Sonoma Artisan Foie Gras Events

We have had a great deal of activity showcasing our premium product: Sonoma Artisan Foie Gras, which continues to harvest much recognition and success.

6th annual Taste of COPIA - Sonoma County Walk-Around

On Saturday, January 12, 2008, in between the torrential downpours in Northern California, we spent a lovely few hours with the fine people of COPIA. Junny’s Terrine of Foie Gras was paired perfectly with many of the 40-50 wines sampled at the event. “There were many first time terrine tasters and I enjoyed watching how they loved the taste of my terrine” said Junny Gonzalez. COPIA, located in the beautiful Wine Country, is a gathering place for vintners, chefs, gardeners, artisans and enthusiasts to explore and celebrate wine, food and the arts. Visit www.copia.org for more info.

La Soiree - 26th Beaujolais & Beyond Fesitval: San Francisco, CA

The weekend before Thanksgiving found us rubbing shoulders with the fine people of the French American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco. The Hyatt Regency Embarcadero hosted La Soiree, a French wine and food extravaganza. What a perfect way to kick off the holiday season with one of Junny’s famous Terrine de Foie Gras samplings! This annual benefit is always a great way to keep in touch with Francophiles from all over the Bay Area. For more info visit www.LaSoiree.org.

Cline Cellars Pendulum Club: Sonoma, CA

The fall colors of Sonoma’s Wine Country were spectacular for this year’s fall Pendulum Club Private tasting event at Cline Cellars in Sonoma. We were on hand with our Smoked Duck Breast served with an assortment of mustards and Dalmatia Fig spread. The live band and dynamic conversation made for a fun afternoon of serving our Smoked Duck Breast paired with numerous Cline Cellars fine wines. For more information visit www.clinecellars.com.

110th annual Vintage Festival: Sonoma, CA

One of the perks of having Sonoma as our back yard is the wonderful opportunity we have to participate in so many food and arts events. One of Sonoma’s favorite is the Vintage Festival. On Friday night, September 28th, we were happy to be part of this year’s Patron’s Food and Wine Tasting kicking off the 110th annual Festival. Our Terrine of Foie Gras delighted hundreds of fun loving guests from all over California and beyond. Proceeds from the event provided support to organizations such as the Valley of the Moon Boys & Girls Club, Vineyard Workers Services, Hanna Boys Center, and Willmar Center for Bereaved Children. Visit http://sonomavinfest.org for more information.

Gastronomy by the Bay: San Francisco, CA

Words cannot describe how wonderful it was to be a part of the First Annual Gastronomy by the Bay® Festival this past Labor Day weekend, September 2nd, at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. This event is a unique international summit, organized for top professionals, and focuses on business opportunities in gastronomy. Top food professionals from around the world, decision makers, investors and financial experts in the food and hospitality industry, met to discuss and discover new trends in the business.

 

We contributed our Artisan foie gras to the Gala Dinner, benefiting Meals on Wheels, San Francisco Chapter. Even with such dishes as Artichoke and Black Truffle Soup and Red Wine Braised Short Rib with Chanterelle Mushroom Escabeche, our Seared Artisan Foie Gras with Tsar Nicoulai Caviar, Green Apple and Reinette Apple Juice reduction, stood out as exceptional! Chef Raphael Francois, from La Table d’Helene Darroze in Paris, prepared the exquisite dish for about 125 enthusiastic guests. For complete event information visit www.gastronomyfestivals.com/GBB07/

Salute to the Arts: Sonoma, CA

22nd Annual Salute to the Arts: A tribute to the art of food and wine presented through film.

On August 3rd through 5th, the picturesque Sonoma Plaza became the home for this annual extravaganza.

Founded in 1986 to showcase the food, wine and art of Sonoma, Salute to the Arts raises funding for Sonoma Valley non-profit arts and cultural organizations, and funds scholarships for graduating seniors.
One of the nearest and dearest tasting events for Artisan Foie Gras, the Salute wouldn’t be the same without our famous terrine of exquisite foie gras. Junny set up her booth in one of the “secret spaces” at the kick-off party on Friday night, serving our terrine spread over the best local breads from Artisan Bakery. For more info on this decadent event, visit www.salutetothearts.com.

The Marin Food and Wine Experience: San Rafael, CA

July 15, 2007 – Sunday was a perfectly clear, cool day for the Marin Food and Wine Experience and our delicious Terrine of Foie Gras. The exceptionally relaxed yet elegant event brought out quite a few first time foie gras tasters. Artisan once again earned a starring role at this gourmet tasting event with many of our fans returning numerous times for a sample. A silent auction during the event benefited The Cedars of Marin, a non-profit organization providing residential care to developmentally disabled adults. To see a complete list of sponsors visit www.marinfoodandwine.com.

Taste of the Nation: Los Angeles, CA

We are fortunate to be able to participate in so many worthwhile causes and the Taste of the Nation event is no exception. Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation®, presented by American Express, is the nation’s premier culinary benefit supporting the fight to end childhood hunger in America. In beautiful Culver City, we were thrilled to offer our ever popular terrine along with some of LA’s hottest restaurants and fine champagnes from around the world. For more information visit www.tasteofthenation.org.

COPIA - 21st annual Wine Country Classic Vintage Car Races

On June 1st through 3rd, COPIA, the American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, hosted the Wine Country Pavilion and Vintage Car Race at the Infineon Raceway. The pavilion was filled with a number of wonderful wineries and food purveyors offering sumptuous samplings the finest, one of which was our terrine of foie gras. It was a balmy good time with our terrine attracting a great deal of attention. These vintage car fans proved to be fine critics of gourmet food. Visit www.winecountryclassic.com for more information.

Chef a Table Dinner - Presented by Club Culinaire of French Cuisine

This was an especially relevant event which included some of the finest French chefs in Southern California. We provided our grade A foie gras for the dinner event. Since three years at the helm of the Hotel Bel-Air fine dining restaurant, Chef Bruno Lopez combines fresh indigenous products with herbs and unique sauces, creating flavorful and innovative cuisine in a ‘French-California’ style. Chef Bruno prepared the foie gras seared to perfection, with a smooth, buttery texture and flavor out of this world. In attendance were over 40 chefs and their guests. For more information on Club Culinaire visit www.clubculinaire.org.

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