January 22, 2010 (Julian) -- Owners of a gourmet restaurant, Jeremy's on the Hill, and Shadow Mountain Winery will host a five-course wine pairing and dining event on Wednesday, February 3rd at 6 p.m. All proceeds of the event will benefit Future Farmers of America (FFA) in Julian. The organization raises awareness on the importance of agriculture for past and future generations.
“With lack of funding, we will lose this important educational component of our community,” said Jeremy Manley, 23, Chef de Cuisine at Jeremy's on the Hill “We are hoping you will be able to join us and support your local FFA chapter while enjoying fabulous food and wine from our back country hidden treasures."
He added, “I spent four years in Julian FFA and am a proud supporter. Dale Fullerton, Julian High School’s Agriculture teacher, taught me how to help our farming brothers out and be part of the circle that feeds our community every day and helped influence my passion for utilizing fresh, seasonal, local produce.”
The main course will feature skirt steak with caramelized shallots, red wine jus and water cress and will be paired with Shadow Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Four other courses will be paired with Shadow Mountain wines. Fresh Farmers Market vegetables will also be served.
Tickets are $65 per person. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 760-765-1587.
Jeremy’s on the Hill California Style Bistro features California fresh cuisine and has received praise in both San Diego and Los Angeles areas, with favorable reviews in the LA Times and San Diego Reader. Chef Jeremy Manley, 23, and a Cordon Bleu graduate, has been working with food and cooking since the age of ten.
Shadow Mountain Winery was established in 1945 with decades of collective grape growing and vineyard knowledge and shares the same philosophy of utilizing and supporting local as much as possible.