SPECIAL EVENTS 2013
NOT YOUR MOTHER’S GRILLED CHEESE
Saturday, April 20th 5-7:30 pm ~ Bedford Winery Tasting Room & Courtyard
It was so successful last year, we are doing it again. Why mess with perfection? We are celebrating the ultimate comfort food – with a twist. This is not your mother’s grilled cheese. We will be using artisan bread and cheeses to create out-of-the-ordinary combinations. From triple cream blue cheese with sliced, fresh pear, and greens on walnut bread to Cotswald cheddar with caramelized onions on sourdough, you can be sure we will knock it out of the park! Live blues music by The Amazing Stupifiers will set the mood. So come wine down after the Santa Barbara Vintners Festival at the Santa Ines Mission, or enjoy the town with the monthly Los Alamos Third Saturday Evening Stroll (from 5-8 pm). But this is destined to sell out, so RSVP as soon as possible (805-344-2107). $15 per person. Wines will be available by the glass.
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BEE HAPPY HONEY TASTING
SATURDAY, February 16, 2013 ~ 4-7 pm ~ Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard
How sweet it is! Honey has long been a part of our diet. Flavors of honey vary based on the nectar source such as lavender, acaia and wildflowers. We will be tasting honeys from around the planet from New Zealand to France, including Sidr Honey, the most expensive in the world. Honey from our local sources will also be represented and will be available for sale. Come talk to the bee keepers! There will be fresh, locally made bread, scones, and a variety of artisan cheeses to accompany them. Honey tasting included with wine tasting fee. Wine Club members are free.
This event is part of the Los Alamos Third Saturday Evening Stroll series put on by the Los Alamos Merchants Society. February launches the first of the monthly series and the theme is “Love Fest – Los Alamos”. Participating merchants on Bell Street will be open from 5 -8 pm with a varierty of special events and offers. For more details visit the Los Alamos website at www.losalamosvalley.org.
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SOLD OUT – 7TH ANNUAL MUSHROOMS GONE WILD!
SATURDAY, January 26, 2013 ~ 2-5 pm ~ Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard
Our most popular event in the ‘Food for Thought’ series. On Saturday, January 26th, join winemaker Stephan Bedford and other mushroom devotees for the Wine and Mushroom Admiration Reception at the Bedford Winery Courtyard in Los Alamos which will include the display, discussion, and the digestion of the venerated shroom.
Mushrooms are “local” varieties and those brought in from Oregon. Our past “appetizers” included savory tarts, french fries drizzled with truffle oil and truffle salt, layered patés, wood-fired flatbreads, exotic curries and more, featuring Chantrelle, Oyster, Porcini, Morel, Portabello, Crimini, Hedgehog, Black Trumpet, and Shitake varieties (among others), while sipping old favorites and new vintages of Bedford wines.
An impressive exhibit of edible and inedible mushrooms will be on display. Discussion topics range from wild mushroom identification to the impact of foraging on native resources. We are honored to have Bob Cummings, Professor of Biology at Santa Barbara City College and an expert on mushrooms, on hand to answer all your fungus questions. Guests are also invited to peruse winemaker’s Stephan Bedford’s extensive collection of books and field guides.
The fungus fun begins at 2 p.m.; cost is only $35 per person, $25 for Bedford Wine Club Members. Cost includes wine tasting. This event will sell out, so make reservations today! For reservations call 805-344-2107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
But wait there’s more!
Stay for a viewing of the Japanese sci-fi, cult classic “Attack of the Mushroom People” also known as “Matango: Fungus Terror.” Shipwrecked survivors are transformed into mushrooms. This rarely seen film, released in 1963, was directed by Ishiro Honda who is more well known for his Godzilla and Mothra films. No charge. 89 minutes.