Under the Tuscan Sun @NapaFest #FestivalDelSole July 12-21st

Dining Around with Joel Riddell

Saturday   _July 13th    _2013

Live from the Festival Del Sole


 Guests include;

Rick Walker, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Festival del Sole A Celebration of the Art of Life. 10 Days. 100 Wineries. Over 60 Events.  Stars of Music, Dance and Theater. Napa Valley's Fine Wine and Cuisine. Enriching Art, Wellness and Community Programs. www.FestivalDelSole.org

Todd McGinnis – GM, Napa Valley Country Club

host of the event 3385 Hagen Rd  Napa, CA 94558
www.napavalleycc.com  (707) 252-1111

Ambassador Kathryn Walt Hall , Hall Wines www.hallwines.com  

Hall Wines, St Helena 401 St. Helena Highway South St. Helena, CA 94574 707-967-2626 Open daily, 10am - 5:30pm

Hall Wines, Rutherford 56 Auberge Rd. by appointment

Walt Wines, 380 First Street West- Sonoma, CA 95476

Monty and Sara Preiser, Co-Publishers of the Preiser Key The Guide to restaurants and wineries in the Napa Valley www.PreiserKey.com

Violet Grgich Co-proprietor, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Grgich Hills Estate 1829 St Helena Hwy  Rutherford, CA

www.grgich.com   (707) 963-2784

The Paris Tasting—May 24, 1976 Mike Grgich earns world-wide recognition when the Chardonnay that he made beat the best of France

Dr. Melina Jampolis – Physician Nutrition Specialist


Wellness Conversation speaker wellness conversation at Bardessono  titled “Cabernet & Chocolate,” will give meaning to Hippocrates’ declaration “Let food be thy medicine.”

Katie Hamilton Shaffer – Founding Vintner/ CCOFeast it Forward –  Food, Wine and Philanthropy www.feastitforward.com  Also Products- Chocolates, Wine, Salts Spices, Cookies

Darioush Khaledi, Proprietor of Darioush Winery 4240 Silverado Trail  Napa, CA www.darioush.com  (707) 257-2345


Harvest Inn, 1 main street, St Helena Ca www.harvestinn.com  

Napa River Inn 500 Main St  Napa, CA 94559
251-8500 www.napariverinn.com

- Angele, Sweetie Pies, and more-

24 Hour Plays  www.24hourplays.com

The Thomas (The Thomas & Fagiani's Bar) 813 Main St  Napa, CA (707) 226-7821 www.thethomas-napa.com Executive Chef- Brad Farmerie Chef de Cuisine Jason Kupper

Morimoto 610 Main St Napa (707) 252-1600 www.morimotonapa.com * Owner – Mashaharu Morimoto  Chef Nai Kang Kuan

Festival Del Sole www.festivaldelsole.org

Skyhill farms www.Skyhillfarms.com  Daryl McCosker (Mary)

Cows Milk Cheese, www.Orlandfarmstead.com  – Paul Schmidt

Salute Sante www.grapeseedoil.com  Valentin & Nanette Humer

Marshals Farms www.marshallshoney.com  Hélène & Spencer

Napa Nuts www.NapaNuts.com  Maxine and Allen Miluso

Kara’s Cupcakes – www.karascupcakes.com  Kara Lind

Events on the way!

SFChefs Food and Wine www.sfchefsfoodwine.com    

– Join me for the Smack Down and for the Live Broadcast from the Westin St Francis

* Industry Day- Friday - with Joyce Goldstein, Dominique Crenn, David Bazirgan

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Alicia Jenish – Executive Chef of the Grand Café in the Hotel Monaco – our Talk910 Chef!

Gilroy Garlic Festival – July 26, 27, 28- Gilroy


Alicia Jenish – Executive Chef of the Grand Café in the Hotel Monaco – our Talk910 Chef!

Catalan Festival at Gloria Ferrer www.GloriaFerrer.com

- 23555 Carneros Hwy (121), Sonoma, CA 95476

July 20 - July 21, 2013 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Enjoy the soul of Spain in the heart of Carneros at the 21st Annual Catalan Festival on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, 2013. This year, the Catalan Festival benefits the schools of Sonoma Valley.

* Music, Dance, Grape Stomp, Culinary Demonstrations, Food

Things I may not get to!

Farallon with FishBerry Jam with Jesse, Robert and my mom 450 Post Street, San Francisco CA


Mark Franz and Emily Luchetti

Jennifer / and the staff

Burger Bar- 251 Geary St #6, San Francisco, CA

415-296-7242 www.burger-bar.com  

  • Sliders Angus Beef, Bison, Country American with Bacon
  • Deep Fried Jalapeño Pickles, Onion Rings,
  • Salmon “Burger”