Ramey Wine Cellars Winemaker Dinner

The Firehouse RestaurantSacramento’s most award-winning restaurant, is expecting that its November 1st Ramey Wine Cellars Dinner will sell out soon.

Winemaker David Ramey will lead this exclusive winemaker dinner, featuring an elaborate seven-course menu specially created by Executive Chef/Sommelier Deneb Williams and expertly paired with Ramey Wine Cellar wines.

Dinner will take place on November 1, with an hors d’ouevres reception starting at 7 p.m. in The Firehouse’s renowned wine cellar.

Guests will feast on delicious food and award-winning wines while enjoying wine education and the history on Ramey wines from David Ramey himself.

The Wine Dinner is $165 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 916-442-4772. Only a few seats remain! View the menu here.

Lindy Gervin

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Published in: on October 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Frank Family Wine Dinner a Hit!

The Frank Family Wine Dinner, held on the evening of September 27, was a sellout success! The much anticipated dinner was hosted during Farm-to-Fork week, so naturally the brilliant Deneb Williams, executive chef at The Firehouse Restaurant expertly prepared a special seven-course farm-to-fork dinner paired with Frank Family wines.

013As guests were seated and getting settled, Chef Williams thoroughly described the seven-course meal and wine pairings guests would be enjoying. Then, Edward Skupien, the wineries Vice President of California and Asia sales, educated The Firehouse guests on award-winning Frank Family Wine as they dined on their delicious seven-course meal. Rich Frank became a co-owner of what is now Frank Family Wines, and assumed full ownership in 2007. The winery, Skupien explained, produces Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, and several Cabernet Sauvignons, many of which were sampled during the dinner.

The guests began with hors d’oeuvres including Watanabe Farms heirloom tomato croustade paired 023with 2008 Frank Family Blanc de Noirs, and finished with Del Rio Botanical fried figs served with Frank Family Zinfandel Port. Guests were then able to relax with artisanal cheeses from North Valley Farms in The Firehouse’s acclaimed wine cellar.

Between Chef Williams’ professionalism and knowledge of each course, Skupien’s education-laced yet entertaining talk about Frank Family Wines, and Manager Mario Ortiz’s exemplary service, the night was enjoyed by all who attended. The Firehouse strives to give patrons the best and most unique experience possible, and they didn’t disappoint! 

Lindy Gervin

Spoto Winemaker Dinner is a Smash!!!!

Friday night, candles lit, bottles are breathing, last of the silver is polished and set, and the kitchen is full steam ahead. This was the scene last evening when Chef Deneb Williams plated a dynamic sold out dinner for thirty guests including Winemaker Stuart Spoto of Spoto Wines. Stuart has crafted incredible cabernets from the Oakville District in Napa Valley that we have enjoyed for years here on our winelist at The Firehouse Restaurant. This event we were able to include all of his wines from around Napa including a wonderful blend called Lenore, which is named after his mom who was also in attendance last night. Also a chardonnay from Northern Napa Valley  and a great Russian River pinot noir from Sonoma to name just a few.

We kicked off the evening with sabering J Cuvee magnums of sparkling wine as guests arrived in our Courtyard Grill with the fireplace setting a great mood.  All four of our sommeliers and servers meeting guests and talking about great wines and past experiences here at The Firehouse. As guests were seated at the Kings table Chef Williams described in great detail the seven course menu and the wines to be paired.  Stuart talked about his gracious endevours into wine all inspired by family winemaking and the strength of the family run operation. As course by course was served in synchronicity, the guests were delving into the dishes and glasses of wine. Everyone comparing notes and tastes that the food and wine were setting for them. The dessert course with Le Tertre du Solis , Sauternes finished the plated part of the night and everyone moved to the Wine Cellar where everyone was a buzz with thoughts and favorites from the dinner so far. Stuart, Mario, And Chef Deneb kept the mood going with the guests with favorite wine and food stories.  It was a great night to be out in Old Sac. Spoto is based here in Sacramento so it was a wonderfully fitting dinner here and his wines are defintely to be treasured.

Published in: on January 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm  Comments (1)  

California Wine Month at The Firehouse

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Did you know there is an entire month dedicated to celebrating wine?  September is California wine month and dozens of wineries and restaurants plan to hold special events and tastings throughout the month.  The Firehouse is celebrating with a very special Chef’s Tasting Menu, and will feature a different California wine each Wine Tasting Tuesday.

Chef’s Tasting Menu:

Chef Deneb’s Tasting Menu features five delicious courses paired with exquisite California wines.  From the Dungeness Crab Cocktail paired with the 2008 Luna Pinot Grigio from Napa Valley to the Fromage Blanc Cheesecake paired with the N.V. Laetitia Brut Cuvée from Arroyo Grande Valley, there is something special for every palate.

Click here to view September Chef’s Tasting Menu.

Wine Tasting Tuesdays:

Join in the fun while learning!  Our sommeliers lead the tasting with a different theme every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 pm.  Only $15 per person . . . or win two free passes during our weekly Facebook Trivia Contest.   For more information visit our website.

September 4: Napa’s Mountains

September 11: Coastal California

September 18: SoCal Wines

September 25: California’s Bubbles

Published in: on August 31, 2012 at 5:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

A Sellout Success at The Firehouse

Sacramento’s most award-winning restaurant is proud to announce that its March 30 Winemaker Dinner, “A Night with Jeremy Nickel,” sold out on February 16, less than two weeks after the event was announced.

“We’re not at all surprised by the success of the event,” said Mario Ortiz, Firehouse general manager, wine director and sommelier.  “The Nickel family is one of the most well-known and highly respected families in the Napa Valley.  Guests hear that Jeremy Nickel is attending and they know the reputation.  They know that he is the son of the late Gil Nickel, a wine industry pioneer who created such gems as Far Niente, Dolce, Nickel & Nickel and EnRoute.  Jeremy Nickel has made his father proud not only by carrying on the family legacy, but by forging his own path as the proprietor of The Vineyard House.”

The winemaker dinner will feature an elaborate seven-course menu, specially created by Executive Chef Deneb Williams, expertly paired with Nickel family wines.  The dinner is scheduled to begin at 7 pm on Friday, March 30.

Published in: on March 21, 2012 at 11:26 am  Leave a Comment  

Firehouse Partners with Antinori Winery for First Wine Dinner of 2012

Sacramento’s most-award winning restaurant has partnered with the Antinori Winery in Florence, Italy for its first Wine Dinner of 2012 on Friday, January 27 at 7 p.m.

Founded more than 600 years ago in 1385, the Antinori domain stretches from the legendary vineyards of Tuscany and Umbria to the foothills of California’s Napa Valley.  One of Italy’s largest and most distinguished wine companies, the Antinori family contributes its success to “a combination of long traditions, a love of authenticity and a dynamic, innovative spirit.”

The event will feature a delicious seven-course menu, specially created by Executive Chef Deneb Williams, and expertly paired with Antinori wines by The Firehouse sommelier staff.

This exclusive Wine Dinner is $145 per person and seating is limited.  Only eight seats remain.  Reservations and guarantee are required.  Guests must contact General Manager and Sommelier Mario Ortiz or Assistant Wine Buyer and Certified Sommelier Paul Marsh at 916.442.4772 to secure their attendance.

Published in: on January 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm  Leave a Comment  

Ten22 to Host Exclusive Winemaker Dinner on November 11

Amazing food, wonderful wine and a team of culinary and wine experts to teach you all about it!  Ten22 has partnered with Krupp Brothers Winery for a very special Winemaker Dinner on Friday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Hosted by Krupp Brothers Winemaker Dr. Jan Krupp, guests will be led through a delicious five-course menu, created by Ten22 Executive Chef Jay Veregge, and expertly paired with Krupp Brothers wines by Paul Marsh, certified sommelier at The Firehouse, Ten22’s sister restaurant.

Known for its use of fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, Ten22 offers guests delicious appetizers, succulent entrées and decadent desserts in a contemporary but casual, family-friendly atmosphere.

This exclusive Winemaker Dinner is $79 per person.  Seating is limited and reservations are required.  Guests must contact the restaurant directly at 916.441.2211 to secure their attendance.  Valet and validated parking available.

Published in: on November 1, 2011 at 9:04 am  Leave a Comment  

Firehouse Partners with Domaine Serene for Final Wine Dinner of 2011

As the end of the year nears, The Firehouse restaurant will hold its final Wine Dinner of 2011 on Friday, November 4 at 7 p.m., and will feature award-winning wines from the Domaine Serene Winery.

Founded more than 20 years ago by Ken and Grace Evenstad, the Domaine Serene Winery is located in the North Willamette Valley, the birthplace of Oregon’s Pinot Noir production.  Dry farmed using sustainable, environmentally-friendly farming practices, the winery is known for producing “consistently elegant, award-winning wines.”  One vintage in particular, the 2008 Domaine Serene “Yamhill Cuvée” Pinot Noir is the top ranked Oregon wine by the glass, as well as the recipient of 91 points by Wine Spectator Insider in both 2010 and 2011.  The notable “Yamhill Cuvée” Pinot Noir is paired with a Chioggia Beet & Pear Salad as the third course.

The event will feature a delicious seven-course menu, specially created by Executive Chef Deneb Williams, and expertly paired with Domaine Serene wines by The Firehouse sommelier staff.

This exclusive Wine Dinner is $145 per person and seating is limited to 24 guests.  Reservations and guarantee are required.  Guests must contact General Manager and Sommelier Mario Ortiz or Assistant Wine Buyer and Certified Sommelier Paul Marsh at 916.442.4772 to secure their attendance.

Published in: on October 18, 2011 at 4:14 pm  Leave a Comment  

Exclusive Alpha Omega Winemaker Dinner at The Firehouse


The venerable Firehouse Restaurant, home to the Central Valley’s most extensive wine collection and known for its world-class cuisine and service, has partnered with the Alpha Omega Winery for an exclusive Winemaker Dinner on September 30 at 7 p.m.

Led by Alpha Omega Winemaker and General Manager Jean Hoefliger, the dinner will feature a delicious seven-course menu, specially created by Executive Chef Deneb Williams, and expertly paired with Alpha Omega wines.

This exclusive Winemaker Dinner is $145 per person and seating is limited to 24 guests.  Reservations and guarantee are required.  Guests must contact General Manager and Sommelier Mario Ortiz or Assistant Wine Buyer and Certified Sommelier Paul Marsh at 916.442.4772 to secure their attendance.

Published in: on August 26, 2011 at 10:55 am  Leave a Comment  

Exclusive July 29 Château Boswell Winemaker Dinner ~ SOLD OUT

Our exclusive July 29 Château Boswell Winemaker Dinner has officially SOLD OUT!

Known for its award-winning wine cellar, exquisite food and world-class service, The Firehouse, Sacramento’s premier fine dining restaurant, has partnered with Château Boswell Winery for an exclusive Winemaker Dinner on July 29 at 7 p.m.

Josh Peeples, owner and winemaker for the Château Boswell Winery and Jacquelynn Wines, will lead guests through a delicious seven-course menu, specially created by Firehouse Executive Chef Deneb Williams and expertly paired with Château Boswell and Jacquelynn Wines.

The night will also include a special surprise, courtesy of the Château Boswell Winery!

Thank you to everyone who secured a seat!

Published in: on July 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm  Leave a Comment