Frank Family Vineyards cooks up Father’s Day fun with two incredible culinary forces teaming up to create the ultimate live fire BBQ experience
(May 17, 2022; Calistoga, Calif.)—Napa Valley’s iconic Frank Family Vineyards will host a tong-flipping, finger-licking live fire Barbecue dinner with Backyard Pitmaster Jack Arnold and celebrity Chef Christina Machamer on June 17 from 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. BBQ Specialist Arnold will fire up the main course on the Big Green Egg, while Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen season four winner Chef Machamer will prepare elevated comfort-food style appetizers, side dishes and dessert. The meal, hosted by Founders Rich and Leslie Frank and Winemaker Todd Graff on the Frank Family Member’s Lawn, will be paired with Frank Family Cabernets, Zinfandel, and more. This lively dinner will allow each guest an opportunity to experience larger-than-life grilling demonstrations and musical entertainment in a stunning vineyard-side setting. Tickets are $350 per person and can be purchased here.
“My father, Hy Frank a World War II veteran and our family patriarch, was a wholesale meatpacker in Brooklyn and provided for me to be the first person in our family to attend University. He instilled a love of grilling in me, and so it has always been a part of the Frank Family culture,” says Founder Rich Frank. “We remember my father with our exclusive Patriarch Cabernet Sauvignon and will definitely be raising a glass as we celebrate Father’s Day weekend with such esteemed chefs.”
Arnold is one of the most highly rated BBQ specialists and backyard pitmasters in the country and Machamer rose to prominence after winning Season Four of FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen where she was awarded the position of executive sous chef at Restaurant Gordan Ramsay and worked side-by-side with Ramsay himself. The two will be presenting a stellar menu with a main course consisting of Kow Steaks American Wagyu filet, Southside Market & Barbecue jalapeño cheddar smoked sausage and Golden Steer Maine lobster tail. The full menu can be viewed here.
The fun continues throughout the weekend at the newly opened Four Season’s Napa Valley TRUSS Restaurant + Bar where Arnold will be hosting additional Father’s Day events on June 18 and June 19. Frank Family Vineyards will serve as the official winery partner, pouring their 2020 Carneros Chardonnay, 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2016 Brut Rosé sparkling wine. For more information about the Four Seasons Napa Valley Father’s Day celebration please click here.
About Frank Family Vineyards
Frank Family Vineyards was founded in 1992. Through tireless work, focus and engagement with trade and consumers alike, founder Rich Frank, former President of Disney Studios, along with his wife Leslie, a former Emmy-award winning broadcast news journalist, gradually built the winery over the years, making it one of today’s most successful California wineries. Winemaker and General Manager Todd Graff has been crafting Frank Family’s wines since 2003. First constructed as the Historic Larkmead Winery in 1884, the stone building on Frank Family’s property is the third oldest in the Napa Valley and appears on the National Register of Historical Places. Today, Frank Family Vineyards sources from 380 acres of estate vineyards in the Napa Valley. Frank Family’s Carneros Chardonnay ($38), Carneros Pinot Noir ($38), Napa Valley Zinfandel ($38) and Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($58) are distributed nationally.
For more information about Frank Family Vineyards, please visit www.frankfamilyvineyards.com
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