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Danville wine event benefits cancer research

By Jessica Yadegaran
Tuesday, September 11th, 2007 at 12:18 pm in Uncategorized.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but if you’re looking for a way to contribute to the fight against cancer this month, I’ve got your ticket.

Norma Futini of Dynamic Concepts Event Planning has organized a stellar event for this Saturday, Sept. 15 at 4:30 p.m. to benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. She’s turning the private Danville estate of Mike and Anne McCall into a wine and food pairing extravaganza, complete with live jazz and twinkling lights, and it’s all fueled by local spirit.

We’re talking celebrated home cooks, professional chefs and wine merchants joining forces to wow us with the likes of mouth watering local cuisine and artisan, hard to find wines. Some details:

Jim Daugherty, Captain of the Alamo Fire Station, is cooking grilled lamb chops, caprese and foccacia with long time friend Stuart Yaniger (the neocork guy).

Boccondoro caterer Daniele Carsano of Walnut Creek is making parmesan risotto balls and Italian frittata.

Russ Belleci of Alamo’s Forli’s is serving penne and meatballs.

Jeff Mahin of Patrick David is doing his famous vanilla custard.

That’s just to get your mouth watering. Information on the wines is minimal, but I do know that Corks, Pleasant Hill Wine Merchants and Wine Styles will be pouring.

Plan to sample great value wines including JRE’s Pleasant Hill Red, Cono Sur Vision Cabernet from Chile (Robert Parker 90 pts), Vinivera Pinot Gris, Taft Street Chardonnay and good old not planning on dying anytime soon Prisoner, from Oron Swift. Mom’s in town so I will most likely take her along. Good times!

Tickets are $55 for one, $95 for two and $275 for a party of 6. The event is over at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, call 925-858-7976 no later than Friday at 9 p.m.

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  • Michael

    Is there a way to locate someone locally to try this?

  • Jessica

    Yes. Where do you live? I’d start with Corks in Danville and Pleasant Hill Wine Merchants in Pleasant Hill.