Friday, February 18, 2011


Photograph © Kiyomi
Tomorrow, I will be in rainy Napa Valley for the 5th annual California Wine and Food Induction of Fame. I'm looking forward to sharing a glass of wine with the 2011 winning inductees.

Here is an article written by Peg Melnik which was posted in the Press Democrat:
"As the former White House executive chef, Scheib is privy to top secrets: the likes and dislikes of the First Family.

Scheib, who has since formed a business called "The American Chef," now speaks at conferences, teaches classes in cuisine and entertaining, and uses group cooking as a method of team-building among business leaders. He'll be in Wine Country over Presidents Day weekend for the induction of five new members to the Vintners Hall of Fame at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, sharing food and wine pairings that were on State Dinner menus during his tenure at the White House from 1994 to 2005.

Inducted at the Feb. 21 celebration at the CIA will be: vintner Joel Peterson, the late vintner Richard Graff, the late August Sebastiani, UC Davis Professor Vernon Singleton and vintner Bob Trinchero.

In keeping with the Presidents Day theme, Scheib was chosen in order to give the event a taste of the White House. He's credited for brining the best of American food to the President's table at a time when European entrees dominated State Dinners."

You can read the rest of the article here.