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Chef in the Vineyard dinner: A Tribute to John Sarich

March 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

John Sarich, Chateau Ste. Michelle's longtime culinary director and ambassador, died Oct. 5, 2014.

WOODINVILLE, Wash. — Chateau Ste. Michelle will stage a tribute dinner on Saturday, March 14, for the late John Sarich, and the evening will feature some of his favorite recipes from his historic career as Ste. Michelle’s culinary director.

Executive chef Emran Chowdhury of Cantinetta Restaurants — one of John’s favorite places to dine — will participate, and ticket price includes a copy of Sarich’s cookbook Chef in the Vineyard.

Sarich died Oct. 5 of thyroid cancer. He spent his last three decades inspiring and educating people around the world with his passion for food and wine through his TV shows, cookbooks, and Chateau Ste. Michelle culinary events.

To honor his life and legacy at Chateau Ste. Michelle, the winery has established the John R. Sarich, Jr. Memorial Scholarship at the Seattle Culinary Academy to support future culinary professionals. Donations can be made online, mailed to the school or brought to the dinner to give to a representative of The Seattle Central Foundation. A portion of the proceeds from the dinner will be donated by Chateau Ste. Michelle to the scholarship.

The Seattle Central Foundation
Attn: John R. Sarich, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
1701 Broadway Ave; BE 4180
Seattle, WA 98122


Appetizers – Executive chef Janet Hedstrom
Smoked Duck breast Crostini, Chukar Cherry & Orange
Adriatica Calamari & Skordalia
Asian Crab Salad, Crispy Wonton
Tapenade, Grilled Ciabatta

First Course – Executive chef Emran Chowdhury of Cantinetta Restaurants
Braised Octopus, Chickpea Puree, Celery Vinaigrette

Second Course – Chef Kurt Olson
John’s Chicken, Uli’s Italian Sausage and Cannellini Bean Ragout with Kale & Tomatoes

Entrée – Chef Scott Harberts
Grilled Lamb “Lollipops”, Smashed Red Potatoes with Gorgonzola, Balsamic Reduction

Dessert – Chef Regina Paul-Jones
Anise & Rosemary Scented Olive Oil Cake, Whipped Cream

In accordance with Chateau Ste. Michelle event policies, all guests must be 21 and over. The culinary team also is unable to accommodate special dietary requests.


March 14, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Chateau Ste. Michelle
14111 NE 145th St.
Woodinville, WA 98072 United States
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