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With apologies - tickets are no longer available to this event
"Lunch & Learn© - Secrets of a Savvy Hostess "
In Celebration of


Roasted Baby Beet Salad, Citrus, Field Greens, Citrus Vinaigrette


Braised Shortribs, Creamy Polenta with Winter Greens
Pasta with Spring Vegetables


Zeppole with Dipping Sauces
Housemade Spring Sorbet

Coffee – Tea


Cline Cellars master winemaker, Charlie Tsegeletos, will thoughtfully pair their wines with the menu selections.

The wines will include the just released "Nancy's Cuvee", the much-anticipated, first-ever sparkling wine by Cline Cellars.


Savvy Hostesses: Sondra Bernstein of “the girl & the fig”; Protocol Professionals, Inc. team members Sherri Ferris and Countess of Valenciana Victoria Barkan; and Joyce Millet of Cultural Savvy collaborate to offer a seminar with gourmet three-course lunch, Cline Cellars wines and fun raffle prizes!

Sondra Bernstein is the Proprietor/CEO of the
girl & the fig and ESTATE restaurants in Sonoma &
the fig café & winebar in Glen Ellen. She is the author of the girl & the fig Cookbook. Her gourmet
FIGfood product line is available nationwide under
the girl & the fig label.
Sherri Ferris, President & CEO, Protocol Professionals, Inc.

Countess of Valenciana Victoria Barkan has traveled extensively; has lived in Paris and speaks several languages including, Spanish and French . Her title of "Countess" was inherited from her great , great grandfather, a renowned Spanish Count, whose title was invested by His Majesty King Charles of Spain. 

Ms. Millet is the President & Founder of Cultural Savvy, a global consulting & training firm, specializing in assisting companies work effectively across global cultures. Ms. Millet began her career in Asia, working for twelve years in Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.


Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 11:30 AM until 2:00 PM

Location: ESTATE Restaurant, 400 W. Spain Street, Sonoma, California 95476, USA


  • Cost for this event is $150 per person. It includes a three course gourmet lunch, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, fun raffle prizes and our “Little Black Protocol Book”.
  • Cost does not include hotel accommodations or travel expenses. A list of recommended hotels near the luncheon can be provided upon enrollment confirmation.
  • If you would like to pay using Pay Pal, please use the button at the left. A transaction fee is included in the payment options.


  • Dining Styles
  • Table Settings
  • Service Options
  • Dining faux pas
  • Wine Service
  • Business Entertaining
  • Cultural Dining traditions
  • Greetings and Introductions
  • Seating and Place Cards
  • House Guests
  • And much more…


  • Class size is limited
  • Reservations are available on a first come - first served basis
  • All reservations must be made in advance
  • To register, complete the Registration Form.
    Registration Form may be submitted by email, fax or mail (per contact information below). Kindly submit response form by March 18 to confirm reservation.
  • Confirmation will be sent by email. No tickets will be mailed.
  • Cancellation Policy: Regrettably, once reservations are made no refunds can be given.
  • Substitutions are allowed if Protocol Professionals, inc. is notified of the name changes in advance.


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Protocol Professionals, Inc.™
1819 Polk St., #164
San Francisco, CA 94109 USA
Fax: 415-673-5380
Phone: 415-673-5311 or 415-336-4541





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