Dinner at Zanotto’s Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Want to give yourself a break from cooking mid week yet still have a family-style dinner? Go to Zanotto’s family market for a lovely meal paired with wines from winemaker Charles Krug. Charles Krug winery was established in the Napa valley in 1861 and was the first winery in the valley. Purchased in 1943 by the Mondavi family it has retained its traditions while keeping in step with modern wine making innovations. Taste wine from a historic winery and eat a family style dinner. The weekend is almost here!

Tomato Cooking Class, Thursday, July 28
Celebrate the glory of the tomato plant this Thursday with a cooking class at Fremont Union High School District’s adult community education class dedicated exclusively to this delicious, antioxidant packed food, growing abundantly in the summertime. Chef Suzanne will show her appreciation for the tomato by teaching her students how to make dishes such as gazpacho, heirloom tomato salad, sun-dried tomato and olive bread, salmon with oven roasted grape tomatoes and goat cheese, and chocolate tomato pots de crème.

Wine Paired Dinner at J. Lohr, Friday, July 29
This Friday, delight in a delectable feast perfectly paired with J. Lohr wines including three just released new ones. Come to J. Lohr where Chef David Page cooks up a mouth watering menu including house-smoked salmon on corn waffles, sweet pea and onion flan, a duo of veal and peach cobbler for dessert. Enjoy a warm, cozy evening in good company. Eat and drink well!

Food and Wine Fair in Santa Cruz, Saturday, July 30
This Saturday come to an event with the Surf City Vinters, a group of 12 Santa Cruz wineries including Bonny Doon, Silver Mountain, Sones Cellars, Odonata, Vine Hill, Equinox, Copious, MJA, Hillcrest, and others. Wine and dine outdoors in sustainable style at this big ‘community banquet’. Local food vendors include Cellar Door, Akira Sushi, Cruz’n Gourmet, El Salchichero, Snappy Dogs, & more. Food and wine will be sold by each vendor; there is no additional entry fee. Bring your own plates, utensils and wine glasses in support of sustainable practices. Enjoy live music, great food and good wine.

Sunday Supper at Quattro, Sunday, July 31
Put a finishing flourish on your weekend by having a Sunday supper at Palo Alto’s luxurious Quattro restaurant. Dinner is just $25 for adults and the same price as their age for children. Choose between appetizers such as bruschetta or carpaccio, entrees such as chicken cacciatora, bass cacciucco or lasagna verde and complete the meal with a cheesecake for dessert. Happy Sunday!