This past weekend, I was invited to attend the Hall Cabernet Cookoff fundraising event held at Hall Wines in the gorgeous town of St. Helena in the Napa Valley. The weather cooperated, it was sunny and in the 70's....a perfect afternoon for scrumptious food paired with delicious 2011 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon.
My first bite of the day was this very flavorful ox tail mini taco prepared by Paula LeDuc Catering. Oh so good.
Some of the other favorite bites included: wild boar ribs, lamb and fava beans, salted cod, and brisket in a cherry BBQ sauce....so many to choose from and enjoy.
The tasting room was in a separate building, also overlooking the lawn area. Very modern, large in size and so comfortable, we didn't want to leave!
We chose to sip some wine on the deck, just outside of the tasting room, overlooking the vineyard and grounds.
Bookmark the Hall Cabernet Cookoff for next May. It is a MUST do. You can't go wrong....I, myself, cannot WAIT!
The Grill at Meadowood
One Market Restaurant
Yankee Pier Larkspur
Paula LeDuc Catering
Earth's Bounty Kitchen
The Farmers Market Pantry
The Pear Southern Bistro
For more information on the event, please visit: Hall Cabernet Cookoff