History served with fine food and starlight at third annual “Mine, Wine & Dine” event

Friday, August 2nd may seem a long way off, but tickets are limited – and tend to sell out early. 

            Now in its third year, “Mine, Wine & Dine” has become one of Nevada County’s most anticipated events.  Guests will enjoy dining under the evening sky, as they sit in the very places where history was made.   Living History docents in period attire will bring Empire’s glory days to life, and guests are invited to a rare evening opening of Empire Cottage.

Celebrating Empire’s history and its future with a glass of fine wine or craft beer is part of “Mine, Wine & Dine’s” unique appeal. Photo by Richard Bannister

            There will be an outstanding selection of fine wines from Avanguardia, Clavey, Cork49, Fawnridge, Lone Buffalo, Lucchesi, Montoliva, Nevada City, Pilot Peak, Sierra Star, and Szabo – as well as craft beer from Jernigan’s Tap House & Grill. 

Sumptuous family-style dining will be presented by Antonio Ayestarán Custom Catering.   Burgundy wine braised short ribs with reduction sauce and garnished with gremolata will be served, as well as chicken Marbella with capers, olives, figs, grapes and herbs.  Rosemary-and-garlic roasted baby red potatoes and grilled assorted vegetables will accompany the main-course choices.  A tempting assortment of desserts will follow.  Special dietary requests may be made by contacting Shanin Ybarrondo at Immersion Marketing (details below).

Versatile vocalist Jane Sinclair will open the evening, and award-winning band Dream and the Dreamer will perform after-dinner dance music. 

After you have wined and dined, dance the night away. Submitted photo.

This year’s event takes place on Friday, August 2nd from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Empire Mine State Historic Park, 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley.  Tickets are $95 each.

Hosted by Empire Mine Park Association (EMPA, for short), proceeds from “Mine, Wine & Dine” will help maintain and improve Empire Mine State Historic Park.   “It truly is a unique summer-evening experience to help support our beloved Park,” said event chair Steve Sanchez.

The Park welcomes approximately 100,000 visitors each year from across America and from all over the world.  Tickets to “Mine, Wine & Dine” are available HERE, as well as in the Park’s Gift Shop (530-273-8522), and through Immersion Marketing (530-913-2334, shanin@immersionmktg.com).  Further details are available HERE.

Content provided by Courtney Ferguson, Empire Mine