Bonjour!

I am lucky to spend my days creating in the kitchen and then sharing my fascinating food-filled life with you! I truly believe that every meal is a celebration and hope the delight of creating spectacular offerings for family and friends is contagious. I love all things food and wine and am excited to share experiences with you. I hope this site offers information and a venue so we might learn together: from classic style to fun trends. I invite you to visit me, book a special event, or look to this site as a place to see some of my favorite products and recipes which you might like.

Sante'!

Signature

Frederic Pierrel

Calendar of Events

I hope you can join me for an upcoming event or at one of my special exhibitions. Watch this space for future listings and I hope to see you soon!

Upcoming

Sierra Classic Theatre's FundraiserNovember 5-15, 2014

Sierra Classic Theatre's
16th Annual Murder Mystery Fundraising Dinner

(click to view flier for all dates and locations)

Appearing at the Rock 'n Bowl Brasserie Friday and Saturday November 14th and 15th.

7:00 p.m.
$60 per person
For reservations call 760-934-4200 ext. 221

 

Look for more culinary exhibitions and food & wine pairings coming soon to the schedule!

Past Fun We've Had

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:30 p.m

A Winemakers Dinner (click to view flier)

Chef Frederic & Mineral Wines

Featuring the cuisine of Chef Frederic Pierrel and Mineral Wines by Winemaker Brett Keller.

Location:

Mammoth Rock 'N Bowl
3029 Chateau Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

$65 per person
For reservations call 760-934-4200

First Course
Salted cod brandade on ciabatta garlic rubbed crostini

2013 Viognier
Aromas of peaches and passionfruit greet your senses, followed by apricot, citrus and tropical fruit flavors

Second Course
Day boat eastern scallops a la plancha, julienned young vegetables, lobster butter mango salpicon

2013 Vino del Oro
This Rhone-style blend is our Estate Grown blend of 55% Roussanne and 45% Viognier. 
Lemongrass, honeysuckle and floral aromas with flavors of tropical and stonefruits.

Main Course
Braised short ribs merchant de vins, local picked marinated porcinis on celeriac mash

2011 Cabernet Franc
Aromas of cherries, a floral note of violets and a touch of white pepper spice gives way to elegant flavors of black cherry, blackberry and currant.  ORANGE COUNTY GOLD!

Dessert
Petite Sirah infused brownie with dark berries ice cream & blueberry balsamic reduction drops

2009 Petite Sirah
Our most celebrated and MONSTROUS wine to date, with outstanding balance and dense, dark texture. Has layers of Blackcurrant, Blueberry and Blackberry Jam.
 
ORANGE COUNTY GOLD!  BEST OF CLASS OF REGION * California State Fair

Sunday July 13, 2014

Mineral Wines
with Winemaker Brett Keller and Chef Frederic Pierrel

(click to view flier)

Location: The Brasserie at Mammoth Rock 'N Bowl

Mineral WinesFlight of four wines with a taste of Chef Frederic's Specialties
$22 (tax included)

  • 2012 Vino del Oro
  • 2011 Cabernet Franc
  • 2011 Petit Sirah
  • 2009 Petit Sirah
Hosted by Winemaker Brett Keller of Mineral Wines, and Chef Frederic Pierrel.
September 29 - December 14, 2012

Stars, Strings, and Sips

(click to view flier)

Location: Lake Tahoe - Hosted by the Avalon Hotel
Celestial Views, Wine and Classical Music in South Lake Tahoe

Fall evenings just became enchanted with celebrating “Stars, Strings and Sips” a wonderful night of star gazing, the Reno Philharmonic, and wine/food tasting hosted by the Avalon Lodge in Lake Tahoe.
Stars Strings Sips


Astronomer and poet, Tony Berendsen of the Nevada Science Coalition, will host each evening of the series with two hours of laser-guided star gazing.

Click here to book; see event dates and package inclusions. The package is also available through The Historian Inn in Carson Valley.

Use code CHEFFRED to book and save 20% online or call 530-544-2285.


Sold Out October 14, 2012 from Noon to 3PM
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Reservations/tickets mandatory; space is limited at each event
Altrusa of the Eastern Sierra is hosting another year of Dine-Arounds to raise funds for Literacy! Dine Around

For more information on this dinner – or ANY of the multiple events and venues throughout the year AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS contact:
  • Reservations Phone: 760-934-2442
  • Altrusa International of the Eastern Sierra
  • Viv Patterson: 760-937-5582 or
  • Tina Cocherell: 760-872-4431
  • Fundraising Dine-Around meal
  • http://www.altrusaes.org
Wednesday, July 25, 2012; 5:30PM

Cooking Exhibition - Mountain Living

(click to view flier)

Location: Mountain Living, located in The Plaza in Mammoth Lakes
Watch, sip and learn while Chef Frederic prepares:
+ Traditional French style steak Tartare
+ Ramequins de Couscous Malaga

Bring an ‘unusual grape’ bottle of wine to pair and enjoy during the evening, be creative and different!

$50.00 pp plus enjoy 20% off in Mountain Living

Call soon for reservations: 760-924-2040
(Availability limited)
July 6 and 7, 2012
Mammoth Food & Wine Experience: "Educate Your Palate"
Celebrate Food, Wine, and Education in beautiful Mammoth Lakes.


Showcase
Mammoth Food and Wine

The two-day event includes
:

  • Tastings from over 30 hand-picked exceptional wineries
  • Enticing wine & food seminars by leading vintners and chefs – including Chef Frederic Pierrel!
  • Wine dinners Friday evening in local restaurants
  • Friday night Wine Walk in the Village at Mammoth
  • Raffle for a Grand Prize trip to Napa
  • A not-to-be-missed Saturday evening Grand Tasting Event featuring over 120 premier wines , a people's choice "Great Outdoor Cooking Competition" --top chefs compete against culinary schools for "best dish"; live and silent auctions, and entertainment with the “Blues Brothers” Tribute

Benefiting Education and the Arts in the Eastern Sierra

Sponsored By: Mammoth Schools NOW Education Fondation
November 13,14 and 15, 2011 at 7PM
Sierra Classic Theatre presents the 13thAnnual Murder Mystery Fundraiser Dinner
http://www.sierraclassictheatre.com
Lakefront Restaurant Murder Mystery 2010
Location:  
Tamarack Lodge / Lakefront Restaurant
Reservations Phone:
760-934-2442

Sierra Classic Theater and Lakefront Restaurant once again pair up for this "Not to be missed" annual fall extravaganza – The Murder Mystery! This year's crime scene is a chamber mixer, hosted by a real estate company with a lot of killer competition in the town of Bloody Mountain. Come out and see a locally written, acted, and produced show where you participate! Sleuth your way into great prizes and have a fun and scrumptious evening. Chef Frederic tempts your palate while the clues taunt you. Choose your pre fix meal, all inclusive (sans alcohol).

To purchase tickets contact Lakefront Restaurant at 760-934-2442.
August 19-21, 2011
Mammoth Festival
Sample Chef Frederic’s renown Lakefront cuisine while enjoying music, mountains and more!
July 2011
Blue Sky Festival
Blue Sky Festival
Chef Frederic demonstrates in his usual light hearted manner how easy and fun French Cuisine can be!

Tuesday February 16th, 3:30pm
"the View from the Bay" - KGO TV 7 / ABC
Fred prepares Duck Confit with Fingerling Potatoes. Tune in for preparation highlights.

Did you miss it? Watch it here on the web.
Friday May 8, 2009
Wine Pairing Dinner - The Lakefront Restaurant
Maisons, Marque, & Domaines will be showcasing Champagnes, wines, and ports from their world renowned portfolio. Chef Frederic’s creations will be expressly created to highlight both the food and vintages during this 5 course meal.
Thursday May 21, 2009
Wine Pairing Dinner - The Lakefront Restaurant
Chris Collins of Collins Vintage Wines will be teaming up with Chef Frederic at The Lakefront Restaurant to create perfect couplings of sumptuous tastes for the senses. 5 courses and an evening to remember are in store.
October 21, 2009
A Special Fall Wine Dinner
With Chef Frederic Pierrel, featuring Bill Brandel's selections from Southern Wine and Spirits.
Enjoy a multi-course meal created especially to pair with selected wines including: Jordan Chardonnay, Chalone "Estate", Pinot Noir, Roth Cabernet Sauvignon, and Covey Run Reserve Ice Wine from Washington State. Meet the hosts, fireside, from 6:15pm. Dinner seating at 7:00pm.

For reservations and more information contact Tamarack Lodge at 760-934-2442.
November 9, 10, and 11, 2009
The Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
Sierra Classic Theater and Lakefront Restaurant once again pair up for this fall extravaganza – The Murder Mystery! Come out and see a locally written, acted, and produced show where you participate! Sleuth your way into great prizes and have a fun and scrumptious evening. Chef Frederic tempts your palate while the clues taunt you. Choose your pre fix meal, all inclusive (sans alcohol).

Click here to purchase tickets or contact Lakefront Restaurant at 760-934-2442.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Romance in a box – A Valentine's Exhibition
Simple, affordable ways to make your Valentines swoon. Creative meal, dessert and decorating ideas for the cooking or romance challenged Valentine.
Thursday April 29, 2010
Lakefront Restaurant Wine Pairing Dinner
With Chef Frederic Pierrel, Featuring Dirk Smits
Maisons, Marque, & Domaines will be showcasing Champagnes, wines, and ports from their world renowned portfolio. Chef Frederic’s five course meal will be expressly created to pair with alluring wines and port from this exceptional collection of wine estates.
Thursday May 13, 2010
Lakefront Restaurant Wine Pairing Dinner
With Chef Frederic Pierrel, Featuring David Hopkins
Enjoy a five course wine degustation meal created especially to pair with wines featured by Winemaker David Hopkins of Bridlewood Estate Winery. Includes a California Rhone Varietal Demonstration.
Thursday May 27, 2010
Lakefront Restaurant Wine Pairing Dinner
With Chef Frederic Pierrel , Featuring Steve Lister
Offering 5 amazing courses, this will be an evening to enjoy. Featuring Steve Lister with Justin Vineyards & Winery.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
The Mammoth Festival presents: A Ferrari-Carano winemaker dinner at 11,053 ft
With Chef Frederic Pierrel, featuring Jim Selfridge from Ferrari-Carano.

Take the gondola up and experience the amazing views of the Minarets while you enjoy this ultimate dining experience of a five course gourmet meal paired with select wines by Ferrari-Carano.

Featuring the following Ferrari-Carano Wines:
Sonoma Fume Blanc, 2009
Sonoma Chardonnay, 2009
Ferrari-Carano Tresor, 2006 (Meritage)
Eldorado Noir

Details:
Dining at the Top of The Sierra
Gondola Opens at 6:00pm; Dinner Seating at 6:30pm
One Seating ONLY (limited seating)
$99 per person + gratuity (tax & gondola ride included)
No child option

For reservations and more information click here.
November 7, 8, and 9, 2010
The Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
Lakefront Restaurant Murder Mystery 2010Sierra Classic Theater and Lakefront Restaurant once again pair up for this fall extravaganza – The Murder Mystery! Come out and see a locally written, acted, and produced show where you participate! Sleuth your way into great prizes and have a fun and scrumptious evening. Chef Frederic tempts your palate while the clues taunt you. Choose your pre fix meal, all inclusive (sans alcohol).

Click here to purchase tickets or contact Lakefront Restaurant at 760-934-2442.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
A Special Holiday Dinner
With Chef Frederic, Featuring Sean Turner and Jason Senior
Enjoy a multi-course meal created especially to pair with the hand selected beers of Mammoth Brewing Company. Meet the hosts fireside at 6:00 p.m.

Contact Lakefront Restaurant at 760-934-2442 for reservations.
Header Diners rave about their dining experiences:

Whenever I have a nice dinner out, I always order creme brulee for dessert, just to see if maybe it will compare to Fred’s. But alas, I am always disappointed! Fred’s lavender flavor is unbelievably good, still my favorite dessert of all time!

Heather Edwall



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