Hall Wines, a portfolio of luxury wineries and tasting rooms in Napa Valley, California, announced plans to kick off a culinary offering at its St. Helena winery featuring celebrity chef MikeC.
The program, A Taste of Hall, will include an interactive and seasonal monthly course designed to engage and inspire both local and visiting foodies alike. Additionally, the experience will feature newly released Hall wines paired with seasonal matches at each unique workshop beginning in Jan. 2015.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer our guests an unparalleled wine and food pairing experience”, says director of hospitality Jocelyn Hoar. “A Taste of Hall combines our passion for winemaking excellence combined with exceptional culinary arts. Collectively – this educational pairing experience with Chef MikeC. is like no other and guests will walk away inspired and motivated.”
Chef MikeC is an acclaimed culinary talent specializing in both professional and consumer food and wine education spanning almost four decades. Hailing from New York State’s wine country from a family of educators, scientists, and engineers with a passion for organic gardening, winemaking and cooking, MikeC.’s lifelong exploration to understand the inner workings of all things culinary has positioned him as a celebrity chef across the U.S.
Chef MikeC. has owned cooking schools, was the chef/host of the final season of the long running PBS cooking show series “Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet”, and is the executive chef of the wine bar La Botella Republic.
Each guest will take away A Taste of Hall food and wine pairing recipe card featuring the courses and wine pairings served and will have a chance to purchase a signed copy of Chef MikeC’s book, Kitchen on Fire: Mastering the Art of Cooking in 12 Weeks (or Less).
All workshops take place during the lunch hour and guests will leave after a three-course meal paired with three Hall and Walt wines. In addition to Chef MikeC., Hall Wines educator and Alaska native Trisha Mueller will be part of the program introducing pairing techniques with recently released Hall vintages.
The 2015 A Taste of Hall featuring Chef MikeC. schedule of events includes:
Jan. 4, 12pm-1:30pm: Wine Country Comfort Food
2012 Hall “Diamond Mountain District” Cabernet Sauvignon
Feb. 8, 12pm – 1:30pm: Culinary Aphrodisiacs
2012 Hall “Eighteen Seventy Three” Cabernet Sauvignon
March 1, 12pm – 1:30pm: The Magic of Molecular Gastronomy
2013 Walt “Blue Jay” Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. Walt Wines is a sister brand to Hall.
April 12, 12pm – 1:30pm: Simply Delicious Springtime Dishes
2014 Hall “T Bar T Ranch” Sauvignon Blanc
May 3, 12pm – 1:30pm: Nothing Says Loving Like Cooking for Mom
2012 Hall “Ellie’s” Cabernet Sauvignon
June 14, 12pm – 1:30pm: Chillin’ & Grillin’: Father’s Day Feast
2012 Hall “Jack’s Masterpiece” Cabernet Sauvignon
July 5, 12pm – 1:30pm: Backyard BBQ, Wine Country Style
2012 Hall “Darwin” Red Wine
Aug. 2, 12pm – 1:30pm: You Say Tomato…I Say Delicious
2013 Walt“La Brisa” Sonoma County Pinot Noir
Sept. 6, 12pm – 1:30pm: Cooking for Cabernet
2012 Hall “Kathryn Hall” Cabernet Sauvignon
Oct. 4, 12pm – 1:30pm: A Harvest Time Faire Affaire
2012 Hall “Bergfeld” St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon
Nov. 1, 12pm – 1:30pm: A Foodie’s Thanksgiving
2012 Hall Napa Valley Merlot
Dec. 6, 12pm – 1:30pm: “Where’s My Wine”: Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining
2012 Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon