Now that he's wrapped up filming The Bachelor, Sonoma winemaker Ben Flajnik is busy giving wine recs to Food & Wine magazine, and hosting wine dinners in the Marina. Ben will team up with slider joint Marengo on Union, for a casual "Walk-Around Wine Tasting" on Tuesday, March 20th. He and partners Mike Benziger and Danny Fay will pour five of their Sonoma Envolve Winery's wines while ticket holders dig into a tasting menu made with Sonoma-grown products (full menu and purchase info after the hop). Apparently, Ben is a regular at lots of local spots like Lion Pub, Monaghan's, and Marengo—so this symbiotic thing came up naturally. If you go, maybe try to confirm Ben's dating/single/engaged status over a shot of Fernet. We hear it's his thing.
Envolve Winery Rosé / Sonoma Mountain / 2011
Frickles, Sonoma Brinery Pickles*, Beer Batter, Herb Crusted, Housemade Buttermilk Ranch
Envolve Winery Sauvignon Blanc / Sonoma Valley / 2010
Spinach Salad, Laura Chenel Goat Cheese*, Sliced Fresh Strawberries, Candied Pecans, Orange Scented Balsamic Vinaigrette
Envolve Winery Chardonnay / Carneros / 2010
Chicken Chili Verde, Field to Family Farms* Chicken Breast, Tomatillo Sauce, Roasted Corn, White Beans
Vella Cheese Company* Jalapeno Jack Cornbread
Envolve Winery Pinot Noir / Russian River Valley / 2010
The Starling Slider, Pozzi Farms* Ground Lamb, Barrel Aged Feta Cheese, Tomato, Cucumber, Garbanzo Tahini
Envolve Winery Cabernet Sauvignon / Sonoma Valley / 2008 FOOD: Short Rib Slider
Lucky Dog Ranch Short Ribs, Housemade Potato Chips, Bellweather Farms* Crème Fraîche
Tickets are $65 advance, $75 at the door, 6:30pm to 10pm. For tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the restaurant.
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