March Madness Dinner

Dear Chaine Members and Friends,

It hardly seems possible that "March Madness" is almost upon us once again.   You are invited to Chef Mark Simmons's unique celebration dinner on Friday, March 22nd, 6:00 - 9:00pm, at the beautiful east hills home of Bonnie and Marv Bamburg, 10710 Ridgeview Avenue, San Jose, CA  95127. 

Chef Simmon specializes in creating innovative menus for small, intimate dinners.  As you view the following menu and wine pairings, you will find our "Madness" celebration reflects his philosophy of exploring unexpected combinations of flavors. Those of you who attended last year's Italian Cooking Class and Wine tasting led by Ron Fenolio were able to experience a few of Chef Simmons many talents as he jumped in to help with the class! 

Seating is very limited, so don't hesitate to RSVP to this email by Tuesday, March 19th or directly to our VC-Argentier, Sally Swanson (, 6042 Crossmont Ct, San Jose, CA  95120) or leave her a phone message at 408-888-7444.  The price is $130 per person. Dress is Sunday casual and ribbons are optional. We hope you will join us for this exciting and unique, Chaine culinary adventure.



Poke on pickled Nori with a Tobiko garnish

Served with Kir Royale Cassis Aperitif


Fire roasted heirloom tomato soup with parmesan garlic croissant croutons and a basil chiffonade

Served with Portuguese Albariño


Ahi tuna carpaccio with a shaved asiago & caper topping

Served with Pinot Gris


Port and stilton seafood vol-au-vents with a spring onion ҫoulis

Served with Northern Rhone Marsanne


Mango and pineapple sorbet with lime slices


Shawarma and cashew chicken with cajun rice and red beans

Served with Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc 


Basque Classic Basque Cheesecake

Served with Bordeaux Sauterne

Coffee - Tea

Vive la Chaîne!

The Silicon Valley Board 

Lynne Brown, Bailli