Sonoma Vintage Festival
Infineon Raceway: Wine Country Classic Historic Car Races
Schramsberg Vineyards: Spring Club Party
Napa Valley, CA
California Wine Masters
20th Annual Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters at Warner Bros., “Midwest Street - the Quintessential Any Town USA”
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
One of the oldest car shows on the West Coast, and partnered with the 49′er Foundation to benefit them as well as local schools.
California Culinary Academy Gala Fundraiser
Please join us for our 13th annual Gala Dinner and Auction!
Mumm Napa Valley Photo Finish - The Grand Finale in Rutherford
The Mustard Festival Event Culminates at Mumm Napa Valley Photo Finish. Don’t miss it!
The 12th Annual Rhone Rangers San Francisco Wine Tasting by day and
serving at the Sonoma Film Festival by night.
Sonoma – Artisan Foie Gras was glad to serve at both venues. Check out the event links and stay tuned…
The Sonoma Film Festival continues through April 5th.
ACF Chef of the Year Awards at the Monterey Marriott
Sonoma – Artisan Foie Gras donated foie gras and duck for this special dinner.
The Mustard Festival event continued with the renowned “Marketplace” a wonderful weekend long event at the Robert Mondavi Winery where people from all over the world gathered to taste and celebrate the Mustard Season. If you missed this event, make sure to stay tuned and attend it next year - for business or pleasure, it is time well spent in the beautiful Napa Valley.
The Awards: A Spicy Soiree
In a festive, country-style event at Black Stallion Winery in Napa, the finest food and wine danced to the tunes of a country balad. As the night progressed, the audience patiently waited to hear the announcement of the Mustard Recipe award winners. At 9:30 pm sharp, the winners were announced.
CIA Chef Almir da Fonseca Invites Sonoma – Artisan Foie Gras Owner, Guillermo Gonzalez, as Guest Speaker
Chef Almir’s graduating class from the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena attended a presentation by Guillermo.
The attendance by all 47 graduates and instructors was punctual and receptive.
ACF Dinner at Montrio Bistro
When Paul Lee, President, and Marc Jones (Stagnaro Bros. Seafood Restaurant in Santa Cruz), Events Director of the ACF Monterey Chapter, contacted Executive Chef Tony Baker to host this month’s ACF Meeting at Montrio Bistro, the Chef agreed and the three personalities applied themselves to invite the members and specialty vendors such as Ocean Mist Farms, Vande Rose Farms, Robbie’s Ocean Fresh Seafood Inc., San Saba’s Bocage Wines, and of course Sonoma - Artisan Foie Gras! The result of their efforts? A memorable dinner, great company and a wonderful networking opportunity.
Le Grand Dîner
The location this year? Mustard Festival Chef Host, Ken Frank’s beautifully appointed, new restaurant, La Toque at the Westin Verasa downtown Napa.
The 2009 Le Grand Dîner chef’s line up?
* Host Chef Ken Frank of La Toque
* Executive Chef/Owner Greg Cole of Cole’s Chop House
* Executive Chef/Partner Scott Warner of Bistro Don Giovanni
* Executive Chef/Owner Charles Weber of Elements
* Executive Chef Aaron Meneghelli of Angèle
* Executive Chef Angela Tamura of Zuzu
* Steven Durfee, Pastry Instructor, The Culinary Institute of America
The participating wineries?
The Hess Collection
Honig Vineyard & Winery
Robert Mondavi Winery
Castello di Amorosa - A Charming Event Venue
When Margie Tosch invited Sonoma - Artisan Foie Gras to participate in a Food & Beverage and Service & Hospitality Industry Networking Event at Castello di Amorosa, members of our group who had never been, were in for a big surprise! It was timed perfectly - a 4 pm tour of the castle, sunset cocktail hour featuring Castello’s Anderson Valley Pinot Grigio in the Courtyard was followed by the grand entrance when magnificent wooden doors opened into the Great Hall.
Napa Valley Mustard Festival
Mustard Magic: The Grand Opening Event
January 31st, 2009
Magical it was!
In a whimsical combination of art nouveau costumed models, gracefully dressed attendees in headresses, wineries and restaurants presenting epicurean delights, and a beautifully displayed auction featuring precious wines and art pieces, the evening’s magic flowed. The night culminated with the tunes of great music, rhythmic dancing and the grand finale? A Latin touch - dancing to “La Bamba” and “Tequila!”