Chef David Lentz and Kris Longley Present a Menu to Showcase the Central Coast and Fischer’s Applauded Vintages

David Lentz’s seaside restaurant, The Hungry Cat in Santa Monica Canyon, welcomes Jeff Fischer, acclaimed winemaker of Habit Wine Company for an exclusive dinner celebrating the food and wine of the California Central Coast on July 14, 2015. Guests will experience a five course dinner paired with Habit wine selections. Winemaker Fischer will be present to meet guests and talk about the vintages throughout the evening.

An Evening with Jeff Fischer and Habit Wine

course 1
oyster on a half shell, melon, granita, shiso
sauvignon blanc, mcginley vineyard, happy canyon of santa barbara '14

course 2
diver scallop crudo, apricot, fresh wasabi, nori vinaigrette, lime salt
gruner veltliner, rancho arroyo predidto, santa ynez valley '14

course 3
tempura soft shell crab, pickled corn succotash, charred nectarines, paprika aioli
chenin blanc, jurassic park vineyard, santa ynez va lley '14

course 4
moroccan spiced lamb sirloin, eggplant puree, sweet peppers, green olives, harissa yogurt
pinot noir, encantanda vineyard, santa rita hills '13

course 5
grilled blueberry bread, st. agur blue cheese, hazelnuts, saba
bordeaux blend, curtis and grassini vineyard '12

The Hungry Cat à la carte menu and raw bar
will be available the night of the winemaker dinner

One night only, July 14, 2015
$100 per guest for dinner
Reservations available in 2 seatings: 6:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m.
Call (310) 459-3337 or email

The Hungry Cat Santa Monica
100 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 459-3337

Chef /Owner David Lentz creates a new American Seafood sensibility inspired by his Maryland roots, incorporating sustainable, seasonal fish, shellfish and produce into his weekly changing menus. Consistently named among the LA Weekly’s 99 Essential Restaurants, critic Besha Rodell states, ”The Hungry Cat has…not has only stood the test of time, in fact, is far better than much of what now qualifies as the new hotness. Lentz delivers menu of beautiful seafood dishes that aren’t built on nostalgia but rather a foundation of creativity and old-school technique.” This Santa Monica outpost brings it all together with its seaside setting, complete with signature raw bar, perfectly mixed craft cocktails and camaraderie at the bar and tables.

Read what the press has to say about Jeff Fischer and Habit Wine
Company at


Jannis Swerman
Jannis Swerman & Company
818.789.7747, 323.646.7981