First Annual
HALL Cabernet Cookoff ™

2010 Pro/Am Winners:

1st Place 
|  Professional
Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ
Charity: Napa Humane
Dish: St. Louis Style Smokin’ Ribs

2nd Place  |  Professional
Pali’s Dinner by Design
Charity:  NEWS Napa Emergency Women’s Services
Dish: Seared Duck w/ Port Reduction and Truffle Mashed Potatoes

1st Place  |  Amateur
It’s A Family Affair
Charity:  COPE Family Center
Dish: Chipotle & Chocolate Short Rib Tamales with Red Wine Sauce

2nd Place  |  Amateur 
The Brown’s Valley Cooks
Charity:  American Red Cross, Napa Valley Chapter
Dish: Sizzling Sirloin on Caesar with Stilton

Thanks to all of the wonderful Chef Teams and guests who helped make the 2010 HALL Cabernet Cookoff such an extraordinary afternoon! 


Presenting the HALL Cabernet Cookoff Chef Teams:

(PRO)  Fume Bistro – Chef Terry Letson
Dish:  Grilled New York Steak with Cabernet Mushrooms
Non-profit:  Foursquare Church of Napa

(AM) “The Brown’s Valley Cooks” – Team Leader:  Mark Brown
Dish:  Sizzling Caesar Sirloin with Stilton
Non-profit:  American Red Cross, Napa Valley Chapter

(PRO) Calistoga Ranch – Chef Erik Villar
Dish:  Short Ribs with Bordalaise Sauce and Shallots
Non-profit:  Calistoga Family Center

(AM) “Napa Valley Vintners” – Team Leader:  Mike Jackson
Dish:  Pulled Pork Sliders with Cabernet Barbecue Sauce
Non-profit:  Napa Valley Community Housing

(PRO) The Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ – Chef William Wright
Dish:  Sweet Corn Grits Cake with Cabernet Braised Short Ribs
Non-profit:  Napa Humane

(AM) “It’s a Family Affair” – Team Leader:  Nancy Irving
Dish:  Chipotle Chocolate Short Rib Tamales with Cabernet Sauce
Non-profit:  Cope Family Center

(PRO)  Winery Chefs – Chef Richard Haake
Dish:  Grilled Leg of Lamb on Flatbread
Non-profit:  Hospice of Napa Valley

(AM) “The Gourmet Angels” – Team Leader:  Fran Rosenberg
Dish:  Bella Mushroom Beef with Mushroom Corn Polenta
Non-profit:  Molly's Angels

(PRO) Sift:  A Cupcakery – Chef Andrea Ballus
Dish:  HALLway to Heaven Cupcakes with Cabernet Frosting
Non-profit:  Boys & Girls Club of Napa

(AM) “Ladies of La Belle Epoque” – Team Leader:  Roxann Archer
Dish:  Southwest Black Bean Cakes with Chipotle Crema
Non-profit:  C.A.S.A.

(PRO) Paula le Duc Catering – Chef Daniel Capra
Dish:  Grilled Pizza with Duck Sausage, Nettles and Ricotta
Non-profit:  St. Helena Hospital

(AM) “SuDan Farms Cyber Cooks” – Team Leader:  Gary Exner
Dish:  Cocoa Cumin Lamb Bruschetta
Non-profit:  Napa County Farm Bureau 'Ag in the Classroom'

(PRO) Sunshine Foods – Chef Doug Wattson
Dish:  Chateaubriand with Balsamic Cabernet Sauce
Non-profit:  We Care Animal Rescue

(AM) “Family Matters” – Team Leader:  Mikal De Barry 
Dish:  Roasted Chicken with Cabernet Sauvignon Infusion
Non-profit:  Cornerstone Assisted Riding

(PRO) Pali’s Dinner by Design – Chef Matt Palaferri
Dish:  Seared Duck Breast with Cabernet and Bing Cherry Reduction
Non-profit:  Napa Women's Emergency Services

(AM) “Owings Family” – Team Leader:  Richard Owings
Dish:  "Purple Burgers"
Non-profit:  Napa County Wildlife Rescue


Beef provided to some teams by Five Dot Ranch

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