Chinese Food & Wine Dinner at Duck House presents
Chinese Food & Wine Dinner at Duck House
Thursday, October 13th @ 6:45 pm PST

Join Wine Expert Ian Blackburn and the LearnAboutWine Team for a delicious Chinese extravaganza optimally paired with provocative varietal “flights.” This seven course dinner will take place at the legendary Duck House, a treasured spot for elevated Chinese food in Monterey Park; approx. 10 mins outside of Downtown Los Angeles. The evening’s program will be enjoyed by guests in a clean, fresh, and private dining room. Maximum audience 22 guests, please purchase tickets here. All food allergies and restrictions will be met with advanced notice. We ask for all guests to arrive on time to enjoy the entire presentation and pairing experience. 

✦ Wine List & Dinner Menu ✦ 
Served with Angel Hair Shrimp - A Duck House Specialty
  • Delamotte Blanc de Blancs, Vintage Brut, Champagne, France, 2014
  • Delamotte Blanc de Blancs, Brut, Mesnil-sur-Oger-Champagne, France, NV
  • Delamotte, Brut, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Champagne, France, NV
Scallop, Shrimp in Sweet Corn
  • Hillick & Hobbs, Estate Vineyard Riesling, Seneca Lake, New York, 2019
  • Weingut Daniel Vollenweider, Wolfer Goldgrube, Kabinett, Riesling, Mosel, Germany, 2020
  • J.B. Becker, Wallufer Berg Bildstock, Kabinett, Riesling, Rheingau, Germany, 2019
Peking Duck with All Fixings
  • Louis Jadot, Château des Jacques, Moulin-a-Vent, Beaujolais, France, 2017
  • Régnard, Fleurie, Beaujolais, France, 2016
  • Château de Pierreux, Brouilly, Beaujolais, France, 2014
Cumin Lamb and Sautéed Green Beans
  • Domaine de Cristia, Cuvée Tradition, Châteauneuf Du Pape, Rhône, France, 2018
  • Emilio Moro, La Felisa, Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2016 (Organic)
  • 3rd wine will be added when event sells out
Salt + Pepper Pork
Peppers Served with Eggplant & Garlic Sauce
  • Jean-Louis Chave, Mon Coeur, Côtes du Rhône, France, 2020
  • Jean-Luc Jamet, Terrasses, Côte-Rôtie, Rhône, France, 2016
  • 3rd wine will be added when event sells out
Filet Mignon with Cambodian Sausage Fried Rice
  • Clau de Nell "Cuvée Violette" Anjou, Loire, France, 2018
  • Las Jaras, Sweet Berry Wine, Mendocino County, California, 2019
  • L'Aventure, Optimus, Paso Robles, California, 2019
Rice Ball + Black Sesame Soup

Wines to be announced

About Ian Blackburn

Ian discovered the wine industry at the ripe age of 21 while working for famous chefs such as Thomas Keller and then at 24 for Joachim Splichal in Los Angeles’ top dining rooms. The discovery of wine and his endless need for knowledge quickly engulfed Ian’s life, and his passion redirected his career from restaurants and hotels to vineyards and education. In 1995 was born, becoming the first website dedicated to wine education.

With over 25-years of experience traveling the wine world, Ian is a published author (Wiley Publications, 2002), has 10 vintages of top level winemaking on his resume at Beekeeper Cellars, and is considered one of the region's best wine educators. Ian’s push to evolve and his ability to pivot has produced a strata of new concepts such as, (virtual education), (the family’s online wine store), and now the return of in-person gatherings with - using all the great gathering spots in LA as potential venues.