Mayo Reserve Room - Mayo Family Winery
Unique & wonderful wine country duoFour of us ate a spring menu at the Mayo Reserve Room. The knowledge that Chef imparted to us when pouring and serving was interesting and helpful. I learned a lot about pairing and chemistry when I asked questions. One of us was "in the biz" and she and Chef had a good time exchanging anecdotes: Chef knows what he is talking about, he is not a poser. The portions were TASTING portions that matched the generous pours. I was full from the 6 small bites plus dessert. The price is very, very reasonable. It was an experience unlike any I have had in the wine country. It was very special, very intimate, very lovely. Highly recommend, can't wait to return.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experienceWe had a wonderful experience with our Mayo team, Kurt and Edwin. This is a food and wine pairing experience in a small venue, where handcrafted Mayo wines are paired with small plates of delicious food prepared on-site by chef Edwin. Kurt met us at the door, served us wine, engaged in interesting conversation and was an extremely charming and efficient host and server. Chef Edwin talked with us about each dish and how it brought out the best qualities in the particular wine, and vice versa. Wines and food were both delicious. This is a terrific experience for anyone looking for a great food and wine pairing experience.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dealWines that both compliment the small gourmet bites and augment their flavor. In a similar way, the food brings out nuances in the wine. Highly recommended. Both chef and wine steward very well informed and helpful.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWine, food, service were allWine, food, service were all excellent as was the value. The next time we go (and we will!), we will have a larger breakfast. It is truly a 'tatsing' menu with a lot of wine....5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious experience!My husband and I had a truly wonderful time at the Mayo Reserve Room. The food was absolutely delicious and was paired with really lovely wines all set in a beautiful atmosphere and presented by a warm and friendly staff. Clayton, the head chef, was gracious and his sous chef was very informative. The "Silenced Lamb" was particularly out of this world! We would definitely recommend this experience to others.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PairingA great example of how food influences wine. The pairings were excellent and the food was beautifully presented.Clayton is a real pro as his knowlege of wine was equal to his skill with the food.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat wine and food pairingswonderful wines with tasty food pairings to match, been coming here for many years4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent wine pairing withExcellent wine pairing with outstanding commentary by the chef. If in the area (Kenwood) it should be on
your list of stops!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMClayton, the chef, was veryClayton, the chef, was very engaging. Good schmoozer and quite articulate about the food and wine paring. Good southern boy!
I'm a foodie and wine slob. I do not exaggerate when I state this is the best value meal in the country!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the wine and food pairings!Loved the wine and food pairings! A must do for any wine country visitor!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW! The whole experienceWOW! The whole experience was beyond description. Not only does the chef's culinary brilliance show, his genius pairing abilities with the wine completes the experience. Chef Clayton and Mayo Family Winery are the best you will find in wine country. Thank you, thank you!!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect unique place toA perfect unique place to go for lunch and wine tasting.
A great way to learn about wine and food from an expert. We were served by the chef who was very informative and willing to share his knowledge. I would definitely return again and recommend the experience to others. Ambiance not great-too much like the former office that it was, but after you start tasting the food and wine it doesn't matter any more.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and wineOutstanding food and wine pairings presented by the chef. Non-pretentious,friendly, helpful, very willing to discuss ingredients and techniques. A true pleasure.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM