Food & Drink

Food and wine events around Sacramento



Food Tours

Sacramento Food Tour through two historical neighborhoods: midtown’s Sutter District and East Sacramento’s Fabulous Forties. Explore eateries, and meet the chefs while sampling their creations. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Friday-Saturday, Nov. 18, 21-22, 25, 29. 2726 Capitol Ave., Sacramento. $52-$60 per person. 800-407-8918;


Wine Class - Sparkling and Champagne

A tasting and seminar. is perfect for those looking to discover a sparkling wine that best suits their budget and palate. 6:30 p.m. Total Wine & More, 2765 E. Bidwell St., Folsom; 916-984-6923. 2121 Arden Way, Sacramento; 916-921-5328. 5791 Five Star Blvd., Roseville; 916-791-2488. $20.


Crab Feed

Crab dinner, wall of wine, auction and performance by the Folsom High School Jazz Bands and Choirs will all be part of the 19th annual Crab Feed and Auction Fundraiser to benefit the Folsom High School’s music program. For ages 21 and older. 5:30-11 p.m. Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom. Tickets start at $10.


Blues and Brews for Vets

Blues and Brews for Vets is presented by the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills as a fundraiser for local projects and programs that support Veterans. Local craft brews, wines, food. Headlining is Alvon Johnson, former vocalist in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group the Coasters. 7 p.m. El dorado Hills CSD, 1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills. $25. 530-295-2854.

Seafood Boil on the Bayou

With live music by the Blue Shoes Band. 6-9 p.m. Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road., Murphys. Call for ticket costs. 209-728-1251.


Find Scandinavian food and baked goods such as Viking-on-a-stick, lefse, fish soup, and more. The annual event, presented by Sons of Norway, also offers a Norwegian Christmas Bazaar featuring ethnic crafts and merchandise, demonstrations, and music. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. San Juan Masonic Hall, 5944 San Juan Ave., Citrus Heights. Free. 916-961-3604.

Crab and Chowder Gala

All-you-can-eat crab, Old Town Grill’s clam chowder, along with pasta, green salad and bread, a no-host bar, silent auction and raffle, and classic rock by Rebel Stoke. El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Doors open at 6 p.m. $45. 530-621-5860.

Nov. 17

Cooking Classes

Chef George Geary presents an assortment of holiday desserts. Class is held in the Garden Ballroom. Class size is limited and require advance payment for registration: 209-371-6160 or 6:30 p.m. Wine & Roses, 2505 W. Turner Road, Lodi. $105 per person. 209-371-6160;

Nov. 21

Mountain Mandarin Festival

Pick up mandarin barbecue sauces, syrups, olive oils, dressings; see what’s cooking in the chef demonstrations; discover new dishes during the mandarin recipe cooking contests; cheer on participants in the “Peel and Eat” contest; shop for crafts; enjoy live music and entertainment. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 21 ($3); 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 22 ($8 general; $5 seniors and active military with ID); 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 23 ($8 general; $5 seniors and active military with ID). Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn. 916-663-1918;

Nov. 22

High teas

The 13th annual Victorian Christmas Faire and High Teas presented by the Lakeport English Inn, with scones, tarts, tiny sandwiches, Devonshire cream, desserts, shortbread cookies complement the tea. Noon and 3 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, through Dec. 21. Lakeport English Inn, 675 N. Main St., Lakeport. Call for ticket costs. 707-245-7342;

Nov. 27

Thanksgiving Train

Thanksgiving dinner aboard the Sacramento River Train. Noon. Sacramento River Train, 341 Industrial Way, Woodland. $93 general; $47 children ages 2-12. 800-866-1690;