Magnum Dinner & Barn Dance
Friday, May 15, 2015 | 6:00-9:30pm
Alexander Valley Winegrowers is pleased to host the inaugural Magnum Dinner & Barn Dance to kick off the 18th annual Taste Alexander Valley. Enjoy an evening under the stars featuring live music by Supermule, a walk-around wine tasting, hand-selected magnums served by our local vintners, and a seated gourmet dinner featuring the cuisine of the most buzzed about new restaurant in the area, Valette, located in Healdsburg. Chef Dustin Valette will be working together with local Chef Tim Vallery of Peloton Catering to create a menu highlighting farm fresh ingredients and the heritage of Alexander Valley.
Private Location: Equestrian Center, 1649 Geysers Road, Geyserville, CA
Table Hosts: Alexander Valley Vineyards, DeLorimier Winery, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Hawkes Winery, J. Rickards Winery, Kelley & Young Wines, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Pendleton Estate Vineyards & Winery, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Silver Oak Cellars, Simi Winery, Stonestreet Winery, Stryker Sonoma Winery, Stuhlmuller Vineyards, Trione Vineyards & Winery, White Oak Vineyards & Winery.
Make it a 3-day Weekend!
Ultimate Weekend Package (all 3-days) $210 in advance > SOLD OUT
This package includes the Taste Alexander Valley Winery Open Houses on Saturday and Sunday, plus access to our Friday night Magnum Dinner & Barn Dance.
The Culinary Talent:
Chef Dustin Valette | Valette, Healdsburg
Dustin Valette began his culinary career at 13 washing dishes at Catelli’s in his home town of Geyserville, CA. Valette is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. His restaurant experience includes many prestigious establishments such as Agua in San Francisco, C; Bouchon in Yountville, CA; Hokus at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Honolulu, HI; North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, CA; VOX Restaurant & Wine Lounge in Henderson, NV; and most recently, Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdsburg, CA. Now, more than 20 years later, Valette finds himself back in Northern California’s wine country continuing the dream that started some 22 years ago.
Dustin, along with his brother, Aaron Garzini, were inspired with the idea of Valette Restaurant more than 15 years ago. It would serve honest food, have amazing service and house a collection of boutique-small production wines. Now, Valette opens in Healdsburg, CA in February 2015 and eager for the pubic to come and share the passion and dedication of the two brothers.
Chef Tim Vallery | Peloton Catering, Healdsburg
Tim Vallery found perspective by electing to receive his formal training at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, NY. Upon his return to the Bay Area, Vallery’s restaurant experience includes many well- known establishments such as the Marriott Hotel of Santa Clara, CA; the Brasserie located in the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel, Santa Rosa, CA; the Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club, Santa Rosa, CA. Vallery most recently owns and runs Peloton Catering leading his team with a focus on local farm-to-table cuisine.
The Musical Talent:
“SUPERMULE raids America’s musical pantry to concoct a tasty blend of fresh, rootsy ingredients. Liberal amounts of jazz, bluegrass, classical, and rock are used in varying proportions. One song is a thick, rich gumbo, the next is fluffier than Grandma’s buttermilk biscuits. The fruitful collaboration between members belies that old say about too many cooks in the kitchen.” – California Blue Grass Association