Potluck: Coffee for dinner

Published: Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 4D

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

Cost: $50

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

Cost: $50

Information: (916) 488-2800

Banana mania

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

Information: bananafestival.sojoarts.net

Potluck is what the name implies – an eclectic compilation of food, market and festival news. Send your items to taste@sacbee.com.

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