Zephyr Livermore 20 Year Winemaker’s Dinner

June 18


06:30 pm - 09:30 pm


Zephyr Grill & Bar Livermore

1736 First Street

Livermore, CA, United States, 94550

In celebration of our 20 years in Downtown Livermore, we are thrilled to announce a collaboration between our original executive chef, NICK MUSSER, and our current executive chef, JESUS MARTINEZ, to curate a special winemaker’s dinner. This exclusive event will showcase wine pairings from Livermore’s very own Wood Family Vineyards. Join us Tuesday June 18th at 6:30PM.

We are also proud to announce that 15% of the evenings’ proceeds will be going to Culinary Angels

Culinary Angels is a volunteer, donation-based organization that provides nutrient-rich meals and nutrition education to people going through a cancer challenge, as well as to their caregivers. Meals are delivered free-of-charge throughout the Tri-Valley area in California.

Learn more about our current chef, JESUS MARTINEZ!

Chef Jesus graduated from culinary school in Mexico and has been in the restaurant industry for 23 years. He also oversees the menu at Zephyr Grill’s locations in Livermore and Brentwood. With winemaker’s dinners such as these, Chef Jesus says he enjoys the “challenge of finding the flavors and dishes that pair with the wines.”

One of the most versatile chefs in the area, Jesus enjoys regularly changing up the menu at all three restaurants he oversees, and owners Lynn and Randy Tei say “he does it all” — Italian cuisine, Chinese, American, French, Asian, and Mexican. For special events like the winemaker’s dinners, “he does a fantastic job bringing out the complex wine notes with his dishes,” Lynn said. A “foodie” at heart, when Jesus isn’t working, he lovingly tends to his herb garden and fruit trees. Over the years, Chef Jesus has collaborated with several local wineries, including Bloomfield Vineyards, Petersen Vineyards, and McGrail Vineyards, to name a few.



First Course
Baby arugula, melon, prosciutto & fresh burrata with a citrus lavender vinaigrette.

2023 Wood Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc

Second Course
Sablefish seared with lemon pepper & cultured butter cream sauce with grilled asparagus & orange tobiko.

Wood Family Vineyards 2022 “Paras mi Amigas” Chardonnay

Third Course
Roquefort Gourgeres with caramelized fig & bacon balsamic jam.

Wood Family Vineyards 2021 Cabernet Franc

Fourth Course
Pasta Puttanesca with roasted lamb, fried basil & charred tomatoes.

Wood Family Vineyards 2021 Zinfandel

Fifth Course
Filet Mignon with garlic flan Brentwood corn, wild mushroom ragu & a Point Reyes fritter.

Wood Family Vineyards 2021 “Especial” Cabernet Sauvignon

Sixth Course
Blueberry Finaciers with chocolate sauce & vanilla bean ice cream.

Wood Family Vineyards 2022 Petite Sirah