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An elegant gathering on Saturday evening, the feast will be catered by The Buckhorn Steakhouse in Winters and is a fundraiser for the Honey and Pollination Center. More information to come. Registration is now open!
Patrick Mulvaney, a native New Yorker, has been the owner of Culinary Specialists since 2001. He began his culinary career in 1985 as a European apprentice, cooking under some of Europe's most renowned chefs. In 1988, he moved to Phoenix, cooking at Roxsand restaurant where he was named "the rising star of the southwest" by the American Institute of Wine and Food. In the early 1990s, he returned to Napa and fell in love with the Central Valley and its wondrous bounty. Mulvaney decided to make Sacramento his home, working at some of Sacramento's finest establishments, including Paragary's and The Kitchen. In 2005, he opened Mulvaney's B & L in Sacramento. B & L has a menu that features local, fresh, and organic ingredients.
On the morning of the lecture, 24 participants will meet Chef Mulvaney in the Food Innovation Kitchen, a state-of-the-art learning facility located within the Robert Mondavi Institute. They will enjoy private instruction and get to dine with this world class chef. Afterward, particpants will enjoy a lecture, and food tasting with a wine and beer pairing.
This educational program is designed for beekeepers of all experience levels, including gardeners, farmers and anyone interested in the world of pollination and bees. In addition to our speakers there will be an active ‘Buzz Way’ featuring graduate student research posters, the latest in beekeeping equipment, books, honey, plants and much more.
Sept 2013-May 2014
Each month, from September 2013 through May, 2014, RMI selects a winemaker for a special complimentary pouring in the Mondavi Center's Bartholomew Room before selected Mondavi Center presentations.
Our dinner is provided by the award winning Buckhorn Catering Company. The menu is designed by Ann M. Evans. On the Center's Advisory Board, Ann is the coauthor of The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook and cofounder of both the Davis Farmers Market and the Davis Food Cooperative. An event planner through her firm, Evans & Brennan which specializes in school lunch, Ann is also a home beekeeper and illustrator. She is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier San Francisco, which has is a sponsor of this event in their Green Tables Program.
The second event in our popular Great Chefs Series features Patrick Mulvaney, a mainstay and cornerstone of the Sacramento culinary scene, and pioneer in the Farm-to-Fork movement. On the morning of the lecture, 24 participants will meet Chef Mulvaney in the Food Innovation Kitchen, a state-of-the-art learning facility located within the Robert Mondavi Institute. They will enjoy private instruction and get to dine with this world class chef. Afterward, particpants will enjoy a lecture, and food tasting with a wine and beer pairing.
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Robert Mondavi Institute
University of California, Davis
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Davis, CA 95615-21234