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Hanging on to Summer
Vol. 2 No. 5

25th Annual American Wine & Food Festival

Founded by renowned Chef Wolfgang Puck, the American Wine & Food Festival on September 29 is a star-studded gathering of internationally celebrated chefs and fine wine and spirits purveyors. Savor California has been invited to offer dishes using artisan products from the website.

Since its inception in 1982, the Puck-Lazaroff Charitable Foundation has supported the American Wine & Food Festival, raising more than $13 million for the Los Angeles Chapter of Meals On Wheels. This organization serves thousands of meals each day to homebound, senior and disabled citizens in Los Angeles.

The event is open to the public and features live music, a silent auction and an epicurean feast. To purchase tickets.

What's new

Desperately Seeking Chocolate (above)
Gourmet Mushrooms (below)


Nana Mae’s Gravenstein Apple Martini

1.5 oz Van Gogh Apple Vodka
1/2 oz Triple Sec
2 oz Nana Mae's Gravenstein Apple Juice
Dash apple brandy
Light squeeze 1/2 lemon
Dash simple syrup

Shake hard, pour into a glass and gently float Organic Apple Cider on top. No garnish. Recipe by Martini House, St. Helena California.

Treat the teacher

Start the year off right with a sweet treat for the teacher – or the whole class. With so many kinds to choose from, everyone will find their favorite. The Cookie Tree is happy to ship.

Quotable

"When we lose, I eat. When we win, I eat. I also eat when we’re rained out."

Tommy Lasorda
Former manager, Los Angeles Dodgers

Russian River Food & WineFest

One of the best ways to experience Sonoma County, California is at this event on September 30, held on the banks of the Russian River at the peak of harvest season. To purchase tickets.

At the Savor California booth, you will be able to sample and purchase products from Sartain's Menu and Jimtown Fresh.

Carrie Brown, Jimtown Store's founder and cookbook author, will be part of the chef's panel at the event.

In the VIP tent Savor California producers Gourmet Mushrooms and Paul's Smoked Salmon will be giving presentations and offering tastes.

Make your tastebuds dance

You may become an expert in salsa dancing once you've tried this menu from Mrs. A's Salsa Buena.

Guacamole made with two mashed avocados, two tablespoons of salsa, the juice of half a lime, salt and pepper.

Skirt steak marinated in lime and topped with salsa.

Grilled corn and vegetable salad.

Sliced boiled red potatoes sauteed with red onion in olive oil and butter and then tossed with salsa.


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