Honorary Chef Charlie Palmer, Honorary Vintner Daryl Groom, Chef Nancy Oakes
Win this once-in-a-lifetime experience for ten people to dine at Chef Charlie Palmer’s home in Healdsburg! Sip fine wines from Honorary Vintner Daryl Groom’s collection and enjoy the addition of their special guest Chef Nancy Oakes.
Chef Charlie Palmer has received critical acclaim for his signature Progressive American cooking, a style built on rambunctious flavors and unexpected combinations with a deep and lasting infusion of classical French technique. Originally from upstate New York and classically trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Charlie has had an incredible career establishing numerous restaurants across the nation and is also the author of six cookbooks. Charlie also partnered with vintner Clay Mauritson to create Charlie Clay Pinot Noir now in its fifteenth vintage.
One of the most influential people in the wine industry, Daryl Groom, has a unique global career as a winemaker. For more than 40 years, he has made wine in the USA and Australia. Daryl is the Chief Judge and partner at North Coast Wine Challenge. He also curated Colby Red Wine, inspired by his son Colby Groom who underwent back-to-back open heart surgeries. Proceeds from this wine go to charities across the USA that promote heart health. Colby Red has raised and donated over $1.7 million.
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