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Chef Dave PitmasterSan Diego’s own San Pasqual Winery is hosting it’s inaugural food and wine class called “A Perfect Pairing: Cooking with Chef Dave at San Pasqual Winery“. The class focuses on the basics of BBQ and the sharing of championship BBQ pitmaster secrets.

Taught by San Diego’s own award winning BBQ Pitmaster Dave Vindiola from Smokealicious BBQ and CookingwithChefDave.com, the class offers a great introduction to the entire BBQ process.  The August 7th event will cover everything from types of wood and fire, how smoke and spice work together, selecting the proper cuts of meat, as well as prepping, and of course cooking.

During this hands-on class, students will work with and taste various small batch and gourmet dry rubs and BBQ sauces. Participants will sample smoked cheese, spice crusted BBQ’d pork and mouth watering smoked chicken, alongside select wines from your host, San Pasqual Winery.

Following the class will be a BBQ – themed winemaker dinner with tasty mini-entrée’s prepared by Chef Dave himself, again paired with a selected San Pasqual wine specifically chosen by San Pasqual’s own winemaker, Linda McWilliams.

The August 7th class and dinner will be held at the San Pasqual Winery Tasting Room located at 8364 La Mesa Blvd. Both are limited in size so make your reservations today. (619) 462-1797

BBQ 101 Class Only: $40 (SPW Club Members $35) 4 – 6PM

Winemaker Dinner Only: $65 (SPW Club Members $60) 7 – 9PM

Class and Dinner Combined: $95 (SPW Club Members $85) 

Scheduled Menu:

Hot Smoked Salmon with Green Apples and Horseradish Cream Sauce

Crostini of Black Pepper Crusted Tri Tip with Grilled Maui Onion Marmalade

Applewood Smoked Pulled Pork Sliders with Dr Pepper Cole Slaw

Baby Back Ribs with San Pasqual Winery Syrah BBQ Sauce

Penne with Mesquite Kissed Texas Style Brisket and Fire Charred Tomato Cream Sauce

Chocolate Mousse Martini with Passion Fruit Wine Whipped Cream and Sand Cookies

About Chef Dave

Dave Vindiola was classically trained in the Culinary Arts at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. Following his formal training he apprenticed at a bistro in Greenwich Village under New York Chef Sebastian Maczko. Upon returning to San Diego he continued to work in the culinary arts as a private caterer, personal chef and culinary instructor. He is a highly popular teacher at Great News Cooking School in Pacific Beach, the head pitmaster of the award winning competition BBQ team Smokealicious, and the Chef at an organic farm in Orange County.

About San Pasqual Winery

In the late 1700’s, vineyards were planted at the Misión San Diego de Alcalá, making San Diego the first area of California to witness wine-making. Centuries later, San Pasqual Winery draws inspiration from the mission legacy, its connection to the famed Rioja region (Alcalá) of Spain, and the uniquely cosmopolitan-yet-frontier old California city of San Diego.

San Pasqual Winery seeks to highlight the communities and people who make San Diego what it is in the past, present, and future. Each varietal or blend is thoughtfully named after places and famous figures of San Diego history, fostering a strong sense of pride in our heritage.

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