Vine-Ripened Tomato and Red Onion Salad, Strip House

Tomatoes are killer right now, now that they’re finally in their proper season. Strip House compacts all of summer into this light starter of gorgeous and sweet yellow and red tomatoes with marinated red onions. Thin strips of cucumber add crunch while holding together the mound of tomatoes, studded with sweet basil. Pressed tomato water is poured over the salad tableside for an added burst of freshness, while accompanying goat cheese on crisp croutons punctuates the bright flavors.

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Wine and philanthropy naturally go hand in hand. Wine connects us with the earth and the past. Supporting charitable causes—in any way—connects us to ourselves, each other and to the future. Not to mention that both make us feel wonderful. Throughout the year I donate time, resources and money to a number of worthy causes. But it never occurred to me that I could also do some good in this world just by drinking certain wines! I was confronted with that exceedingly pleasant and convenient fact the day I toured Ehlers Estate in Napa Valley, Calif.