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Food & Wine April - June 2005


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Festivals and Events: April-June 2005


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April 2005

April 1-3
Changing Seasons Art Event
Carmel
Tel: 831-624-9035
www.carmelchangingseasons.com
Mark the arrival of spring by touring 20 of Carmel's finest art galleries. 'Passport' holders enjoy special hors d'oeuvres and wine-tasting as they explore participating galleries, each hosting special exhibits and silent auctions.

April 23
Monterey County People's Choice
Monterey
Tel: 831-646-5446
www.tastemonterey.com
Take part in a blind tasting to help pick Monterey County's favorite exclusive Reserve Pinot Noirs, featuring the most expensive Pinot vineyards in the nation. Held at A Tatse of Monterey's Cannery Row location.

April 24
Wine and Art Festival
Chateau Julien, Carmel Valley
Tel: 831-624-2600
www.chateaujulien.com
Local artists display their works, from ceramics to oils, throughout the cobblestone garden courtyard, an eye-filling complement to the wine-tastings.

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April 28-30
Monterey Wine Festival
Monterey
Tel: 888-814-WINE
www.montereywine.com
Enjoy some of California's finest wines at the 29th annual festival. Variety of tastings, educational seminars, and cooking demonstrations at various sites in Monterey.

April 30
2nd Annual Pinnacles Wine Festival
Soledad
Tel: 831-678-2400
www.innatthepinnacles.com/
Vineyards and winemakers from the Chalone Appellation present their finest wines - complemented by hors d'oeuvres and nibbles by nine of Monterey County's top restaurants - at the Inn at the Pinnacles, at the foot of Pinnacles National Monument.




May 2005

May 1
Social Sundays at La Mirada
Tel: 831-649-7118
www.montereyart.org
Fine art mixes and mingles with live music and tasty hors d’oeuvres at Monterey Museum of Art’s La Mirada Gallery during these quarterly special Sundays.

May 6
Wine and Art Walk
Carmel Valley
Tel: 831-649-7118
www.montereywines.org
Take advantage of the long hours of summer daylight by kicking off your weekend strolling between Carmel Valley Village's wineries and art galleries - they'll be open an additional three hours on the first Friday of every month till fall. A nice segue to dinner at a village restaurant!

May 12
Monterey Wine Competition Grand Wine Tasting
King City
Tel: 831-385-3243
www.salinasvalleyfair.com
Taste the medal winners at the 2005 Monterey Wine Competition. Located at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City.

May 12-15
Salinas Valley Fair
King City
Tel: 831-385-3243
www.salinasvalleyfair.com
Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival, Junior Rodeo, craft and flower exhibits, 4-H exhibits, photography, live music and more.

May 14-15
Castroville Artichoke Festival
Castroville
Tel: 831-633-2465
www.artichoke-festival.org
Sample the many unique flavors of the artichoke in an atmosphere of pleasure, tasteful treats, musical entertainment, arts and crafts. Enter the AGRO-Art competition, too!

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May 20-21
Cooking for Solutions
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
Tel: 831-644-7561
www.montereybayaquarium.org
Notable chefs (including Jim Dodge, Jesse Cool, Mark Franz and Emily Luchetti) gather in a three-day extravaganza dedicated to sustainable seafood. This year's event honors Martin Yan, star of television’s Yan Can Cook. Events include a reception with Martin Yan, a visit by actor/writer John Cleese, a tasting gala, cooking demonstrations, and farm and vineyard tours.

May 21
Annual Zin-Q
Carmel Valley
Tel: 877-659-2800
www.joullian.com
Zinfandel Release Party and BBQ at Joullian Vineyards. Wine tasting, vineyard tours, a picnic under the sun and wine sale are on the agenda.

May 21
Steinbeck Wine Country Spring Open House
Salinas Valley
Tel: 831-678-0300
Nine Salinas Valley vineyards open their doors and welcome the public to get a taste of Monterey Wine Country. Drop by Blackstone, Boyer, Hahn Estates/Smith & Hook, Marilyn Remark, Paraiso, Pessagno, San Saba, Scheid, and Ventana/Meador Estates for wine-country hospitality including complimentary wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, and live music.

May 21
Spring Winemaker Dinner
Carmel Valley
Tel: 831-624-2600
www.chateaujulien.com
French bistro fare is served with new release Estate Vineyard and Private Reserve wines from Chateau Julien on the winery's Cobblestone Courtyard.




June 2005

June 3
Wine and Art Walk
Carmel Valley
Tel: 831-649-7118
www.montereywines.org
Take advantage of the long hours of summer daylight by kicking off your weekend strolling between Carmel Valley Village's wineries and art galleries - they'll be open an additional three hours on the first Friday of every month till fall. A nice segue to dinner at a village restaurant!

June 4
Strawberry Day
Salinas Valley
Tel: 831-455-2575
www.thefarm-salinasvalley.com
Strawberries come close to being the perfect fruit: juicy, ruby-red, sweet and tart. Celebrate them at The Farm with strawberry shortcake and growing tips from a farmer.

June 4
Monterey Beer Festival
Monterey
Tel: 831-373-2843
Sample the world's top hops - including Big Sky Brewery from Montana, Moretti from Italy, Marston's Pedigree bitters from Britain, Asahi from Japan, and dozens of breweries from the American West - while enjoying live entertainment. Just head for the Monterey County Fairgrounds between 2-5pm. (Great snacks, too!)

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June 17
Wine & Cigar Dinner
Carmel Valley
Tel: 831-624-2600
www.chateaujulien.com
Sprightly Caribbean cuisine, luscious estate-bottled Merlot in a unique blending, and hand-rolled Dominican Republic cigars - all set forth beneath the stars in the Chateau Julien Wine Estate's conservatory.

June 18
16th Annual Art and Wine Festival
Carmel
Tel: 831-624-8886
www.thebarnyard.com
Taste the wines of local wineries, stroll the gardens and visit exhibiting local artists, listen to the music of Easy Street, and sample speciality foods.




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