Potluck: Food and wine events around Sacramento

Published: Wednesday, Jul. 9, 2014 - 12:00 am

French food benefit

What: Bastille Day marks the day of the 12th annual “Let Them Eat Cake!” fundraiser for the nonprofit Sacramento Self-Help Housing. Dine on French food and enjoy wine, live music and a decorated cake contest.

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday

Where: The Grand Ballroom, 1215 J St., Sacramento

Cost: $40 in advance, $50 at door

Information: (916) 341-0593; www.sacselfhelp.org

Guns & Hoses Festival

What: The eighth annual Guns & Hoses Wine, Brew & Food Festival is sponsored by the Sacramento Pig Bowl Association as a support of local law enforcement.

When: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 1

Where: Sacramento Marriott, 11211 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova

Cost: $35 in advance, $45 at the door

Information: (916) 813-9214

Italian cooking

What: Cookbook author Guiliano Bugialli will show how to prepare, among other dishes, pezze della nonna (grandmother’s kerchiefs) and pollo all’aceto con cipolline (chicken with vinegar and button onions). The event is sponsored by the Italian Cultural Foundation.

When: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 9

Where: Tess’ Kitchen Store, 115 Mill St., Grass Valley

Cost: $80

Information: (530) 274-1760, http://bearriverpasta.com/

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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