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Taste of Terroir - Livermore Valley's Wine & Food Experience  July 21, 2011
Taste of Terroir - Livermore Valley's Wine & Food Experience July 21, 2011
Thursday, July 22, 2010 - Thursday, July 22, 2010
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Palm Event Center in the Vineyard
1184 Vineyard Avenue, Pleasanton, CA, 94566

Taste of Terroir
Thursday, July 21, 2011  6-9pm
Join Livermore Valley Winemakers and Bay Area Chefs for a delectable evening of wine and food pairings showcasing the Valley's bountiful "terroir" (a french word for soil and is pronounced "ter-wah").  Winemaker and chef teams work together prior to the event to create innovative wine and food pairings for guests.  Cast your vote for People's Choice Award.  And, in a blind tasting, our Culinary and Media Judges will present awards for Most Innovative Pairing, Best Classic Pairing and Judges' Best (Awards presented at 8:15pm).  Enjoy live music on the patio and bid on spectacular silent auction lots.
 
2011 Participating Wineries & Restaurants Coming in May...
 
 
AND THE WINNERS FROM THE 2010 TASTE OF TERROIR WINE & FOOD COMPETITION ARE...
 

People’s Choice Award:

Ruby Hill Winery         

Casa Real at Ruby Hill 

Pairing:

2008 Estate Reserve Zinfandel, Peacock Patch , Livermore Valley       

Rabbit Terrine Inlaid with Dried Cherry and Pistachio, Garnished with Locally Grown Herbs and Cherry Demi-Glace Jam Presented on Butter Toasted Challah with Estate Reserve Zinfandel-Infused Mustard

 

 

Judges’ Best Award:

Occasio Winery           

Izzy's Steaks & Chops 

Pairing:

2008 Petite Sirah, Del Arroyo Vineyard, Livermore Valley       

Petite Syrah Marinated Skirt Steak served Flank Steak, Ragu and Burbon Yams 

 

 

Best Expression of Local Ingredients Award:

Wente Vineyards         

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards     

Pairing:

007 Nth Degree Syrah, Livermore Valley         

Nicolau Farms (Manteca) Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with Black Pepper, Estate Garden Smoked Tomato Jam, Tiny Purple Basil

 

Most Innovative Award:

Ruby Hill Winery         

Casa Real at Ruby Hill 

Pairing:

2008 Estate Reserve Zinfandel, Peacock Patch , Livermore Valley       

Rabbit Terrine Inlaid with Dried Cherry and Pistachio, Garnished with Locally Grown Herbs and Cherry Demi-Glace Jam Presented on Butter Toasted Challah with Estate Reserve Zinfandel-Infused Mustard

  

2010 Participating Wineries:

Charles R Vineyards

Concannon Vineyard

Deer Ridge Vineyards

Eagle Ridge Vineyard

Fenestra Winery

Garre Vineyard & Winery

La Rochelle Winery

Little Valley Winery

McGrail Vineyards

Mitchell Katz Winery

Murrieta's Well

Nottingham Cellars

Occasio Winery

Page Mill Winery

Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery

Ruby Hill Winery

Tamas Estates

The Steven Kent Winery

Wente Vineyards

White Crane Winery

The Singing Winemaker

The Steven Kent Winery

 

2010 Participating Restaurants:

Pasta's Trattoria

Garré Café

The Peasant & The Pear

The Grill at Wente Vineyards

Terra Mia

Palm Event Center in the Vineyard

Castlewood Country Club

Eddie Papa's American Hangout

Izzy's Steaks & Chops

Casa Real Event Center

Giuseppe's Pasta & Grill

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards

Campo di Bocce

Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Zephyr Grill & Bar

Underdog Wine Bar

 

2010 Competition Judges:

Leslie Sbrocco -  television host of "Check Please" (PBS), author, wine consultant & educator, judge, and writer for SF Chronicle, NY Times, O Magazine, and numerous other publications.

W. Blake Gray - a freelance wine writer and author of "California Winetopia." He currently writes for the Los Angeles Times, Food & Wine, Wine Review Online, Palate Press and other publications, including his own blog, The Gray Market Report. Gray is also Chairman of the Electoral College of the Vintners Hall of Fame. He lives in San Francisco.

Jessica Yadegaran - a wine writer for Bay Area News Group, educator and judge who believes wine is the true marriage of art, science and spirit. Her work has appeared online and in newspapers and magazines around the country for the past 10 years.

 A special "thank you" to our generous sponsors and partners:  Fantasy Sound Event Services, ImageSetters, Livermore Valley Florist, Palm Event Center, Pleasanton Rentals, US Food Service, Waste Management, Worldwide Signs

 

 

 

 

 


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