Image courtesy of Nikiko Masumoto's Facebook page
Foodies, here's a quick rundown of three events you shouldn't miss over the next few weeks. Not listed: a series of pop-up brunches featuring favorite ingredients from this time of year. You'll have to contact me directly for info on those.
I was a little hard on David Scheidt (The Cured Ham) in my last post. Sure, it may have been warranted, but the truth is that he really does have more to offer the community—like three award-winning cabernets. David will be pouring his 2010 Arabian Vineyard Cabernet Franc Wednesday, May 15, at The Tasting Room from 5:00 p.m. till close.
This event has sold out, but I'm still mentioning it because if there's additional demand, the organizers may be open to doing it again. The rancher, the butcher and the city dweller are great guys, and it's exciting to see them share their passion, expertise, and heritage pork.
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Okay, there's more than one event here. But all focus on The Perfect Peach, a collection of recipes and stories from the Masumoto family. The book is available June 11, but you can pick up a copy and meet the friendly folks behind it at the Fresno launch events:
- 6/17 - Peaches at Pinot: Cookbook Sampling, Wine Pairing, & Book Signing
Pinot Wine Bar, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
- 6/18 - Peach Party
Fresno Brewing Company, 7:00 p.m.
- 6/20 - Reading at San Joaquin River Parkway
Respite by the River, 7:00 p.m.
- 6/21 - Meet & Eat Peach Pick-up
Dusty Buns Bistro, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Go to everything. Eat, drink, learn, and have fun. And let me know of anything else going on!