Top Cheftestant Casey Thompson to highlight "In The Vineyard"
Casey Thompson is best known for her success in "Top Chef" and previously worked as sous chef under Chef Dean Fearing, "Father of Southwestern Cuisine." In recent years she has scoured small family farms in Napa and Sonoma for locavore farm to table events at wineries. Thompson will prepare a series of dishes specifically for the "In the Vineyard" event, with each plate paired to one wine and one beer. On hand to discuss the pairings will be Hope Family Wines' Winemaker, JC Diefenderfer, as well as Firestone Walker Brewery Brewmaster Matt Brynildson.