and 99.3 The Vine was honored to partner with them with a live broadcast the day of the event. Who doesn't like to attend a culinary and wine tasting event in the Napa Valley and help Napa Valley non-profits too! It was a full house, with more attending this year than ever before. Notable chefs created memorable dishes to pair with the recently released HALL 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. From all accounts, the food was delectable. There was even something for me ... a vegetarian!
CJ interviews Kathryn Hall at the Cabernet Cook Off
Cabernet Cookoff organizer Jeff Zapelli tempts us with
a vivid description of the food and wine pairings
CJ interviews Linda Gibson from Napa Valley Hospice
and Adult Day Service ... their restaurant team was one
of the winners of the cookoff ... so they left with a check
Sous chef Zack Mutrux from Press Restaurant describes
his winning dish of braised lamb neck and winning money
for his non-profit If Given A Chance!
And for the vegetarians ... sweet bites from Kara's Cupcakes.
They were delicious!
Hall Wines saw a need to hold an event to raise money for non-profits that no longer received funds from another large annual wine event in the Napa Valley. Everyone has a great time ... from the organizers at Hall Wine to the world class restaurants who send their chefs out, the more than 700 attendees (this year) and the local, smaller non-profits who benefit. Get in on the action now ... they already have their date set for next year!