Tony Marchese - Owner Trio RestaurantTRIO Restaurant is an energetic, desert-casual atmosphere and great American modern food at reasonable prices , a place where anyone can come in, sit down and feel at home. 707 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA In Palm Springs' Uptown Design District
Joel M. Fisher, PhD - Wine Guru is the wine columnist for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California. He was a Contributing Editor of Patterson's Beverage Journal. From 1999 to 2006 he was a wine instructor for the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles and is a founding partner of the educational Wine Vine and Dine, which conducts programs throughout Southern California. Sommelier for the Escoffier Association of Southern California, Joel is also a member of Patterson Magazine's tasting panel. Dr. Fisher is a member of the Society of Wine Educators, The Circle of Wine Writers (UK) and was awarded a Wine Enthusiast Media Scholarship for 2005 at the Culinary Institute of America. He is the author of the Wine Work Book now in its 6th edition. In 2004 he co-led a program for chefs and culinary students to the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany and to wineries in Burgundy and Champagne. In June 2006 he again led a program, "Wine and Cuisine of Iberia," to Spain and Portugal.
Deana Martin - Celebrity Entertainer
Ms. Martin made her television debut in 1966, performing on her father's legendary television show, The Dean Martin Show . She soon became a frequent guest, taking part in both musical and comedy numbers with a wide array of guests including Frank Sinatra. LAS VEGAS, NV -- Sin City is paying homage to iconic singers Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin by giving them each a place on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. Las Vegas Walk of Stars spokesman Pablo Castro Zavala said stars for the crooners would be unveiled Feb. 22 in a ceremony at the Flamingo Las Vegas casino-resort. The stars will then be placed in the sidewalk outside the Flamingo on the Las Vegas Strip.
Sinatra and Martin are icons of Sin City entertainment because of their appearances on stage, in film and on television. The Rat Pack performers appeared in the 1960 movie "Ocean's Eleven," about a plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night. Officials say Dean Martin's daughter Deana Martin will accept his star on behalf of her father. Having trained professionally as an actress at the Dartington College of Arts in the United Kingdom, Deana amassed an impressive array of theatrical credits, including the English productions of
Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet and A Taste of Honey. She made her North American theatrical debut with George Hamilton in the critically acclaimed Neil Simon play The Star Spangled Girl, while later adding to her list of stage credits with appearances in Wait Until Dark, Six Rms Riv Vu, A Shot In the Dark and The Tunnel of Love. Concurrent with her theatrical work, Ms. Martin was a Reprise Records recording artist. Her hit single, "Girl of the Month Club", was a radio favorite and a chart topper. In demand as a performer, Ms. Martin appeared on many of the top television shows including The Joey Bishop, Merv Griffin and Mike Douglas Shows. She also
made a fabled appearance playing the dual roles of Daphne & William on a memorable episode of the popular series The Monkees entitled "Some Like it Lukewarm."Ms. Martin was introduced to motion picture audiences in 1968's "Young Billy Young", a classic of the western genre, in which she co-starred with Robert Mitchum and Angie Dickinson. Her promising debut led to subsequent film lead roles in "Strangers At Sunrise" with George Montgomery and "A Voice In The Night" with Vito Scotti. In addition to her film and television work, Ms. Martin was a busy nightclub entertainer headlining at the nations top showrooms including Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas and the Whisky-A-Go-Go in Hollywood. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Ms. Martin channeled her enthusiasm for health and exercise into a successful fitness company -- Bodies by Deana. This lead to her top selling workout video, The Deana Martin Total Body Workout. She also stared in her own talk show, The Deana Martin Show, which ran for four seasons and over 40 episodes. She currently entertains audiences internationally with her "Memories Are Made Of This" concert tour and also tours internationally with her best selling book "Memories Are Made Of This."
Lee Clayton Roper - "A Well-Seasoned Kitchen"
"A Well-Seasoned Kitchen" is a recipe treasury for all cooks who cherish creating delicious meals to nourish relationships with family and friends. Developed by Sally Clayton and Lee Clayton Roper, everyday home gourmet cooks who are mother and daughter, the book is ideally suited for today's modern cook - the one who juggles a busy life but finds comfort and joy in preparing meals for others. Keeping with Sally and Lee's style, the recipes are simple, delicious and perfect for family meals as well as casual and everyday entertaining. Equally important, the cookbook stands as a testament to the special bond and evolving relationships shared by mothers and daughters. The cookbook was initially conceived as a a project for Lee to engage her mother as she began to suffer the effects of osteoporosis and early-stage memory loss. The result is more than a collection of recipes; it reflects the special bond that the Claytons create through food and gatherings.
Steve Dale - Owner - Bentley's Popcorn
When Jackie and Katharine were eight and ten years old, they secretly set out with their own money to find and buy the perfect puppy. When their eyes met those of a nine-week-old Wire-haired Fox Terrier, the search was over, the sale was made, and the sisters christened the dog, Bentley. Bentley was a playful and loveable addition to the household and he quickly became buddies with the other pets in residence. But when it came time for the family to cook up a batch of one of their traditional popcorn recipes, Bentley was first in the kitchen and with one purpose in mind! For Bentley, there was no greater pleasure than indulging in the family's homemade popcorn. Did he prefer Toffee Caramel over Almond? Butter Pecan over Honey Roasted? He made no distinction; Bentley loved them all. After much urging from friends and other popcorn lovers, the family decided to share their popcorn tradition in a much larger way. It was only natural that their venture to market America's Finest Popcorn be launched with Bentley's name and image adorning the flagship brand. So it is with fond memories of this family tradition that each hand-cooked batch of Bentley's Popcorn is created. We sincerely hope that Bentley's Popcorn finds a place in your own traditions with family and friends. We promise that you will taste the flavor and quality down to the very last kernel—just the way that Bentley did.