Wine Dinner Series pairs New Zealand’s finest at Parker’s Lighthouse

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The Long Beach legendary landmark, Parkers’ Lighthouse, is proud to announce the return of its Wine Dinner Series starting with New Zealand’s finest seafood and wine on Thursday, February 25 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

New Zealand’s Pacific Rim cuisine is a blend of influences from Europe, Asia and Polynesia. Dishes often feature lamb, fresh-caught seafood, and kiwifruit and tamarillo; and pavlova, the national dessert. There are 10 major wine-producing areas in New Zealand, two of which—Marlborough and Hawkes Bay—are considered premium wine-growing regions.

Drawing from the fresh flavors of New Zealand, Executive Chef Jason Stein’s crafted menu will feature:

  • Blue Abalone Celeriac Salad with oba ponzu vinaigrette and sea lettuce; Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc (2008, Marlborough)
  • Pan Seared Grouper with braised fennel, pickled beet salad and yellow potato cake; Oyster Bay, Chardonnay (2008, Marlborough)
  • Rack of lamb with mint Chermoula and roasted baby root vegetables, Za atar spiced grass-fed beef filet with Kumara puree; Oyster Bay, Merlot (2008, Hawkes Bay)
  • Golden Kiwi Pavlova with raspberries and passion fruit puree; Redcliffe, Riesling (2007, Marlborough)

Dinner is $75 per person not including tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. Reservations required 562‑432‑6500. Diners that can’t attend the Wine Dinner, can still sample the specialties. Parker’s Lighthouse will continue to offer selected New Zealand items on the menu through March 28.

Parker’s Lighthouse is a participating restaurant in the Long Beach Seafood for the Future program which promotes serving sustainable seafood.

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is a proud co-sponsor of the Wine Dinner Series and month-long Taste of New Zealand promotion at Parker’s Lighthouse Restaurant in Long Beach. For more information about New Zealand products, visit

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