Padda Restaurant Group and Stone Hill Winery collaborate at the Working Women’s Survival Show

Saint Louis, MO (March 2, 2011) – Saint Louis’ renowned and award winning Chef, Christopher Lee, Executive Chef for Padda Restaurant Group, teamed up with Timothy Witherwax from Stone Hill Winery for three remarkable demonstrations on the food stage this past weekend at the 24th Annual  Working Women’s Survival Show.
Guests gathered for Friday’s delicious presentation “How to pair Cheese and Fruit with Wine” hosted by Café Ventana.  Chef Lee graciously divulged  at home tips for creating the signature Cheese and Fruit plate served at Café Ventana,  always a fan favorite.  Mr. Witherwax complimented the demonstration by providing guests with information on the flavor profiles of various wines and how they interact with specific cheese and fruit.


Sanctuaria hosted the Saturday afternoon demonstration, “Tapas and Wine”.  Chef Lee provided plate presentations for some sensational signature dishes; Empanadas with Aji Amarillo, Chicken Skewers, Jalapeno Cornbread and everyone’s favorite, Vaca Frita.  Timothy provided useful insight on how different wine profiles interact with bright Latin American spices.
“Surviving” was easy with Chef Lee and Chuy Arzola’s as they hosted Sundays demonstration “Cinco de Mayo and Sangria”.  Chef Lee gave guests various ideas for hosting an at home Cinco de Mayo party while using many of Chuy Arzola’s much-loved recipes.  Using wine from Stone Hill, Mr. Witherwax crafted White and Red Sangria using the house recipe from Sanctuaria, both Matt Seiter original creations.
Chef Lee and Matt Seiter are working with Stone Hill Winery to craft a specialty wine program that will be exclusive to the Padda Restaurant Group. Additional details will be provided at a later date.


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About Padda Restaurant Group

Padda Restaurant Group (PRG) is driving force for some of St. Louis’ top restaurants such as Café Ventana, Chuy Arzola’s, Sanctuaria and the soon-to-be Hendricks BBQ.  St. Louis’ well known and distinguished serial entreprenauers Ami Grimes and Gurpreet Padda are the owners of PRG.  Ami and Gurpreet pride themselves as being the patron saints of lost real estate causes with emphasis on restaurant projects and revitalizing surrounding communities with a mission to provide a comfortable, inviting atmosphere where people gather over great food and amazing cocktails for a unforgettable culinary dining experience.