March 5, 2013

March 5, 2013
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Jennifer Puccio. Photo courtesy Heather Irwin.

By 707 correspondent Heather Irwin. Sign up for the BiteClub Newsletter.

To celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, chef Jennifer Puccio of San Francisco’s Marlowe and Park Tavern restaurants will team up with chef Ken Frank of the Michelin-starred ~LA TOQUE AT THE WESTIN VERASA NAPA~ for a special five-course dinner on Thursday March 7th. On the menu: cauliflower panna cotta, uni, and caviar; venison carpaccio; classic Angus beef tartare, capers, and crispy bone marrow; and “Callie Noir,” a dish made with black truffle, cipolline onions, and crispy Parmesan stuffing. The dinner is $200 per person, with wine pairings included. Reservations are required. 1314 McKinstry St., Napa, 707-257-5157.

The dinner is a kickoff for the Westin’s Somm Sisters Soiree getaway weekend, featuring a collection of events showcasing women in wine, including a grand tasting with 30 female winemakers on Friday March 8th. The tasting event is $50 per person. Details about the entire weekend online.