Exciting NEW opportunity – CELEBRITY TABLES
We are excited to offer Celebrity-hosted tables of eight. This is your opportunity to have dinner with an interesting, engaging, and talented celebrity who shares your enthusiasm for the LBC and has highly-coveted experience in the food scene. Specially selected Rodney Vineyards wines will be served. Each guest will receive a signed book from the host to take home in addition to memories of priceless conversations.
Charlie Palmer, master chef and hospitality entrepreneur whose culinary expertise and business acumen has supported fourteen notable restaurants and award-winning boutique hotels across the country, and is an American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame “Celebrated Chef.”
Mark Stark, executive chef and, along with his wife Terri, owner of six wildly successful restaurants in Sonoma. Mark’s restaurants have consistently earned top accolades and praise including San Francisco Chronicle Top 100 Bay Area Restaurant status (Willi’s Wine Bar and Bravas), Michelin Bib Gourmand (Monti’s, Willi’s Wine Bar), and Travel + Leisure Top 20 US Tapas Restaurants (Bravas).
Lindsey Shere, original pastry chef for Alice Water’s Chez Panisse and author of Chez Panisse Desserts—an integral part of Alice’s team that was credited in the New York Times with “revolutionizing American cooking in the 70’s and 80’s”.
Douglas Keane, chef/proprietor of Two Birds/One Stone in St Helena, Healdsburg Bar & Grill, and the critically acclaimed Cyrus (get the inside story on its return)… Michelin Star, San Francisco Chronicle Top 100, Top Chef, James Beard Award winner… the accolades go on and on.
Matt Villano, freelance journalist and author. Villano is a regular contributor to CNN Travel, AFAR, Family Fun, and Alaska Airlines magazine, and he writes a twice-monthly column about kindness for The Healdsburg Tribune. He also has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, and Entrepreneur (to name a few). Villano covers a variety of topics, including travel, business, parenting, education, science, food, and—seriously—gambling. His favorite subject to write about: whales.
Duskie Estes, co-chef owner with her husband, John Stewart, of highly lauded Zazu Kitchen + Farm and Black Pig Meat Co. in Sebastopol—James Beard, Michelin, San Francisco Chronicle, Wine Spectator. Named Queen of Pork by Aspen Food & Wine and a fierce competitor on Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef, she currently judges Guy’s Grocery Games.
Check out the list of 24 Pastry Artists creating one-of-a-kind confections: Centerpiece Art and then Delectable Desserts!
See their cake creations in our photo gallery from The Art of Dessert event!