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In the latest installment of the special wine dinner series, The Tasting Kitchen welcomes La Mesma and Olek Bondonio for a very special 5 course menu on Wednesday November 9th.

Paola Rosina, winemaker and owner of La Mesma, will join us to pour some wines and give a richer understanding of the traditions, processes, and flavors of the organic, all-woman owned and operated La Mesma portfolio.

This experience will be hosted as a single seating for an intimate service on the mezzanine. 6:30 arrival, 7:00 dinner is served.


Kanpachi crudo. Pear. Preserved lemon. Fennel.

Arugula. Pomegranate. Pistachio. Lemon.

King Prawns. Sprouting Cauliflower. Tahini. Walnut.

Bucatini All'Amatriciana.

Heritage pork chop. Quince. Sugo d'arrosto. Pear.

Umbrian lentils. Rapini. Breadcrumbs.

Poached pear. Almond gelato. Yogurt sabayon. Cocoa nib.

*Ticket price does not include gratuity which will be collected at the restaurant. Wine pairing is included in ticket price.


La Mesma is a family business meticulously run by the three Rosina sisters: Paola, Francesca and Anna. La Mesma is an organic certified winery. We believe that a great wine comes from great fruit. And that great fruit can be obtained with gentle, hands-on farming practices. We never use weed-killers or chemical fertilizers. We want our vines to live a long, healthy life, therefore we use the soft pruning technique, and controlled grass treatments. The Gavi area is rich in biodiversity, with woods surrounding our vineyards and lots of insects and wild animals free to roam: healthy vines in a healthy environment. La Mesma employs clean power provided by solar panels.


Saying Barbaresco is in Olek Bondonio’s blood wouldn’t be too far from the truth. His ancestors have been in the Barbaresco area for centuries and were instrumental in the creation of the Barbaresco region itself. In 1894, Olek’s great-great-great grandfather, Guglielmo Como, was one of the founding members of the Barbaresco Cantina Sociale, better known today as Produttori del Barbaresco. La Berchialla, which has been in his family’s hands for over 200 years. He spent time in Bordeaux, Australia, and New Zealand, before returning to take over La Berchialla and his family’s 3 hectares of old vines in Barbaresco.


WHAT: La Mesma + Olek Bondonio Wine Dinner: 5 course prix fixe dinner experience with wine pairing, $170 per person (gratuity not included, wine pairing is included)

WHEN: Wednesday November 9th, 6:30pm arrival, 7:00pm dinner is served

WHEREThe Tasting Kitchen, 1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291