The evening started with a Benziger wine and appetizers reception in the wooden barn, accompanied by Swedish traditional Christmas songs performed by a young girls choir, the Swedish Lucia Maidens. Throughout the reception, invitees had the chance to win amazing raffle prizes like bottles of fine wine, along with wine glasses, robes and more.
The 100 guests were then invited to move towards the Benziger wine cave where gift bags from Celebrity Cruises awaited them. The Sonoma International Film Festival created an intimate and warm atmosphere where guests were invited to relax and enjoy an elegant four-course dinner. To ignite the guests’ taste buds, Smoke Open Fire Cooking prepared a delicious Black Truffle Emulsion along with Liberty Duck Carnitas with Poblano Mole.
In the festive atmosphere, everyone enjoyed listening to the Valley of the Moon Chamber Ensemble, as they sung traditional Christmas carols.
The one-of-its-kind evening concluded on a delightful walnut chocolate and pumpkin bread pudding, with salted caramel and cinnamon ice cream.
The evening was a complete success, and we are looking forward the 2015 Annual Sonoma International Film Festival to enjoy more local fine food and wine, with the unique entertainment that is a signature mark of the Festival.Read More