Star Chefs & Vintners Chronicle

Sarag & Evan Rich
Isn’t’ it Rich – Chefs Sarah & Evan Rich are Juggling Four Restaurants and Two Young Boys!
We recently chatted with Chef Sarah Rich of Rich Table about adapting their businesses, family, and personal lives to coincide with the “new normal.” While the coronavirus pandemic has prevented her and her husband Rich from visiting with extended family, the two are cherishing the new-founded rich time they now have with their two children as a result of sheltering-in-place.

Chef Joanne Weir
Discovering the Virtual World of Wine Tasting with the Melkas
MELKA ESTATES duo Cherie and Philippe Melka share with us how they are weathering the coronavirus storm and taking a chance on an idea they incorporated into their business that brings the wine-tasting experience right to the comfort of your home.

Chef Joanne WeirCelebrated Chef Joanne Weir Shares Memories of Her Father and Some Fun Father’s Day BBQ Ideas
Chef Joanne Weir knows a thing or two about cooking. The award-winning cookbook author, food teacher, and host of “Weir Cooking” on PBS shared with us her reflections about her father as well as some tasty recipes.

Annie Favia of Favia Wines – In Her Own Words
While the Bay Area and much of the state continue to shelter-in-place, Andy and Annie Favia of Favia Wines enjoy social distancing by taking in the fresh air and majesty of the mountains behind their Napa Valley home. Annie spills the tea, figuratively, on her tea project and what she and her family hope to do once SIP is lifted.
Chef Mourad Lahlou – Always Giving Back with a Smile
Chef Mourad Lahlou has come a long way since arriving in San Francisco over 30 years ago. Before becoming a Michelin star awarded chef, he studied economics at San Francisco State and had hoped to work for the IMF or World Bank to help impoverished people around the world. Today, he uses his culinary talents to continue to help people in need, particularly those impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Heidi and Remi Barrett of La Sirena Winery – In Their Own Words
Heidi Peterson Barrett is one of the world’s most renowned and respected winemakers in the country. Since the 1980s, she has created some of the Napa Valley’s most famous wines. The talent runs in the family as her daughter, Remi joined the team and together the mother-daughter team have an amazing time running the business and enjoying life.

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