Santa Barbara – Based on the sold-out success of last year’s event, Bacara Resort & Spa is pleased to announce the return of Verona’s top winemaker, Armando Fumanelli, proprietor of Marchesi Fumanelli Winery, for a winemaker dinner on September 29. Offering the perfect coupling of fine wine and theater arts, this exclusive evening also includes operatic performances by Opera Santa Barbara.
“The Fumanelli family has been cultivating grapes and producing prestigious wines for more than 600 years,” said Kathleen Cochran, managing director of Bacara Resort & Spa. “We are honored to offer guests the rare opportunity to dine with a winemaker of this magnitude.”
Diners will enjoy four Fumanelli wines personally selected by Armando Fumanelli, paired with an elegant reception and three-course Italian-inspired tasting menu by Executive Chef Vincent Lesage. Each course will be preceded by traditional Italian opera performances by singers from Opera Santa Barbara.
Dinner will be served in Bacara’s magnificent circular Rotunda, situated above the resort’s lobby and courtyard. With soothing natural light filling the space, French windows and a private terrace, the Rotunda offers 360 degree views of Bacara’s magical seaside property. Architectural elements such as the beamed ceiling and massive wrought iron chandelier will be complemented by stunning floral displays by Bacara’s creative director, Lorrene Balzani.
Bacara’s Fumanelli and Opera Santa Barbara dinner takes place on Tuesday, September 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bacara Resort & Spa. The price is $150 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity, and includes a wine reception followed by a three-course dinner with wine pairings. Space is limited and advanced reservations are recommended. For tickets and additional information, please call (877) 496-8977 or visit www.BacaraResort.com.