Friday, January 6, 2017

01/06 TOM BRACAMONTES, LA COMPETENCIA IMPORTS LLC, DAVID TEIG, SHERATON FAIRPLEX HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER

TOM BRACAMONTES - LA COMPETENCIA IMPORTS LLC: AN IMPORTER, DISTRIBUTOR & WHOLESALER OF WINES FROM BAJA, MEXICO

LA COMPETENCIA IMPORTS, LLC.
Named in honor of my grandfather, Ramón Gómez, LA Competencia Imports will strive to replicate the level of customer service and connection to the community that he was known for. From humble beginnings in León, Guanajuato, México he proved that through hard work and perseverance, anything is possible.

PROUDLY REPRESENTING:
Solar Fortun
Viñas de la Erre
Fluxus
Casa Magoni
D'Poncelis
Corona Del Valle
Totol
El Mogor

BAJA WINE COUNTRY
The wine producing regions of Baja, like wine itself, have gotten better with age. In the past few years there has been an explosion of creative juices flowing south of the border as new and exciting wineries and wines are popping up seemingly overnight. Some have called it the 'renaissance of Baja's wine country' and the excitement is growing.

The Guadalupe Valley just northeast of Ensenada is at the forefront of the Baja wine movement and has over 80 wineries - artisan, boutique, and commercial, both large and small who are producing some remarkable wines. Our guide features an in-depth look at 40 of the wineries. The people of the region are fascinating and they love to share their passion with visitors. So dive in and and discover the magical wine destinations the Guadalupe Valley has to offer!

GUADALUPE VALLEY WINERIES
Valle de Guadalupe has a wealth of wineries to explore - some 50+ and growing! The range of wineries includes artisan wineries, boutique wineries, and commercial wineries both large and small. Several of the wineries you can conveniently pop into while traipsing around the valley and others require a reservation. At many of the wineries you can visit with the winemakers themselves, making it an especially memorable experience.

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DAVID TEIG – DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE/COMPLEX EXECUTIVE CHEF, SHERATON FAIRPLEX HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER

THEY IMPLEMENT SUSTAINABLE AND SEASONAL MENUS USING INGREDIENTS FROM THEIR ONE-ACRE FARM

THE FARM AT FAIRPLEX
The Farm at Fairplex is a five-acre organic working farm located on the campus of Fairplex, home of the LA County Fair and more than 300 year-round events. With more than 150 California specialty crops, The Farm serves as a community educational component of The Learning Centers at Fairplex and as an abundant garden whose seasonal bounty is used in the delicious cuisine of McKinley's Grille and the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center's catering menu. The Farm at Fairplex also features al fresco dining at its finest. Farm events feature custom menus inspired by in-season herbs, fruits and vegetables harvested from our organically grown five acres of plantings.

McKinley's Bar
Catch up with friends, family or co-workers over drinks at McKinley's Bar.  Enjoy a variety of featured drinks and light appetizers with good company and a casual environment.
 
McKinley's Grille
A perfect blend of Southern California style and food can be found at this popular Pomona restaurant.  Enjoy a menu with something for every appetite.  From dinner with friends or family to a business lunch, McKinley's offers a great atmosphere with a casually sophisticated menu.

JOIN US FOR AN INTIMATE, UNFORGETTABLE EVENING OF FARM-TO-TABLE DINING
Enjoy al fresco dining on the Fairplex farm grounds, and treat yourself to a true farm-to-table culinary experience that is sure to excite your palate.  Once a month, Executive Chef Vincent Cavalli will indulge you by creating a a five-course dinner using local, sustainable ingredients hand picked from the hotel's own five-acre organic farm. Enjoy the natural surroundings as the Sheraton Fairplex culinary team prepare your dinner and brings the table to the farm.

Each course is specially crafted to highlight the farm's seasonal, flourishing produce and is paired with award-winning California wines or local craft beer.  Chef Cavalli collaborates closely on menu design with the featured winemaker or brewer to ensure that each course compliments the next and there is a natural progression of flavors throughout the meal. From the moment you arrive at the farm, you'll be guided through your experience by the featured local winemaker or brewer, Chef Cavalli and occasionally a Master Sommelier.

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