Happy Spring!! It’s looking like an early season, with lush, green hillsides, budding vines, and wildflowers galore. Vibrant produce is popping up in market stands (find our listing of early spring farmers’ markets here), and before the summer crowds arrive, it’s the absolute perfect time to get out and taste wine country.
Here’s a line-up of some of the foodie events to celebrate the season in the coming weeks:
Sonoma International Film Festival
March 30th – April 3rd
“The Sonoma International Film Festival provides a welcoming, entertaining and inspiring cinematic experience that supports and promotes independent films and celebrates the cultural diversity in the Sonoma Valley through the art of film. We are dedicated to the financial support of the visual arts educational programs in Sonoma Valley schools and community outreach programs.”
The Sonoma International Film Festival takes place in the heart of Northern California’s Wine Country and will feature more than 90 hand-selected films including independent features, documentaries, world cinema, and short films. All films are shown at intimate venues within walking distance of Sonoma’s historic plaza. The Festival is dedicated to promoting independent film, supporting filmmakers around the world and inspiring film lovers.
the girl & the fig will be participating in 3 events that are involved with the film festival –
March 30 – Opening Reception – Backlot Tent – 5 – 7 pm
Soiree, Patrons, VIPS, Media & Filmakers Invited
March 31 – Hemingway & Havana Backlot Tent 8 – 11 PM
Complimentary to Soiree, Patrons, VIPS, Media & Filmakers
Enjoy empanadas and tortas cubanas by the girl & the fig. Sample a Cohiba cigar and Don Julio tequila.
Dance the night to Freddy Clark and The Wobbly World.
Tickets $40 (includes 2 drinks)
April 2nd – Dinner with the Director – Suite D 7:30 PM TICKETS
Special fundraiser for Sweetwater Spectrum – Meet & greet director, Janet Grillo of Jack of The Red Hearts which screens at 5:30 at Vet’s #1 followed by dinner at 7:30.
hint: Make your restaurant reservations early!!
April 3rd, April 10th, APRIL 17th, April 24th
Suite D is making Sunday the new Saturday with a relaxing Sunday supper. Decadent dishes prepared with local ingredients and love. Bring a bottle of wine, kick back, relax, and leave the cooking to us. You deserve it!
Join us every Sunday in April for our Sunday Suppers! Each week we feature a different meal and you won’t want to miss it.
“This experience will offer guests an unparalleled, educational opportunity to isolate the quality and variety of distinct wines from regional Pinot Noir appellations.”
Join WALT Wines in their newly renovated tasting room and taste five single vineyard WALT wines paired with delicious bites made by the girl & the fig!
“Sheana Davis breaks down the barriers to cheesemaking, making it accessible, easy and fun with energetic, hands-on classes that teach participants how to craft a fresh, warm ricotta cheese that is ready to serve and enjoy within 90 minutes.”
Come out and learn how to make fresh ricotta cheese, and also enjoy some wine and cheese pairings prior!
Rhone Rock Stars take two!!
This evening is to be Part Deux of last year’s extraordinary wine pairing dinner from our intensively-focused RHONE super-stars, Yves Cuilleron, third-generation winemaker of the Rhone Valley, and Jeff Cohn, innovative and energetic local vintner of Jeff Cohn Cellars.
Top 5 reasons you MUST go to This Dinner:
5. Chef has pulled together an incredible menu paired just so PERFECTLY.
4. Dinner falls in the middle of April, we anticipate peak produce including: fava beans, ramps, leeks, carrots, and lamb harvest from Benzinger winery.
3. These two fine winemakers share a bond and a love of a grape, method, nuance, terroir, and constant fine-tuning their craft.
2. The opportunity to taste a wine they created together with them in the same room will only happen a dozen or so times.
1. We can’t let Yves and Jeff drink all of the wine!
Hospice du Rhone: The Wine Event
April 14th – April 16th
“This Rhonley weekend is packed with all things Rhone wines and we guarantee you do not want to miss out!”
Come out to Paso Robles and enjoy a weekend embracing the history and tastes of 22 Rhone wine varieties. You’ll be able to learn the history and the journey of the largest international collection of Rhone-variety wines while also enjoying incredible food. This will be a weekend you won’t want to miss!
April in Carneros
April 16th – April 17th
“April in Carneros, where everyone’s a VIP, will be wining and dining our guests throughout the Carneros Appellation.”
This weekend will feature 15 award winning wineries where you can try wine right from the barrel, and get a chance to try wine & food pairings.
Randall Grahm – Bonny Doon Winemaker
“Don’t miss this dinner! Every way that I can say, think, fell, smell, and taste experience – it will HAPPEN! Trust ME!” – Sondra
Join us for this amazing tasting experience with winemaker Randall Grahm. Hand-selected wines, thoughtfully created tasting menu, and the compelling company of the man himself!