In the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday June 3rd, 2012, there will be the ninth annual ~FOOD & WINE CLASSIC~, where you can experience food from 21 notable California chefs and restaurants and sip wines from 22 fine California wineries, all on the gorgeous grounds of the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, which is also celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
Hopping on board for the first time is Chez Panisse, who will be joining the returning Manresa, as well as Acquerello, The Ahwahnee Dining Room, Arka, Bistro Moulin, Chez TJ, Cin-Cin, Dolce Bella Chocolates and Cafe, Farallon, Flea Street, Kokkari Estiatorio, Le Papillon, Madera (Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel), Navio (The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay), Plumed Horse, Sent Sovi, Taste Catering, Viognier, Whole Foods Market (Los Gatos), and Montalvo Culinary Fellow Niki Ford.
Pouring wine this year are Bernardus Winery, Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Domain Eden, Faust, Grgich Hills Estate, House Family Winery, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Joyce Vineyards, Kathryn Kennedy Winery, Oakville Ranch, Paloma Vineyard, PasoPort Wine Co., Pride Mountain Vineyards, Ridge Vineyards, Rombauer Vineyards, Silver Oak Cellars, Sojourn Cellars, Tablas Creek Vineyard, Talbott Vineyards, Testarossa Winery, Thomas Fogarty Winery, and Twomey Cellars.
The live and silent auctions will include rare and limited-edition wines, and special dining and travel packages—good luck! 5:30pm-8:30pm. Tickets are $175 general ($125 tax-deductible), $150 members ($100 tax-deductible), and are limited to 425 tickets. Buy online or by phone: 408-961-5858. Net proceeds benefit more than 20,000 students, teachers, artists, and musicians supported by the Montalvo Arts Center nonprofit organization.