Tangata Wine Dinners at Bowers Museum

In Dining, Travel Deals & Events by LA Travel Magazine

An exclusive opportunity, Bower’s Museum Tangata hosts three prix-fixe fall wine dinners on October 18th, November 15th and December 12th, with each menu themed after special exhibits and art displays taking place at the Santa Ana art destination during Bowers After Hours, a unique offering reserved for diners to visit the special exhibitions, art displays and shopping in the gallery store after the regular museum hours, from 5:00-9:00p.m.

The October 18th menu– inspired by the culinary-rich region of Oaxaca, Mexico

Art Display:  Mata Ortiz- Mexico’s pre-Hispanic pottery, celebrated for its intricate and precise design.

The November 15th menu- inspired by Campania, Italy with the freshest from land and sea

Exhibit: God & Gifts– the largest Vatican collection to be on loan, this exhibit explores diverse religious beliefs through art and artifacts that span the ages and the globe.

The December 12th menu- inspired by French winter classics with a twist

Exhibit: A Quest for Beauty- The Art of Van Cleef and Arpels, a high jewelry maison with a history that spans over 100 years at the illustrious Place Vendome.


First Course

Queso Fundido con Hongos

Melted Oaxacan cheese with grilled mushrooms

served with warm flour tortillas

Patina label Chardonnay, Spain 

Second Course

Pork Barbacoa con Chile Verde

Slow-braised pork compressed with a chile verde glaze

sprinkled with dry mole de pipian and micro cilantro

 Mac Murray Ranch, Pinot Noir, Sonoma 

Third Course

Flan de Champurrado con Churros

Milk chocolate cinnamon-spiced flan with warm crispy churros

Risata, Moscato Di Asti, Italy


First Course

Grilled Mediterranean Octopus

Grilled octopus marinated in extra virgin olive oil, wild arugula, green olive tapenade

and Meyer lemon vinaigrette

                                                                                                       Pinot Grigio, Da Vinci, Alto Adige, Italy

Second Course

Polpette di Napoli

Neapolitan meatballs, San Marzano tomatoes, braised purple kale, aged-Parmesan

 Antinori, Chianti Superiore, Santa Christina, Tuscany

Third Course

Poached Pear Tart

Poached pear tart with sweet ricotta and fleur de sel caramel

     Risato, Moscato Di Asti, Italy


First Course

Belgian Endive Salad

Bleu cheese, honey comb, candied walnuts, Bartlett pear fresh chives

and Champagne vinaigrette

Cantina Cortaccia, Pinot Bianco, Italy

Second Course

Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels

Hefe Weiss beer, fine herbs, grilled crouton, smoked olive oil

     Canyon Road Chardonnay, California

Third Course

Lemon Tart

Orange vanilla truffle chantilly, wild flower honey, citrus zest

         Risato, Moscato Di Asti, Italy 

Museum Non-Members: $35 for three course dinner, $50 with wine pairings

Museum Members:  $33 for three course dinner, $48 with wine pairings



Recommended; please call 714.550.0906

All dinners occur from 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m.

Bowers After Hours from 5:00p.m.-9:00p.m.