SEBASTOPOL: Farm Trails barbecue at Dutton Ranch
Sonoma County Farm Trails will hold a BBQ, Brews & Barn Dance at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. May 30, at Dutton Ranch in Sebastopol.
The evening includes a barbecue dinner by Chefs Daniel Kedan and Marianna Gardenhire of Backyard in Forestville, live music by Cahoots and a dance floor.
Tickets are $75. with proceeds going to the 42nd annual Gravenstein Apple Fair in August. The first alcoholic beverage is free, refills are $5. To reserve, go to farmtrails.org or brownpaperTtckets.com. Dutton Ranch is located at 10717 Graton Rd.
GUERNEVILLE: Seaside Metal reopens for season
Seaside Metal Ales & Oysters, a spin-off of Bar Crudo in San Francisco, has re-opened in Guerneville after taking a three-month hiatus earlier this year.
Chef/owner Mike Selvera is back in the kitchen again, turning out all kinds of raw seafood dishes, from oysters to Peruvian Bay Scallop Ceviche.
Small plate items include a Brandade Fritter in tomato sauce and Smoked Trout Deviled Eggs. Main dishes include comfort food such as Beer Steamed Mussels and a signature Seafood Chowder with fish, mussels squid, shrimp, chopped clams, potatoes, bacon and cream.
The dessert menu ranges from Strawberry Crumb Tart with buttermilk ice cream to a Chocolate Pot de Creme with orange cream and cashew brittle.
The bar offers a selection of 16 rotating beers on tap, as well as a wide array of bottled beers, many sourced from Sonoma County.
The wine list includes a variety of red, white and sparkling wines. The restaurant is open for dinner on Wednesday through Sunday. Happy hour is from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. 16222 Main St., Guerneville. 604-7250. seasidemetal.com.
SANTA ROSA: Tickets on sale for K-J Tomato Fest
Tickets to the 19th annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival on Sept. 26 are now on sale.
The festival, held at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens, is an epic celebration of all things tomato-related and includes garden tours and seminars, wine and food tasting, a chef’s challenge and live music.
Tickets are $95, to benefit the Ceres Community Project, a nonprofit that teaches teens how to cook healthy meals for those suffering from critical illnesses. kj.com.
SONOMA: Wine education at Gloria Ferrer
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyard will hold a summer food and wine pairing at 11 a.m. June 7 at the winery south of Sonoma.
The private tasting, held in the outdoor arbor overlooking the vineyards, includes award-winning sparklers and estate varietals paired with various bites that vary in taste and texture.
Cost is $65. gloriaferrer.com. 23555 Arnold Dr., Sonoma. 996-7256.
SANTA ROSA: Tastemakers at St. Francis Winery
Each month, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards hosts a Sonoma County producer to share their artisan products and stories from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
This Saturday, John and Lauren Bowne of the Gypsy Cheese Co. in Valley Ford will share their goat cheese, including a raw goat cheese and a traditional feta.
On June 27, TWG Barbecue Company will provide samples of their award-winning, gourmet barbecue sauces.
On July 25, Weirauch Farm & Creamery will share samples of their farmstead sheep cheese as well as their organic cow and goat cheese.