Golf Classic to Benefit The Culinary Institute of America
Thomas Keller’s culinary career is an inspiration to all culinary students. Thomas's passion for food and mentorship is matched only by his enthusiasm for golf. The CIA created the Thomas Keller Golf Classic to Benefit The Culinary Institute of America, a fun-filled event in the Napa Valley to raise scholarship funds for CIA students.
The one-day event kicks off on Monday morning with the golf outing at Silverado Resort and Spa, in a scramble format with a shotgun start, followed by dinner reservations at The Grove at The CIA at Copia. Last year’s event was a tremendous success. Festive and fun—with a healthy dose of friendly competition thrown in—the two days raised over $500,000 in student scholarships!
This year the tournament was moved to November 9th due to Covid. It was a beautiful fall day, sunny and warm. When we caught up with the golfers everyone was in great spirits, lots of laughs all around.
Chef Thomas Keller with Caspar Estate's new gift box and Deborah Evans. Inside our Caspar Estate gift box is our Caspar Estate 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Olive Oil and Honey, a perfect gift for all occasions. Want to see inside this Caspar Estate gift box?
This is the 3rd year that Caspar Estate has partnered with Thomas Keller and Silverado Resort. We are proud to give this gift to the golf players as they are raising money and supporting the students at the CIA.
Deborah, Gingy and Dr. Ryan from the Culinary Institute of America, Austin. Richard Phoenix and Byron of Cultivar Wine and Caspar Estate were among the players.
Dianne Jones and Deborah Evans went out on the course after the golfers came in. Clearly a good time was had by all!
3rd Annual Thomas Keller Golf Classic
Caspar Estate is proud to be aligned with Chef Thomas Keller and Silverado Resort to sponsor the CIA Culinary Institute of America. The Thomas Keller Golf Classic to Benefit The Culinary Institute of America is made possible in partnership with world-renowned Chef Thomas Keller, whose passion for golf, food, and mentorship of future chefs is legendary.
Chef Thomas Keller
We are making a difference in the Napa Valley and students at the CIA by raising essential funds for CIA student scholarships, helping CIA students to achieve their dreams and preparing them for leadership positions in the industry.Food and wine make a perfect pairing.
Steve Garvey thanking Dianne Jones for the Caspar Estate Gift Box
Thank you to Silverado Resort & Spa, Chef Thomas Keller and all of the golfer who participated! We loved being a part of this very special event.
On Saturday, June 23rd the Oakland Zoo held its 26th Annual “Walk in the Wild” gala fundraising event. Cultivar was thrilled to support this self-described “Epicurean Escapade” as a beer sponsor for the second year in a row. This unique event allows guests to sample cuisine from the Bay Area’s top chefs and restaurants, wineries, and microbreweries while getting an extra special peek at the animals out past their normal bedtimes. It’s all in the name of animal stewardship with funds from event supporting the zoo’s efforts in conservation, education, and animal care programs.This year also included an exclusive sneak peek for VIP ticket holders of the new California Trail exhibit before it opens to the public on July 12th.
We were located right next to the zebras and our friends from Firestone Walker Brewery. The zebras enjoyed munching on special grasses and plants strategically placed so that visitors to our booth could catch a glimpse. Before the main event the team got a chance to see tigers chewing on large meaty bones, alligators slowly floating through the water, otters frolicking, gibbons swinging from trees, and giraffes peacefully strolling through their habitat.
During the main event we poured our signature California IPA and our new Summer Hefe Weizen with fresh slices of lemon. It’s always fun to meet new people at events and share our story while trying new treats from other vendors. The hot pastrami sandwich prepared on site by Oakland’s Wood Tavern was definitely a highlight. It tasted great with both of our beers!
After the sun went down, and the booth was closed, we capped off the night with desserts and dancing to live music from high-energy cover band Apple Z from Sacramento. A wonderful time was had by all, and we hope to return next year!
Almost 10 years ago to the date, Riva Cucina hosted their first winemaker dinner at Riva Cucina with our dear friends, Julien and Elan Fayard. It was a special night indeed, as the four of us were just starting our new ventures. We now have the wonderful opportunity to bring this amazing team together again for another first winemaker dinner, this time at the newly-opened Marina wine bar, Cultivar San Francisco. Massi will be guest chef, pairing his cuisine with Julien's award-winning wines.
We hope you can join us for a wonderful evening, as we celebrate the opening of Cultivar SF and the wines of Julien Fayard.
We are thrilled to share a recent donation Cultivar Wine made to The Friends of James Beard Foundation Dinner held March 14th, 2016 at San Francisco's Lazy Bear Restaurant. This was an extremely intimate Fundraiser held benefiting the James Beard Foundation. Throughout the evening guests enjoyed various wine pairings with each course. See more of the fun and incredible food the various Chefs created at this amazing event.
Thanks again to the Golden Gate Restaurant Association and Lazy Bear Restaurant for organizing the event and including Cultivar Wine as a supporter. We are so happy to see it was a huge success and the guests loved the incredible food and wine pairings.
Gwyneth Borden, Jen Palka & Layla Azimi
Lazy Bear Chef David Barzelay
The guests enjoying the Cultivar Wine Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc Wine
Cheers to an incredible evening!
Photos courtesy of Kassie Borreson Photography
We had a blast at the recent Jonathan Adler Sip & Shop event held at their San Francisco Fillmore Street Boutique. Guests enjoyed 20% off Jonathan Adler shopping (what a deal, right!) while sipping on Cultivar Wine. We served our Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc and Napa Valley Rose which were a huge hit!
Thanks to Jonathan Adler & The JetSetting Fashionista for including us in this fun event.
For those Cultivar Wine Club members that made it, we loved seeing you as always! For those that did not make it we hope to see you next time.
The Event Co-Host Emily, The JetSetting Fashionista
Emily Martin, John Gable & Gingy Harris Gable
The event giveaway, a set of JetSetter Jonathan Adler coasters
Emily Martin, Jody Harris & Gingy Harris Gable
Jonathan Adler Store Manager Tyler Fuentes & Emily Martin
Jody Harris & Gingy Harris Gable