Patiné Cellars Winemaker Dinner December 6, 2017

Dinner with the Winemaker:   An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  Featuring: Jim Fox, Co-Founder Wednesday   December 6, 2017   7:00 pm Friends’ enjoying the moments and experiences of tasting fine wine is how our story began. Individual experiences combining a collective goal to produce world class wines that are defined by power and grace. PATINÉ (pa-tee-nay) means to have skated in French; an act that requires both power and grace. Jim’s career as a professional hockey player was defined by the game that requires strength, endurance, ...

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  • November 1, 2017

Gamble Family Vineyards Winemaker Dinner October 25, 2017

Dinner with the Winemaker:   An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  featuring: Tom Gamble, Owner/Farmer Wednesday   October 25, 2017   7:00 pm My (ad)venture in wine seems to me to be a natural progression of history. As a third generation Napa farmer, I have been influenced all my life by my forebears' lives in agriculture. They have left, as part of their legacy, their deep and abiding affinity for the land from which came not only their livelihood, but also a life full of purpose. I am hopeful I can transfer that way of life to yet another ...

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Koehler Winemaker Dinner September 27, 2017

  Dinner with the Winemaker  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  featuring: Colin Murphy, Winemaker and his Rhone Varietals from the Central Coast  Wednesday   September 27, 2017  7:00 pm KOEHLER WINERY Koehler Winery sits on a spectacularly beautiful 100 acre estate, surrounded by rolling hills and a small riparian stream that gently nestles its way throughout the property. The estate’s storied history includes ownership by one of the most successful television producers in history, renowned for such iconic shows as The Love Boat, ...

Shafer Vineyards

Introduction and History as well as Tasting Notes & Ratings by Robert Parker during his historic Vertical Tasting of Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select -on December 30, 2014 This amazing tasting was historic due to the fact that one was able to track 35 vintages of a wine from the same vineyard that, while the winemaking and upbringing changed dramatically in 1989, the identical people and vineyard were still in play. As John and Doug Shafer, along with their longtime assistant, Elias Fernandez, said, the major changes were that they were basically going ...

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  • April 29, 2017

A Day Without Immigrants – Monday May 1st, 2017

On May 1st we are recognizing and supporting “A Day Without Immigrants” Many of our employees are hard working, tax paying, valuable members of our team.  They are legal immigrants who pay a vital role in our business and our ability to deliver you a dining experience of the highest quality. We have given them the day off to protest the unfair treatment of all immigrants and refugee’s by the current Federal Government Administration. Please bear with us as we have a skeleton crew and the kitchen will have condensed hours. Our Restaurant Hours on Monday May ...

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  • April 27, 2017

Tenuta Rapitala Winemaker Dinner May 10, 2017

Dinner with the Winemaker  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  featuring: Laurent Bernard de la Gatinais, Owner/Winemaker  Wednesday   May 10, 2017   7:00 pm THIRTY YEARS OF LOVE FOR THIS LAND The vineyards are Rapitalà’s most precious patrimony, realised due to the passionate labour and great love which, for more than 30 years, has bound man to his vineyard. The excellent exposure and the composition of the soil enable the vines to be grown in the ideal way. After the vintage the most modern vinifi cation techniques endow the ...

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  • April 26, 2017

The Venice Canals Magazine April 2017

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  • April 15, 2017

Alma Rosa Winemaker Dinner April 26, 2017

Rustic Kitche Presents Our Monthly Series Dinner with the Winemaker -  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery featuring:  Richard Sanford, Owner/Winemaker   Wednesday   April 26, 2017   7:00 pm Nature & Agriculture in Sustainable Harmony Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards was founded in 2005 by Sta. Rita Hills pioneer winegrowers Thekla and Richard Sanford.  The Spanish name was chosen as a tribute to the place and the people behind the wines, alma meaning soul and rosa referring to the original California Rancho Santa Rosa land grant, ...

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  • April 6, 2017

Mauritson Winemaker Dinner, March 29, 2017

A Passion for Winemaking Winemaking may have been the logical evolution in our family’s long history of farming in the Dry Creek Valley, however, it took an absence from the valley and attention to those inner voices that led Clay Mauritson back to these same vineyards that he spent planting, tending and picking as a teen. What he came to realize was that he already had a lifetime of understanding about the subtleties and strengths of each micro-climate within the Dry Creek, Rockpile and Alexander Valleys. The only thing left was to DREAM BIG! The Lineup! 1st ...

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  • March 3, 2017

The 14 Most Delicious Mac and Cheese Dishes in L.A. Right Now – LA Magazine – February 7, 2017

The 14 Most Delicious Mac and Cheese Dishes in L.A. Right Now  Though the best version of M&C is almost always made inside a house, these are all hauntingly delicious in their own right. February 7, 2017    Audie Metcalf Ruyle Mac & Cheese gets a bad rap. Too many basic ingredients (cough, Panko), and it doesn’t stand out among the 89,765 other versions in L.A. And yet, too many truffley lobstery things in it, and True Foodies clutch their pearls in horror.  Get juuuuust enough trend mixed with the creamy butteriness required for maximum pleasure, and ...