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The wine was so fine and the food so divine

Rotary Club of Tehachapi

 

February 2, 2019

Nick Smirnoff (NPPA)

The salad course created by chef Mano Lujan was a Mediterranean orange and olive salad paired with a DeLoach 2014 Zinfandel from the Russian River Valley.

Pairing food and wine is an art. Our local chef Mano Lujan, owner of Red House BBQ, is a master at the art. He proved it once again at the Rotary Wine Pairing Dinner. Wine in California is plentiful, and I feel no hesitance in saying that it is mostly excellent. A group of 120 guests mixed, mingled and experienced a collection of wonderful, full, tasty wines brought to us by Loren and Pam Hoffman, Wine Ambassadors for the Boisset Collection. The Rotary Club of Tehachapi wants to thank Mano, Loren and Pam for giving us all an undeniably incredible culinary evening.

This is one of the largest fundraisers for the Rotary Club and helps support the many activities we do locally in Tehachapi, including our Senior Battery Replacement and Senior Holiday Luncheon, Breakfast with Santa, Scholarships for High School Seniors, Leadership Training for Youth, literacy personalized books for kindergarteners, tree planting at Brite Lake, comfort bears for children under 10 admitted to the new Adventist Hospital and so much more.

We would like to thank the sponsors of The Rotary Wine Pairing Dinner: Alert Disaster, Alta One, Carol Miller/Realtor, The Tehachapi News, The Loop Newspaper and South Street Digital. Their contributions to the evening make a big difference in our fundraising efforts.

Nick Smirnoff (NPPA)

Smoked pork chop with a pomegranate and elderberry glaze and chipotle sweet potato puree prepared by chef Mano Lujan.

The Rotary Club of Tehachapi would also like to thank the wonderful and caring businesses that made donations to our silent auction – too many to list – but we want you to know that the silent auction is the largest part of our fundraising efforts for the event, so every item we receive is cherished and appreciated.

Most of all, we thank our supportive community for attending, adding to the fun and excitement of the event and for your generous support of the auction and other fundraising opportunities.

The Rotary Club of Tehachapi meets on Thursdays at noon at The Shed, if you are interested in membership you are welcome to join us any Thursday. For more information contact Tim Trujillo at (661) 821-0086.

 
 

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