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Blue Moon Over Avila!

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’m excited to share my newest venture, Blue Moon Over Avila! Located steps from the sand in Avila Beach, this new wine bar and French bistro offers an opportunity for me to showcase my passion for global cuisine. From imported cheeses and charcuterie to the freshest produce, seafood, and distinctive meats, we will be serving small plates, entrees, and desserts in a setting that is unmatched in elegance and style. The rotating menu will reflect seasonal delights, complimented by boutique wine and beer selections. For more information, go to...

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May 20th Winemaker’s Dinner at Hunt Cellars

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

May 20th Winemaker’s Dinner at Hunt Cellars

Saturday, May 20th 2017 at 6:30 pm Catered by Chef José Dahan Each course will be paired with an awarding winning Hunt Cellars wine.       First Course Appetizers served in the Gazebo paired with three wines Braised Fennel with Pesto and Parmesan Rock Shrimp Salad with Roasted Peppers, Avocado and Basil Garlic Oil Mini Creston Lamb Meatballs with Mint and Cumin Sauce Second Course Belgian Endive with Apples, Walnuts, Point Reyes Blue and Apple Cider Vinaigrette Third Course Lobster Ravioli with Sauce Duo and braised Leeks...

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April 8th kukkula winemaker dinner

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

April 8th kukkula winemaker dinner

  It’s not too late to reserve for the April 8th kukkula winemaker dinner at the winery, as there are about a dozen seats still available. The cost is $110 per person for club members (and their guests) and $130 for non-club members, all inclusive. If you’d like to reserve, please click here         The menu is as follows: Passed appetizers 2016 vaalea/2016 Rosie/2011 Lothario Wild arugula with baby bella carpaccio in truffle oil, grana and lime drizzle 2013 Aatto Alaskan black cod on sweet mashed potato...

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I have some openings for holiday parties

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I have some openings for holiday parties

It’s that cheerful time of the year! I have some openings to cater your holiday event. Let me know if you are hosting a gathering of friends and family, a neighborhood get together, or the annual office party. Whether it’s for wine and cheese, a buffet, or a banquet, I’ll be delighted to work out details and dates with you. Just give me a call at (805) 544-FOOD (3663).

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June 10: French Wine Tasting with Vigneron Imports at The Station

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

June 10: French Wine Tasting with Vigneron Imports at The Station

We are proud to announce this spectacular tasting open to the public from 6 to 9. The featured wines (12 of them) are produced in some of the most predominant wine growing regions of France such the Loire Valley, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone Valley, and Languedoc. They are from small producers, in limited quantities and often hard to find. The Importer, Eric Stauffenegger, is a French sommelier; he will be present to guide you through the tasting and answer any questions you might have. In addition Chef José will offer some complimentary amuse...

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May 21: Winemakers Dinner at Hunt Cellars

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

May 21: Winemakers Dinner at Hunt Cellars

I have put together an incredibly decadent six-course dinner that will be paired with ten award-winning Hunt Cellars wines. It is a very intimate dinner; it will sell out at 40. The evening starts in the gazebo where I will have prepared three passed appetizers paired with four different Hunt Cellars wines. David Hunt, winemaker and proprietor, and his family will be greeting guests. The dinner will be held in the tasting room at tables for eight by surrounded by candlelight while each plated course, beautifully created by [yours truly] Chef...

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May 20: Wine & Food Pairing at The Station

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

May 20: Wine & Food Pairing at The Station

I will be presenting a very exciting event at The Station in SLO. The Station, located at 311 Higuera Street, used to be a gas station but has been transformed into a casual chic wine shop with a back patio, pop-up bar, and side room with a large table and chairs. Jenna Congdon, the vivacious manager of the establishment, is an expert on wine. Five of my favorite dishes will be paired with exquisite French wines from small producers in various regions. The cost per person is $75 and should be paid to The Station. Please phone Jenna at The...

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Artistic Salad: An Edible Bouquet

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Recipes | 0 comments

Artistic Salad: An Edible Bouquet

Take lettuce (various kinds including perhaps red romaine for color)  in one hand and tie with long chive strings. Position the lettuce in a hollowed out cucumber that is flat on one end so that it stands. You may wish to include edible flowers such as nasturtiums and perhaps also create a background of leaves. Et voilà! You have a bouquet for your salad course!

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Fresh ingredients

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Cooking tips | 0 comments

Fresh ingredients

It’s always good to use fresh ingredients. This is a cauliflower from my garden.

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April 2: Kukkula Winemaker Dinner

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

April 2: Kukkula Winemaker Dinner

I am going to be catering the Kukkula Winemaker Dinner and have learned that there is still space available. Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016 Time: 6 p.m. Place: Kukkula Winery, 9515 Chimney Road Road, Paso Robles (click for directions) Phone: 805-227-0111 The menu follows: Appetizers Oysters on the Half-Shell Mignonette Duck Breast in Green Peppercorn Sauce Asian Roasted Fennel Spoon with Green Onion Garnish First Course Roasted Cauliflower and Kale Salad Second Course Wild Columbia River Sturgeon with Raspberry Gastrique* topped with roasted,...

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