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A six (6)- course chef's tasting menu and wine pairing at Valette in Healdsburg, California for three (3) couples
A VIP tasting of Valette Wines in the Valette private cellar for three (3) couples
A bottle of Valette Sonoma Pinot Noir and Valette Napa Cabernet Sauvignon for each couple to take home

Dustin Valette’s culinary career began with washing dishes at age 13, and he’s been in the kitchen ever since. His family has deep roots in Healdsburg: 100 years ago, his great-grandfather operated a bakery in Healdsburg Plaza, close to where Valette Restaurant opened in 2015. That venture was a dream conceived two decades earlier, as brothers Dustin Valette and Aaron Garzini enjoyed a glass of wine on their father’s porch overlooking the Alexander Valley. The vision was to create a space that would honor Sonoma County farmers by showcasing their products and pairing them with the region’s best boutique wines. Today the brothers work side by side to make that dream a daily reality. Their restaurant has also spawned Valette Wines, a range of small-production Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Rosé.

Dustin’s devotion to the region became obvious during the recent Kincade wildfire. He joined a group of 16 chefs who fed evacuees and firefighters, while his father, Cal Fire Pilot Bob Valette, fought the blaze from a tanker plane.

Three couples will enjoy a six-course tasting menu and wine pairing at Valette Restaurant. In addition, the group will be treated to a VIP tasting of Valette wines in the restaurant’s private cellar. As a parting gift, each couple will receive a bottle of Valette Sonoma Pinot Noir and Valette Napa Cabernet Sauvignon to take home.

INSIDER’S INFO: Reservations are subject to availability and must be made in advance. Airfare, accommodations, ground transportation, tax and gratuity are not included. Package expires January 31, 2021

DONOR: Dustin Valette of Valette in Healdsburg, California