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21st Annual Sonoma International Film Festival ~ Devour! Sonoma Chefs & Shorts Gala Dinner

Devour! Sonoma Chefs & Shorts Gala Dinner

AT THE 21st ANNUAL SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

March 21 through March 25, 2017

 

This is a film lovers’ paradise. Add food and wine, and the Gala sounds like an Epicurean/wine lovers’ blast!

I haven’t made my way down valley to attend any of the events surrounding the Film Festival; however, this may be the year to become involved. Although I’ve not attended, I’ve only heard great things about this event, so I’m happy to advocate for it. My personal preference toward films is, “Bring on the imports/foreign films; since I’m more into how drama evolves, versus Hollywood’s perchance for shoot’em up / blow’em up’s one trick pony.”

[From Press Release]

From The Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF)

For Sonoma County, food and wine have often gone hand in hand with movies in an iconic pairing that both entertains and delights your taste buds. Despite the fires that hit the area hard last year, the local community is gearing up to celebrate the 21st Annual Sonoma International Film Festival. This year SIFF is delighted to announce a new partnership with Canada’s Devour! The Food Film Fest in bringing one of the most unique dining events in the world to SIFF.

The culinary and cinematic delights will be from March 21st – March 25th this year where everyone can enjoy the very best Sonoma has to offer! Tickets went on sale February 1st.

[Photo by Casey Lee on Unsplash]

The Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) is delighted to announce a new partnership with Canada’s Devour! The Food Film Fest is bringing one of the most unique dining events in the world to SIFF. The Devour! Sonoma Chefs & Shorts Gala Dinner brings highly-regarded culinary luminaries, like Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn, San Francisco), Michael Howell (Founder of Devour!, Wolfville, Nova Scotia) and Sonoma Chefs John McReynolds (Edge), and John Toulze (The Girl and The Fig) together for an extraordinary five-course dinner, inspired by short food films from around the world.

The Devour! Sonoma Chefs & Shorts Gala Dinner

“SIFF is thrilled to work with Devour! The Food Film Fest of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, to present the first “Chefs & Shorts Culinary Experience,” to our festival attendees!” enthused SIFF Executive Director Kevin McNeely.

Matching wines from Sonoma and Canada will accompany each of the five courses. The films are presented simultaneously during the dinner on Thursday, March 22 at 6pm in the Sonoma Veterans Hall. This unique offering has sold out in many locations around the world, and with this combination of award-winning chefs, great local foods and wines, it’s sure to please the inner foodie in all. Tickets [went] on sale for this event on Thursday, February 1, at www.sonomafilmfest.org.

About the Sonoma International Film Festival

The Sonoma International Film Festival is a 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to promoting independent film, supporting filmmakers around the world, and inspiring film lovers. Most films screened at the Festival have attending filmmakers and actors making for informative Q&As. This unique five-day event features screening venues in and around Sonoma Plaza and offers world-class cuisine from local artisans and exceptional wine from Sonoma vintners. Renowned filmmakers, industry leaders and celebrities such as Bruce Willis, Susan Sarandon, the late Robin Williams, John Lasseter, Danny Glover, Demián Bichir, Mary-Louise Parker, Michael Keaton and Meg Ryan have walked the festival red carpet and enjoyed its intimate ambiance.

About Devour!

Combining cinematic talent with extraordinary gastronomic activities, Devour! The Food Film Fest is the world’s largest film festival focused on food and drink. This annual five-day festival hosts 100+ events, high profile chefs and celebrated filmmakers from around the world and, just this past season, attracted almost 11,000 food and film lovers to Nova Scotia, Canada. The eighth edition of Devour! is slated for October 24-28, 2018.

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