Upcoming Foodie Events
Are you staying in the Sacramento area this weekend, and looking for a way to keep your foodie side busy? The Sac Foodies are here to help! Here are just a few events to check out this weekend:
Zinfest in Lodi: The annual ZinFest festival showcases more than 50 Lodi wineries across three days of various events in and around Lodi. The main festival happens Saturday at Lodi Lake, where you can taste 250 wines from more than 50 Lodi wineries while sampling food from area restaurants, listening to live music and shopping for wine-themed arts and crafts. Don’t forget to visit the ZinFest Wine School and come away with enough wine and cooking knowledge to dazzle your friends. Check out our recap of last year’s ZinFest and be warned – the forecast is calling for temperatures to flirt with the century mark again this year, so be prepared!
Cheese Loves Beer – Mastering the Marriage: UC Davis’ Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science is hosting this unique workshop on Saturday from 12:30 – 5:00 p.m., where you’ll learn all about pairing cheese with beer. Discover how beer can pair with your favorite cheese, hear about different varieties of cheeses and sample beer and cheese pairings. Admission is $75 at the door. For more information, visit the Mondavi Institute Web site and contact Kim Bannister to RSVP. Don’t forget to tell them you heard about it here on Sac Foodies!
Cajun Crawfish Broil: It’s no secret that a few Sac Foodies are fans of Cajun food, so when this event came across our desk, we took notice! Slow Food Sacramento is hosting a special Crawfish Broil on Sunday, May 17 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at The Supper Club, 1616 Del Paso Blvd. in Sacramento. Chef Matt Woolston’s menu includes authentic Southern foods such as Southern fried chicken, pork spareribs, succotash, and of course, crawfish boil with corn, potatoes and special Cajun spices. Tickets are $40 for Slow Food members and $45 for non-members and may be purchased on the Slow Food Sacramento Web site or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006.
Staying around the house this weekend? With the soaring temperatures, the last thing you want to do is slave over a hot stove preparing dinner. May is National Barbecue Month after all (full disclosure: National Barbecue Month is promoted by our client, the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association), so what better way to celebrate than moving the kitchen outside and getting in some grilling practice ahead of the big Memorial Day weekend?