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Tour & Tasting of Raff Distillerie

Come tour the facility of Raff Distillerie and learn about the craft and history of distilling in San Francisco by master distiller Carter Raff. This interactive experience will excite and delight you with tastings of the company’s signature Bummer & Lazarus Gin, Emperor Norton Absinthe and Barbary Coast Rhum.

Free, registration is required.

4th Annual Little Italy Street Festival

Festival Highlights:

  • Authentic Italian Cuisine from Little Italy Businesses and Italian Restaurants located throughout Santa Clara County
  • Fantastic Entertainment lineup including Pasquale Esposito, Vanessa Raci (New York), Anthony Nino Lane Band, Johnny Neri Band, and other authentic Italian Musicians

In addition there will be a wine garden pouring both Italian and Cal-Italia wines, Artisan Italian Craft vendors and Children’s Activities

Free festival and plenty of on-site parking. San Jose Diridon Station is also walking distance for Public Transportation options by Caltrain or VTA Lightrail.

Slow Food Nations – Denver

Slow Food Nations is a major international food festival hosted in Denver, CO. This year, we explore Where Tradition Meets Innovation. Be part of the international Slow Food movement and connect with farmers, foodies and families.

Taste of the Mountains Menlo Park

The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association presents the Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday, June 1 in Downtown Menlo Park from 2-5:30pm. All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation. Enjoy wines from small, local boutique wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains poured in various designated tasting locations up and down Santa Cruz Avenue. Check in for your wristband, glass, and a map of the pouring locations – then enjoy an afternoon of tasting and discovering. Purchase your favorites from the bottle booth and Stay downtown for a dinner or movie to follow!

Seasonal Eating to Thrive Retreat – How to Cook for Spring

The four seasons provide a natural rhythm to keep us in optimal health. Traditionally, each season brings new foods to the table. Eating seasonally supports health and wellness by helping our bodies adjust to the weather, our energy and activity levels, and more.

Spring is the season of new life. Come Spring, we get restless for change, for cleansing and newness, for the sun and renewed energy, for recommitting to our dreams. Nature gives us what we need to support this mood. A growing garden, green Spring vegetables, fresh eggs, and the sun feeds our body, energy, and mind.

If you need to change your diet or learn more cooking skills for health reasons, weight issues, can’t-get-dinner-on-the-table issues, or just because you love to learn, this weekend is for you!

A Taste of Italy

Join Draeger’s Market in Menlo Park for a grand tasting of memorable Italian wines. Your ticket includes tastes of all the 30-35 wines and assorted artisanal cheeses provided by our expert Cheesemonger Patricia Hughes.   A 20% discount will be applied to all of the tasting wines purchased that day or any pre-sell wines picked up later.

Farms & Ranches Forever Fest

Join the Greenbelt Alliance for their Farms & Ranches Forever Fest.  Experience the Bay Area’s agriculture in downtown San Francisco! This annual happy hour features local farms and ranches, their products, and hands-on activities. Guests will be treated to live music, hors-d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and cocktails.

Since 1984, more than 200,000 acres of Bay Area farmland—an area six times the size of San Francisco— have been lost to sprawl development. If we don’t act now, sprawl development could fleece the Bay Area of our treasured local agriculture.

Passport Celebration Day – Santa Cruz Mountains

Four times a year, on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, the wine growing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of this unique mountainous region. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable experience.

With your SCM Wine Passport you can visit participating wineries 365 days per year during winery hours of operation as well as on Passport Celebration Days. Passport holders are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, to redeem a tasting flight.

Zanotto’s Wine Night – Willow Glen

Zanotto’s April Wine Night featuring Patz & Hall and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be paired with the tastings.  Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.

Peruvian Dinner with Guest Chefs

Come experience Peruvian Cuisine at Parcel 104 with Peruvian Guest Chefs, Teddy Bouroncle and Rafael Lopez.  They will be joining Executive Pastry Chef Carlos Sanchez to create and share the unique flavors of Peru for two nights only in April.  As is always the case at Parcel 104, ingredients will be local and farm-fresh.  This will be a three course meal, with an optional wine pairing.