A charming idea, this First Thursday Brown Bag Wine Dinner concept. Especially the appealing price tag.

You can enjoy the authentic French cuisine of chef Lionel le Morvan, some pours of new Alfaro wines, plus the pleasure of a conversation with winemaker Richard Alfaro himself — all for $35 (per person; tax & tip extra).

It happens Thursday, June 2 – and you can bring your own bottle of Santa Cruz Mountains AVA pinot noir to enjoy, or purchase from the Ma Maison menu (no corkage fee that evening).

Pre-dinner tasting of
2010 Alfaro Rose’ of Pinot Noir
2009 Alfaro “Lester Family Vineyards” Pinot Noir

First Course: Burgundy Paté Persillé served with spring mix salad

Braised Lamb Shank

New Zealand lamb with garlic & rosemary sauce
Provencale tomato and haricots coco
Wild King Salmon
Sun dried tomato Bernaise
Pomme “Pont Neuf” and organic seasonal vegetable

Dessert: Candy Cap Mushroom Creme Brulee with mini macaron

$35 per person excluding tax and tip

Tasting begins at 6:30 pm
Dinner is served at 7:00 pm

Ma Maison Restaurant