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Run Up To The Tomato Fest 2007

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Just One Week Until Tomato Fest 2007

Heirloom Tomato Carmel Tomato Festival

photo courtesy of Gary Ibsen,

This annual event promises to be the best of the best. Gary Ibsen has 60 Chefs and 40 wineries presenting award winning food and wines for your enjoyment in one of the most beautiful spots on earth - Quail Lodge Golf Course, Carmel Valley.

Steve and I will be there filming the exciting mouth watering offerings exclusively for iFood.TV in just one week. WOW, it is so exciting just reading of some of the chefs menu offerings and we are arranging for many of these mouth watering recipes to be here on iFood.TV exclusively for you!

Are you ready to dance, eat sip some wine or beer, and enjoy?

Here are just a few of the offerings of the participating 60 of the top chefs!

Colin Moody, Asilomar Conference Grounds, Marvel Stripe & Green Zebra Tomato Sorbet on a Ginger Cone Avocado “Faux Gras” with Heirloom Tomato Chutney & Dungeness Crab Toast

• Jim Gallivan, Atlantic Culinary Academy- Le Cordon Bleu,NH, Chilled jerked Tomato & Peach Bisque with Banana Lime Cream -

• Dory Ford, Bon Appetit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Lemony Tomato Tart, Brandywine Tomato Tartare, Green Zebra Tomato Coulis

• Nate keller, Cafe 150 at Google, Tomato Sundae with Sweet Maui Onion Syrup,

• Michael Keller, California Culinary Academy, Tomato & Goat Cheese Tart Tatin with Basil Sorbet

• Jeff Mosher, Julia's Kitchen at Copia, Braised Napa Valley Lamb with Tomato Confit and Summer Squash

• Cal Stamenov, Marinus @ Bernardus Lodge, Heirloom Tomato Sorbet with rock shrimp tartare and cilantro

• Eric Tucker, Millennium, Crisp Papadum with Green Grape and Canary Mellon Salad with Tomato Tamarind Chutney

• Mark Ayers, Pacific’s Edge at the Highlands Inn, Dungeness Crab Salad, Heirloom Tomato Sorbet, Sesame Tuille, Yuzo Vinagarette

• Philippe Breneman, Paragon Restaurant & Bar, Heirloom Tomato Gelee, Manchego Custard & Crispy Pancetta

• Arturo Moscoso, Peppoli Restaurant @ Inn at Spanish Bay, Decomposed Caprese with Tignanello Olive Oil

• Jacques Wilson, Sardine Factory, Heirloom Tomato Shrimp & Corn Fritter with Tomato Oil, Avocado Creme Fraiche

• Craig Von Foerster, Sierra Mar @ Post Ranch , Thai Golden Tomato Gazpacho Crostini of Serrano Ham, Manchego Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes -

• Patrick DuRant, Stillwater Bar & Grill at the Lodge at Pebble Beach, Toybox Tomato-Orange Chutney with Lump Blue Crab

• Peter Pahk, The Royal Oak @ Silverado Resort , Vichysoisse with Concasse of Heirloom Tomatoes

• Luis Solano, The Whole Enchilada, Shrimp Shooter With Avocado and Tomato Seven Seas Bisque

• Robert Sapirman, Parcel 104, Heirloom Tomato Tots (Crispy Potato in Crusted Tomato Gelee)

• Jason Balestrieri, Cantinetta Luca, Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta with Shaved Tuna Bresaola

The award winning chefs include these:

And what about if you get thirsty?

Amici Cellars
Anglim Winery
Bargetto Winery
Baywood Cellars
Bernardus Winery
Blackstone Winery
Boete Winery
Bonterra Vineyards
Brutocao Cellars
Carmel Road Winery
Caymus Vineyards/Wagner Wine Co.
Chappellet Winery
Chateau Sinnet
De Tierra Vineyards
English Ales Brewery
Fetzer Vineyards
Firestone Walker Fine Ales
Galante Vineyards
Graeser Winery
Gryphon Wines
Hahn Estates / Smith& Hook Winery
Hallcrest Vineyards
Heller Estate Organic Vineyards
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Jekel Vineyards

Wine Table Setup and Server


Galante Vineyards

Line Shack Winery
Lockwood Vineyard
Mann Cellars
Manzoni Estate Vineyard
Mariposa Wine Company
Martin Ranch Winery
Mer Soleil
Monterey Vintners & Growers Association
Monticello Vineyards
Morgan Winery
Paraiso Vineyards
Pelican Ranch Winery
Pietra Santa Winery
River City Brewing Co.
River Ranch Vineyards
Roshambo Winery
Rotta Winery
Scheid Vineyards
Silver Mountain Vineyards
Silver Stone Wines
Skyhawk Lane
Storrs Winery
Talbott Vineyards
Trentadue Winery
Wente Vineyards
Wild Horse Winery and Vineyards
Wines of Carmel

photos courtesy of Gary Ibsen,

Tomato & Tuscan Bread Tower

Tomato & Tuscan Bread Tower

Heirloom tomatoes and seeds

Heirloom Tomatoes and Seeds

Tomato Consommé

Tomato Consommé


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