Desert in Dark

The Cellar Club

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We create a dining experience, reflective of a luxury profile. 'Our experiences influence our approach, with the understanding that flavor is made up of not only taste, but all of our senses: what we see, hear, touch and smell and how every aspect of dining -- from the color and shape of a plate to the music playing in the background - affects our perception of flavor' states Yvonne Roberts, Principal and Artistic Director. 'Some of my most cherished memories are to have savored an abundance of exquisite, palatable flavors alongside some of the world’s most talented star chefs and winemakers.'

 

Roberts’ collaborative experiences with star chefs and winemakers include the likes of Alain Ducasse, Remi Krug, Todd English, Robert Mondavi, Norman Van Aken, Larry Maguire, Jean-Paul Jeunet, Anthony Barton, Bruno Cirino, Daniel Haas and Philippe Ruiz. All of whom represent a mere sampling of the extraordinary and celebrated food and wine professionals she’s worked with throughout the years.

 

We believe today’s ideal luxury niche is positioned as refined-casual, with attention to moderate price points, carefully positioning the establishment for broad audience appeal. Menu concepts should embrace fresh produce offerings from the local farmer’s market, emphasizing the region’s unique attributes. And a stellar spirits program is essential, again moderately priced, with a primary focus on value-discovery varietals, accentuated by premium stemware.

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REMI KRUG | Krug Champagne

“Yvonne has such great passion for food and wine that I have not seen in so very many years…with her exquisite style to details and professionalism."  

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BARONESS PHILIPPINE DE ROTHSCHILD

“I feel as though I am once again a guest at Buckingham Palace…the pairing of the menu with the First Growths Wines, simply perfection!”  

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Beyond the glitz and glamour of special events, there is the important metric of guest satisfaction that will ultimately determine how the occasion will be remembered. Our experience and professionalism is reflected in our ability to listen to our clients' needs and to translate them into events that are both exquisite and flawlessly produced.

 

Throughout the years, we’ve been honored with having organized a multitude of extraordinary receptions and elaborate gala dinners with guest hosts such as Prince Albert of Monaco, the Baroness Philippine Rothschild of Mouton Rothschild, their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, President William 'Bill" Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton, British Prime Minister Lady Margaret Thatcher and The Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Marwar-Jodphur, just to name a few.

Dinnerware

As talented professionals hosting signature events, we have a keen eye for the smallest of details, making it look seamless and effortless as all eyes are watching. The aura of a great guest experience does not occur naturally. To ensure success and the spirit an event will reflect, one must possess passion, style and organizational talents. We do so with the utmost finesse and creativity in order to spotlight an extravagant, picturesque and memorable venue.

'Great minds discuss ideas; 

average minds discuss events; 

small minds discuss people.

 

First Lady

The United States of America

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

+ Global Citizen

THE CELLAR CLUB ™

Seen At The Scene

MICHELIN STAR CHEFS 

Le Tour Des Toques  | 1997-2002

• Jean-Paul Jeunet of Jean-Paul Jeunet Hotel-Restaurant
 

• Philippe Jousse of Alain Chapel Hotel-Restaurant
 

• Joel Guillet of Les Mas du Langoustier Hotel-Restaurant
 

• Philippe Gauffre of Les Plaisirs d’Ausone Restaurant
 

• Michael Sarran of Michael Sarran Restaurant
 

• Gabriel Biscay of Restaurant Maison Prunier
 

• Philippe Groule of Restaurant Amphycles
 

• Bruno Cirino of Restaurant Le Jardin at the Hotel Royal Monceau
 

• Christian Plumail of Restaurant L’Univers
 

• Phiippe Gauvreau of Restaurnat La Rotonde at the Casino Le Lyon Vert
 

• Alain Soliveres of Restaurant Les Elysees at the Hotel Vernet
 

• Jean-Pierre Jacob of Restaurant Le Bateau Ivre
 

• Jean-Marie Gautier of Restaurant Villa Eugenie at the Hotel du Palais

 

• Alain Lorca of Restaurant Le Chantecler at the Hotel Negresco
 

• Jean Yves-Johany of Restaurant Le Cagnard
 

• Jean-Marc Delacourt of Chateau de la Chevred’Or
 

• Christian Willer of Restaurant La Palme d’Or at the Hotel Martinez
 

• Jean-Yves Bath of Restaurant Le Bristol at the Hotel Le Bristol
 

• Eric Lecerf of Restaurant de L’Astor at Hotel de L’Astor
 

• Gilles Tournadre of Restaurant Gill
 

• Patrick Fulgraff of Restaurant Au Fer Rouge
 

• Bernard Guihaudin of Restaurant La Tour d’Argent
 

• Dominique Toulousy of Restaurant Les Jardins de l’Opera
 

• Jean-Pierre Crouzil of Restaurant Jean-Pierre Crouzil

 

• Christian Parra of Restaurant Auberge de la Galupe

• Alain Passard of Restaurant Arpege

 

• Chef Jean-Pierre Vigato of Restaurant Apricius

 

• Chef Roland Mazere of Restaurant Le Centenaire
 

• Gilles Choukroun of Restaurant La Truie Qui File
 

• Jean Pierre Jacob of Restaurant Le Batearu Ivre
 

• Christian Constant of Restaurant Le Violin d’ Ingres
 

• Pierre Bertranet of Restaurant L’Imaginaire

 

• Anne-Sophie Pic of Restaurant Pic

 

• Joel Perraut of Restaurant Les Gourmets

 

• Patrick Fulgraff of Restaurant Au Fer Rouge

 

• Gerard Faucher of Restaurant Faucher
 

• Philippe Gaertner of Restaurant Aux Armes de France
 

• Gerard Passedat of Restaurant Le Petit Nice
 

• Christian Thomas-Trophime of Restaurant Le Manoir de la Comete
 

• Richard Cressac of Restaurant Le Chat Botte
 

• Jean-Jacques Noguier of Restaurant La Ferme de L’ Hospital

 

• Alain Reix of Restaurant Jules Verne

 

• Alain Soliveres of Restaurant Les Elysees

 

• Michel del Burgo of Restaurant Taillevent
 

• Parick Pignol of Restaurant Le Relais d’ Auteuil
 

• Gerald Goutagny of Restaurant Le Bellecour

 

• David Van Laer of Restaurant Le Maxence

 

• Jean-Andre Charial of Restaurant Oustau de Baumaniere
 

• Philippe Colin of Restaurant Le Clos Juillet• Marc Jelier of Restaurant L’ Ecaille
 

• Christian Thomas-Trophime of Restaurant Le Manoir de la Comete
 

• Gerard Faucher of Restaurant Faucher
 

• Jean-Jacques Noguier of Restaurant La Ferme de L’Hopital

NATIONAL STAR CHEFS 

Interactive Culinary Luncheons  | 1995-2012

  • Jody Adams of Restaurant Rialto

  • Mellisa Kelly of Restaurant Primo

  • Emily Luchettia of Restaurant Farallon

  • Maria Manso of Restaurant Asia de Cuba

  • Nancy Silverton of Restaurant Campanile

  • Rocco Di Spirito of Food Network

  • Michael Chiarello of Food Network

  • Ming Tsai of Food Network

  • Ingrid Hoffmann of Food Network

  • Philippe Ruiz of Restaurant Palme d'Or

  • Elizabeth Falkner of Restaurant Citizen Cake

  • Maria Frumkin of Restaurant  French Bakery Café

  • Suzanne Goin of Restaurant Luques

  • Susan Spicer of Restaurant Bayona

  • Traci des Jardins of Restaurant Jardiniere

  • Tony Mantuano of Restaurant Spiaggia

  • Giada de Laurentiis of Food Network

  • Tyler Florence of Food Network

  • Howie Kleinberg of Restaurant Bulldog Barbecue

  • David Sloane of Restaurant Rosa Mexicano

  • Jose Luis Flores of Restaurant Bongo's Hard Rock

  • Paula DaSilva of Restaurant 3030 Ocean

  • Sean Brasel of Restaurant Meat Market

  • Michael Schwarz of Restaurant Michael's

  • Alejandro Pinero of Restaurant Sustain

  • Betania Salles of Restaurant Fontana

  • Philippe Ruiz of Restaurant Palme d'Or

  • Gonzalo Rivera of Restaurant La Marea

  • Chef Zen Buddhist Priest Edward Espe Brown

  • Michelle Bernstein of Restaurant Michy's

  • Sean Brasel of Restaurant Meat Market

  • David Rodriguez of Restaurant Oriente

  • Didier Lailheugue of Restaurant Au Pied de Coehon

  • Arthur Artiles of Restaurant Brosia

  • Guy Fieri of Restaurants Tex - Wasabi's & California Johnny Garlic's Pasta Grill

  • Ilan Hall of Restaurant The Gorbals

  • Hung Huynh of Restaurant SOLO

  • José Andrés of Restaurant The Bazaar

  • Pedro Subijana, Three-Michelin, Akelarre, Spain

  • Dani Garcia of Restaurant Calima, Marbella, Spain

  • Francisco (Paco) Torreblanca, Pastry Chef, Spain

  • Julius Brown, of Restaurant Miami

  • José Mendín of Restaurant Sushi Samba

  • Timothy Nickey of Restaurant Kobe Club

  • Edgar Leal of Restaurant Cacao

  • Jesse Souza of Restaurant BALEEN

  • Cindy Hutson of Restaurant Ortanique

  • Willy Hernandez of Restaurant Caramelo

  • Michael Jacobs of Restaurant Grass

  • Sean Brasel of Restaurant Touch Restaurant

  • Philippe Pinon of Restaurant Blue Door at Delano

  • Jordan Marano of Restaurant Tuscan Steak

  • Guy Gateau of Restaurant Fontana

  • Pietro Rota of Restaurant The Tides

  • Scott Ubertof Restaurant ONO

  • Adam Votaw of Restaurant Chispa

  • Dean Ferring of Restaurant Mansion on Turtle Creek

  • Philippe Ruiz of Restaurant Palme d’Or

  • Tung Nguyen of Restaurant Hy Vong

  • Barbara Scott of Restaurant Tuscan Steak

  • Alex Patout of Restaurant Christabelle’s

  • Stephane Becht of Restaurant Blue Door

  • Tim Keating of Restaurants Biltmore

  • Jeffrey Brana of Restaurant Brana

  • Robin Haas of Restaurant Nokiate

  • Rolando Cruz-Taura of Restaurant Biltmore

  • Jesse Souza of Restaurant Little Palm Island

  • Norman Van Aken of Restaurants Norman’s & Mundo

  • Todd English of Restaurant Olives

  • Carmen Gonzalez of Restaurant Carmen

  • Pascal Oudin of Restaurant Pascal’s on Ponce

  • Luciano Parolari of Restaurant Italy’s Villa d’Este

  • Joseph Gustafson of Restaurant Consentino Winery

  • Andrea Curto & Frank Randazzo of Restaurant Talula

  • Anthony Mansolillo of Restaurant Café Ibiza

  • Jonathan Waxman of Restaurant Washington Park

  • Bob Mignola of Restaurant Smith & Wollensky

  • Jean Marie Merly of Restaurant LaVieille Auberge

  • Antonella of Restaurant Il Restaurante l’Artifalo

  • Lourdes Castro & Javier Nassar of Restaurant Ars Magirica,

  • Rick Boyer of Restaurant 27 Ocean Blue

  • Barbara Scott of Restaurant Tuscan Steak House

  • Keyvan Behnam of Restaurant China Grill

  • Jeff Bowles of Restaurant La Playa Resort

  • Michael Patterson of Restaurants Casa Ybel &  Thristle Lodge

  • Ross Peterson of Restaurant Syrah

  • Jim Wescoe of Restaurant Fontana

  • Keyvan Behnam of Restaurant China Grill

  • Kenneth Collins of Restaurant Smoked

  • Scott Ubert of Restaurant ONO

  • John Villa of RestaurantsDominic & TriBeCa

  • Allen Susser of Restaurant Chef Allen’s

  • Luciano Parolari of Restaurant Villa d’Este, Italy

  • Cat Cora of Food Network

  • Andrea Curto Randazzo of Restaurant Talula

  • Lidia Bastianich of Restaurant Becco

  •  Edmondo Sarti of Restaurant Super Duper Burgers

  • Shaun Hergatt of Restaurant Setai

  • Clay Conley of Restaurant Azul

  • Pilar Sanchez of Restaurant Pilar

  • Govind Armstrong of Restaurant Table 8

  • Luke Palladino of Restaurant Specchio & Ombra

  • Roly Cruz-Taura of Restaurants Biltmore Hotel

  • Bernard Guillas of Restaurant The Marine Room

  • Donna Wynter of Restaurant Donna’s

  • Gino Cipriano of Restaurant 1200 Courtyard Grill

  • Gaetano Ascione of Restaurant Fontana

  • Rolando Cruz-Taura, of Biltmore

WINEMAKER GALA DINNER 

Principal Host Black-Tie Dinner   |  1994-2012

OPUS ONE

Guests of Honor Michael Silacci & Bill Kurtis

 

¡VIVA ESPANA! 

Guests of Honor King Juan Carlos & Queen Sofia of Spain

 

CHAMPAGNE ROEDERER

Guest of Honor Michael Sette

 

ANTINORI

Guest of Honor Marchese Piero Antinori

 

CHAMPAGNE KRUG

Guest of Honor Remi Krug

 

CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD

Guest of Honor Baroness Philippine de Rothschild

 

FAR NIENTE

Guest of Honor Larry McGuire

 

CHATEAU PALMER

Guest of Honor Bernard de Laage

 

CHAMPAGNE TAITTINGER

Guest of Honor Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger

 

CAKEBREAD CELLARS

Guests of Honor Jack Cakebread

 

BENZIGER FAMILY WINERY

Guests of Honor Chris Benziger

 

DOMAINE CARNEROS

Guests of Honor Eileen Crane

 

MICHELE CHIARLO

Guests of Honor Michele Chiarlo & Alberto Chiarlo

 

MAISON LOUIS JADOT

Guest of Honor Pierre-Henry Gagey

 

WILSON DANIELS

Guest of Honor Winston Wilson

 

CHÅTEAU LATOUR

Guest of Honor Monsieur Christian Le Sommer

 

CHÅTEAU LEOVILLE-BARTON

Guest of Honor Monsieur Anthony Barton

 

CHAMPAGNE LOUIS ROEDERER

Guest of Honor Fabrice Rosset

 

VINEYARD BRANDS

Guest of Honor Daniel Haas

 

CHÅTEAU LYNCH-BAGES

Guest of Honor Monsieur Jean-Michel Cazes

 

CHÅTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD

Guests of Honor Baron Eric de Rothschild & Charles Chevallier

 

CHAMPAGNE TAITTINGER

Guest of Honor Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger

 

ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY

Guest of Honor Michael Mondavi

 

CHÅTEAU HAUT-BRION

Guest of Honor Monsieur Jean-Bernard Delmas

 

CHAMPAGNE VEUVE CLIQUOT

Guests of Honor Jacques Peters, Mireille Guiliano & Christian Willer

 

CHÅTEAU MARGAUX

Guests of Honor Corinne Mentzelopoulos & Paul Pontallier

 

DOMAINE PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ

Guest of Honor Paul Jaboulet Aîné & Michel Jaboulet

 

MOET & CHANDON

Guest of honor Bernard Ganter

 

LOUIS LATOUR

Guest of Honor Louis Fabrice Latour

 

SCRIMAGLIO

Guest of Honor Francesco Scrimaglio

 

CHAMPAGNE POMMERY

Guest of Honor Prince Alain de Polignac

 

BERINGER VINEYARDS

Guest of Honor Ed Sbragia, Winemaker

 

CHARLES KRUG

Guest of Honor Marc Mondavi

 

FAR NIENTE

Guest of Honor Michel Cornu

 

CHAMPAGNE VEUVE CLICQUOT

Guest of Honor Chip Cassidy

 

NIEBAUM-COPPOLA ESTATE, VINEYARDS & WINERY

Guest of Honor Erle Martin

 

CONSENTINO WINERY

Guest of Honor Mitch Consentino

 

JOSEPH PHELPS

Guest of Honor Kathleen Dirickson

 

RUDD VINEYARDS & WINERY

Guest of Honor Damon Ornowski

25+ YEARS EXPERIENCE | CONCEPTUAL & INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM

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