Friday, February 10, 2012

02/09 Chef Jacques E. Haeringer, Claud Beltran, PinotFest, Paul Kalemkiarian

02/09 What's Cookin' Today

Chef Jacques E. Haeringer Stops by to promote his new book "TWO FOR TONIGHT"

Chef Jacques Haeringer believes that good food, good friends, and delicious food are the very best things in life.

Chef Jacques is one of America’s most respected and innovative culinary personalities. Continuing in his father, Fran├žois’ footsteps, Jacques loves to create and serve contemporary French fare, whether at his family’s Washington DC restaurant, L’Auberge Chez Fran├žois, or at one of his popular cooking demos and luncheons. His menus feature classic Alsatian and French cuisine reinterpreted for American palates. When he isn’t in the kitchen Chef Jacques can be found sharing his gourmet cooking secrets and tips to sold-out audiences, in the pages of national magazines, and on radio and television programs across the country.

Love begins in the kitchen, don’t you agree?

For more information on Chef Jacques, his books and cooking classes, visit him online at

Claud Beltran tells us about the 2012 Fourth Annual Pasadena PinotFest in Pasadena, CA this Weekend.

It's time for the annual Pasadena PinotFest (the fourth, actually) which kicks off with a five-course dinner at Altadena Town & Country Club. Each course is cooked by a local chef and paired with a Pinot Noir producer. Chefs involved include AKA Bistro and Bistro 45’s James Labrinus, the Raymond’s Tim Guiltinan, and Noir Food & Wine’s Claud Beltran. And Pinot producers pouring their juice include Hartley Ostini Hitching Post Winery, Clos Pepe Vineyards, and Williams Selyem. Part of the proceeds for the $149 dinner ticket helps Los Angeles County families in need. But the dinner isn't the only event. Weekly Pinot tasting events at $15 per person follow for a month, and Saturday afternoon, Feb. 11, a grand public tasting at the Altadena Town & Country Club will feature up to 100 wines. That tasting costs $89 per person, a bit more for those who fancy hanging around the "VIP" lounge. If learning more about Pinot Noir happens to feature on your new year’s resolutions, this event is for you. For more information and tickets, call (626) 795-7199 or go to

Paul Kalemkiarian explains the "WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB"

Serving both the novice and educated wine enthusiasts nationally for more than three decades, the original Wine of the Month Club® is a highly-rated mail order wine service that offers its members hand-picked selections of fine wines from the world’s finest growing regions in such diverse areas as California, Oregon, Washington, Italy, Spain, France, Germany and Australia. Each month more than 400 wines are tasted and evaluated for club selection and brought to the members at extraordinary prices. Members may shop online from a full selection of wines in the “Wine Shop,” gourmet gifts and wine accessories. Our newsletter contains fascinating insights into the featured wines, gourmet recipes and serving tips for wine lovers. The club is FREE and you never pay for a wine you do not like. The original Wine of the Month Club® houses a wide selection of award-winning wines at a 10,000 square-foot retail space/warehouse in Monrovia, California.

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