Lisbeth was born on a small island outside Bergen, Norway. During her childhood she traveled all over the world with her parents, who were in the merchants marine. During this time she developed a taste for different cultures & cuisines, and she decided to make traveling her career choice.
After graduating college she spent seven years working as Destination Manager for Tjaereborg Rejser, a Danish Travel Agency with more than 50 destinations worldwide. Here she organized managed and hosted groups with destinations in Italy, Spain, Greece, New York, London & Hawaii. It was in Honolulu that Lisbeth met her husband, Shari, who owned an Italian restaurant called Baci, where Lisbeth dined several times a week. Within the next couple of years Lisbeth and Shari opened two more restaurants, Baci Due & Spiedini. Their family increased to include three boys, Alexander, Lawrence & Julius.
In 1996 the family moved to Healdsburg, California, to be closer to Shari’s family. Lisbeth took the position as Director of Public Relations at Jordan Vineyard & Winery. For the next ten years Lisbeth directed all aspects of the Hospitality and Public Relations Department, from consumer and trade visits, entertainment and special events, to host and media contact.
After leaving Jordan Winery in 2006 Lisbeth started her own Public Relations & Marketing Company, Premier Cru Creative, where she is consulting for smaller wineries and the hospitality industry. Through her consulting business Lisbeth got the opportunity to open a new restaurant in spring of 2010. The new venue, Baci Café & Wine Bar opened on April 1st, 2010. The café serves Italian and Mediterranean food, paired with wines from Sonoma, Napa & Italy. During the week the café serves dinners, Thursdays through Mondays, and on the Saturdays & Sundays it offers food and wine pairings, as well as lunch. Lisbeth is managing the front of the house and the wine selection, while Shari plans the menu and runs the kitchen.
Lisbeth & Shari welcome you to Healdsburg’s new café, for The Ultimate Food & Wine Experience!