Cooking Demo & Tasting
with Maria Helm Sinskey
Thursday, December 1st
Renown chef, cookbook author, winery owner, and, to my good fortune, very good friend, Maria Helm Sinskey will be here at Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet sharing her secrets to simple and fast, beautiful appetizers & talking about the wines from Robert Sinskey Winery. Don’t know her??? Where have you been? Maria attended pastry school in Denmark and then returned to San Francisco to work as Chef at several noteworthy restaurants: Boz Scagg’s Blue Light Café, the venerable Sherman House – a Relais & Chateaux Hotel, and Plumpjack Café. In 1999, she began a life combining family, food and wine in the Napa Valley. She is a lover of food and a fount of gratitude, knowledge, and laughter—appreciating all the good things in life and sharing those things with us. Her accolades are many: 1996 Food & Wine Magazine Best New Chef, SF Magazine Rising Star Chef, SF Chronicle Rising Star chef and appeared on many PBS and Food Network Shows.
Her first cookbook, “The Vineyard Kitchen: Menus Inspired by the Season”, published by HarperCollins was released in September 2003. "Family Meals: Creating Traditions in the Kitchen", published by Oxmoor House, followed in November 2008. Maria’s mantra, “Eat seasonally, drink good wine and live a long and prosperous life.”
Her cookbook will be available for purchase & signing (a great gift for a chef in your life), and the wines will be open for sampling & also available for purchase.