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Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

How simple is this?  This coffee and chocolate-laced favorite is reimagined for a quick and delightful version with vanilla bean ice cream, angel food cake and freshly brewed coffee.

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“Feast at the Fort”

 “Feast at the Fort”

Back by popular demand – and to the delight of history enthusiasts and foodies throughout the region – Friends of Sutter’s Fort is proud to present “Feast at the Fort” on Saturday evening, September 10, 2016. Coinciding with the city-wide “Farm-to-Fork” effort and after a one-year hiatus due to important restoration projects, this is the sixth year for this unique culinary event held at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP). Tickets go on sale August 1 for the 2016 “Feast at the Fort” that is showcased by a delicious four-course dinner prepared by Sacramento’s top chefs amid a beautiful evening setting inside the historic walls of Sutter’s Fort SHP.  



For each Feast, a different food-focused theme is chosen for the event. In 2016, guests will delight in an exciting menu of history-inspired recipes that showcase a “barrel aged” focal point while also incorporating vibrant locally-sourced ingredients.  



Sacramento Self-Help Housing presents 14th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake”

Sacramento Self-Help Housing presents 14th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake”

Sacramento Self-Help Housing, a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of homelessness in our region, is proud to announce the 14th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake” event in celebration of Bastille Day at The Grand Ballroom (1215 J Street in Sacramento) on Thursday evening, July 14, 2016 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presented by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisor’s Office and longtime board member Patrick Kennedy, Supervisor, District 2, guests will indulge in a fun Bastille Day celebration showcasing outstanding local cuisine, wines and beverages, cake tasting, upbeat music and more. Guests will enjoy listening to the sounds of the multi-talented musician Gabe Dixon and music by popular local DJ Roderick Mar Carpio (from Le Twist) along with bidding on artwork created by some of the region’s most talented artists.

Harvego Restaurant Group honors Mario Ortiz in celebration of 45 Years at The Firehouse

Harvego Restaurant Group honors Mario Ortiz in celebration of 45 Years at The Firehouse

Known for their commitment to quality and offering unparalleled dining experiences, the Harvego Restaurant Group is proud to honor Wine Director, General Manager & Sommelier Mario Ortiz who will celebrate his 45th anniversary with The Firehouse in July 2016. The occasion will be recognized with a showcase of some of his favorite foods and wines so interested guests to The Firehouse can share in the remarkable feat and enjoy a special tasting experience.  Offered July through September, the special “Mario’s 45th Anniversary Chef’s Tasting Menu” was developed in collaboration by Mario and Chef Jay Veregge, Director of Culinary Operations for Harvego Restaurant Group.

Eat the Rainbow Nutrition and Gardening Class March 16

Eat the Rainbow Nutrition and Gardening Class March 16

In celebration of National Nutrition Month (March), the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency will offer a class entitled “Eat the Rainbow”.  The class will be held at the Hanna & Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden on Wednesday, March 16 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

This class will highlight the vitamins and minerals that are found in a variety of fruits and vegetables grown locally and will teach participants how plants use food from the soil to create those nutrients.  Participants will learn strategies for growing and eating a colorful mix of fruits and vegetables to support good health.  This class includes taste tests of fresh produce grown in the garden.

The class is free to all but pre-registration is required by March 14.  To register, contact Robin Rocksvold at (530) 666-8528 or robin.rocksvold@yolocounty.org

Join ABC10's Cristina Mendonsa at the Great Cake Walk Today!

Join ABC10's Cristina Mendonsa at the Great Cake Walk Today!

Join ABC10 and Closing the Gap to raise funds for academic achievement in the Sacramento region!

Where: Sacramento State

When: 5p-8p

New City of Napa initiative gives visitors one-of-a-kind experiences with local personalities

 New City of Napa initiative gives visitors one-of-a-kind experiences with local personalities

The City of Napa is pleased to launch a new and unique initiative giving visitors the opportunity to participate in local experiences. These behind-the-scenes activities, led by the city’s greatest chefs, chocolatiers, artists, sommeliers and more, will showcase the secrets behind some of Napa’s most popular hotspots. DoNapa Behind the Scenes will take place Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of March and April. During these hands-on experiences, participants can take part in everything from theater vocal lessons and back stage tours, to properly pairing cheese and beer, colorful garden tours, art experiences, wine blending classes and chocolate making.