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Bachelor Ben To Host Marina Winemaker Dinner

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Photo: Envolve Winery's Ben Flajnik, Mike Benzinger, and Danny Fay with Marengo server Alyson Cockerill.

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.

Welcome Station
Envolve Winery Rosé / Sonoma Mountain / 2011
Frickles, Sonoma Brinery Pickles*, Beer Batter, Herb Crusted, Housemade Buttermilk Ranch

Station 1
Envolve Winery Sauvignon Blanc / Sonoma Valley / 2010
Spinach Salad, Laura Chenel Goat Cheese*, Sliced Fresh Strawberries, Candied Pecans, Orange Scented Balsamic Vinaigrette

Station 2
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

Station 3
Envolve Winery Pinot Noir / Russian River Valley / 2010
The Starling Slider, Pozzi Farms* Ground Lamb, Barrel Aged Feta Cheese, Tomato, Cucumber, Garbanzo Tahini

Station 4
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 or call the restaurant.

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Marengo on Union

1980 Union Street San Francisco, CA 94123