January 13, 2011
Make-A-Wish fest will offer a cornucopia of bites and sips

By Allen Pierleoni

When it comes to charitable foundations, Make-A-Wish has a great cause. It "grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy."

Make-A-Wish will host its 23rd annual Winter Wine & Food Fest, a fundraiser that will allow it to grant 100 wishes throughout the coming year.

More than 100 wineries, breweries and restaurants will be on hand at the Sacramento Convention Center. Also featured will be a VIP live auction, a silent auction of vacation trips, autographed memorabilia, and live music by Over the Edge.

Participants will include the new gourmet food truck Mini Burger, Ruth's Chris steakhouse, Paul Martin's American Bistro, Buckhorn Grill, Frank Family Vineyards, Duckhorn Vineyards, Wente Vineyards, River City Brewing Co., Pyramid Alehouse Brewery and Sudwerks Brewery.

The fest will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St.; (916) 808-5291. Cost is $85 per person, $185 for a VIP ticket.

To register and for more information: (916) 437-0206,

Call The Bee's Allen Pierleoni at (916)321-1128.

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