Open the holiday season with Chef Dustin Valette of Valette restaurant in Healdsburg, who joins a Virtual Happy Hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, to benefit Homeward Bound of Marin.

A favorite of locals and visitors alike, Valette has won acclaim for serving creative, seasonal dishes in a warm atmosphere. A spacious patio space opened for dining this summer.

Guests will receive home delivery of the 2018 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir from Valette Wines to sip while Chef Dustin demonstrates some favorite recipes for the holidays. The menu:

–Seared Diver Scallops with Warm Lentils, Bacon & Parsnip Mousseline

–Liberty Duck with Cocoa Nib Crust, with Frisée, Crispy Confit, Toasted Almonds & Tart Cherries

Everyone who registers for the Virtual Happy Hour will receive a follow-up email with the Zoom link plus recipes. To guarantee delivery of wine by Dec. 3, please reserve by Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Reservations include wine delivery; proceeds support shelter, housing and training programs at Homeward Bound of Marin. Thanks to our premier sponsor, The Republic of Tea.