Tangata Wine Dinners at Bowers Museum


Wouldn’t it be awesome to combine art and dinner? Well now you can at Tangata at Bowers Museum.  Tangata is hosting 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 special 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 is  inspired by the culinary-rich region of Oaxaca, Mexico

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

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

Exhibit: God & Giftsthe 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 is 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.

 The dinner Menus are as follows:



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


COST:   Museum Non-Members: $35 for three course dinner, $50 with wine pairings Museum Members:  $33 for three course dinner, $48 with wine pairings

 Reservations are 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.
  • Tangata is located At Bowers Museum: 2002 N. Main St. Santa Ana, CA 92706 714.550.0906

Visit them online at  http://www.patinagroup.com/Tangata


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