Brian Uhl – 2012 Cakebread Cellars Patron’s Dinner Chef

Brian Uhl specializes in wild game dishes in the framework of contemporary cuisine. Uhl trained as an apprentice to Sigi Eisenberg, and has also worked under many other noted chefs, including Thomas Keller of the French Laundry, Jean-Louis Palladin in New York, and Boris Keller, a Michelin-star chef … [Read more...]

Lynch-Bages Patron’s Dinner Menu Announced

Chef Bob Waggoner has created an elegant dinner for this year's Château Lynch-Bages Patron's Dinner. Included are delicacies that highly compliment the paired Château Lynch-Bages wines. Culinary highlights will include Maine lobster ravioli, Islamorada yellowtail snapper, pan seared venison … [Read more...]

2012 Guest of Honor – Jean-Charles Cazes

For hundreds of years, the vineyards at Château Lynch-Bages have yielded arguably some of the best Bordeaux reds the world has ever known. On infertile gravel. Yet, in that gravel lies the key for excellent grape growing: perfect drainage. The resulting wines, predominantly from cabernet sauvignon, … [Read more...]

2012 Guest of Honor – Dennis Cakebread

Golfers, sailors, and fly-fisherman may already be familiar with Napa Valley winemaker Dennis Cakebread, but if not, they’re going to find an immediate affinity. Cakebread hosts his own regattas in Newport, Rhode Island and San Diego Bay, as well as hosts golf tournaments, takes fisherman to lodges … [Read more...]

Bob Waggoner – 2012 Lynch-Bages Patron’s Dinner Chef

Foodies in Nashville may know Chef Bob Waggoner from his venerable Wild Boar days, but this impecable chef has received accolades far outside Music City.  Discerning Food & Wine readers voted him  "Reader's Favorite Chef in America Award," the James Beard Foundation recognized him in 1999 as one … [Read more...]

Château Lynch-Bages

At the gates of Pauillac, the Lynch-Bages Estate owes part of its name to the ancient hamlet of Bages, which has been home to generations on winemakers. The area of “Batges” is mentioned as early back as the sixteenth century in the terriers (estate records) of Lafite. The vineyard was … [Read more...]

Cakebread Cellars

Over 39 years ago, Jack Cakebread came to photograph the Napa Valley for a book and while here, he casually mentioned his interest in one day owning a vineyard to some family friends who had a ranch in Rutherford. When he returned home that afternoon, the phone rang and it was the family friends … [Read more...]

Cult Wine Tasting at Kayne Prime

10/20/2011 - Amazing, amazing dinner last night. There were smiles all around. Kayne Prime (from the setting to the servers) did a fantastic job and there was plenty of food. The Red Snapper was a highlight, but I don't think anyone was prepared for the Red Meat Challenge that was the final course. … [Read more...]

2011 Auction Wrap Up

l'Eté du Vin's Nashville Crush Successfully Reunites the Wine Community in the Fight Against Cancer l’Eté du Vin’s Nashville Crush—sponsored by Higham Management, Kenny Chesney, and American Airlines — was held Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel and achieved marked financial success … [Read more...]

Krug Collectors Dinner Shines

They say you never forget your first taste of Krug.  Although the 30 guests at l’Eté du Vin’s Krug Collectors Dinner were far from Krug virgins, it’s safe to say none will forget the six course champagne dinner that kicked off 2011 Nashville Crush.  Held at the home of Jamie and Larry Beckwith and … [Read more...]