Rio Grill's First Winemakers Dinner in the Santa Fe Room pairs Chef Cy Yontz cuisine with Figge Cellars Wines November 10, 2011

Top Quote Save the Date and Mark your Calendars for a fabulous event! Chef Cy Yontz of Rio Grill and with Figge Cellars Wines will have a Winemakers dinner on Thursday November 10 at 6:30pm. End Quote
  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) October 14, 2011 - Rio Grill, located in the Crossroads in Carmel , has been satisfying the souls of Monterey Peninsula residents for 28 years. For more than a quarter century, the Rio has been the place to meet friends, enjoy tasty, food and relax with a refreshing cocktail or glass of wine.

    Rio Grill General Manager Joe Valencia announced today that the restaurant will hold its first winemaker dinner in the brand new Santa Fe Room on Thursday, November 10th at 6:30 p.m. This will be a four-course sit down dinner with Chef Cy Yontz' cuisine paired with Peter Figge's wines. Peter will attend and answer questions about his wines and give a presentation about his winery which will be streamed on Rio's brand new 60 inch HD TV.

    This is the first Winemaker dinner in the Santa Fe Room. "We chose to inaugurate the Santa Fe Room's first Winemaker dinner with Peter because he is a rising star in the wine industry and a good friend of the Rio Grill; We just put his caricature on our wall," said Valencia.

    The cost is $65 plus tax and tip. Reservations required. For more information on Rio Grill please call (831) 625-5436 or go to

    Background On Rio Grill:
    Chef Yontz' creative American dishes are some of the most flavorful, colorful and vibrant on the Monterey Peninsula and celebrate flavor in every mouthwatering bite!

    In addition to the main dining room at Rio Grill, there is a comfortable lounge and full bar serving refreshing libations including the restaurant's famous "Rio Rita." The bar is lined with colorful caricatures of local faces and celebrities. Bar patrons can also order from the full menu while sitting by the fireplace or at the bar. Rio Grill's award-winning wine list features more than 160 labels including a ton of local wineries and an extensive selection available by the glass.
    28 Years of Winning Awards! Rio Grill has won reader's choice awards and inspired food critics from the San Francisco Examiner, San Jose Mercury News and all of the local press to sing its praises. Awards include: "Best Restaurant in Monterey County ", "Best Restaurant to Meet People", "Best American Restaurant", and "Best Wines by the Glass." Menu highlights include entrees from the wood-burning grill and oak wood smoker, as well as the chef's daily creations featuring fresh fish, and pasta.

    For more information on Rio Grill please call (831) 625-5436 or go to The restaurant opens for lunch every day at 11:30 and serves straight through until 10:00 PM. Rio also serves a great brunch on Sundays from 11:30 - 4:00PM.

    Marci Bracco (831) 747-7455

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