What do Food, Wine, and John Steinbeck Have in Common?

Real Estate Agent with Alain Pinel Realtors CAL BRE#01271886

Wow, we are lucky to call Steinbeck Country home!

My husband Dave and I had a lovely time at the Salinas Valley Food and Wine Winemaker's Dinner at the charming and historic Steinbeck House in Salinas, CA. This event is the official kick-off to this weekend's food and wine events, and we never miss this dinner! This year the menu was on point:


Food prepared by Chef Augustin Rodriguez with Wine pairings provided by Hahn Family Wines.


Appetizers: Wasabi Tuna Deviled Eggs, 2013 Hahn Cuvee White

First Course: Gabilan Soup, 2014 Hahn SLH Chardonnay

Second Course: Spinach/Apple Salad, 2014 Luciene Smith Vineyard Chardonnay

Entree: Steak Pizzarola, Roasted Herb Potatoes and Mixed Vegetables, 2013 Lucienne Doctor’s Vineyard Pinot Noir

Dessert! Chocolate Flan Cake drizzled with Caramel & Chocolate Sauce, 2014 Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon


Thank you to the event organizers for such a lovely evening. We are truly blessed to live in the bountiful Salinas Valley that serves up an abundance of fresh produce and of course, award winning wines!

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"The Real Estate Angel"

Direct: 831.809.2799 | Office: 831.622.1040 | Cal BRE# 01271886



Comments (6)

Greg Hamer, Realtor at Alain Pinel Carmel
Alain Pinel Realtors - Carmel, CA
For Life's Next Adventure, Live Where you Dream

Great to hear you and Dave had a good time, Rose Clark, Realtor, ABR, GRI  ! We always enjoy that event, very well organized!

Aug 11, 2016 05:21 PM
Rose Clark, Realtor, ABR, GRI

Thanks Greg Hamer, sorry you couldnt join us this year. We would have saved you some flan but well, it didn't last long on the table :)  

Aug 11, 2016 05:24 PM
Cristal Clark, E-Networking Specialist

We will be at the kick-off mixer tomorrow and the main event on Saturday!

Aug 11, 2016 05:25 PM
Cristal Clark, E-Networking Specialist
Social Animal Studios - Carmel, CA
Digital Marketing Professional

Looking good mom and dad! Glad you guys had a good time, I love Hahn!

Aug 11, 2016 05:25 PM
Rose Clark, Realtor, ABR, GRI

The 2013 Hahn Cuvee White was my favorite....

Aug 11, 2016 05:27 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well I have more in common with you Rose than you realize, Diane & I love gourmet food, superb wines and love to read... so with that said this sounds like an awesome event, Endre

Aug 11, 2016 05:28 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your experience.

Have a great Friday and an outstanding weekend.

Aug 11, 2016 08:31 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Rose Clark, Realtor, ABR, GRI Your title captured my attention.  Thanks for sharing this annual event.  Look forward to reading more of your posts

Aug 11, 2016 11:01 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rose, sure sounds like a fun time, and right up my alley.   Bet it was a wonderful time! 

Aug 18, 2016 06:41 AM

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