Blog posts tagged in Bernards Inn
Planning a wedding takes an extreme amount of coordination of details. But who comes up with the overall design and vision for the wedding? And who pays attention to the details of the various elements and ensures that they are coming together to tell a story? In many cases, the bride and groom have snippets of ideas that they want to include in their dream wedding, maybe a color or the style of the wedding dress, but they struggle in how to pull it all together. Several years ago, I developed the Jeffrey B. Haines Signature Style of Entertaining, exclusively at the Bernards Inn. Having worked...
On a recent wine trip to California, my travel plans included visiting Livermore Valley which is located about one hour south of Napa Valley and 30 miles southeast of San Francisco. Livermore Valley is an AVA (Approved Viticultural Area), which is one of California’s oldest wine districts. This AVA is 15 miles long and 10 miles wide.
There are many wineries in Livermore Valley, but one of the most popular is Wente Vineyards. Wente also boasts a wonderful restaurant located at the entrance to their beautiful Greg Norman PGA golf course. If you play golf on this magnificent course, and your g...
Chef Heyer In the Kitchen at the James Beard House.
What an honor it was to be back in the kitchen of The James beard House last week! I have had the pleasure of cooking at The House on three other occasions, but this experience was especially meaningful to me. Having been born and raised in New Jersey and having traveled and lived in many other parts of this country, I can honestly say that I would not choose to live anywhere else. To be able to cook a dinner that celebrates so many of the wonderful foods that this state has to offer and host it in a place that means so much to...
If your schedule allows you some free time in August, please join us at the legendary James Beard House in NYC on August 9 for a dinner you will not soon forget. The Bernards Inn will be hosting a “Garden State Bounty” dinner with the menu designed by our chef Corey Heyer with wines to accompany the dishes that I have chosen myself. The menu will feature local coastal seafood and fresh summer garden ingredients.
The mission of the James Beard House is to provide a culinary showcase which supports the James Beard Foundation’s mission of celebrating, preserving, and nurturing America’s diverse ...
Pio Cesare Wines
Our recent Italian wine dinner featuring the wines of Pio Cesare was a great success. We had two wonderful speakers, Sergio Zecca and Charles Ferrara, who both represent Maisons Marques & Domaines.
All the wines served were red, with the exception of one white which I thought was fabulous, the Cortese di Gavi 2011. The beauty of this wine is stainless tanks which help the wine exhibit beautiful fresh fruit with clean, crisp, and aromatic flavors that lead to nice weight on the palate.
I like to characterize the wines I drink as light weight, medium weight, and hea...