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In our sixth year, we’ve grown from our original 20 wineries and 10 food vendors the first year, to 58 wineries and 36 food companies six years later. Dark & Delicious is slowly but steadily growing. We attribute that to the fans who show up, year after year, bringing more friends along the way. For three hours of wining and dining, this is the pace to be on Friday, February 17th, many will tell you.
Sixth Annual Dark & Delicious Event
Dark are the 58 Petite Sirah Wineries…
Delicious are the 36 Foodie and Industry Sponsors Below…
Restaurants, Specialty Food Producers and Caterers,
the National Pork Board and Yelp
If you’re in the neighborhood to taste a lot of preeminent Petites, with 36 fine food restaurants, specialty food producers and caterers, please join the fun at the Sixth Annual Dark & Delicious in 2012.
Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ Rock Wall Wine Company in Alameda
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
2301 Monarch St., Suite 30D, Alameda, CA 94501
Tickets: $63.00 per person ~ Free Parking
Wine writer Steve Heimoff has said of this event: Dark & Delicious is one of the more fun events of its kind. There’s tons of great food provided by local restaurants, and scores of wineries pour their Petite Sirahs (plus there’s usually some additional stuff “under the table”). It’s $63.00 a person, which is cheap considering you can eat a bellyful of really good food and drink to your heart’s content. And no parking hassles: There’s a huge lot well staffed by young men who know how to direct the traffic.
Sponsoring the event again this year is the National Pork Board. Each year, the Pork Board sponsors chefs, encouraging them to think outside the box with pork, proving how delicious Petite Sirah and pork can be as a food and wine pairing. Many creative dishes are enjoyed, with one example being NoshThis’s Bacon salted Caramels creation.
To purchase tickets, go to Brown Paper Tickets.
Debuting (Left) and Returning Foodies SPONSORS (Right):
|Foodies Debuting (Left)||Foodies Returning (Right)|
|Big Jim’s BBQ||9 Catering|
|California Rose Catering||Angela’s Bistro|
|C’era Una Volta, Ristorante Italiano||Asena Restaurant and Catering|
|Coco Tutti Confections||Bert’s Desserts|
|Donia Lisa Olive Oil||Blue Heron Catering|
|Eat Le Truc||Bridge Brand Chocolates|
|Fate’s Catering||Chef Tyler Stone|
|Fraiche Catering||DK Catering|
|Oren’s Kitchen||Fume Bistro & Bar|
|Paul’s Paella||Marin French Cheese|
|Petaluma Creamery and Springhill Cheese||Mary’s Pizza Shack|
|Linguini’s Restaurant||Montibella Sausage|
|Luis Moro Chocolate||Napa Sonoma Marketing Brokers of Fine Chocolate|
|Recente Italiano Foods||Savoy Events|
|Semifreddi’s Bakery||Silverado Brewing Company|
|Smokey J’s Q House||Venga Paella|
|What The Cake?||Z Cioccolato|
Wineries that will be pouring their Petite Sirahs are the following (Debut of new members indicated by the “Debut” column):
|Wineries Debuting (Left)||Wineries Returning (Right)|
|Andis Wines||Gustafson Family Vineyards|
|Aratas Wines||Harney Lane Winery|
|Christian Lazo Wines||Lava Cap|
|Flying Horse Wines||Line 39|
|Guglielmo Winery||Line Shack + Lido Bay Winery|
|Handal Denier||McCay Cellars|
|J. Baldwin Wines||Mettler Family Wines|
|J. Rickards Winery||Michael~David Winery|
|Odonata Winery||Miro Cellars (with Trentadue)|
|Ridge Vineyards||Mounts Family Winery|
|Shadowbrook Winery||Nottingham Cellars|
|Trueheart Vineyard||Occasio Winery|
|Turkovich Family Winery||Page Mill Winery|
|Parducci Wine Cellars|
|Wineries Returning (Left)|
|Artezin (Hess Collection)||R&B Cellars|
|Aver Family Vineyards||Robert Biale Winery|
|Ballentine Vineyards||Rock Wall Wine Company|
|Berryessa Gap Winery||Rosenblum Winery|
|Bogle Vineyards and Winery||Rutherford Grove|
|Clayhouse Wines||Silkwood Wines|
|Concannon Vineyard||Stage Left Cellars|
|David Fulton Winery||Stags’ Leap Winery|
|Diamond Ridge Vineyards||Stanton Vineyards|
|Don Sebastiani & Sons||Tercero Wines|
|Estrella Creek Wines||Trentadue Winery|
|F. Teldeschi||Tres Sabores|
|Field Stone||Twisted Oak|
|Foppiano Vineyards||Vezér Family Vineyards|
|Grizzly Republic||Vina Robles|
Always a sell out, don’t miss the great food and wine, brought to you by all of our members and our GREAT sponsors!
Someone just sent me an Email and asked, “What’s it like?” Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I wonder what a video is worth in a word count. Let’s just say,t he person Emailed me back and said she was off to buy her tickets.