Sunday, December 26, 2010

12/27 - John Selman, Chef Paul Prudhomme, Larry Van Aaslt

Chef Paul Prudhomme - K- Paul's New Orleans
Chef Paul Prudhomme has propelled the distinctive cuisine of his native Louisiana into the international spotlight and continues to push the limits by creating exciting and new American and international dishes. Chef Paul learned the importance of using the freshest ingredients while cooking at his mother’s side and continues to use only earth’s finest harvests. As the youngest of 13 children, Chef Paul was always adventurous. His strong curiosity of life and cultural customs motivated him to leave Louisiana in his early 20’s and travel across the United States to experience every culinary environment possible. From an Indian reservation all the way to the finest, five-star restaurant, Chef Paul learned to love, appreciate and blend the flavors of his younger years with those of many other cultures.

Larry Van Aalst - Sommelier - Equus Restaurant
At the Fountaingrove Inn, business and leisure travelers alike will discover simple elegance, gracious hospitality and all the amenities one could desire. Located only 65 miles North of San Francisco and Oakland airports, the Inn is the perfect location as a home-base for your wine country excursion. The towns of Sonoma and Healdsburg are in Santa Rosa's backyard as well as the popular wine regions of Russian River, Sonoma Valley, Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley. Sonoma Wine Country boasts over 300 wineries, many within a short scenic drive from the hotel. Stylish, classic and modern.the Equus Restaurant and Loungebar has been transformed into an inviting casual dining experience. The California fusion menu highlights local ingredients and emphasizes classic flavors with Mediterranean, Spanish and French influences. The Loungebar features Friday evening wine tasting and Saturday entertainment. Equus Restaurant and Loungebar.make it your next stop.

John Selman - Malibu Village Wines
Come into Malibu Village Wines and share our love of wine, and our passion for hunting down wine bargains from all over the globe, including cellared wine gems at attractive prices. We bring you personal service and small production wines you won't find at the grocers or big wine warehouses, as well as fine wines for every budget, rare spirits, and unique custom gift baskets and chests created with your special theme. We stock over 1000 wines from $4 to $3000, and have tasted every wine several times, before deciding to carry it. Our customers take advantage of our mixed case discount to get the same savings as warehouses on everyday wine, and even better savings on boutique wines not offered to less exclusive stores. Our wine bargains are inexpensive, exceptionally crafted small production wines you won’t find on grocery store shelves. Our superb collection of allocated and hard-to-find wines far surpasses any other in the area. Our cellar-aged cult wines are ready to drink, at prices that beat internet auction sites. We also carry an extensive tequila selection, top Champagnes, hard-to-find premium liquor, wine accessories, Holiday caviar, cheese & pate (at lower prices than Beverly Hills- without the drive), and seasonal items!