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East LA Meets Napa

on August 10th, 2011
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Pork carnitas taco

by Barnaby Hughes


Have you ever paired spicy tacos with a Napa Cabernet? This combination works surprisingly well! At “East LA Meets Napa,” dozens of Latino-owned Napa Valley wineries poured their wines alongside tacos, tamales and enchiladas served by East LA restaurants. Held on July 8, 2011, among the beautiful colonial-style courtyards of Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, this food and wine tasting event benefitted AltaMed, a health care network serving Southern California. Live salsa music added to the Latin sabor, giving couples an excuse to dance the night away.

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The town of Yountville, California may be small, but it has a large culinary legacy. The French Laundry, a perennial GAYOT.com Top 40 Restaurant helmed by Thomas Keller, started it, and chef Michael Chiarello carries it on at Bottega. The cuisine of this Napa Valley restaurant reflects the chef’s Italian heritage. Watch my exclusive video interview with Chiarello to learn more about him, his restaurant, his wines, Chiarello Family Vineyards, and his retail store Napa Style.


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