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Wedding favors can be ridiculous (monogrammed bride and groom swag slated directly for the dustbin), redundant (a bottle of olive oil or jam with the date of the wedding – cute – but overdone), or rapturous: a personal-sized bottle of bubbly just for you. What’s better is that Korbel’s guest-sized bottles of joy are 25% off! We heart Korbel, and love the fact that they are adding a little more sparkle to wedding favors (and helping couples save on the big day with big bubbles). Salut!
Korbel Mixed Case Sale
Take an additional 10% off selected mixed cases and pay only $1.00 for ground shipping*.
For more information and to make a purchase please click here: Special Promotions & Gift Packs
Wedding Favor Shipping Discount
For a limited time ground shipping is 25% off on wedding favors.
Use coupon code KORBELFAVORS or click: Coupon KORBELFAVORS
Please click the link for more information: Wedding Favors
*$1.00 Shipping promotion is not available in Alaska and Hawaii.
Promotions end on October 16, 2011.
Korbel Champagne Cellars
13250 River Rd.
Guerneville, CA 95446
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They currently ship champagne and wine to the following states: AK, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IA, KS, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NY, NC, ND, OR, SC, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY. BRANDY can only be shipped within CA.
Those who know me, know that I love start ups almost as much as I love travel writing and lifestyle. It’s here in one place at Gastronaut, the eclectic, farm fresh, sustainable and ‘good for you’ catering company by ex-Google chefs, Nate Keller and Mirit Cohen. Their mission: ‘To thrill our clients with adventures on the food frontier.’ The very fact that they were able to knock the socks off of Sergey and Larry means only one thing: you pretty much know that your wedding, rehearsal dinner or engagement party (from the Playa to the patio) is going to go off without a hitch. The fact that it’s good for you? A value add all around…Bon appetit!
- Adheres to the ChooseMyPlate standards laid out by the USDA
- 85% of all produce is certified organic
- All meat’s are “Never-Ever” fed hormones and antibiotics
- Only serve cage-free fresh eggs—never use commodity pre-cracked eggs
- We follow the guidelines of Monterey Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program
- All food served (including all stocks, soups, dressings and sauces) is made from scratch or purchased from artisan vendors. Nothing comes from a base.
- Communicate and create dialog about menus, including helpful information such as ingredients, allergens, country of origin, etc.
While they are most commonly referred to as the “ex-Google chefs,” Mirit Cohen and Nate Keller are the duo behind Gastronaut’s eclectic menu and have broken out from this title to create an identity of their own with their bold menu and quirky approach to social catering. When not catering lunches for large Bay Area companies like Twitter and Yelp, Gastronaut caters intimate social events of all kinds—from weddings to picnics to Bar Mitzvahs—with an array of menu themes—from Ramadan Breakfast to Indian Fusion cocktail parties to Busta Rhymes’ birthday. They have even recently created on special line of “on the go meals” called Playa Provisions. Gastronaut’s unique culinary flare mixed with a commitment to fresh, organic, and sustainable ingredients adds both quality and adventure to dining. CEO and Co-Founder Mirit Cohen was studying in a masters program at Stanford before abruptly changing careers to pursue a culinary career in 2004. Choehn was quickly promoted from Chef’s Assistant to Executive Chef at Google during her tenure at the internet giant before eventually running Google’s catering department for a year, producing numerous large-scale events.
Co-Founder and Executive Chef Nate Keller began his culinary career after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in 1999 at and working as a Sous Chef at numerous high end restaurants in Northern California. Starting as a Sous Chef at Google in 2003, Keller rose the ranks and served as Google’s Executive Chef from Google 2005-2008 and concurrently opened 8 cafe’s in California and New York. Keller added to his resume as Executive Chef at Apple and joined forces with Cohen in November of 2008 to found Gastronaut, a new age catering company.
Photos: Courtesy of Gastronautsf.com