Food Events: Sonoma Marin Fair 2011

Chef demos, Farm to Table Showcase, Wine Events and Funnel Cake Eating Contests

Besides the first-of-the-year Fair Food, funnel cake eat-offs and did we mention funnel cakes, there’s plenty of amazing local food and chefs to check out at the Sonoma-Marin Fair!! (I mean, in addition to the Ugliest Dog Contest, Rides, Demolition Derby and other fun)

Celebrity Chef Demos
Friday, June 24, Sponsored by La Tortilla Factory
2pm Chef Esteban (AKA Steve Rose), The Vineyards Inn Spanish Bar & Grill
4pm Chef Armando Coronel, El Coronel Mexican Restaurant
7pm Sabor de Sonoma Marin Concurso de tamales

Saturday, June 25, Sponsored by Oliver’s Market
2 pm The Prince and Princess of Porc, John Stewart and Duskie Estes
of Zazu, Bovolo, and Black Pig Meat Co.
4 pm Christian Caiazzo of Osteria Stellina
6 pm Brandon Guenther of Rocker Oysterfeller’s Kitchen and Saloon

Sunday, June 26, Sponsored by G&G Supermarket
2 pm Chef Michael Tusk of Quince and Cotogna
4 pm Angelo Sacerdote of Petaluma Pie Company
6 pm Maria Vieages of G&G Supermarket

Funnel Cake Eating Contest
5:30 and 7:30 pm Wed. through Saturday
3:30 and 7 pm on Sunday

Farm to Table Showcase
The Farm to Table Showcase is one of Sonoma-Marin Fair’s most popular features. It brings together farmers, ranchers and producers to showcase some of Sonoma and Marin County’s freshest produce, finest meats, delicious dairy and unique handcrafted foods. See, taste and meet your food in this multi-sensory venue located in the center of the fair in the Beverly C. Wilson Building! Foodies rejoice!
Open daily until 8 pm. Sponsored by Clover Stornetta and Cowgirl Creamery.

Wine Talks and Events
Friday, June 24, 6-9 PM
Understanding Wine Using Jelly Belly® Jelly Beans by Debra DelForentino and Jil Child.
It’s all in the nose. Train yours with the assorted aromas of Jelly Belly® Jelly Beans.

Saturday, June 25, 3:15 PM
Translating Wine Speak with Joe Gargiulo.
If you want to graduate from layman to expert, start here.

Saturday, June 25, 4:30-5:30 PM
For the more ambitious, Master Gardener Dennis Przybycien will talk about how to create your own backyard vineyard.

>>Check out the Fair Website