Farm-to-Table Dinner: Ward Ranch Beef & Pt. Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.
WHAT: Kendall Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, known as the hub of culinary and garden excellence and whose rare and impressive produce is supplied to San Francisco’s Michelin-starred restaurants, welcomes back their limited, socially-distanced garden dinner series, starting May 8 through October 9, 2021. The al fresco feasts, showcasing the day’s harvest of fresh produce paired alongside the estate’s highly acclaimed wines, are prepared by Kendall-Jackson’s talented team of gardeners and chefs: Master Culinary Gardener Tucker Taylor, one of the most sought-after farmers in the Bay Area, and Chefs Justin Wangler and Tracey Shepos Cenami.
Kendall-Jackson’s stunning four-acre gardens provide the idyllic backdrop for the dinners, offering visitors a picturesque experience, filled with a bounty of Sonoma County’s fresh fruits and vegetables. Each inspiring dinner features a different theme. Please note that for the safety of guests and team members, the Farm-to-Table dinner is going to look a bit different than in years past. Each party will be seated at a private table in the garden under the majestic walnut trees or on the flagstone patio. Dinner service will be provided by the hospitality team, direct to each party’s individual table. Guests are welcome to stroll the gardens before or after dinner, while keeping social distancing guidelines in mind and face coverings in place.
Culinary Team: Master Culinary Gardener Tucker Taylor – Longing to educate guests on the importance of fresh food, Tucker is the leading culinary farmer in the Bay Area. Tucker’s garden is so innovative and sustainable, there is a waitlist of notable chefs vying for his produce, waiting patiently for a chance to get their hands on the rare microgreens and specialty produce he cultivates at the Kendall-Jackson gardens.
Executive Chef Justin Wangler – Creating entire menus relying solely on what’s in the garden, Chef Justin is the epitome of creative talent, crafting each bite with precision, and often times starting with the wine and working his cuisine into a complementary pairing.
Chef & Cheese Specialist Tracey Shepos Cenami – Known for her affinity for cheese, Tracey spearheads Kendall-Jackson’s custom cheese program, often having 200+ artisanal cheeses on hand from around the world. To say that cheese is her passion is an understatement. Foodies may recognize her from the Food Network, having won “Guy’s Grocery Games” three times.
Kendall-Jackson Winery Fulton, CA United States