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Roadrunner Food Bank and St. Clair Winery Working Together to solve hunger

Donation coincides with “Hunger Action Month”

Left: Wally Verdooren, Roadrunner Food Bank’s Chief Development Officer Right: Florent Lescombes, St. Clair Winery Vice-President

Las Cruces, NM – A yearlong effort that started as a desire to help a local cause has paid-off in a big way for a
local New Mexico food bank—and in turn, many New Mexicans in need. St. Clair Winery announced a donation
of $8,328 for the local non-profit, Roadrunner Food Bank, though a unique partnership. The announcement
comes just in time for “Hunger Action Month,” which is a time for Americans to stand together and take action
to fight hunger by donating or volunteering.
Through the partnership, formed in early 2016, St. Clair Winery pledged to donate $1 per bottle sold of their
new release wine, ‘Bistro Red.’ The Roadrunner Food Bank logo is prominently placed on the wine label to help
raise awareness around the issue of ‘food insecurity’ in New Mexico, and show the monetary support provided
for the cause.
“We distribute five meals for every dollar,” said Wally Verdooren, Roadrunner Food Bank’s Chief Development
Officer, “this means over forty thousand meals are made possible through this gift, and we thank St. Clair
Winery for it.”
In Dona Ana County alone, Roadrunner Food Bank supplies many known food pantries such as Casa de
Peregrinos, El Caldito Soup Kitchen, Salvation Army and many others who contribute toward the initiative to
solve hunger in New Mexico. And it doesn’t stop there.
“We have soup kitchens, shelters, churches and other affiliated distribution partners in every county in New
Mexico,” explained Verdooren. “In addition, we do an average of 150 mobile food pantries per month, where
we bring a traveling food pantry to areas in-need, both big cities and rural areas alike.”
Roadrunner Food Bank’s mission complements the deeply embedded family-values and community mindset of
St. Clair Winery and its founders.
“Our goal was to find a way to make an impact locally,” said St. Clair Winery Vice-President, Florent Lescombes.
“We chose to partner with the food bank specifically because they impact those in-need across the entire state.”
Melody Wattenbarger, president and CEO of Roadrunner Food Bank said, “Partnerships like this one help us
extend our ability to reach more of our hungry neighbors. As one of the hungriest states in the country, every
dollar we raise helps in our mission to end hunger.”
Each of the St. Clair Winery locations in Deming, Albuquerque, Farmington and Las Cruces have the Bistro Red
wine available for purchase. Many New Mexico grocers—who are also Roadrunner Food Bank contributors, such
as Albertson’s, Fiesta Foods, Toucan Market, and others—are also retailing the uniquely labeled wine.
For details about volunteering or supporting the Food Bank, visit  http://www.rrfb.org/ or call 505.247.2052
For more information on this partnership visit www.stclairwinery.com/feednm

D.H. Lescombes 25th Anniversary Winemaker’s Dinner

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Hosted by Hervé Lescombes in Las Cruces
 In celebration of our D.H. Lescombes 25th Anniversary, we invite you to join us for a special seven-course dinner. Inspired by the Lescombes family roots in Burgundy, France, each course will be accompanied by hand-picked and carefully paired wine selections from the Lescombes family cellar. You will be charmed and delighted as Hervé Lescombes and family host this unforgettable event.
Purchase tickets here.

 

Amuse-Bouche

paired with D.H. Lescombes Danielle “D” Brut 25th Anniversary Commemorative

 Appetizer
Torchon of Foie Gras
balsamic wine reduction + toast points
paired with St. Clair Winery 2016 Sulfite-Free Malvasia Bianca

Salad
Belgian Endive Salad
mustard vinaigrette + fines herbes
paired with D.H. Lescombes Chenin Blanc

Soup
Cream of Chanterelle Soup
chanterelle mushrooms + cream + cognac
paired with Blue Teal 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon

Main Course Selections
Steak au Poivre
filet mignon + green peppercorn cognac sauce
paired with D.H. Lescombes Herve “H” 25th Anniversary Commemorative
-or-
Coq au Vin
bone-in chicken + pancetta + pinot noir
paired with D.H. Lescombes Limited Release 2008 Merlot

both served with Haricots Verts and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Cheese Course
Assortment of European Cheeses
featuring cheeses from Burgundy, Normandy & the Netherlands
paired with D.H. Lescombes 2008 “Danielle” Cabernet Sauvignon

Dessert
Poached Pear
red wine reduction + häagen-dazs ice cream + caramel lattice
paired with D.H. Lescombes Port

Purchase tickets here

Host/Hostess- Farmington

Host/Hostess (full-time)
Salary (DOE)

As the main, and often first point of contact with our guests, our hosts are one of our most important roles. Our hosts greet every guest in friendly and efficient manner. They are responsible for our reservation and seating system and enthusiastically communicating accurate information to our guests. Other daily functions include escorting guests to their tables, providing menus, and preparing tables throughout service. Strong communication skills are necessary for ensuring a positive experience for our guests.

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please come in to fill out an application Mon-Thurs 2-5 pm at 5150 E. Main Street, Farmington, NM 87402. Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Farmington Employment Opportunity

 We are looking for exceptional people to join our growing team! We currently have Server & Line Cook positions available.
SERVER:  Servers are integral in creating a truly great experience at St Clair Winery & Bistro. Our servers have a passion for people, service, food and wine and are responsible for delivering gracious hospitality with a strong knowledge of our products and company. Servers must be able to multitask and provide excellent communication with team members and guests. As with every position at St Clair Winery & Bistro, teamwork is essential and is what we’re all about!
 
Requirements:
-Must represent our vision and values
-At least 21 years of age 
-Knowledge of and passion for wine is a plus!
-Loves Guest service!
-Hard-working, team player
-Outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal skills 
-A minimum of 6 months experience in a full service restaurant preferred
-Experience in an upscale casual dining or an equivalent service environment preferred
-Ability to stand and walk for up to 8 hours per day
-Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds
-Ability to exert fast-paced mobility for periods of up to 6 hours in length
-Ability to communicate and understand the primary language of the work location
-Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations; basic reading, listening and speaking skills
-Ability to perform essential functions to St Clair Winery & Bistro standards with reasonable accommodation
-Ability to work flexible shifts and schedules, inclusive of weekends and some holidays 
-Ability to communicate clearly with Guests, managers and team members 
-Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure, in a fast-paced environment
-Certified in responsible alcohol service in the state of New Mexico
 
EXPERIENCED LINE and PREP COOKS (part-time)
$9.00+ (DOE)
Requirements:

-Must represent our vision and values
-Knowledge of and passion for wine is a plus!
-Hard-working, team player
-A minimum of 6 months experience in a full service restaurant preferred
-Experience in an upscale casual dining or an equivalent service environment preferred
-Ability to stand and walk for up to 8 hours per day
-Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds
-Ability to exert fast-paced mobility for periods of up to 6 hours in length
-Ability to communicate and understand the primary language of the work location
-Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations; basic reading, listening and speaking skills
-Ability to perform essential functions to St Clair Winery & Bistro standards with reasonable accommodation
-Ability to work flexible shifts and schedules, inclusive of weekends and some holidays
-Ability to communicate clearly with Guests, managers and team members
-Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure, in a fast-paced environment

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please come in to fill out an application Mon-Thurs 2-5 pm at 5150 E. Main Street, Farmington, NM 87402. Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

 

Kissed by the Sun

New Mexico Magazine
A Grand Tour of New Mexico Wineries
September 2015 Issue

St. Clair Winery. Deming, NM.
St. Clair Winery. Deming, NM.

Deming-based Southwest Wines and St. Clair Winery, another successful French-vintner transplant story, made the global wine industry sit up and take notice in 2009 when its 2007 Lescombes Cabernet Franc won the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition’s prestigious Red Sweepstake triple-gold award.  Read More Here 

 

 

Veterans Eat Free

Veterans Day 2015 email header

It’s on the house for veterans come November 11th at St. Clair Winery and Bistro!  

St. Clair Winery and Bistro will honor all U.S. Armed Forces, past and present, across the state this Veterans Day, November 11, 2015.  To show their gratitude to all the brave men and women, St. Clair Winery and Bistro will offer a free meal from a special menu to thank them for their service.

Each of the three St. Clair Winery and Bistro locations in Albuquerque, Farmington and Las Cruces will be participating in the celebration.  The custom Veterans Day menu will be available to all active duty military and qualifying veterans dining-in from 11 am to 9 pm this Veterans Day.

“Their sacrifice and dedication deserves something special, we at St. Clair are grateful and we want to give back,”  said Marketing Director Maritza Gomez.  “Serving those who serve is the best way we know how.”

The special Veterans Day menu includes a hearty taste of home like Southwest Meatloaf, Chicken Picado, and Country Pot Roast, as well as local favorites like Pasta New Mexico, Cobb Salad and Fish ’N’ Chips will be featured.  Beverage and gratuity are not included.

To claim a free meal at St. Clair Winery and Bistro, Veterans and Active Duty Military simply need to show their proof of military service.  This can include U.S. Uniformed Services ID Card, U.S. Uniformed Services Retired ID Card, current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), veterans organizations card or wearing their uniform.

St. Clair Winery and Bistro is a division of Southwest Wines, offering wine under several labels, including D.H. Lescombes, St. Clair and several specialty wines—including Soleil Mimosa, Plum Loco and Blue Teal.  Southwest Wines grows, produces and bottles all their wines in New Mexico.

Mark your calendar and raise a glass to the brave men and women of our armed forces!

VETERANS FREE MENU SELECTION

Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna Paired with St Clair Cabernet Sauvignon

Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray
2  cups red pasta sauce, such as portobello mushroom or garden vegetable
6  no-boil lasagna noodles
1/2  15 ounce container ricotta cheese
6 ounces goat cheese or shredded mozarella cheese (1-1/2 cups)
1 tablespoon Chianti or other red wine (optional)
¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup roasted red sweet peppers, drained well and cut into strip

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 2-quart square baking dish with cooking spray. Spoon 1/3 cup of the sauce in the dish. Top with 2 lasagna noodles. In a small bowl stir together the ricotta cheese, 1 cup of the goat chesses, and, if desired, the Chianti. Spoon half the mixture over the noodles in the dish. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Top with half the red pepper strips. Spoon half the remaining sauce on the pepper layer.
  2. Top with 2 more noodles, the remaining ricotta mixture, and remaining peppers. Add 2 more noodles and the remaining sauce. Dot top with remaining goat cheese and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.
  3. Cover with foil. Bake for 50 minutes. Let stand, covered, on a wire rack for 20 minutes before serving. Makes 4 to 6 servings