Din­ing Under the Stars

Dining Under the Stars

Be part of an unfor­get­table evening din­ing al fresco under the stars in the Chateau Elan Vine­yards on select Sat­ur­day nights. Allow your taste buds to tran­scend in time with a cel­e­bra­tion of regional and inter­na­tional fla­vors pre­sented by our Chefs and Wine­maker Simone Bergese. The evening kicks off with cock­tails fol­lowed by a multi-​course din­ner paired with select wines.

Din­ing Under the Stars :: $469 — $589 + tax

Pack­age includes deluxe overnight accom­mo­da­tions in the Inn, a multi-​course din­ner for two pre­pared by our Culi­nary Team on the Sun­set Lawn located in the Vine­yards paired with wines rec­om­mended by our Wine­maker, and a bot­tle of Chateau Elan Wine with spe­cial pri­vate label. (Gra­tu­ity Included).

Use the Book Online links below or call 6784250900 x 41 to Book by Phone.

Sat­ur­day, July 25th at 7 p.m.
Theme: Havana Nights
A fruity El Tem­pranillo will play well with the beefy dish ropa vieja. If it’s a hot night and a warm red doesn’t sound so appeal­ing, try a chilled Geor­gia rosé with a fresh crab mango salad. Enjoy the deep fla­vors of the Havana paired with world-​renowned wines of Wine­maker Simone Bergese and guest Chef Sean O’Keefe – it’ll be a night to remember!

Sean O’Keefe:

As reg­u­larly seen on CBS Bet­ter Morn­ing and WXIA-TV’s “Atlanta and Com­pany,” Sean O’Keefe is Atlanta’s enter­tain­ing and event guru. With Hol­ly­wood as his train­ing ground, Sean is now Atlanta’s own lifestyle expert and guide to the good life. “The small­est idea can blos­som into an incred­i­ble event with the right pas­sion, knowl­edge and cre­ativ­ity,” says Sean. Sean excels at cre­at­ing the incredible.

Sean’s host of skills in culi­nary con­sul­ta­tion, pri­vate chef, event plan­ner, florist, mixol­o­gist, and event designer are lim­it­less and pol­ished, with more than 20 years of enter­tain­ing expe­ri­ence and being of ser­vice to some of America’s most amaz­ing house­holds. His mind-​boggling atten­tion to detail, as well as his rep­u­ta­tion for deliv­er­ing excep­tional events with world-​class ser­vice, has posi­tioned him at the top of the who’s who list of event plan­ners in the city and through­out the Southeast.

Born in St. John’s, New­found­land, Sean spent his early years with his grand­fa­ther learn­ing how to fish, farm and pre­pare regional cui­sine in a breath­tak­ing rural coastal set­ting. Sean turned his life-​long hobby and pas­sion for food into a pro­fes­sional career after mov­ing to Toronto and open­ing his first pri­vate chef com­pany, The House Husband.

It was not long before Hol­ly­wood came knock­ing and a move to Bev­erly Hills was in his future. Eager to learn, Sean embarked on the adven­ture of liv­ing in a city like Los Ange­les. The finest Amer­i­can and Euro­pean restau­rants and hotels were his play­ground as he stud­ied and honed his craft. In his free time, Sean began teach­ing culi­nary classes to both pro­fes­sional and non-​professional stu­dents. With his skills, knowl­edge and abil­ity to cre­ate an event for every moment, he has been able to work for old Hol­ly­wood, new Hol­ly­wood, roy­alty, politi­cians and the jet set.

After to mov­ing to Atlanta, Sean decided to use his broad range of lifestyle expe­ri­ences to turn what he did for the few into some­thing he could do for the many, and proudly began work­ing on his next amaz­ing adven­ture. He cre­ated Sean O’Keefe Events in the spring of 2009, spe­cial­iz­ing in seiz­ing magic in every moment and cul­ti­vat­ing his clients’ ideas into the most gra­cious and high-​style events that metro Atlanta has ever seen.”

Chef Lynne Saw­icki of Sawicki’s Cus­tom Meals & Cater­ing:

Since 2007, Sawicki’s Meat, Seafood and More has been oper­at­ing in down­town Decatur offer­ing only the finest arti­sanal and local products.

Chef Lynne Sawicki’s culi­nary back­ground spans 27 years in the Atlanta mar­ket sup­port­ing Atlanta’s finest restau­rants and putting her own cre­ative culi­nary spin on Georgia’s grow­ing farm-​to-​table movement.

She brings her exten­sive exper­tise to her retail shoppe, (the Kitchen) offer­ing a wide vari­ety of salumi, fresh meat and seafood, organic pro­duce as well as local cheeses; to her Cater­ing divi­sion, and soon to Lynne’s newest endeavor, Har­vest 4 Health – offer­ing sim­ple pre­pared meals to assist you in main­tain­ing a healthy lifestyle or as a vital part of your well­ness program.

If you’re look­ing for some­thing unique and deli­ciously FRESH for your next event, Lynne has a vari­ety of menus sure to please every palate and price range. Lynne’s menus con­sist of only the fresh­est, locally-​grown organic items. Each menu item has been care­fully selected for max­i­mum impact, taste and freshness.

Menu Fea­tures:

Chicken Empanadas

Lob­ster Fritter

Crab and Mango Salad

Scal­lop and Prawn Ceviche with Tomato Gaz­pa­cho Granita

Geor­gia Peach Mojo Stuffed Pork Loin with Black Beans and Cuban Rice

Tres Leches Cake

Sat­ur­day, August 29th at 7 p.m.
Theme: Geor­gia Tomato Fest
Tomato his­tory orig­i­nates back to the early Aztecs around 700 A.D. and it is there­fore believed that the tomato is native to the Amer­i­cas. Geor­gia toma­toes are con­sid­ered one of the best in the nation and in honor of this we are cre­at­ing a local wine and food par­ing like no other.

Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 26th at 6 p.m.
Theme: South­east Fam­ily Farms
South­east Fam­ily Farms is the most inno­v­a­tive “farm to table” project our indus­try has seen. The con­cept is sus­tain­able – designed to sat­isfy the needs of our region’s ‘work­ing’ farmer and the needs of our chefs that are look­ing for locally-​sourced prod­ucts with excep­tional taste. These con­nec­tions are estab­lished through face-​to-​face, “hand­shake” deals. Our word is our bond in sat­is­fy­ing the liveli­hood of our region’s best farm­ers… and bring­ing supe­rior local prod­uct to our customers!

Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 24th at 6 p.m.
Theme: Famiglia Ital­iana
By all means this is con­vivi­al­ity and joy… and slow­ness of course! You’ll enjoy a meal with friends and the Bergese fam­ily, where their main ingre­di­ent is great wine and good com­pany. Join us on a jour­ney of the Bergese fam­ily food tra­di­tions and wine­mak­ing with sim­ple ingre­di­ents served “fam­ily style” as the stars of the meal.

Call 678425-​0900 x 41 to book by phone or to add addi­tional golf, spa or other amenities.

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