Since I live in the Bay Area, I tend to hear about and attend more food, wine & cultural events here than other parts of the world although I argue that it’s not enough and perhaps I don’t even know about half the amazing cultural and arts events here. If in the area or ‘can be’ wine country is celebrating via something they’re calling Epicurean Indulgence, which is being held at the Healdsburg Inn now through March 31, 2012.
20×20- Every Thursday, now through March 29: World-renowned chef Charlie Palmer’s celebrated fine dining restaurant, Dry Creek Kitchen, offers 20 bottles of wine for just $20 each.
Sonoma Neighbor Menu & Live Jazz- Monday-Thursday, now until March 29: Guests can enjoy a 3-course menu at Dry Creek Kitchen while listening to live jazz in the dining room from 7:00-10:00pm. $36/person; $51 with wine pairing. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Healdsburg Education Foundation.
Healdsburg Jazz Festival: “Jazz on the Menu” – Februray 2: Enjoy live jazz and signature dishes at any of fifteen participating Healdsburg restaurants. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Healdsburg Jazz Festival’s Music Education Programs.
Taste the Place, Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar- Every Wednesday from February 1- March 28: Zin Restaurant and Wine Bar will offer a 3-course, prix-fixe menu for just $29; $39 with wine pairing. Each week’s menu will focus on a regional theme:
- February 1: New Orleans & Southern Louisiana
- February 8: Iowa Farmhouse
- February 15: Austin, Central Texas Style BBQ
- February 22: Pennsylvania Dutch
- February 29: Mississippi: Flavors of the Deep South
- March 7: Central California Portuguese
- March 14: Taste of Tennessee
- March 21: Santa Fe, New Mexico
- March 28: Nevada Basque: Love Lamb
Healdsburg Wild Steelhead Festival- February 10-12: This family-friendly event includes educational, entertaining and delicious ways to learn more about this species:
- February 10-Wild Salmon Dinner at Villa Chanticleer: Dine on delicious salmon dishes as guest speaker Jim Norton hosts a screening of his documentary, “Salmon: Running the Gauntlet,” the most-watched PBS Nature episode in the history of the network.
- February 11- Steelhead Festival in Healdsburg Plaza: Kids can fish for trout in the pond under the gazebo while adult anglers can learn the art of fly fishing from the pros. Fish cooking demos, food, wine and entertainment round out this day of fun for everyone.
- February 12- Lake Sonoma Fish Hatchery Event: See the fish returning to the hatchery, jumping the fish ladder; witness fish sorting and enjoy music by the Healdsburg High School Jazz Band.
Healdsburg Wild Mushroom Weekend- February 16-20: This four-day festival is a mushroom lover’s dream. From foraging to mushroom-themed dinner, there’s something for everyone.
- February 16, 17, 18, 20: Williamson Winery will serve multiple mushroom dishes paired with their award winning wines.
- February 16-20: Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen will offer a mushroom dish with a focused wine pairing on their regular menu.