Sip, Swirl, Savor and Learn During Holman Ranch Tasting Room's "In Your Own Backyard" Featuring "The Queen of Quince" Author, Barbara Ghazarian
Save the Date! Meet the Queen of Quince on Thursday, May 3rd beginning at 6:00 p.m.
- Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) April 04, 2012 - Inspired by the culinary bounty of the Central Coast of California, Holman Ranch Tasting Room, located at 19 E. Carmel Valley Road in Carmel Valley Village, has invited local culinary chefs and artisans to demonstrate how wine can be best complemented with fresh culinary products found throughout the Central Coast.
The third class will teach you how to prepare small dishes, called "mezze", and how to roll Vegan Stuffed Grape Leaves, called "yalanchi" in Armenian (more well-known as "dolmades"), all while enjoying Holman Wines.
Holman Ranch Tasting Room's "In Your Own Backyard"series will have chefs and artisans sharing their tips and techniques for finding the perfect, fresh ingredients for preparing truly memorable meals, side dishes as well as understanding flavor pairings. From paella to olive oil tastings, the series will showcase local experts knowledgeable about tips and tricks on everything from how to select the best olive oil to creating savory pastries with ingredients from the local Farmers' Market. Each demonstration will offer recommendations for the best wine to pair with the featured culinary item.
Meet the Queen of Quince on Thursday, May 3rd beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Meet cookbook author and Chef Barbara Ghazarian! Barbara is passionate about sharing her Armenian heritage with others. She has authored two award-winning cookbooks and a collection of inspirational stories. Join the fun as Barbara prepares small dishes, called "mezze", and demonstrates how to roll Vegan Stuffed Grape Leaves, called "yalanchi" in Armenian (often called "dolmades").
Since the publication of her most recent cookbook, "Simply Quince", Barbara has become well-known as the "Queen of Quince." She is passionate about cooking with the near-forgotten fruit of her ancestry as well as resurrecting the quince to its rightful place on the table and in the garden. "Simply Quince" builds on the success of her first award-winning cookbook, "Simply Armenian: Naturally Healthy Ethnic Cooking Made Easy" (2004), now in its 4th printing.
Reservations required. Class costs $25 per person. To make a reservation call: 831-659-2640 or email info ( @ ) holmanranch dot com dot
Additional classes include:
• In June enjoy a Yarn Tasting on Thursday, June 21st beginning at 6:00 p.m. Yarn Tasting: For beginners and experienced knitters and crocheters alike! Come out to Carmel Valley on the longest day of the year and enjoy our famous sunny days while sipping delicious estate wines and paired nibbles.
The tasting room is open daily from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and is available for private events. www.holmanranch.com
Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery Background:
Located at the north eastern tip of the Carmel Valley Appellation, the family-owned Holman Ranch resides approximately 12 miles inland from the Pacific Coast. Immersed in history and romance, the ranch has not only proven to be an excellent growing location for our vineyards but also for the Tuscan varietal olive trees which have flourished under the temperate climate.
Holman Ranch estate-grown wine varietals are planted on approximately 19 acres of undulating terrain. The wines produced are unfined and crafted to deliver the true varietal of the grape from harvest to bottle. The climate and terroir of the appellation has played a critical part in the success of their wines. The warmth of the inland valley coupled with the cooling marine layer has proven to be an ideal microclimate for the production of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The vineyards' Burgundy Clones have thrived from the perfect blend of ideal climate, southern exposure and thin rocky soils.
The estate wines of Holman Ranch include: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé of Pinot Noir. Carefully hand-harvested, cold pressed and bottled, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced from the fruits of our trees has a delightfully distinctive flavor.
Holman Ranch Background:
Holman Ranch: Where the Past is Always Present. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, historic Holman Ranch provides a unique and memorable setting for weddings, special events, family gatherings, corporate retreats, and team-building events. With its charming gardens, stunning mountain views and serenity, this private estate affords old-world charm while providing modern day conveniences. This stunning Property includes a fully restored stone hacienda, overnight guest rooms, vineyards, olive grove, horse stables and more.
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