San Francisco and Napa Valley, September 2013----Smith-Madrone Winery will present its 2012 Riesling, 2010 Chardonnay and 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon at a book signing for chef Daniel Patterson’s new book on Oct. 9 in San Francisco.
From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Patterson will give a brief talk and sign copies of his new book, Coi: Stories & Recipes. Attendees will be able to ask questions, get their copies signed and also enjoy the Smith-Madrone wines: the event is gratis and there is no need to RSVP.
Daniel Patterson has five restaurants: Coi (2006) and Alta (to open in fall 2013) in San Francisco and Plum (2010), Haven (2011) and Plum Bar (2011) in Oakland. Coi holds two Michelin stars and is on the San Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurants list. More info at coirestaurant.com/ and http://www.danielpattersongroup.com/.
Omnivore Books is located at 3885 Cesar Chavez Street (San Francisco, CA 94131). The store offers an extensive calendar of author appearances and book signings: details here: www.omnivorebooks.com/events.html.
Coi: Stories & Recipes is being published by Phaidon Press. The 304-page hardback book has 150 color illustrations and sells for $49.95; the publication date is Oct. 14. Patterson will be going on a 9-city tour to promote the book. Patterson takes the reader into the Coi kitchen, through an eleven-course tasting menu, and on to the stories behind over 50 additional significant recipes in the restaurant’s evolution, told through a series of short essays.
Dishes featured in the book include Chilled Spiced Ratatouille Soup; Monterey Bay Abalone with Nettle-Dandelion Salsa Verde; Morels Roasted in Butter with Just-harvested Potatoes, Popcorn and Basil; Dungeness Crab and Beef Tendon Soup with Asian Pear and Finger Lime and Lime Marshmallow with Coal-Toasted Meringue. Known for his ability to capture the emotional qualities of food, Patterson is a highly respected food writer as well as a chef and has been published in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Lucky Peach and Food & Wine.
ALSO AT THE AHWAHNEE
In other news, Smith-Madrone’s founder/enologist Stuart Smith will be participating in the 32nd Annual Vintners’ Holiday series at The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite for Session 4, November 20-21. The moderator will be Dan Berger, the respected wine journalist. The session begins with a welcoming reception with all of the vintners and includes several wine tastings seminars and a five-course gala dinner. More info: 801-559-4949 or www.YosemitePark.com/Vintners.
Smith-Madrone is one of Napa Valley’s original artisanal wineries, founded in 1971 by Stuart Smith. All of the winery’s wines are made from the estate vineyards surrounding the winery, planted 41 years ago by Stuart and Charles Smith. The vineyards are dry-farmed on steep mountainsides surrounding the winery, at elevations between 1,300 and 2,000 feet, on slopes angling up to 34%. The winery’s current releases are 2012 Riesling, 2010 Chardonnay, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2009 Cook’s Flat Reserve. The wines are made entirely from the estate vineyards surrounding the winery: all of the wines carry a Spring Mountain District appellation. Smith-Madrone welcomes visitors by appointment and tours are always conducted by either Stuart Smith or his brother, winemaker Charles Smith. More at www.smithmadrone.com or www.cooksflatreserve.com.