Eater Events This Week

Jazz dinners, Healthy Food Forum + dining to benefit local pools

Jazz on the Menu
Help support the Healdsburg Jazz Festival with a delicious dining opportunity Thursday, February 3, 2011. Throughout the night, ten Healdsburg restaurants will donate 25% of their total proceeds to the Jazz Festival and it’s Music Education Programs. Participating restaurants will feature live jazz music during the evening, and reservations are strongly recommended. On the list: A Divine Affair, Bistro Ralph, Baci Cafe and Wine Bar, Catelli’s (Geyserville), Dry Creek Kitchen, El Farolito, Ravenous Cafe & Lounge, Restaurant Charcuterie, Rustic (Geyserville) and Spoonbar. More details at

Wine & Chocolate 2011
Get a head start on your buttering up your Valentine at the Rodney Strong Wine & Chocolate event on Saturday, February 5, 2011 from 1-5pm. The barrel room is transformed into a sea of pink with top-notch chocolatiers, music, wine and oh, did we mention chocolate? $50 per person.

State of Sonoma County Food
Sonoma County will host it’s first Healthy Food Forum on February 24. The all-day event brings together farmers, producers and consumers, along with a number of local politicians to discuss the future of the local food system. Among those slated to attend and speak: Paul Vossen, Richard Rominger, Efren Carrillo, Shirlee Zane, Joe Pozzi, Sheana Davis and many others. Registration is free. 8am to 4pm, Showcase Cafe at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road. Register at or call 565-2621.

A burger for the pool?
Throughout 2011, Stony Point Grill (130 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa, 578-1953) will donate 10% of your dining purchase to the Santa Rosa Aquatics Trust to help support local swimming pools. Just write “Save Our Pools” on your receipt. Tasty and terrific!