After a wonderful Markham Vineyards wine dinner at Juban’s Restaurant on May 22, Bryan Del Bondio, Markham Vineyards president, invited Juban’s Chef Jaime Hernandez to Napa Valley to prepare the same menu for his wine club summer dinner on Saturday, July 7th. All ingredients for the courses were produced by Louisiana artisan farmers and local fishermen including Iverstine Family Farms, Glazers Farm, “Papa Tom” Bonnecaze Farms, Mon Jardin Farm, Plantation Pecan, Inglewood Farms, and Morrow.
Juban’s general manager, Scott Callais, stated, ‘This is a great honor for Chef Jaime, Juban’s, and Louisiana. This is the second year that Bryan and Juban’s hold a Markham Vineyards dinner during NOWFE weekend. I think that he totally fell in love with Chef Jaime’s Louisiana Seafood Gumbo and his Iverstine Family Farms Pork Three Ways entrée. We will be bringing all Louisiana products with us. And I understand the dinner was sold out a week after it was posted on Markham’s web site.”