In this photo taken in 1989 we were in one of the most wine blessed places on earth, Napa Valley. We were there to cook a special luncheon for the folks who owned and operated the famous Joseph Phelps Winery. When I met Proal he was co-owner of Louie’s Backyard and the person responsible for me being hired there. That changed my life.
Proal and his wife are now running the Sourwood Inn, located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of romantic Asheville.