Nick’s Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar & Cottages, a destination spot overlooking Tomales Bay, is offering new monthly and weekly specials sure to appeal to wine lovers in the Bay Area.

Starting on Thursday, June 7, the restaurant will be partnering with local vintners, offering a tasting menu with wine pairings included. The events will be held the first Thursday of the month through the rest of 2012.

The first two dinners are already set with Keller Estate pairing with executive chef Austin Perkins in June and Thumbprint Cellars on hand in July.

Below are the menus for each month, wines included:

June 7th Vintners’ Dinner

Featuring Keller Estate and Winemaker Ana Keller

First Course

Raw Preston Point Oysters | peach glacage

La Cruz Vineyard Rose, 2010

Second Course

Lemon Cured Salmon | dill caper aioli


Wood Fired Salmon | mushroom ragout, meyer lemon-basil gremolata

La Cruz Vineyard Chardonnay, 2009


La Cruz Vineyard Chardonnay, 2008

Third Course

Berkshire Pork Loin | bing cherry jus, collard greens

Keller Estate El Coro Pinot Noir, 2008


Bellwether Fromage Blanc Tart | seascape strawberries, pinot gris jelly

La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Gris, 2009

July 5th Vintners’ Dinner

Featuring Thumbprint Cellars and Winemaker Scott Lindstrom-Dake

First Course

Raw Marin Miyagi Oysters | white peach mignonette

Viognier, Dry Creek Valley, J&B Schmidt Vineyard, 2010

Second Course

Ahi Tuna and Mushroom Involtini | merlot reduction, red wine arancini

Three Some, Dry Creek Valley, 2008

Third Course

Veal Stuffed Cavendish Farms Quail | sage oil, dried cherry jus

Merlot, Dry Creek Valley, Candy Shop Vineyard, 2009

Fourth Course

Wild Boar Sugo | rosemary polenta, heirloom tomato salsa

Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley, Candy Shop Vineyard, 2009

Each dinner is $89 per person, exclusive of tax or gratuity. There is one seating each night at 7:00 p.m.

The “Wine Wednesdays” promotion offers diners 50 percent off of every bottle on the wine list, including reserve vintages, every Wednesday for the rest of the year.

Nick’s Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar & Cottages is located at 23240 Highway One in Marshall on the West Marin County coastline.



Photo Credit: Nick’s Cove