HEALDSBURG, Calif., Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Sonoma County's iconic sparkling and varietal wine producers, J Vineyards & Winery has announced Carl Shelton as the new Executive Chef to lead the J culinary team in the design and execution of the tasting menu for the renowned Bubble Room, as well as other wine pairing options available on property.
Carl got his start in Chicago, where he attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and apprenticed under many of the great chefs. Carl held the Chef de Cuisine at Boka restaurant in Chicago, which earned a Michelin star during his time there. He was also named on the Zagat "30 under 30 of the Culinary World" list, as well as a nomination for the 2012 Jean Banchet "Best Chef de Cuisine" while at Boka.
After seven years at Boka, Carl and his family moved to Northern California, where he worked at Healdsburg's Spoonbar restaurant and later under Chef Christopher Kostow at The Restaurant at Meadowood before joining J Vineyards.
"We are thrilled to have Carl on our team to continue the high standards of service and innovative culinary expertise that our guests have come to expect at J," Vice President of Experience Marketing for J, Roger Riccardi said.
The J Vineyards Bubble Room offers a one-of-a-kind experience in Sonoma County. Locally-produced, organic ingredients are crafted into a five-course menu specifically created to pair perfectly with J's latest small lot wine releases.
"It's the little things that matter to me – both in terms of my menus and my service and I look forward to creating delicious pairing menus that highlight the nuances of our wines at J," Carl said. "Our Bubble Room menu rotates every six weeks, allowing me the opportunity to offer a creative selection of the seasonal ingredients available locally here in Sonoma County for an unforgettable experience."
The J Vineyards Bubble Room is open Wednesday – Sunday with seatings available at 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 3pm and 4 pm. In addition to the Bubble Room, J also offers tastings daily at the Signature Bar, Legacy Lounge and Terrace outdoors when the weather permits. Click here or call (707) 431-5430 to make a reservation.
About J Vineyards & Winery
Since 1986, J Vineyards & Winery has developed a reputation as one of the top sparkling and varietal wine producers in California. J has come to be known for its celebrated estate vineyards, contemporary winery and world-class hospitality. Winemaker Nicole Hitchcock showcases her expertise and the diversity of California winegrowing regions through a portfolio of high quality varietal and sparkling wines of distinction. Visit the renowned hospitality center in the heart of the Russian River Valley to enjoy one of the many tasting experiences, including the vibrant Signature Bar, the sunny and serene Terrace, or the delicious pairings prepared by Executive Chef Carl Shelton in the Bubble Room.
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