I planned a business function at a local winery in Sonoita which included a catered dinner for our partners in a big 4 accounting and consulting firm. The winery strongly recommended the Vineyard Cafe and I'm so glad I took their suggestion. Vineyard Cafe was so easy to work with prior to the event, and the dinner was absolutely amazing and the entire group was raving on the way back to Tucson about how great it was. Jon and Jennifer did a fantastic job both preparing and serving the meal from start to finish.
The food was so amazing that I took my wife to the restaurant for lunch after our horseback ride the next day and she is still raving about it too. The peach pie is epic.
I had to understand how a restaurant in a sleepy desert town was able to impress stoic consulting partners who live in New York and Chicago, and who've traveled the world while eating at the finest restaurants for years. I spent some time talking to Jon and Jennifer to learn more about their background. Turns out that Jon was trained as a chef in at the Culinary Institute in NYC and after years of leading and delivering high-profile culinary events in big cities around the US, and then they both decided to return home to pursue their passion where they could enjoy a better work-life balance. I greatly appreciate and admire Jon and Jennifer's dedication to their craft. The next time I'm in Tucson, I definitely will make the 1 plus hour drive just to go to Vineyard Cafe. It's that good.
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