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John Ash & Co. Restaurant Announces “Cooking Wild with Chef Ash” Event on November 11 and 12

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The Restaurant Welcomes The Father of Wine Country Cuisine to Present A Special Menu and Sign His New Cookbook

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (October 12, 2016)—On November 11 and 12, John Ash & Co. Restaurant in Santa Rosa will welcome James Beard-award-winning Chef and Author John Ash for a special two-night event, “Cooking Wild with Chef John Ash.” Guests can enjoy a special menu of Chef Ash’s recipes, chosen and prepared by John Ash & Co. Executive Chef Thomas Schmidt. Chef Ash will be on hand to sign copies of Cooking Wild, his acclaimed cookbook released earlier this year.

John Ash Cooking Wild

What: Cooking Wild with Chef John Ash

When: Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, 2016

Where: John Ash & Co. Restaurant

4330 Barnes Rd.

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

About: A special menu of recipes from Chef Ash’s latest book, Cooking Wild, will be available to guests of the restaurant all night long, in addition to signature dishes from John Ash & Co. Restaurant’s regular menu. Chef Ash will be present in the restaurant’s Front Room Bar & Lounge from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. to sign copies of the book.

For Reservations: Call (707) 527-7687 or visit http://www.vintnersinn.com/dining.asp

When John Ash & Co. opened in 1980, it was the first restaurant in Northern California wine country to focus on local, seasonal ingredients used to create dishes that complemented the wines being made in the region, and earned Chef Ash recognition as the Father of Wine Country Cuisine. The restaurant continues to be critically acclaimed today under the helm of current Executive Chef Thomas Schmidt.

Ever at the forefront of responsible food trends, Chef Ash’s new book, Cooking Wild, takes a big view of “eating close to nature,” including recipes and information on foraged and uncultivated foods as well as looking at the progeny of wild foods more conveniently found for sale alongside their conventional cousins. Chef Ash has observed that Americans are increasingly concerned about their foods’ origins, its production, packaging and marketing. From the Paleo diet to heritage breeds to environmental and climate concerns, Americans are taking greater interest in the health and sustainability of the food they eat. In Cooking Wild, plants, seafood, red meat, poultry and even insects are featured in 158 recipes, with rich attention to their historical and agricultural significance.

For press inquiries, high resolution photos or interview requests, contact Chelsea Kurnick at 213-985-1011 ext. 5 or [email protected].

About John Ash & Co. Restaurant

Helmed by veteran chef, Tom Schmidt, John Ash & Co. restaurant is one of Sonoma County’s premier dining venues, featuring a seasonal menu built around local, sustainable ingredients, many of which are grown in the on-site culinary garden. With a lively bar scene, welcoming sun porch, and the region’s only “all season” terrace nestled amidst the estate’s vineyards and gardens, John Ash & Co. is classic wine country dining at its best. The restaurant is located on the Vintners Inn estate at 4330 Barnes Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403; for information and reservations, visit http://www.vintnersinn.com/johnash.asp or call (707) 527-7687.

About The Front Room Bar & Lounge

Adjacent to John Ash & Co., The Front Room Bar & Lounge is a popular gathering place where locals and guests of Vintners Inn can unwind together. The Front Room offers small plates in a warm and inviting setting, a perfect venue to enjoy conversation, relaxation and fun while exploring new wines and a seasonal cocktail list. A curved bar, handcrafted from fir and accented with an iridescent cobalt blue mosaic tile top, winds its way along the wall. A massive stone-cut fireplace and glass-enclosed wine cellar add dramatic flair. Plush furnishings in mohair, chenille, and soft-rubbed leather make a sumptuous setting.

John Ash & Co. Restaurant and The Front Room Bar & Lounge are part of the Ferrari-Carano family of brands.

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