Appetizers
October 8, 2009
Food & wine event round-up

Friday: Bring out your inner Miles from "Sideways" (minus the angst, please) and taste pinot noir at The Market at Pavilions (515 Pavilions Lane, Sacramento; 916-929-4422). Line-up includes 2006 Domaine Arlaud, 2006 Londer, 2007 Lutea Russian River Valley (Organic) and 2007 Dutton Ranch 'Karmen Isabella' Russian River Valley. The tasting costs $10 and runs from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday: Get on down to Curtis Park for a wine tasting and silent auction at the Sierra 2 Center (2791 24th St., Sacramento; 916-452-3005). Whet that appetite with food from 15 local restaurants and over 50 wineries pouring their goods. Proceeds benefit the Sierra 2 Center, C.K. McClatchy High School track team and Bret Harte Elementary School. The event runs from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. and costs $30 - $45.

Sunday: Lodi meets the bay at the Treasure Island Wine Fest. More than 200 wines are for the sampling, including selections from Klinker Brick Winery, Michael-David Winery and Harmony Wynelands. The tasting runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. $55 advance, $65 at door and $25 for designated drivers. For more information: www.tiwinefest.com.

Oct. 26:
Fall harvest is here, and Evan's Kitchen (57th St, Sacramento; 916-452-3896) is hosting a seasonal dinner with wine pairings. Look for a menu that includes green apple and poached pear soup, winter savory salad with grilled apples and charbroiled duck. $59.95. Call for reservations.

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