October 2012

Thu
04
Honig Vineyards & Winery / Tasting Oct. 4th & 5th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tasting Bar / Specialty Department
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Honig Vineyards & Winery / Tasting Oct. 4th & 5th
Thursday, October 4th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tasting Bar / Specialty Department , $4.00

The Honig Vineyard & Winery is eco-friendly with a sustainable farming program, using only organic pesticides and fertilizers.  The bottlings of Sauvignon Blanc are world famous.  So make sure to arrive early, on Thursday & Friday October 4th & 5th, and get a good seat. See you then

Sat
06
Copperfield's Cookbook Series with Shauna Sever
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Copperfield's Cookbook Series with Shauna Sever
Saturday, October 6th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

Even with a history as rich as its naturally dreamy, creamy flavor, vanilla is overlooked, misunderstood, and generally taken for granted! Hundreds of cookbooks wax poetic about sexy, super-popular chocolate, while vanilla sits by the sidelines.  It's high time we give this not-so-plain flavor its due!  With dozens of recipes and a heavenly array of textures and complimentary pairings, Pure Vanilla celebrates this heavenly, ambrosial spice--harvested by hand from tree-climbing orchids, no less!--and all the amazing complex flavors it has to offer.  This is a free event, so arrive early, seating is limited.

 

Thu
11
La Crema Winery / Tasting Oct. 11th & 12th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tasting Bar / Specialty Department
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La Crema Winery / Tasting Oct. 11th & 12th
Thursday, October 11th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tasting Bar / Specialty Department, $4.00

With the Russian River Valley as it's home base, La Crema is known for it's cool climate Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from Coastal Sonoma.  Come join us, and try these wonderful wines from our neighbors to the west.  Seating is limited, so get here early on Thursday & Friday, October 11th & 12th.

Thu
18
Rombauer Vineyards / Tasting Oct.18th & 19th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tasting Bar / Specialty Department
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Rombauer Vineyards / Tasting Oct.18th & 19th
Thursday, October 18th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tasting Bar / Specialty Department, $4.00

Rombauer Vineyards sits on a picturesque hillside overlooking Napa Valley.  The winery is one of the few with underground caves which provide perfect temperature and humidity for maturing wines.  These wine are some of the most sought after in the Napa Valley, and the world.  Get here early for a good seat on Tursday & Friday, October 18th & 19th.

Fri
19
Adult Cooking Class with Chef Kelly Fong
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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Adult Cooking Class with Chef Kelly Fong
Friday, October 19th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Culinary Center, $35.00

Chef Kelly will be featuring a "Fall Shellfish Seafood Bonanza" for this class. Starting with a Serrano Artichoke Crab Bake, Tomales Bay Oyster Dirty Rice, Carol's Shrimp Jambalaya, Spiced Poached Pear with Creme Fraiche. So reserve your spot early, seating is limited. Sign up now 

 

Sat
20
Copperfield's Cookbook Series with Adam Roberts
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Copperfield's Cookbook Series with Adam Roberts
Saturday, October 20th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

Adam Roberts, aka The Amateur Gourmet, has a new cookbook coming out in the fall called Secrets of the Best Chefs. For the book, Roberts traveled the US cooking with some of the country's best chefs, including Marco Canora, Alice Waters, Anita Lo, and José Andres. The culmination of that journey is a cookbook filled with lessons, tips, and tricks from the most admired chefs in America, including how to properly dress a salad, bake a no-fail piecrust, make light and airy pasta, and stir-fry in a wok, plus how to improve your knife skills, eliminate wasteful food practices, and create recipes of your very own. Most important, Roberts has adapted 150 of the chefs' signature recipes into totally doable dishes for the home cook. Now anyone can learn to cook like a pro!  This is a free event, so get here early, seating is limited.

 

 

Thu
25
Heitz Cellars / Tasting October 25th & 26th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tasting Bar / Specialty Department
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Heitz Cellars / Tasting October 25th & 26th
Thursday, October 25th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tasting Bar / Specialty Department, $4.00

Beginning in 1961, when Napa Valley had fewer than twenty wineries, Heitz Cellar is a legendary producer of classic Cabernets, but also makes fine Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and an original Napa Port, among it's many offerings.  This will be a really great tasting, so arrive early and get a good seat.

Sat
27
Copperfield's Cookbook Series with Hubert Keller
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Copperfield's Cookbook Series with Hubert Keller
Saturday, October 27th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Culinary Center , FREE
Souvenirs is a memoir cookbook written by the multitalented Hubert Keller: chef, restaurateur, and Frenchman. Through personal stories and 120 recipes, the book explores his classical training and traces his development as a creative superstar chef. Keller apprentices in a Michelin three star–rated restaurant at the age of 16. He moves from his native Alsace, to southern France, and is inspired by the cuisine of the sun while working with the great French chefs of his time, Roger Vergé, Paul Bocuse, and Gaston Lenôtre. He learns to adapt to challenging new environments in South America, and the United States, and charts his own path into the newest frontiers of the restaurant business. The book is organized by seminal themes in his life; it starts with his family in France, and ends back there in the “Holiday” chapter. The myriad recipes, which have been adapted for the home cook, are intertwined with 125 of Eric Wolfinger's luscious images of family and friends, food and cuisine, and the places and landscapes of France, Las Vegas, and San Francisco, which all make up chef Keller’s life.

  This is a free event, so arrive early, seating is limited.

Events At Nearby Stores

Healthy Eating Store Tour
Saturday, December 27th
10:30 AM
Whole Foods Market, Petaluma, Free!

Come learn the 4 simple keys to eating better and let Sharon, our Healthy Eating Specialist, show you how easy it can be to choose nourishing, energizing food! Meet at the Healthy Eating Kiosk.

Come learn the 4 simple keys to eating better and let Sharon, our Healthy Eating Specialist, show you how easy it can be to choose nourishing, energizing food!

Free Wine Tasting at Whole Foods Market Santa Rosa
Tuesday, December 30th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Santa Rosa, Free

Enjoy a little Free Holiday Sparkle with a tasting of Sparkling Wine.

Must be 21 years of age or older to enoy.

 

Enjoy a little Free Holiday Sparkle with a tasting of Sparkling Wine.

Must be 21 years of age or older to enoy.

 

Healthy Eating Store Tour
Saturday, January 3rd
10:30 AM
Whole Foods Market, Petaluma, Free!

Come learn the 4 simple keys to eating better and let Sharon, our Healthy Eating Specialist, show you how easy it can be to choose nourishing, energizing food! Meet at the Healthy Eating Kiosk.

Come learn the 4 simple keys to eating better and let Sharon, our Healthy Eating Specialist, show you how easy it can be to choose nourishing, energizing food!