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An Evening with Greg & Al Recap

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A couple months back, on Friday March 18th, we were able to host a truly special event and one that I will never forget. It was “An Intimate Evening with Greg and Al” aka Greg Ehrlich and Allen Stone. As many of you know, Allen Stone headlined Beaverstock 2014, and his organ player/chef Greg Ehrlich has been doing guest blogs for us since with recipes and food/wine pairings. Since meeting at Beaverstock, it had been our dream to put this event together and after almost two years we pulled it off!

The concept was simple, Greg comes down and cooks up a storm and Allen performs an intimate acoustic set after dinner. The not so simple part is getting it on the calendar, as these guys play over 200 shows a year all around the world at major festivals, venues, theaters etc. Luckily, Greg was very passionate about making this happen and after many conversations over the phone, texts, e-mails etc. we were able to nail it down!

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From start to finish, it was one of those things that just felt right. I picked up Greg and his sous chef, Chris, in San Jose on the 15th and right from the start we were having a blast and friendships were solidifying. We shopped, ate, drank, laughed and worked our tails off all week. Allen showed up on the evening of the 17th and was genuinely excited to be there. After getting Allen settled we all relaxed, ate dinner and stayed up late enjoying the wonderful company around us. Perhaps some Bethel Rd. spirits too : )

The next morning Allen insisted on cooking us breakfast and that he did! “Breakfast Bouquets” to be exact and they were very tasty. We sat outside, something these guys from Seattle don’t do much this time of year, and took it all in before heading over to the Tasting Room to set up for the big night. Greg and his crew put the final touches on the multi-course dinner while Lauren and I, along with our wonderful staff got the event gallery ready for the roughly 100 guests.

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Across the board it was a wonderful party and we couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. The food was amazing, the music was unreal and the company was top notch! I feel very blessed to be able to do what I do and hopefully we will be able to make this happen again in coming years.

Till Next Time!