Events

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

Posted on May 25, 2016

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 bouches just because he can’t help it! The...

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May 21: Winemakers Dinner at Hunt Cellars

Posted on May 4, 2016

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 José, will be paired with wine. MENU Passed...

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May 20: Wine & Food Pairing at The Station

Posted on May 3, 2016

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 Station: 805.706.0711 Five favorite food dishes:...

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April 2: Kukkula Winemaker Dinner

Posted on Mar 4, 2016

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, diced peaches Third Course Lamb Chops with...

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Sinor-LaVallée April 23 dinner and wine pairing

Posted on Feb 28, 2016

Sinor-LaVallée April 23 dinner and wine pairing

We have a dinner planned for Saturday, April 23, at the Sinor-LaVallée Tasting Room in Avila Beach. It will feature wine pairings exclusively with Sinor-LaVallée wines. We really do live in paradise. The Sinor-LaVallée Winery is a true an estate winery that brings their own locally grown grapes to your glass. Mike Sinor is one of the Central Coast’s most decorated winemakers. I am going to create a dining experience matching delicious dishes to each of the wines featured that evening. Sinor-LaVallée Menu, April 23 Warm Salmon Mousseline and Leek Tart _______________________________...

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Valentine Dinners Feb.13 & 14

Posted on Jan 17, 2016

Valentine Dinners Feb.13 & 14

Update Change of venue: The new location is the Sinor La Vallée Tasting Room at 550 First Street in Avila Beach Seatings have been consolidated: One seating at 6:30 PM on Feb. 13 and one seating at 6:30 on Feb. 14   Dear Et Voilà Customers, You must be thinking… It’s about time! This is chef José Dahan from the old restaurant. Most of you must have been wondering, What happened to him? Well, I am still in town… back from a few trips to Europe and beyond… Still cooking, but a lot less. I am presenting an evening at the Sinor La Vallée Tasting Room this coming Valentine’s Weekend,...

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