Buena Vista history progressive dinner
According to George Webber, aka the Count of Buena Vista, the Buena Vista Winery presents a Progressive History Dinner tonight, July 28 with local actors performing as Count Agostón Haraszthy and his two sons, Arpad and Attila.
For the “dinner performed in three acts,” Chef Victor Scargle will make appetizers of truffled devilled eggs, and Petrossian caviar blinis, and sautéed Sting Ray. Dinner will be sautéed foie gras with garden berries and arugula brioche, followed by Akaushi beef striploin with wild mushrooms and baby carrots, and gougères with époisse and fig jam, all with Jean-Charles Boisset’s best wines. Should definitely be interesting and fun. $120 public, $100 club members. 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets at 800-325-2764.
‘Retro food’ at Museum of Art
Yes, to accompany their SVMA Summer of Love Art Night with live music by Beatles tribute band Rubber Soul, staff will be serving “Marmalade Skies” courtesy of Sonoma’s Prohibition Spirits, along with arts and crafts on Friday, Aug. 4. “Groovy threads and moves encouraged.”
Their “retro foods” will include Ruffles with onion dip, Chex Party Mix, orange sunshine Jell-O, fruit salad and brownies without the funny stuff, pigs-in-a-blanket, and stuffed celery. $25 includes nibbles and two drinks. 6 to 9 p.m. 551 Broadway, Sonoma. More info contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annadel Estate for sale
The historic Annadel Estate Winery on Highway 12 at the southern tip of Santa Rosa across from Oakmont is for sale for a mere $7,750,000, according to local real estate agents familiar with the listing. Online records show that the winery was listed by Sotheby’s in 2016 for $8,900,000.
A motorcycle lover of some renown and a former Marin County Harley-Davidson dealer, Annadel proprietor Dean Bordigioni told the Kenwood Press that “If I don’t get my price I’m not selling.”
Annadel consists of a restored late 1800s home, a 5,000-case winery, Annadel Flower Company, 33 acres with nine acres planted to vines, and apparent county approval to build a new 60,000 case winery with public tasting and events up to 30 per year. Already they book several weddings.
Bordigioni was also the hopeful purchaser of the Kenwood Restaurant property where many locals had hoped Olive & Vine would relocate, but the deal fell through.
Actually, it seems as if everything is for sale at the right price.
Annex Wine Bar to close
While Community Café and Sushinoma’s Friday and Saturday night popups continue to thrive,
Margie Brooke emailed she was “sad to announce that Annex has lost its lease despite our best efforts to negotiate with our landlords.” Sunday, July 30 will be their last day of business. The email went on to say, “Almost everything in Annex is for sale,” including furniture. Email offers with a photo of the item you want to buy to email@example.com. Email offers for artwork to Susan Loesch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More lobster walk and talk
Corner 103 will throw a Lobster and Wine Lunch at Suite D on Saturday, Aug. 5 to include lobster, shrimp, mussels, clams, housemade sausage, and “delicious sides,” along with Lloyd Davis’s Corner 103 wines. If you missed the Boys & Girls Clubs’ lobster feast catered by Lombardi’s of Petaluma last Saturday, try this one prepared by John Toulze and crew. $95 or $85 for wine club members and Suite D Social Club. 1 to 4 p.m. 21800 Schellville Road, Sonoma. Reserve by Aug. 2 at 931-6141.