VIP WINE DINNER
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
VIP WINE DINNER SPONSOR:
Passionate author, chef, cyclist, philanthropist, and Top Chef Masters winner, Chris Cosentino is co-owner of San Francisco’s celebrated Cockscomb restaurant, Jackrabbit in Portland, OR, and Acacia House at Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Napa Valley, with partner Oliver Wharton and parent company Delicious MFG & CO.
A graduate of the culinary program at Johnson & Wales University, Cosentino cooked at some of the country’s most beloved restaurants, including Red Sage in Washington, D.C. and Rubicon, Chez Panisse, Belon, and Redwood Park in the Bay Area, before opening Incanto, his first executive chef position. At Incanto, Cosentino drew critical acclaim for his innovative Italian and whole animal cooking. During Incanto’s twelve-year tenure, Cosentino mastered the art of hand-crafted cured meats and helped raise awareness about utilizing the entire animal, including its offal.
In 2014, Cosentino opened Cockscomb, showcasing a range of sustainable meat cuts and dishes inspired by the city’s rich culinary and artistic history.
2017 brought great change and growth for Delicious MFG & CO. Drawing inspiration from Portland’s history, Cosentino and Wharton opened Jackrabbit in spring to highlight the Pacific Northwest’s rich ingredient palate and talented artisans, followed by Acacia House at Los Alcobas Napa Valley. Acacia House opened in summer 2017 to rave reviews
Author of the 2012 cookbook Beginnings: My Way to Start a Meal, Cosentino’s long-awaited Offal Good: Cooking from the Heart with Guts, was released in fall 2017, celebrating whole-animal cooking. He also collaborated with Marvel and wrote Wolverine: In The Flesh.
Founded in 1985 by Shari, Garen, Brandon and Shannon, Staglin Family Vineyard takes pride in the tradition of family ownership and participation. With an uncompromising commitment to quality, our mission is to produce world class wines that reflect the distinctive character of this historic Rutherford Bench estate.
As stewards of this land we farm the vineyard organically, tap into our solar fields for power and produce the wines in a state of the art underground production facility.
"Great wines for great causes" has been an important motto of our business and personal lives. Since we began farming our vineyard in 1985, we have donated and raised more than $920 million to support charities, including our main cause, the Music Festival for Brain Health.