Last night we had another one of our intimate wine dinners. The theme was southern...and we had okra, and corn muffins with honey butter, and Virginia ham. It was amazing. And the guest were equally amazing, and good time was had by all. Click on the menu to read the foods!
And of course the wines were amazing. The most popular of the night was a 2010 Baco Noir Reserve Casccles Vineyard from the cellar. Spectacular. But the Rose' an the Rivers Edge and the Cab Franc were all alo very popular s well as our estate Seyval Blanc.
The chef this evening was David Robinson.
Chef David’s roster of clients and supporters is impressive. He has created menus and events for President George W. Bush, Vice President Al Gore, Senator & Mrs. Edward Kennedy, MTV Networks, The Public Theater, Governor Sarah Palin, Brides magazine, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Academy-Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, legendary artist Elsworth Kelly, oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens, Real Simple magazine, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Prime Minister of Great Britain Gordon Brown, New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan, Senator Chris Dodd, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, and Anthony Scaramucci of SkyBridge Capital.
Chef David created and hosted a 14-part cooking series on Weekend Today on NBC/Albany – and has also made over 50 live appearances on the TV program. Additionally, he and Learn How to Cook are now teaching huge numbers of people across the country about the in’s and out’s of simple, easy, fun and delicious cooking – all in a simple and profound “Can-Do” style – now including users in Canada, Australia, South Africa and Japan.
Hoever, his most impressive accomplishment is the founding of Culinary Command. Culinary Command Training is a rigorous, elite, intense and extremely fulfilling 45-day program for a select number of U.S. military veterans or active-duty soldiers who are committed to learning and/or re-tooling for a career in the culinary arts. We salute Chef Robinson for his efforts to work with the people who have given their lives in service to the United States, and ask that you consider donating generously to this fine organization which now seems to have taken on a life of it's own.