SONOMA COUNTY: Dry Creek Olive Co. tops at Harvest Fair
The Sonoma County Harvest Fair has announced the winners of its olive oil competition, with the Dry Creek Olive Company of Healdsburg winning Best of Show for its Mediterranean Blend.
The oil won over the judges with its blend of Italy's Coratina and Tuscan olives, Greece's Kalamata olive and Spain's Sevillano olive. Dry Creek Olive Company took home a total of 10 awards, including four double gold medals.
Here are the other winners of double golds in the Professional Food & Wine Competition:
Sonoma County grown olive oil, medium class: Deergnaw Olive Oil of Healdsburg, for its blend; Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery of Healdsburg for its Vintners Estate; Gloria-Ferrer Winery of Sonoma for its Estate Olive Oil; SRJC Shone Farm of Forestville for its blend.
Sonoma County grown olive oil, robust class: Dry Creek Olive Company for its Mediterranean Blend; Benziger Family Winery of Glen Ellen for its blend.
California grown olive oil, light class: Capay Gold Olive Oil of Santa Rosa for its 100 percent Arbequina; Dry Creek Olive Company for its Three Orchards Blend.
California grown olive oil, medium class: The Olive Press of Sonoma for its Picual.
California grown olive oil, robust class: Dry Creek Olive Company for its Frutteto.
California grown flavored olive oil, citrus: B.R. Cohn Olive Oil Company of Glen Ellen for its Blood Orange Oo-Mission and its Meyer Lemon Oo; Dry Creek Olive Company for its Mojito Lime.
California grown flavored olive oil, herb: The Olive Press of Sonoma for Jalape?.
California grown flavored olive oil, other: The Smoked Olive of Santa Rosa for Santa Fe Smoked Olive Oil.
The award-winning oils can be sampled at the Harvest Fair Oct. 4-6. For a complete list of winning olive oils, go to harvestfair.org.
SANTA ROSA: Boudin baking up delights all day long
Boudin Bakery has opened Boudin SF, its 15th Northern California restaurant, at the corner of Farmers Lane and Montgomery Drive in Santa Rosa's Montgomery Village.
Boudin SF is a family-friendly restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring the bakery's signature sourdough.
The bakery's Original San Francisco Sourdough French Bread has been baked with the same starter, or "mother dough," since 1849.
In addition to the famous sourdough, Boudin has added flavored breads to the line, including asiago cheese bread, olive hearth bread and jalape? cheddar rounds. Master Baker Fernando Padilla also created the bakery's classic sourdough bread bowls for its clam chowder.
Other signature dishes include a sourdough baguette burger, a goat cheese and apple salad and a turkey and avocado sandwich.
Boudin SF is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at 2345 Midway Drive. To place phone orders, call 303-4100.
SEBASTOPOL: Take a tasty ride along Route 116
Taste Route 116, a group of wineries located along Highway 116 in Sebastopol, will hold a "Grill 116" event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at seven participating wineries.
The progressive barbecue includes grilled food bites, wines and a display of classic cars at each stop.
Tickets are $45, $10 for designated drivers, and can be purchased at Balletto Vineyards & Winery, Dutton Estate Winery, Graton Ridge Cellars, Hanna Winery, Martin Ray Winery, Russian River Vineyards and Taft Street Winery.