Herbal Romance Dinner
For this private Valentines Day themed dinner, we will be bringing the Sonoma County expereince to San Francisco. Join us for another elevated evening of pairings to compliment the beautiful three course meal prepared by Chefs Jamil Peden and Jack Herron while listening to a musical performance by TROPO. Guests will be guided through sensory pairings and the first 40 attendees will receive a romantic gift bag to take home.
$150 per person or $260 per couple with promo code: VDAY at checkout (exp. 1/21)
Meet the Chefs
A west coast native, Chef Jamil spent his early career cooking in Santa Cruz, Seattle, and the Napa Valley. A sous chef position at The Madrona Manor lured him to beautiful Sonoma County where he gained the upmost respect for not only local ingredients, but also more refined techniques. After a few years in Las Vegas as sous chef for Wolfgang Puck and a stint waiting tables he returned to Sonoma County to re-focus. He landed as chef de cuisine at Syrah Bistro and then Petite Syrah where the team received a 3 star review from the SF Chronicle. A stint at Scopa and a co-chef position at Campo Fina was also met with raving reviews. After some personal chef work and an appearance on Chef Wanted on the Food Network he was then hired as the opening chef at Woodfour Brewing Company, garnering a perfect food review from the Press Democrat and Best New Restaurant from the Bohemian. Realizing that being chef in a Brewery was limiting he left to seek a better fit. The Applewood Inn was the perfect setting to further refine his personal style and continue to utilize the bounty of West Sonoma County. While at the helm, again he recieved a perfect food rating from the Press Democrat.
Chef Jack Herron
A native Oklahoman, Jack Herron divided his chef training between Oklahoma State Universities in Okmulgee and Stillwater, earning a Bachelors in Hotel/ Administration. Jack was mentored by Chef Marc Dunham of the Ranchers Club in Stillwater where he was enlightened to pursue a path with deeper purpose: to make an impact on the future of food through wholisitc practices. Jack and his wife Katie moved west to Sonoma County in 2010 to start a 5-year tenure as the Executive Sous Chef at iconic master chef Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen. Jack is currently a co-founder of Eat It Make It Grow It, a working farm which will sustain pastured American Heritage Guinea Hogs, Nigerian Dwarf Goats and a mobile Chicken coop, in rotation with a ‘No Till’ Soil Management Program to grow diverse ancient grains and Heirloom crops. You can find Chef/Farmer Jack at his Hidden Pond Farm in Sonoma, or around the area with his ingredients in farmers markets and at your favorite restaurants.
About the Artist: TROPO
Tyson creates compelling and hypnotic dance music, weaving in classical and gypsy vibes, mixing it electronically with his violin and other instruments to bring you TROPO: The moment in the time or the point in space where change occurs. His live sets take you through a world of house fusion and downtempo woven by classical, Gypsy, Middle Eastern, Latin, and bluesy roots threads. TROPO infuses the human element in their all original and uplifting performances.