p-cody2“Catch The Spirit, Cooking With California Wine” will debut September 5 on Cox 4 in San Diego County. I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend a shooting last week at Oak Mountain Winery in Temecula. Owners Steve and Valerie Andrews did a tremendous job hosting the event.

It was a real pleasure meeting Chef Cody James and his wife Linda from Manhattan Catering. Chef Cody prepared canapes of Salmon Mousse, Chicken & Apricot and Cucumber & Dill. He also prepared a grill-baked pizza with fresh and sun dried tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil, lamb chislic skewers in a Cabernet Franc reduction with berries and coconut milk and topped it off with a Pear Tart made with Key Lime Avocado Oil, goat cheese and marscapone filling.

Suffice it to say the food was absolutely delicious; fresh, tasty and unique. Watch for this show. If it’s not on your TV listings, you might find it online. My compliments also to the production crew from Javitz Videography in San Diego.

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