Cru, Alsace 2005…$12/24

Floating Islands
meringue, crème anglaise, spun caramel…$9.00

Warres Tawny Port, “OTIMA,” Il Porto, Ten Year Old…$10/20