On-premise traffic during the first four weeks of 2016 was dampened by winter storm Jonas (1.3 percent year over year decrease). The four weeks through February showed modest improvement (0.8 percent decrease year over year), trending above rolling 12-week (1.
Chef Kelly Macdonald serves gourmet food on the go. He serves it on the Napa Valley Wine Train, which travels through the emerald acres of vineyards and wineries of Northern California.This is fine dining done right, but it means putting out 300 dishes in three hours from a kitchen 83 feet long by 8 feet wide.
Amador Four Fires is celebrating Amador County’s intertwining roots of wine and food with a lineup of outstanding chefs. Marrying open-fire cuisine with the culinary influences from the Plymouth, California, region’s Gold Rush heritage, dishes are crafted to perfectly complement the more than 200 featured wines from 37 wineries at the May 7 event.
Pebble Beach Food & Wine returns March 31 to April 1, to the iconic strip of the California coastline and Pebble Beach Resorts for the ninth year. Continuing its role as a premier food and wine event, guests can expect a strong lineup of more than 100 renowned chefs and 250 distinguished winemakers at this four-day celebration.
Fresh off a series of flights to Dubrovnik, and plunked down along Croatia’s glittering shoreline, I’m bleary-eyed but starving and thirsty. When the option to eat and drink in the lobby bar at Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel is presented, I don’t assume the wine list will be curated with gems hand-picked by a sommelier.
Offering a total sensory immersion into four distinct wine growing regions, the second annual Amador Four Fires festival, slated for May 7 in Plymouth, California, is a unique event. Attendees are encouraged to devise a game plan designed to fully embrace this experience, which showcases Amador’s rich wine and culinary offerings.
When opening il Giallo Osteria & Bar in Atlanta in November, and considering what to pour for customers, chef/owner Jamie Adams recalled an experience he had in Italy years ago.“When I was living there, I took a little ski trip one winter and was up in the mountains north of Milan,” says Adams, co-owner—along with Leonardo Moura—of Atlanta’s Buckhead Life Restaurant Group.
Guests visiting Strip House Las Vegas can try outstanding wines by the glass as the popular steakhouse unveils its all-new “Bucket List” of premium red wine selections. Featuring some of the finest pours by the glass, the “Bucket List” uses the Coravin Wine System and technology to serve several of the restaurant’s most notable wines, without pulling the cork and requiring diners to purchase the entire bottle.
The Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro in Townsend, Tennessee, is participating in the Smoky Mountain Snowdown with a trio of events, including a Wine Pairing Dinner to benefit the Appalachian Bear Rescue at 6:30 p.
A collection of first-release wines, farm fare, original works of art, and toe-tapping tunes will be showcased during Vintimate at Kirkland’s Heathman Hote; in Washington. The January 28 event, to be held from 5 to 8 p.
Amador County welcomes the summer season with its single-varietal wine tasting event, the Barbera Festival, celebrating this increasingly popular varietal known for pairing well with food and as a stand-alone sipping wine.