hall wines cabernet cookoff

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I recently had a great opportunity to attend the Hall Wines Cabernet Cookoff this past May! So, we packed our bags and headed up to Napa to drink Hall cabernet and sauv blanc while sampling food from Napa as well as surrounding Bay Area chefs. The competition is held annually at Hall Wines’ gorgeous art laden location and raises money for a variety of local charities chosen by the restaurants and caterers who compete. Next time you are in the area, I highly recommend checking out Halls growing art collection. Very cool stuff!

Burkshire pork belly from Meadowood of Napa Valley,  roasted eggplant "schwarma" Culinary Mercianry, and smoked pork cheek by Earth's Bounty Kitchen & Winebar.

Burkshire Pork Belly from Meadowood of Napa Valley, Roasted Eggplant “Schwarma” Culinary Mercianry, and Smoked Pork Cheek by Earth’s Bounty Kitchen & Winebar.

One of my favorite entries was by Chef Nenad Stefanovic from Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. Although it should have been served with a knife, I loved the idea of combining herbs and brûlée with spring lamb!

One of my favorite entries was by Chef Nenad Stefanovic from Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. Although it should have been served with a knife, I loved the idea of combining herbs and brûlée with spring lamb! I’m stealing this!

The crowd favorite - Executive Chef Daniel Capra of Paula LeDuc's crispy oxtail tacos. Hot day + cold wine + oxtail tacos = perfect day!

The crowd favorite – Executive Chef Daniel Capra of Paula LeDuc’s Crispy Oxtail Tacos. Hot day + cold wine + oxtail tacos = perfect day!

One Market Restaurant's killer Potato Gnocchi, The Farmers Market Pantry's Brisket with Slaw Slider, Ca' Momi's Porchetta e Rucola Pizza and Oenotri's Wild Boar Scottadito.

One Market Restaurant’s killer Potato Gnocchi, The Farmers Market Pantry’s Brisket with Slaw Slider, Ca’ Momi’s Porchetta e Rucola Pizza and Oenotri’s Wild Boar Scottadito.

Chef Daniel Capra said it best, "When you are doing an event such as this for charity, everyone's a winner!"

Chef Daniel Capra said it best, “When you are doing an event such as this for charity, everyone’s a winner!”

For more information about the Hall Wines Cabernet Cookoff click here.

Hall Wines
401 St Helena Hwy
St Helena, CA 94574

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