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Musically Delicious – Yes, exceptional vineyard soils, meticulous farming, ideal weather, a master winemaker and superb terroir make for extraordinary wines, but, what if classical music was that last remaining secret element to crafting incredibly full-bodied out-of-this-world wines? By Igor Sill
Beauregard Vineyards, Ben Lomond Mountain AVA, A Premier Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Tasting Experience – In 1945, retired Sheriff Deputy Amos Beauregard bought 13 acres of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay from Quistorf who originally planted the vineyard circa 1880. Amos farmed the land at the newly named Beauregard Ranch until his final days.
Portofino by Chef Michael LaPlaca, at the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas
– I saw his name flashing on the billboard display at the Mirage Hotel on Las Vegas strip, each time I pass by. Voted 1 of the best Italian restaurants in Las Vegas. I finally got to take my family here.
Celebrated Chef Fabio Viviani, with a Passion for Wine – Who can
forget Chef Fabio Viviani with his vibrant personality on Bravo’s hit reality series “Top Chef” season 5 & 8 – earning the “Fan Favorite” title. He has published three successful cookbooks: Café Firenze Cookbook, New York Times Best-Seller Fabio’s Italian Kitchen, and his most recent cookbook, Fabio’s American Home Kitchen. Chef Viviani also shares recipes with his fans through his magazine, Fabio’s Magazine. He currently oversees six restaurants, and a few more restaurants are slated to open later this year.
Lago Italian Restaurant, Chef Julian Serrano, at The Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas – Lago is the latest project of Michelin Starred Chef Julian
Serrano, he’s been one of the original celebrity chefs to see the vision of Las Vegas; believe in it enough to move from San Francisco to Las Vegas to open Picasso at Bellagio; nearly 20 years later, just opened up LAGO in April 2015.
ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE, LED BY EXECUTIVE CHEF MATT BATA, GRAND OPENING JULY 17, 2015 – Interview with Chef Matt Bata and Alexander’s Steakhouse Pasadena team. Alexander’s Steakhouse, a Silicon Valley / San Francisco Bay Arearestaurant icon, is migrating south to the beautiful city of Pasadena. The restaurant group proudly announces the appointment of Chef Matt Bata as executive chef of the new location.
INTERVIEW WITH MASTER CHEF RICHARD ROSENDALE
At The 8th Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine, April 2015