Miura Clos Pissarra Wine Dinner 10/20/22
You’re invited October 20th as Cuvee 30A hosts an encore wine dinner event featuring Miura Vineyards owner and Master Sommelier Emmanuel Kemiji, Managing Director of Clos Pissarra Vineyards, and Chef Tim Creehan, owner of Cuvee 30A. Reservations are required, seating for this event is limited, early booking strongly recommended. This is event is prepaid only, event tickets will be purchased with your reservation.
- Event Tickets: $175 per person, tax + gratuity included
- Event Date: October 20, 2022
- Event Time: 5:30pm
- Event Location: Tim Creehan’s Cuvee 30A
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View the Miura Clos Pissarra Wine Dinner Menu
About Master Sommelier Emmanuel Kemiji
About Cuvee 30A owner Chef Tim Creehan
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Scenes from the Wine Dinner
Miura Clos Pissarra Wine Dinner Menu October 20, 2022
About Master Sommelier Emmanuel Kemiji
Born in the United States and raised in Spain and England, Emmanuel is a graduate of the University of California at Davis. In addition to his Economics and Spanish Literature degrees, he studied Viticulture and Oenology, expanding his interest in wine and eventually leading to the formation of Miura Vineyards in 1995. Soon to follow were Almvs in 2000, Antiqv2s in 2001, and two projects in Spain – Arrels in 2003 and Clos Pissarra in 2005.
Emmanuel acted as The Ritz-Carlton Director of Wine & Spirits from 1988 to 1999, first at Laguna Niguel and then at the renowned The Dining Room in San Francisco. In 1989 Emmanuel became the twelfth American to pass the Master Sommelier exam in London, England and one of only ten to date to pass on his first attempt. In the same year, he received the “Sommelier of the Year” award by the California Restaurant Writers Association. Emmanuel was also chosen “Wine Director of the Year” in the Critics Choice Awards, and was honored in the August 1999 issue of San Francisco Magazine. The San Francisco Chronicle named Emmanuel as one of the “10 Winemakers to Watch for 2000.”
In 2006, Emmanuel received the Wine Industry Achievement Award from the Anti-Defamation League for exemplary commitment to community and charity. In the past he has also been a wine judge at the Los Angeles County Fair and the San Francisco International Wine Competition.
About Chef Tim Creehan
Over three decades of entrepreneurship fostered the creation of FRLA Restaurateur of the Year winner Tim Creehan’s many local businesses, including Beach Walk Cafe in 1998 Previously he served as Executive Chef and founding partner of Destin’s award-winning Marina Café for ten years. He also opened Creehan’s Market, Morgan’s, and an Event Center in Miramar Beach that is now home to Vicki McCain’s Kitchenique Cooking School. In 2007, Creehan reopened Copper Grill, as well as Bluz Grill & Bar. In 2010 Creehan reopened Cuvee Destin, followed in 2015 by Cuvee 30A at 30Avenue.
Commonly dubbed the Gulf Coast’s “celebrity chef”, Creehan has appeared on numerous television shows, including as host of the Emerald Coast Chefs series. He’s also personally cooked for a slew of high profile celebrities, including Bruce Willis, Jessica Simpson and Rachel Hunter. He served as special chef at the Entertainment Tonight/Getty Images/Gibson Guitar Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival, where he dished up delicacies for the likes of Matthew Broderick, Danny Glover, and Alan Rickman. Recently Emeril Lagasse featured Creehan and Cuvee 30A in an episode of Emeril’s Florida on the Cooking Channel.
Tim Creehan grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and trained under Cordon Bleu French Chef Philippe Parola. He went on to transform John Folse’s Laffites Landing into a culinary landmark, traveling across the country cooking in Central Park, Malibu, Hong Kong and Beijing. Creehan invented and patented Grill Plus instant marinade in 1997, and he has published three cookbooks. He is involved in many local charities such as the Destin Charity Wine Auction. He enjoys sailing to wine and food destinations to further his ongoing education and explore the journey of simplifying his life and his career.
About Clos Pissasra Vineyards
This is a project born out of friendship and a longing to return to ones roots. The idea took hold after a long afternoon lunch at Piperade on a summer’s day back in 2003, when the opportunity to buy a vineyard in Montsant near Barcelona, had just surfaced. Master Sommelier and proprietor of Miura Vineyards, Emmanuel Kemiji and Chefs Gerald Hirigoyen, Sylvain Portay and Laurent Manrique were mesmerized by the romance of possibly owning a vineyard and producing a wine with their own signature. In 2005 the venture grew to include more friends, significant among them Roger Lethander and Bob Hackman, and several more vineyards in neighboring Priorat. In 2010 a winery was finally completed and over time the production will reach a scant 2500 cases but the object here has never been commercial and is instead driven by quality and pride.
Located about 85 miles southwest of Barcelona, Priorat (meaning priory in Catalan) can trace its roots back to the 12th century when a group of Carthusian Monks that had been persecuted out of France stumbled upon a sheppard who the night before had a vision whereby he saw angels coming down from the clouds on a huge ladder. He pointed to an enormous pine tree where he had seen the ladder propped up against in his dream and it was there, at the base of a huge mountain that the monks decided to build an incredible monastery and called it Scala Dei (stairway to God). It was these same monks that planted the first vineyards in the area.
Priorat is a foreboding place. It’s like walking back in time as one can easily envision that very little has changed here over time. Its amazing that anything can grow here as the soil is mostly made up of a soft, crumbly slate and one sees almost no dirt on the ground of a very mountainous terrain. The vines struggle constantly in this brutal and harsh environment, but that is exactly what makes the wines so special.
Cuvee 30A Reservation Cancellation Policies:
General: $40 per guest. *Please note that voicemails regarding guest relations, including reservations and cancellations, must include name and phone number, and will be returned during business hours Monday through Friday. We cannot guarantee guest relations availability by phone on weekends, and the cancellation notification timeframes are predicated on business days.
Cancellation Policy for Parties of 5-8 guests:
You must call Cuvee 30A 24 hours in advance of your reservation to cancel your reservation or decrease the size of your party to avoid a cancellation fee of $40 per guest on the credit card used to secure the reservation.
Cancellation Policy for Parties of 5-8 guests made during dining hours of 5-10 pm:
If you do not show up this evening to honor your reservation, or your party size decreases substantially, you will be charged $40 per guest on the credit card used to secure the reservation.
Cancellation Policy for Parties of 9 or more guests:
You must call Cuvee 30A 48 hours in advance of your reservation to cancel your reservation or decrease the size of your party to avoid a cancellation fee of $50 per guest on the credit card used to secure the reservation. Note that parties of 16 or more may require a deposit.
Cancellation Policy for HOLIDAY reservations:
You must call Cuvee 30A 72 hours in advance of your holiday reservation to cancel or decrease the size of your party to avoid a cancellation fee of $75 per person on the credit card used to secure the reservation.
Cancellation Policy for ticketed or prepaid event reservations:
You must call Cuvee 30A 72 hours in advance of your ticketed or prepaid event reservation, such as a wine dinner, to cancel or decrease the size of your party in order to be eligible for the applicable refund.
About Cuvee 30A
Cuvee 30A brings everything the Emerald Coast loves about celebrity Chef Tim Creehan’s wildly popular cuisine to South Walton’s gorgeous new 30Avenue development. Savor Tim’s award winning signature dishes such as Amy Grant’s Seared Tuna Rare and Vince Gill’s Pecan Crusted Grouper in a stunning venue conveniently situated at the junction of Scenic 30A and Highway 98. As seen on “Emeril’s Florida”, the DiRoNA awarded Cuvee 30A also features their “Best of the Emerald Coast” voted Happy Hour, live music by Beachcomber Music Award winner Space Junkie, and a world class Wine List bestowed with 30A’s ONLY Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence.
The 30Avenue Development is located directly North of Rosemary Beach at the junction of Highway 98 and County Road 30A. Cuvee 30A is less than 5 minutes from Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach, 10 minutes from Panama City Beach and Seaside on Scenic 30A. Cuvee 30A at 30Avenue is a picture perfect destination and shopping location for the entire Gulf Coast including Santa Rosa Beach, Panama City Beach, Rosemary Beach, Miramar Beach, Sandestin, Destin, Inlet Beach, Alys Beach, Tops’l, Carillon Beach, WaterColor, Seacrest, Grayton Beach, Seagrove, Dune Allen, Watersound, Blue Mountain Beach, Gulf Place, Point Washington, Bluewater Bay, Niceville and more.