It’s that painful time of year when there are just too many amazing events and not enough time. Here are some of BiteClub’s Top Picks.
Sept. 25: PRIMAL: Celebrating Fire Cooking, Meat and the Art of Butchering
Top meatheads meet up in Napa for a protein showdown while guests eat and drink to the clamor of cleavers. This isn’t for the squeamish, but rather a celebration of old school meat love. Nose-to-tail headliners include Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats, John Stewart of Black Pig Meat and Duskie Estes of zazu and bovolo; Sheamus Feeley from Farmstead; Michael Sullivan from Blackberry Farm and a whole host of other chefs and butchers. $75 per person, VIP tix $125. Chase Cellars’ Hayne Vineyard, St. Helena, 2-7pm. artofthebutcher.com.
Sept. 25: Guerrilla Cuisine, a wandering supper club experiment is doing a West Coast storytelling series and it kicks off Saturday September 25th in Healdsburg. If you’re a fan of The Moth, you’ll get this: 5 course dinner + storytelling (live, no notes). Guerrilla Cuisine is a culinary and artistic experiment that’s secret and delicious.Tickets are $50 plus BYOB. Location given out 24 hours in advance of the event. http://gcwest.eventbrite.com/
Sept. 25: Taste of Petaluma
So many restaurants, so many bites. So little time to stuff it all in. In its fifth year, the annual Taste of Petaluma is a tasty jaunt where local stores and chefs and winemakers pair up deliciously. More than 60 participants this year will tempt you on this tasty treasure hunt. A benefit for the Cinnabar Theater. $50 in advance, $60 day-of. More details: http://www.cinnabartheater.org/taste/index.htm
Sept. 25: Harvest Fair Awards Night Gala. Drink, eat and be very merry at this county-wide harvest party honoring winners of the Sonoma County wine competition (1,000+ wines submitted) and professional food awards. Admission includes Unlimited Tasting of Medal-Winning Wines from 150+ Wineries. 7-9:30pm at Grace Pavilion, $65 per person. harvestfair.org.
Sept. 26: Handcar Regatta. Check out the BiteClub Food Circus, with live butchery and demos on radical pickling, exotic spices, sausagery, a flaming pepper party, paneer-making and more. Details at handcar-regatta.com. FREE.
Sept. 26: New Coddingtown Whole Foods “Big Time Barbecue Bash” 11am-3pm. Whole Foods at Coddingtown, Santa Rosa. FREE.