Signature Wine Series Featuring Nickel & NickelJuly 15, 2021 | 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Set on A.R. Valentien's relaxing al fresco terrace, experience an exquisite multi-course meal paired with acclaimed Napa wines from Nickel & Nickel and Far Niente. Executive Chef Jeff Jackson and Chef de Cuisine Kelli Crosson join forces with Bruce Mooers, President of Nickel & Nickel, for this curated summer wine dinner. Reserve your private table today to enjoy the seasonal bounty and some of the state’s most notable wines.

Multi-Course Menu | $185 (+ tax +gratuity)

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About Far Niente

Far Niente was founded in Oakville, California in 1885 by John Benson, a forty-niner of the California gold rush and uncle of the famous American impressionist painter, Winslow Homer. Benson hired architect Hamden McIntyre, and together they worked to create an exquisite oasis in western Oakville. Far Niente prospered until the onset of Prohibition in 1919. The gates closed, but the magic never truly disappeared from the property. Sixty years later, Gil Nickel bought and restored the winery and neighboring vineyard. This three-year-long labor of love put the label back on the map — and on the National Register of Historic Places. He preserved the Far Niente name — an Italian phrase which romantically translated means ‘without a care.’ Nickel hoped to recapture a bygone era when life was indeed without a care. To this day, Far Niente is consistently recognized as a benchmark producer of Napa Valley Chardonnay and Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

A.R. Valentien Steakhouse Menu
(below menu is subject to change)


Corn Chowder

Deviled Egg with Caviar

Potato Chip with Clam Dip

First Course

Lobster Louie
Butter Lettuce, Avocado, Louie Dressing

Second Course

Olive and Dijon Crusted Swordfish
Chanterelle Mushrooms

Main Course

Grilled New York Strip Steak
Creamed Spinach, Twice Baked Potatoes, Crispy Onion Rings, Béarnaise


Oakdale Aged Gouda
Summer Fruit Jam


Toasted Sunflower Seed Financier
Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream, Strawberries

Seating: Due to county health restrictions, reservations and availability is based on individual table sizes. There is a certain capacity for tables of 2 and of 4 and limited availability for tables up to 8 guests. We encourage that if you are meeting others at the dinner, and are comfortable dining at the same table, that you book all as one party (if available).

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