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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Cakebread Cellars Dinner at Smoke Rise Inn

Cakebread Cellars Dinner at Smoke Rise Inn The Smoke Rise Inn has planned a memorable wine dinner for Thursday, September 15, 2011.  As Randy Polo describes in a recent newsletter:
Join us at the Inn for an unforgettable evening when the Smoke Rise Village Inn hosts its Cakebread Wine Makers’ Dinner on Thursday September 15th at 6:30 p.m. Executive Chef Tavolara has paired five courses with each of the amazing Cakebread Cellars selections being featured that evening.

In anticipation of the Smoke Rise Inn Cakebread Cellars dinner, Randy writes the following:

Cakebread Cellars

Since the Inn has just set the stage for what will be one of our finest wine dinners yet this year, I wanted to share a brief history of Cakebread Cellars. Many are familiar with the name Cakebread however very few know the story behind the label.

Jack and Dolores Cakebread purchased their now legendary Rutherford estate from family friends in 1972. By the mid-1980s, they had completed construction on one of Napa’s most distinctive wineries, a true architectural and technological achievement. Their sons, Bruce and Dennis Cakebread, have played key roles in the development of the winery, its wines, vineyard and business. Bruce, who was winemaker, is now President and COO. In 2010, he served as Napa Valley Vintners Association President. Dennis is responsible for all sales and marketing and is a past President of the Napa Valley Vintners Association while currently serving on the board of The Wine Institute.

As the Cakebread family reflects upon the many profound changes in the wine industry over the last 33 years, such as innovative farming techniques and new methods of reaching out to consumers, they note that their key values have remained the same. Dedication to making the highest quality wines and a commitment to family has followed a continuum as their first small vineyard has grown into a thriving internationally distributed wine company.

If you are interested in being part of our Cakebread Wine Dinner, taking place on Thursday September 15th please contact Randy Polo at (973) 838-7770 or randy@smokeriseinn.com for details.

Smoke Rise Village Inn Cakebread Cellars Dinner Menu

1st Course
Thai Spiced Melon Gazpacho
Lemon Grass Scented Lump Crab


2nd Course
Cumin Dusted Diver Scallop
Blistered Grape Tomato with Cilantro


3rd Course
Five Spice Duck Confit Stacked on
Crisp Wonton with Gingered Sweet Plum

Cakebread Pinot Noir 2007

4th Course
Pan Roasted, Dry Aged Sliced Strip Steak
Foie Gras Studded Mashed Potato
Blood Orange Demi Glace

Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

5th Course
Callebaut Chocolate - Black Pepper Pot d’ Crème
Maytag Blue Cheese Panna Cotta


Thursday September 15th - 6:30 pm Cakebread Wine Makers’ Dinner

Once again, all the Cakebread wines from the dinner will be available for purchase that evening at the Inn’s cost. Some of these wines are exclusive to restaurants and can’t be purchased in stores or on-line.

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Thank you, Randy! You and George have a real treat in store for us!

I came across additional information about Cakebread Cellars that I thought you would be interested in:
Don't forget to make your reservations!






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