Potluck: Food and wine events

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 - 12:00 am

Lodi’s annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend

What: More than 40 boutique wineries will participate in the 17th weekend event that pairs local wines with chocolate treats by Brix Chocolate, live music, barrel tastings and winery tours.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday

Where: Throughout the Lodi wine region

Cost: $45-$55, tickets valid both days

Information: lodiwineandchocolate.com

Expanding the menu

What: The Back Wine Bar & Bistro is adding craft cocktails to its menu. Plans are to offer hand-made mixers and juices along with “not-so-ordinary vodkas, gins, bourbons, cognacs and scotches,” an email notice from the bistro says.

When: Coming soon

Where: Back Wine Bar & Bistro, 25075 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 160, Folsom

Cost: Varies

Information: www.backwinebar.com

Joy of chocolate class

What: Cocoa nib-crusted filet mignon, hand-rolled chocolate truffles, biscotti and chocolate mousse crepes are all on the agenda at this Community Learning Center & Cooking School course. Participants will make and take home truffles and biscotti for Valentine’s Day.

When: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Community Learning Center & Cooking School, 1914 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento

Cost: $40-$49

Information: www.sacfoodcoop.com; (916) 868-6399

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