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Lauren Betts
February 3, 2015 | Lauren Betts

Meteor Lot at Cabernet for Connoisseurs

This Friday, February 6th marks the 20th annual Cabernet for Connoisseurs event benefiting Family House.  Family house is a not-for-profit organization, which offers temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the University of California, San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital.

Qualifying families live more than 50 miles from UCSF, and many live at or below poverty level.  Family House accommodates over 100 families per night and serves over 2,000 families each year.  They rely solely on sponsorships and contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations.  The Cabernet for Connoisseurs event provides the revenue needed to support Family House for one year.

Please visit Family House’s website here to learn more about their charity and the families they have helped over the years.

 Last year Meteor Vineyard had the pleasure to host a fantastic lot with 12 Bay Area Michelin Starred chefs.  The event was a huge success, bringing together foodies and chefs from across the Bay for a chef’s potluck.   Check out some photos of our fun last year:

This year, we will again be hosting a chef’s potluck in September and this is one for the books!   Check out this description: 

“What happens when at least 20 of the Bay Area’s top chefs come together to eat, drink and party? Twenty couples (or 40 guests) will spend the afternoon and evening of Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Tracy and Barry Schuler’s amazing Napa home for an unprecedented event of exceptional food, with wines from Meteor, Arietta, Hudson, Pahlmeyer, and the Aldorotys. It’s a food and drink extravaganza you will never forget. Arrive around two in the afternoon to sample pizza from the wood-fired oven prepared by eleven-time World Champion Tony Gemignani as you sip cocktails by Bar Agricole. Watch the chefs wield their knives throughout the day to prepare some of their favorite dishes.  Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the cooking and camaraderie that only happens when great chefs take a rare day off from their restaurants to party!  Chefs include Melissa Perello of Frances, Stuart Brioza of State Bird, Rolland Passot of La Folie, Nancy Oakes and Bruce Aidells of Boulevard, Mourad Lahlou of Mourad, Thomas MacNaughton of Flour + Water, Charles Phan of Slanted Door, James Syhabout of Commis, Taylor Boetticher of Fatted Calf, Belinda Leong of B. Patisserie, Ken Frank of La Toque, Doug Stonebreaker of Prather Ranch, Tony Gemignani of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, Jim Dodge of Bon Appètit, Richard Reddington of Redd, Steve Litke of Farmhouse Inn, Sean Massey of Morimoto, Ari Rosen of Scopa, and Mindy Beebe of Quince. (Chefs may be subject to change.)  Donated by Tracy and Barry Schuler, Paige and Jason Pahlmeyer, Cristina and Lee Hudson, Caren and Fritz Hatton, Karen and Neil Aldoroty, Susie Heller, and the amazing Bay Area chefs.”

We look forward to participating in this amazing auction on Friday, if you can’t make it to the auction click here for a proxy bid and bid on your favorite items in the catalog to benefit Family House, our one of a kind chef’s experience will go fast!




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