The 12th Annual Valley of the World Wine & Food Festival
- When: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, time TBA
- Where: National Steinbeck Center, Salinas
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
These Salinas Rotarians are alright. Not much more to say about a group ready to rendezvous for some of the Salad Bowl's most mouthwatering. They're talking destination places like lofty Paraiso Vineyard (for a wine and app pairing with Todd Fisher), Corral de Tierra (for the swanky Chairman's Invitational) and the National Steinbeck Center (for the blowout Grand Tasting). They're pouring beauties like Boëté, Cambiata, Ludwig, Carmel Road, Manzoni, Miura, Pessagno and Wrath all week, and Joyce at a winemaker’s dinner at Grower’s Pub. Seventy chefs, wineries and restaurants pursue palate perfection at the anchor Grand Tasting on Saturday, Jan. 30, capping a week of signature Salinas tastes. Visit the website for full schedule. Tix start at $75; www.wineandfoodfestival.org or 775-4728 x220. [MCA]
6-9pm Sat Chairman's Invitational; 1-4pm Sun Wine and Appetizer Pairing; 6-9pm Wed Winemaker's Dinner; 6-9pm Sat, Jan. 30 Grand Tasting. National Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St., Salinas. Tickets start at $75; prices vary. 775-4728 x220. http://www.steinbeck.org.