Chef Aimal Formoli of Formoli's Bistro will create a four-course coffee-themed meal, using Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters beans. The dinner is limited to 30 guests; get tickets at the coffeehouse.
When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters, 4749 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento
Information: (916) 451-5181, chocolatefishcoffee.com
Meal of darkness
Test your taste buds by eating blindfolded. This event is based on the European concept of dining in complete darkness, and ingredients will be revealed at the very end. Reservations required.
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Saturday
Where: The Culinary Center at Whole Foods Market, 4315 Arden Way, Sacramento
Information: (916) 488-2800
Go bananas over banana burgers and other treats at the Banana Festival. Check out live music, art exhibits and cooking contests.
When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 10 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 11
Where: Village Green area in William Land Park, at Freeport Boulevard and Sutterville Road
Cost: $5; children under 5 free
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