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New Sourdough Specialities, McEvoy Ranch Garden Walk, Wine Crawl & More
Posted By foodgal On July 20, 2011 @ 5:25 am In Bakeries,Cheese,Enticing Events,General,Restaurants,Wine | 5 Comments
Bistro Boudin at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf has upped the sourdough factor on its summer menu.
A variety of new dishes highlight the tangy, wonderful bread made by the cafe’s Gold Rush-era bakery.
Look for Bistro Shrimp Salad ($14.95) with grilled avocado, tangerines, chopped romaine and cilantro vinaigrette piled into a crispy sourdough cup; Grilled Salmon Al Tagine ($25.95) with clams, spinach, cherry tomatoes, Moroccan olives and capers served with sourdough crostini; and Sourdough Gnocchi ($23.95) with decadent chunks of lobster in a creamy pesto sauce.
Sure, you’ve heard of food truck crawls, where those culinary four-wheelers gather in one spot to ply their delicious wares. Now, get ready for a wine version of that.
SF Wine Crawl, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 24, affords you the chance to taste wines from 10 of San Francisco’s urban wineries.
Treasure Island is the location for this unique event — only appropriate since several wineries already make their home there. Sip wine, meet the winemakers and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Bay.
The event is accessible by car and #108 Muni bus.
Tickets are $40 per person; $60 VIP tickets include a VIP shuttle to ferry you around to each winery.
McEvoy Ranch — producers of spectacular estate-grown, certified organic extra virgin olive oils — is opening up its 550-acre property in the hills west of Petaluma for a garden walk plus lunch, 10 a.m. to noon July 22.
You’ll get to see the ranch’s certified organic kitchen garden, vegetable beds and fruit orchards. That will be followed by a tasting of olive oils, then lunch featuring home-grown produce.
Tickets are $90 per person and advance reservations are required.
A panel of judges will weigh in with their choices for the winners. But the public will have a chance to taste every pairing and to cast a vote for the “People’s Choice Award.”
The event also includes a silent auction of Wine Country gift baskets and vacation getaways. Be sure to save room for the dessert and cheese spread afterward, too.
Tickets are $75 per person. Proceeds benefit the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association.
Enjoy the wine and cheese pairings one Wednesday a month, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., starting with July 20. If you can’t make that one, there also will be ones on Aug. 17 and Sept. 21.
Price is $20 per person. For reservations, call (408) 423-5405.
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