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Good Eats and Zinfandel Pairing, January 27
Zin Kitchen - Bio Page
Presented by: Sommelier Journal


Guest Chef
Joyce Goldstein

"A consultant to the restaurant and food industries, Joyce’s areas of expertise are recipe development, menu design, and staff training. She improves existing recipes, adds new ones to complement the menu and works with culinary staff to refine flavors and execution...."
To read Joyce Goldstein's bio -
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Website for Joyce Goldstein
Guest Sommellier
Evan Goldstein

"Evan Goldstein, MS, is one of the nation's most prolific food and wine industry veterans. His food and wine career started at
age 19 in the kitchens of the Restaurant Le Saintongeais and the Hotel Lancaster in Paris, Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, and Chez Panisse ...

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Website for Evan Goldstein
Guest Chef
Janine Falvo
Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar

"Janine Falvo’s passion for food stems from a family deeply rooted in culinary tradition. Falvo, the Chef de Cuisine of Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar at The Lodge at Sonoma, a Renaissance Resort & Spa, in Sonoma, CA. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ..."
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Website for Janine Falvo.
Guest Sommelier
Christopher Sawyer

"An internationally-renowned sommelier, wine educator, journalist, consultant, critic and public speaker, Christopher Sawyer travels the world following trends in wine and participating as a VIP judge in the world’s top wine competitions" ...
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Website for Christopher Sawyer.
ZAP's Festival Headliner
Nadia G of Cooking Channel's Bitchin' Kitchen
Nadia is young, funny, and can cook up a storm in 3-inch cherry stilettos. Hailed as the “Julia
Child of the Net generation,” she is the creator and host of the new Cooking Channel series Bitchin’ Kitchen. Fearlessness, patience, creativity and love are Nadia G.’s secret ingredients and her kitchen code to success! Trained at the culinary institute of Hard Wooden Spoon Whacks, her passion for food and cooking came from growing up in a boisterous Italian family consisting of cooks and caterers who never quite gave up the belief that Casalinga-style cuisine is the centre of the universe. Nadia G. is home-schooled, DIY and proud of it. She says “You don’t have to look far to taste some of the best food the world has to offer. I’d pit my grandmother against a 3-star Michelin chef any day.” To read Nadia's bio
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Your host
Randy Caparoso

Caparoso’s own Zinfandel experiences are borne out of 30-plus years in the restaurant wine industry (he is a Founding Partner of the Roy’s restaurant group). Says Caparoso, “Zinfandel is an amazingly food-versatile wine, and often underrated as such. We’ve conducted enough wine/food demonstrations to know that it often outperforms “food wines” like Pinot Noir and Riesling in multiple food contexts. Time and time again, the grape proves to be second to none when it comes to culinary performance.” You can read more of Caparoso’s estimable perspectives on Zinfandel/food matching in his oft-quoted piece, Not Your Daddy’s Zin.
download article.
Zin Kitchen Sponsors
Thank you to the generous donations of
Dacor Appliance


and The Golden Gate Restaurant Association


 

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Featured Winery
Tin Barn Vineyards
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Benchmark Consulting

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