2015 HALL Cabernet Cookoff™
More than 680 food and wine enthusiasts headed to HALL St. Helena on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to taste, sip, and crown four champions at the 6th Annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff. Raising more than $59,319 in ticket sales and sponsor contributions, plus a generous donation from the HALL Napa Valley Community Fund to all participating charities, no one left empty handed. 15 Chef teams were tasked to create a dish to pair with 2012 HALL Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and competed for a local charity of their choice.
Checkout this Video of the 2015 Cab Cookoff. Courtesy of Darren Chestnut.
Judges' Choice first place: Sous Chef Zack Mutrux, PRESS & Charity, If Given a Chance
Dish: Braised lamb neck with beef fat potatoes and bacon sherry vinaigrette
People’s Choice first place: Chef Chris Jorosz, Capital Dime & Charity, Food Literacy Center
Dish: Savory wild rice Belgian waffles, crispy duck and fig balsamic wildflower syrup
Judges' Choice second place: Chef Mark Dommen, One Market San Francisco & Charity, Napa Valley Hospice ADS
Dish: Sauerbraten braised beef cheeks, house cured pancetta, faro, Maitake mushrooms
People’s Choice second place: Chef Victoria Acosta, The Grill at Meadowood & Charity, Community Resource for Children
Dish: Beef short ribs with charred Meadowood garden spring onions and huckleberry jus
Be sure to SAVE THE DATE for the 7th annual HALL Cab Cookoff set for Saturday, April 23, 2016.