2024 Haven Winemaker Dinner featuring Darioush

Haven Winemaker Dinner featuring Darioush


  • April 19, 2024
  • April 19, 2024
  • 06:00 PM
  • 09:00 PM


  • Haven, W. Morrison Ave, Tampa, FL, 33606
  • United States


  • $450 per person

Haven Winemaker Dinner featuring Darioush

$450 per person (seats will be sold in groups of two)
Attire: Dressy Casual
*Complimentary valet parking at Haven

Join us at our special event venue, Haven for a five-course dinner celebrating the wines of  Darioush with our very special guest, Darioush Khaledi, Proprietor. He will guide us through beautifully paired courses by Executive Chef, Chad Johnson and Haven’s Chef de Cuisine, Gerry Sizemore.

*Please note that due to the format of this dinner; allergies and dietary substitutions cannot be accommodated. Menu items are subject to availability and may change without notice.

All guests must be 21+ and tickets are non-transferrable.

The Laxer Family Foundation is a charitable foundation that provides the opportunity to raise money through events that foster a more inclusive and cooperative youth culture while cultivating the advancement of the next generation of culinary leaders through scholarships. Since 1997, Bern’s Winefest has been the main fundraising event for the Bern Laxer Memorial Scholarship. Through the James Beard Foundation selection process, funds are awarded to individuals from the state of Florida in one of three disciplines: Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, or Viticulture. A portion of the proceeds raised through this event will go  directly to the Bern Laxer Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information about our organization, please visit our website; laxerfamilyfoundation.org.


Darioush Viognier 2022
Osetra Caviar - gently smoked butter, lavosh
Kuku Sabzi - egg, herbs, lobster

First Course
Darioush Chardonnay 2021
King Crab Zafferan - kataifi, spring peas, burnt ramp yogurt

Second Course
Darioush Signature Shiraz 2019
Fesenjan - pressed quail, black rice, pomegranate, peanut, cardamom

Third Course
Darioush Signature Cabernet Franc 2019
Ghormeh Sabzi - smoked duck, crowder peas, fenugreek, collards

Fourth Course
Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Oxtail Kotlet - advieh chestnut mushrooms, foie gras, barberry bordelaise

Fifth Course
Darioush Darius II Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Khoresh Bademjan - lamb variations, eggplant, tomato, mint

Petit Fours from the Harry Waugh Dessert Room

~menu subject to change~


Darioush Khaledi’s life story has inspired the creation of Darioush and continues to shape it today. Darioush is a man dedicated to wine and the ideals of the American dream – a deeply rooted belief in individualism and opportunity. Born and raised in Iran, trained as a civil engineer, and a lifelong entrepreneur, his fascination with wine was instilled at an early age by his father’s winemaking efforts and the cultural history of winemaking in Shiraz.

Darioush emigrated to the US seeking opportunity, reinventing his career by building what became at one point the largest family-owned grocery business in California through determination, experimentation and a commitment to pursue opportunities others overlook. Together with his wife Shahpar, he founded Darioush in 1998, and set out to produce wines that celebrate individualism and craftsmanship. The winery is Darioush’s realization of his American dream.