Thursday, March 27, 2008

Dinner for a good Cause and with some good wines!

Being on the SF BIG Board has really been very special, working with Scot McLernon, putting this group together has been a very worthwhile endeavor. This past December there was a charity auction put together by our good friend Brian Monahan at UMI (love name dropping!) who waned to raise money for ONE  LAPTOP PER CHILD.

I donated a home-cooked meal with some special wines assisted by Scot for the evening. The high bidders were Seashal Morse from Centro and Liberty Carras from Drive/PM. what an evening

we opened with my one of favorite champagnes day in/day out Veuve Yellow Label, always a bottle or two or three in he refrigerator. My menu was Corn/Feta salad with onions and Roma tomatoes, pork loin with lemons and a brandy sauce, grilled Roma tomatoes and asparagus. Scot made this wild fruit tart. But the wines were all APTOS, all Mac wines--his chardonnay, and his syrah--both bottled by him and some good friends.  Great wines, if your lucky, Scot might share a glass or two.

But the winner was the children of San Francisco schools, good times, great cause and good way for a Wednesday break.  Thanks Seashal, Liberty, Scot and Brian to you as well for bringing this great evening together.

Now if you want to know the marketing talk, there was plenty!!  


scot said...

Mr Durham, ever the grcious host did it again. Although his wine cellar is 6 times the size of his kitchen he manages to produce wonderful things out of both - thank you John, Liberty and Seashal, a wonderful evening for an important cause!

Trojahorse said...

Working that wine John.... love that you are connecting the causes to your fun, kind of like checking out of Tampa wine world with you, 150 bottles and a plan.

Hope to be invited to the next Durham dance.
Tom T