Brunch benefit for Ceres Project
Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 3:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 11:27 p.m.
Ceres Benefit Brunch at Zazu: On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., teen chefs from Ceres Community Project take over Zazu Restaurant for a third annual benefit brunch.
Working with chef-owners Duskie Estes and John Stewart, the young chefs will offer delicious sweet and savory dishes, with 100 percent of the proceeds and tips going to Ceres Project, which provides meals to individuals suffering with cancer and other serious illnesses and their families.
Price is $39 for adults and $19.50 for children under 12. For reservations, call 523-4814.
Zazu is located at 3535 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa.
For more information about Ceres, visit ceresproject.org.
Time To Smell the Roses: Russian River Rose Company's Perfume Rose Harvest Tours get started next Thursday, April 18, and continue on Thursday through Sunday until May 27.
Participants help harvest hundreds of scented roses and see the process of distilling rose water and rose oil up close. Each two-hour tour also includes organic tea service and entry into the display garden of 650 varieties of roses. The gift shop and rose nursery are open, as well.
All tours start at 9:30 a.m.
Classic tours on Thursday and Friday cost $10.95. Weekend tours are $14.95.
On May 18 and 19, at the peak of rose oil production, there will be Deluxe Gourmet Tours, which include everything the classic tour offers, along with an array of delicious sweets infused with rose water and a sample of a limited-edition scent, M. A. Sillage de la Reine, a recreation of Marie Antoinette's perfume. Participants also will enjoy a private viewing of the vintage perfume atomizer museum. Cost is $50.
Reservations for the perfume rose tours fill up quickly, and if you wait until the last minute you risk missing out. For reservations, visit russian-river-rose.com or call 433-7455.
The Russian River Rose Company is located at 1685 Magnolia Dr. in Healdsburg.
More rose-centric events are schedule for later this month, so stay tuned.
A Year in Burgundy: On Monday, April 15, the Raven Film Center (415 Center St., Healdsburg) features “A Year in Burgundy” at 6:30 p.m.
The film explores the lives of seven French winemaking families in one of the world's most famous and agriculturally blessed regions in the world, Burgundy, famous for extraordinary pinot noir and lusty cuisine. Writer and director David Kennard, a senior producer of the film, and Martine Saunier, a consultant and importer who stars in the film, will be the evening's special guests.
Delicious refreshments will be served.
The screening is a benefit for the Santa Rosa French-American Charter School and is being presented by the school's wine club.
Admission is $25 per person when tickets are purchased by April 14.
For tickets, visit srfacs.org.
Cooking with Bea Beasley: Chef Bea Beasley, in her sweet little classroom on the edge of downtown Santa Rosa in the Saint Rose neighborhood, is hosting a series of hands-on cooking classes later this month.
Regional Cuisines of India is the topic on Friday, April 19. On Friday, April 26, the focus is Springtime in Spain, and on Tuesday, April 30, it's Sandwich Obsession.
Basic Cooking Techniques on April 23 is sold out.
All classes begin at 6:30 and conclude at 9:30 p.m.
Classes cost $55 per person, except for Spain, which is $60. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Redwood Empire Food Bank.
Registration deadlines are coming up soon, so if you are interested, don't wait. For more information and to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 595-5301.
Radio Dinner: Every Friday this month, Bill Bowker, legendary disc jockey and afternoon host on KRSH FM, broadcasts live from Willie Bird's Restaurant (1150 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa) from 4 to 7 p.m.
There will be special guests dropping by, a chance to wine the KRSH guitar, cheap shots — the kind you drink, not the kind you say to insult someone — and lots of fun, along with a full menu should you have the inclination.
Second Sunday Goes to Spain: Joseph Phelps Vineyards Freestone Vineyards Guest Center (12747 El Camino Bodega, Freestone) is featuring Spanish-inspired tapas and wine pairing at this month's Second Sunday event.
Featured tapas are ceviche on plantain chips and chicken taquitos with salsa verde, paired with 2010 Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir and 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon.
The event is free to members of the wine club and up to three guests. The general public pays $15 for the pairings.
Reservations are not required; all you need to do is show up.
Michele Anna Jordan hosts “Mouthful” each Sunday at 7 p.m. on KRCB 90.9 & 91.1 FM.
E-mail Jordan at email@example.com.
You'll find her blog, “Eat This Now,” at pantry.blogs.pressdemocrat.com.
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