2023 Haven’s Winemaker Dinner

Haven's Winemaker Dinner


  • April 21, 2023
  • April 21, 2023
  • 06:00 PM
  • 09:00 PM


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


  • $425 per person

Haven's Winemaker Dinner with Cakebread Cellars

$425 per person (seats will be sold in groups of two)
Attire: Dressy Casual
*Complimentary valet parking at Haven

Join us at Haven for a five-course dinner celebrating the wines from one of America’s most passionate, family-owned wineries, Cakebread Cellars. Our special guest speaker, Aaron Fishleder, Vice President of Operations at the winery, will guide us through beautifully paired courses by Executive Chef, Chad Johnson and Haven’s Chef de Cuisine, Martin DeJesus.. Embark on a journey that began in 1973 and reflect on the experience of quality wine paired with good food and good company.

*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.

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.


Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Caviar Taco – white sturgeon roe, potato, crème fraîche
Duck Heart Tartare – cherry blossom, yuzu mustard, milk bread

First Course
Cakebread Reserve Chardonnay 2020
Bay Scallop Ceviche – Iberian ham, white asparagus, clementine, saffron almond cream

Second Course
Cakebread Two Creeks Pinot Noir 2019
Oolong Tea Lacquered Sea Trout - fava bean, egg, morel congee

Third Course
Cakebread Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Aged Rohan Duck - chopped liver, rosemary, grapes, violet mustard

Fourth Course
Cakebread Suscol Springs Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Lamb Neck Cannelloni – tomato, fennel, hearty herbs, roccolino nero

Fifth Course
Cakebread Benchland Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Dry Aged Prime Rib – comte gratin, horseradish, roasted onion jus

Petits Fours from Harry Waugh Dessert Room
Chocolate & Berries

Aaron Fishleder, VP of Operations

Aaron Fishleder joined Cakebread Cellars in 2020 as Vice President of Operations.

Aaron studied Plant Science, Horticulture, and Viticulture at UC Davis.  Upon graduation, he embarked on a career as a viticulturalist and spent more than 20 years at Far Niente Vineyards, rising to President of their farming operations.  To his role at Cakebread, he brings deep experience in building and managing grape growing and wine production teams, which helps enhance the integration among viticulture, winemaking, and facilities management.

Aaron and his family live in Napa, where he enjoys landscaping, tennis, running, and working with his wife, Heather, on design projects around their house.

Aaron Fishleder