Food and wine news, upcoming events around Sonoma
Published: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 4:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 4:00 a.m.
Second annual West of West tasting
Up for some coastal sipping? The West of the West Wine Festival is Aug. 3 through 5. It offers wine lovers a taste of coastal pinot noirs, chardonnays and syrahs.
The second-annual WOW Festival is in the coastal hamlet of Occidental. The events includes seminars and a grand tasting. The All-Access Pass is $450.
For more information on other passes, call (888) 878-9645. The events are at the Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental.
Stryker rolls out 4-course dinner in vines
A sumptuous dinner in the vines. Stryker Sonoma's Dinner in the Vineyard on Aug. 4 offers a four-course meal prepared by chef Dan Lucia of D.L. Catering in Healdsburg.
Reservations are required. The event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 433-1944. The winery is at 5110 Highway 128, Geyserville.
Tendejon dinners at Mateo's Cocina
Mateo Granados has brought back his Tendejon dinners, but this time around the outdoor extravaganzas will be served on the garden patio of his Healdsburg restaurant, Mateo's Cocina Latina.
Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday evenings through the summer, with live music on select nights.
On Wednesdays, the Tendejon will feature Black Sheep Farm Suckling Pig. On Thursdays, Granados will roast Preston Vineyards Tender Lamb. On both nights, he will also offer Yucatan-style Felton Acres Chicken Marinated in Annatto.
Each night's menu will be served with seasonal side dishes and handmade tortillas for $35 a person, including tax and tip. Reservations suggested: 433-1520. 214 Healdsburg Ave.
Pizza, music, barrel tasting at Deerfield
Muscardini Cellars and Deerfield Ranch Winery will hold a two-day Mercato di Vino, a market for food and wine lovers, from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Deerfield Ranch in Kenwood.
The event includes current release wines paired with appetizers prepared by Olive & Vine and Wood-fired Pizza from Buon Gusto. Music by Jason Bodlovich, barrel tasting and chocolates by Truffles Gateau round out the day.
Tickets are $35 at muscardinicellars.com or deerfieldranch.com. Deerfield is located at 10200 Sonoma Highway.
Don best Hawaiian shirt for luau
Hang 10 at Carol Shelton Wines from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday during a Hawaiian luau featuring kalua pork and short ribs paired with Carol Shelton zins and other wines.
Competitive dressers can enter the Best Hawaiian Shirt contest, and dancers can wobble their lower bodies at the Best Hula Dancer contest.
Tickets are $10. To reserve, 575-3441. 3354-B Coffey Lane.
Dinner served at Big Bottom Market
Big Bottom Market in Guerneville, which has become a favorite for breakfast and lunch, is now open for dinner on Thursday through Saturday.
The menu served from 5 to 9 p.m. features starters like Wild Arugula Salad with Point Reyes Blue Cheese and Burrata with Arugula Pesto. Entrees include comfort dishes like Green Chile Cheddar Turkey Meatloaf and Pinot Pulled Pork. Prices range from $6 to $19.
For dessert, check out the buttery Biscuit Shortcake, with seasonal fruit, whipped cream and Big Bottom honey.
Big Bottom Market is located at 16228 Main St. 604-7295.
Girl and Fig features new pickle spices
Are you in the mood for a pickle? Then pick up some Sonoma Valley Sharecropper Pickling Spices, the latest condiment created by The Girl & The Fig.
The spices come in a set of three: "Colour" blend for carrots, red peppers and beets; "Blanc" for cauliflower, jicama and onions; and "Vert" for zucchini, cucumbers and green beans.
Each set sells for $19.95 and can be purchased at thegirlandthefig.com or at the three restaurants owned by Sondra Bernstein: Estate and The Girl & The Fig in Sonoma, and The Fig Cafe in Glen Ellen.
Compiled by Staff Writer Diane Peterson, who can be reached at 521-5287 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and Peg Melnik, who can be reached at 521-5310 or peg.melnik @pressdemocrat.com.
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