Introducing a very special dinner series to benefit Healdsburg Jazz.  Each is a feast of fine foods in very exclusive settings, in our special A Seat at the Table dining series.

seat at the table Choose from Italian or Persian, Spanish or French, even Sonoma-influenced cuisine at private dinners in Healdsburg. There are scenic gardens, celebrated architectures, music and varied menus – even a chandelier or two! There is limited seating at each of these dinners, as they are all in private homes for these fabulous dining events.

Seats are $150 each 

These exceptional dinners are tax-deductible to benefit Healdsburg Jazz with the combination of good taste and diverse influences that Healdsburg celebrates!

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“L’inverno in Sicilia – A Feast of Sicily in Winter”

Hosts: Pat and Frank Carrubba
Chef: Frank Carrubba
Location: Italian Style Villa in Healdsburg
February 2014

Table limited to 10 guests

Frank Carrubba’s Italian heritage shines through in his love of wine, his hospitality, and especially his cooking. With his wife Pat they carry on the family traditions, and the casual elegance of their Healdsburg home makes for the perfect setting for this Table for Ten beneath their antique Venetian chandelier.

It will be a meal of all things Sicilian – hand-crafted pasta, imported wines, even mandolin music and most of all the healthful balance of the Mediterranean diet. You won’t soon forget this culinary return to the Old Country. 

Buon appetito!

HJFdinners-sicily PDF 


“A Sumptuous and Savory Sonoma Supper”

Hosts: Mary Ann Bridenbaugh and Ken Odell
Chef: Mary Ann Bridenbaugh
Location: Alexander Valley
When: Spring, 2014

Table limited to 10 guests

 “My ideal spot is where rosemary can grow year round,” says Mary Ann Bridenbaugh. She found that spot in Healdsburg, along with a wealth of local food and wine – and a like-minded community.

Enjoy Mary Ann’s dream location in the Alexander Valley, with its 360° view of vineyards and hillsides.  Her home and garden are personally landscaped reflecting her character as a Renaissance Woman – hiker and cook, mushroom hunter and wine collector, and frequent entertainer for friends. Many jazz musicians have enjoyed her hospitality when they have come for the Festival.

Eat hearty!

HJFdinners-sonoma PDF 


“Local Favors with a French Flair”

Host Brian and Bieke Burwell
Chef: Bieke Burwell
Location: Hills of Dry Creek Valley
Summer 2014

Table limited to 10 guests

The Burwell’s are part of the fabric of the Healdsburg Jazz Community including hosting festival musicians.  Their 30-acre estate on the western side of Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley boasts vistas in virtually every direction, with landscaped paths and a series of terraces affording views of intimate garden courts distant vistas, cultivated fields and vineyards.

Bieke earned a degree from the Cordon Bleu London, so it’s with some authority she blends local, seasonal fare with a French chef’s expertise. While the dinner simmers they’ll host you for drinks and a garden tour – including its Labyrinth – over landscaped paths and terrace views up a pristine Dry Creek side valley. After dinner, Brian will host a pool tournament, and the socialization really gets started!

Bon appetite!

HJFdinners-french PDF


“Cuisine of España on a Dry Creek Estate”

Hosts: Judy Voigt
Chef: Ursula Thurow
Location:  Dry Creek Valley Home with Sculpture-Filled Gardens
Summer TBA

Table limited to 10 guests 

Starting with appetizers in the wine cave and a tour of the celebrated sculpture-filled gardens on the Voigt estate, this summertime Table for Ten will be an aesthetic experience, enriching the all the senses with a tasteful creativity.

It all comes together in the food, in the Spanish flavors that Ursula Thruow creates. “After much world travel, I have found nothing more wonderful than the flavor, spice and creativity that Spanish food offers,” she says. That surely means tapas, and of course a big platter of paella, plus seasonal surprises.

Buen provecho!

HJFdinners-espana PDF


“A Persian Feast in a Wine Country Loft”

Host: Alain-Martin Pierret
Chef: Shari Sarabi, Executive chef of Baci Restaurant
Location: Loft of Alain-Martin Pierret in Healdsburg

Spring weekday, 2014

Table for up to 20 

Just as Healdsburg is the convergence of three premier wine-growing appellations, Baci is a synergy of influences – Persian-born chef Shari Sarabi and his Nordic wife Lisbeth (who met in Hawaii) run one of Healdsburg’s favorite Italian restaurants. 

The reason for their success is found in their love – baci means kiss, after all – and in their commitment to quality. A loyal community of diners keep returning to the restaurant for the personal attention and infectious flavors of Chef Shari’s cuisine. In this Table for Twenty, he makes a rare public showing of his homeland’s kitchen traditions, including humus, kabobs and polow. The venue is the downtown loft of realtor Alain-Martin Pierret.

Nooshe jan!

HJFdinners-persia PDF