Brentwood, California (EastBayDaily) —
San Fransisco, CA July 24, 2009 — Rue Saint Jacques Restaurant, named ‘The Best French Restaurant’ by San Francisco Weekly “…like you’ve spent the evening in a corner of the 6e arrondissement…” and Gold medal wining Tamayo Family Vineyards featured in July 2009 Diablo Magazine as The Best Winery in their region; have partnered to present a winemaker dinner on August 2, 2009 from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Rue Saint Jacques to benefit the popular San Francisco non-profit, Pets Unlimited.
France is a pet loving nation and every California vineyard has at least one ‘official’ winery dog or cat prized for stealing-the-show. Mark Enlow, General Manager for Tamayo Family Vineyards and French native, Eric Lanvert, Chef de cuisine and owner of Rue Saint Jacques are proud to help support the premier provider of humane animal treatment in the Bay Area. Since its opening in 1947, Pets Unlimited (http://www.petsunlimited.org) has saved the lives of over 250,000 dogs by running a state-of-the-art center that relies on charitable donations. For four consecutive years it has been named “Best Veterinarian” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Kate Shilvock, Director of Development for Pets Unlimited said, “Every dollar donated enables us to save the lives of more cats and dogs in need throughout the Bay Area with no where left to turn.”
Tamayo Family Vineyards has donated all wines for the August 2nd benefit including their 2007 Cana Proprietary Estate Blend that won 92 points & the Gold at the 2009 World Wine Championship and the Silver at the 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Wine Enthusiast wrote their wines are, “…So delicious you’ll want to drink the entire bottle.’ General Manager, Mark Enlow, who has lived in Europe and traveled the world studying wines, also holds a Culinary Arts degree from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He looks forward to meeting fellow animal lovers at the winemaker dinner, and answering guest’s questions.
Chef Lanvert, who has also cooked for famed eateries Rue Saint Jacques in Paris, the Savoy in London, and was executive chef for Cote Sud in San Francisco, has prepared a special five-course menu for the August 2nd dinner at his restaurant to pair with Tamayo wines: First course ~Amuse bouche ~~Tamayo Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley Second course~Sautéed Day boat scallop, in the shell with its Corail Scallop mousseline, American caviar~~Tamayo Chardonnay, Sonoma, Russian River Third course~ Roasted quail, quail consommé, seared Rougie Foie Gras~~Tamayo Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands Fouth course~Noisettes of roasted Lamb, lamb sweetbread gratin, Cauliflower puree summer truffle scented. ~~CANA, Proprietary Tamayo Estate Red, Contra Costa Fifth course~Le tout Chocolat, a chocolate feast ~~J. Jaden Port, Tamayo Estate
Seating is limited for the August 2nd, 2009 event. The prix fixe donation is $55.00 per person.
For reservations: call 415-776-2002 or contact Rue Saint Jacques thru their website: (http://www.ruesaintjacques.com) Or Tamayo Family Vineyards: (http://www.tamayofamilyvineyards.com)
“…Contra Costa’s best-known winery.” – Diablo Magazine
Eric Lanvert, Chef de Cuisine and Owner Rue Saint Jacques Restaurant 1098 Jackson at Taylor San Francisco, CA 94133 (415)776-2002
Tamayo Family Vineyards