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HIGHLAND: Highland Citrus Harvest Festival March 28, 2015 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Historic District (Palm & Main)
Highland, CA 92346
Street festival celebrating area citrus history. Activities include 200 vendors and crafts, live entertainment, historic demonstrators, historic home tour, antique car show and ugly dog contest, pie eating contest, kids activities and more.

SACRAMENTO February 26-March 8, 2015
Sacramento Beer Week
Sacramento, California
Sacramento Beer Week celebrates Sacramento beer culture with more than 400 events capped off by the Capital Beerfest at Cal Expo, the largest beer festival in Sacramento history with almost 80 breweries! 2015 activities are bookended by the Sacramento Brewer's Showcase at the California Auto Museum on February 26, and the Capitol Beer Fest on the Capitol Mall on March 8. Last year this event drew around 5,000 people, and are enhancing 2015's amenities and operations with multiple entrances, and expanding the event by another block down the mall.

TEMECULA World of Wine Winter Barrel Tasting March 7-8, 2015
Temecula, California
A new world twist on old world varietals, this two day barrel tasting weekend features your favorite varietals made with Temecula Valley style.

YOUNTVILLE Taste of Yountville March 21, 2015, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Yountville, California
Yountville, the "culinary capital" of the Napa Valley. Taste of Yountville will culminate in a town-wide block party in which food and wine lovers can sip and sample local favorites while taking a stroll along picturesque Washington Street. Acclaimed restaurants and wineries will offer savory bites, micro brews and wine along pedestrian-friendly Washington Street. Admission is free. Tasting tickets to experience many of Yountville's restaurants and dozens of Napa Valley wineries.

ANAHEIM Natural Products Expo West
March 4-8, 2015

SANTA CRUZ: March 25"28, 2015 ACF Chefs de Cuisine Association CA - NACUFS Pacific Region Show Site: University of California, Santa Cruz, CA Show Chair: Wade Garza - Telephone: (831) 459-4617 Fax: (831) 459-5309 Website: Categories:W - Buffalo Flank Steak Competition Individual Competitors will have 60 minutes, with ten additional minutes for plating, to prepare four portions of an original hot entrée, featuring the mandatory protein of buffalo flank steak, (one 1.5-2 pound steak per competitor), side dishes and sauces to create a balanced plate. Each plate should follow the nutritional guidelines listed in the general rules the NACUFS website. Lead Judge: Stafford DeCambra, CEC, CCE, CCA, WCMC,

CALIFORNIA: March 2-6, 2015 National School Breakfast Week
Nationwide National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children.

ANAHEIM: Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace March 5, 2015
Anaheim, California Co-located with Natural Products Expo West. This innovative outdoor event combines the lively appeal of a traditional farmers' market with the business-building power of an industry trade show.
Will be located in tent next to Anaheim Marriott.

ANAHEIM: Natural Products Expo West March 4-8, 2015
Anaheim, California Natural Products Expo West continues to be the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry, attracting over 60,000 industry professionals and 3,000 exhibits to Anaheim Convention Center and the Anaheim Hilton. Rated as one of the top 200 trade shows in the US by Tradeshow Week, Natural Products Expo West continues to help attendees reach their business goals.

NAPA: James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour March 4, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
$195, public invited
Napa, CA The Pear Southern Bistro 720 Main Street Napa, CA 94559 Host Chef Rodney Worth The Worth Group, San Francisco, CA Craig DiFonzo Lungomare and Chop Bar, Oakland, CA Bruce Kalman Union, Pasadena, CA Mark Peel Los Angeles Mark Quiñones Luminaria, Santa Fe, NM Pastry Chef Dana Farkas The Peasant & the Pear, Danville, CA For reservations please click here. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Marshall at 212.633.9145

CARMEL BY THE SEA: Annual Taste of Carmel Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 6-9 p.m. The Ritz Charles Taste of Carmel features tastings from 40 area establishments (restaurants, wineries, breweries, caterers), photo booth, silent auction, gift card pull, and raffle for diamond jewelry piece. Tickets now available: $25 presale/ $30 door for guests 21 and older.

SANTA BARBARA: Annual World of Pinot Noir March 6-7, 2015
Bacara Resort
Santa Barbara, California
$1,050 weekend pass
$100 up for individual events,
The first full weekend in March. Two days of in-depth Tasting Seminars, Grand Tastings, a Featured Tasting with a guest Burgundian producer and two Gala Pinot Noir Dinners featuring prominent guest chefs. Hosted by participating wineries and feature an outstanding panel of sommeliers from across the U.S.

GRASS VALLEY: Foothills Celebration March 7, 2015, 1 - 4 p.m.
Downtown Grass Valley
Cost : $35 before February 28 & $45 afterward, $10 for designated drivers, call: 530-272-8315
All tickets include 5 food tasting tickets (including designated driver tickets) and wine tasting (or a water bottle for the designate driver).
The Grass Valley Downtown Association and Sierra Vintners co-partner to present the finest Northern California wines and local gourmet cuisine. In downtown Grass Valley visit over 25 locations featuring food, wine and good times. Over 30 varietals of wine, local cuisine and shopping therapy as you stroll the streets. Foothill Celebration begins at the Gold Miners Inn/Holiday Inn Express, where you'll pick up your food tickets and tasting glasses. This is a rain or shine event - no cancelations will be given.

LOS ANGELES: James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour March 12, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
$175, public invited
L.A. Downtown Hotel
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Host Chef Kevin Harry Ziran, Los Angeles Bernard Guillas The Marine Room, La Jolla, CA Brian Scheehser Trellis Restaurant at the Heathman Hotel, Kirkland, WA Ari Taymor Alma, Los Angeles Mixologist Sara Strom Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica, CA For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Marshall at 212.633.9145

RUSSIAN RIVER - GUERNEVILLE Wine Road Annual Barrel Tasting March 6-15, 2015
Multiple Winery Event

SOLVANG: Taste of Solvang March 18-22, 2015
March 18, 2015, 2:30 Farmers Market Chef Walk Three Farmers Market Chef Walks led by either Chef Budi Kazali of The Ballard Inn & Restaurant, Chef David Cecchini of Solvang's Cecco Ristorante, or Chef James Owens of The Bistro at The Hadsten House. Chef Owens' post-Market dining experience, fee.
March 20, 7-9 p.m. Sips & Sweets
Dessert reception and wine tasting event where guests vote for "Best Dessert". Live music and dancing
March 21, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$35 Grand Tasting, Formerly called Walking Smorgaasbord, with more than 30 businesses welcome Grand Tasting guests with food & beverages.
March 21, 5-8 p.m. & March 22, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Solvang Wine & Beer Walk
$40 includes Souvenir Wine Glass
Taste your pick from more than a dozen participating wine tasting rooms, wine bars and beer bars, on this popular 2-day stroll through Solvang Village.
March 21, 6:30 p.m. Larner Winemaker Dinner
Multi-course sit-down dinner with pairing menu by Bacon & Brine's Chef Pink.
March 22, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Bubbles & Brunch
VIP brunch at Wildling Museum features a twist on Danish food favorites, blended with the farm-to-table food movement, artfully prepared by Louise Smith of Louise's Kitchen Table
Taste of Solvang Weekend Passport
$85 includes tickets to Sips & Sweets, Grand Tasting, and Wine & Beer Walk. Also includes Souvenir Wine Glass, Wine Charm, Taste of Solvang Map, Visitors Guide, and Souvenir Tote.
Taste of Solvang VIP Brunch Passport
$150 includes tickets and early admission to Sips & Sweets; Grand Tasting tickets; Wine & Beer Walk tickets; and Sunday Bubbles & Brunch tickets. Also includes Souvenir Wine Glass, Wine Charm, Taste of Solvang Map, Visitors Guide, and Souvenir Tote.
Taste of Solvang "Whole Shebang" $245 Includes tickets and early admission to Sips & Sweets; Grand Tasting tickets; Wine & Beer Walk tickets; Saturday Winemaker Dinner tickets; and Sunday Bubbles & Brunch tickets. Also includes Souvenir Wine Glass, Wine Charm, Taste of Solvang Map, Visitors Guide, and Souvenir Tote.

STUDIO CITY: Simply Wine Festival March 21, 2015, 7-10 p.m.
CBS Studios
4024 Radford Ave
Studio City, CA
This annual benefit is bound to be one of the most popular Wine Festivals in the Ventura County region attracting thousands of foodies, wine, tequila, and beer connoisseurs, along with car aficionados. The festival is benefiting and making one wish happen for the local Make-a-Wish foundation chapter of the tri-counties.

PETALUMA: California Artisan Cheese Festival March 20-22, 2015
Petaluma, California
A weekend-long celebration and exploration of handcrafted cheeses, foods, wines and beers from California and beyond.

PASO ROBLES: March 20-22, 2015 Vintage Paso: Zinfandel - Zinposium
$35 day
Paso Robles Inn, ballroom
1103 Spring St.
Paso Robles, California
During Vintage Paso, producers and enthusiasts come together in celebration of everything that Zinfandel and the Other Wild Wines of Paso Robles add to your palate and your experience. Enjoy a zin-filled weekend with activities including winemaker dinners, exclusive Zinfandel tastings, winery and vineyard tours and so much more!

FAIRFAX: Fairfax Brewfest March 14, 2015
Fairfax, California
Fairfax's annual rite of spring celebrates great beer with a St. Patrick's Day theme. Sample beers from 20+ craft brewers, meet the brewers at the first big brewfest of the season, vote for your favorites at our popular "Taste 'em and Rate 'em table, dance to authentic Cajun music by Flambeau, and enjoy corned beef sandwiches, bangers, and garlic fries out on our patio. Takes place in the Pavilion in downtown Fairfax, Marin's hippest town. Plenty of bike free bike parking.

HEALDSBURG: Charlie Palmer's Pigs & Pinot March 20-21, 2015
Healdsburg, California
This celebratory weekend offers a series of intimate dining and educational events hosted by Chef Palmer and features a cast of Master Sommeliers and international celebrity chefs who will showcase some of the world's greatest Pinots Noirs with perfect pork pairings. % of the net proceeds from this one-of-a-kind epicurean event will benefit Share Our Strength.

March 18, 2015 AgDay National Agriculture Day
Nationwide National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless other across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.

SAN FRANCISCO: March 26, 2015 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
135 4th St.
San Francisco, California
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

LODI: Lodi Spring Wine Show March 27-28, 2015
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday
Ole Mettler Grape Pavilion at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds $30 pre, $35 door.

Annual Gold Standard Food & Wine Event
Los Angeles, California $75 general admission
Peterson Auto Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Annual Taste of Success
Golden Gate Club, Presidio - San Francisco, California
(925) 465- 1081 for more information
Junior Achievement's annual Taste of Success! Sip on a selection of fine wines and sample delicious foods from local restaurants & artisans.

Barrel Tasting Weekend March 29-30, 2014
Approx. cost: $30-$35
Livermore, California
Livermore Valley's Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend! Over 35 wineries share wines right out of the barrel. Meet winemakers, purchase futures, enjoy special activities and discounts, and more. Get maps and drive around to locations. Noon - 4:30 daily.

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