Calendar Events for 7/16/2011

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Rootstock Festival

Location: Santa Rosa Vintners' Square from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM PST


Celebrity Chef and Cookbook Author Bob Blumer will present an onstage TasteLive demo at Rootstock: The Great Gastronomic Wine, Street Food & Music Festival happening Saturday, July 16th from 2pm to 7pm. Chef Blumer's "Eat the Clock" demo will showcase 5 wine-paired Surreal Dishes from his newest cookbook, Glutton for Pleasure, in 30-minutes utilizing 2 butane burners, 2 toaster ovens and a Barbie. The show will take place from 4:30 to 5:00pm from the main stage and be streamed live over TasteLive.com, with 12 wine and food bloggers joining the event virtually from around the nation. The pairings include:

Chicken Lollypops paired with Benziger Family Winery, 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma/Lake County, $9

Shrimp on the Barbie paired with Rodney Strong Vineyards, 2008 Reserve Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, $24

Salmon Cupcake paired with Sesquana Vineyards, 2009 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, $38

Duck Duck Succotash paired with D'Argenzio Winery, 2006 Zinfandel, Russian River Valley $30

Steak su Poivre paired with Krutz Family Cellars, 2007 Stagecoach Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $75

Click here to download all the recipes at our TasteLive blog!


Amy Cleary, educatedpalates, http://winebookgirl.blogspot.com

Dan Goderis, DanGod1, http://www.crwinenuts.blogspot.com

Erin McGrath, vintwined, http://www.vintwined.com

Frank, Morgan, DrinkWhatULike, http://www.DrinkWhatYouLike.com

Katie Pizzuto, gonzogastronomy, http://www.gonzogastronomy.com

Amy & Joe Corron Power, WineWonkette & Houstonwino, http://www.anotherwineblog.com

Matthew Horbund, mmwine, http://www.agoodtimewithwine.com

Megan Kenney, Sonadora, http://www.wannabewino.com

Pamela Heiligenthal, enobytes, http://www.enobytes.com

Jason Mancebo, 20dollarwine, http://www.20dollarwineblog.com

Thea Dwelle, winebratsf, http://www.lusciouslushes.com

Beyond the TasteLive streaming broadcast, the Rootstock Festival is bringing together 19 wineries, 7 top street food and market chefs, a Best Bites Invitational Competition, and live music via the Hotel Cafe Tour from the main stage. A portion of the day’s proceeds benefit Worth Our Weight, a non-profit organization that apprentices young people age 16 to 24 who have faced major challenges in their lives. The festival's Responsible Hospitality Sponsor is Whole Foods Santa Rosa, providing complimentary water for all guests, and non-alcoholic beverages for designated drivers. Complete event details and tickets are at www.RootstockFestival.com.