Geneva Anderson digs into art

6th Annual Taste of Petaluma is a culinary journey you won’t want to miss, this Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pie-maker and filmmaker Lina Hoshino, of Petaluma's famed Petaluma Pie Company will be serving chocolate creme pie and cheeseburger pie at Saturday's 6th annual Taste of Petaluma. Photo: Geneva Anderson

Petaluma now has over 140 restaurants and this Saturday, the 6th annual Taste of Petaluma will offer delectables served up by more than 60 of our town’s finest chefs, food purveyors, wineries and breweries.  “Taste” is the perfect way to acquaint yourself with Petaluma’s upscale culinary offerings in blissful generously-portioned tastes.  Tickets are sold in lots of ten and a single ticket allows you a taste from a large group of  participants, growing by the day.  This year, there are more vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free offerings than ever.   All of the purveyors ARThound will be recommending use fresh locally-grown or sourced ingredients, so stay tuned for a full review later this week.   Also included in the ticket package is live entertainment, from music to belly dancing to a magician and more. 

All of the purveyors generously donate their food to Taste, knowing that a sample is the best advertising that money can buy and because they recognize the importance of supporting Cinnabar  Theater.   Located in the old school house on the hill at corner of Skillman Lane and Petaluma Blvd. North, Cinnabar Theatre is a professional non-profit 501(c)(3) regional theatre that serves an annual audience of over 15,000.  It is the only venue in Sonoma County that produces opera and musical theater, dramatic theater, chamber series, dance and special festivals and it is entirely dependent on private funding to provide its exceptional programming.  Taste of Petaluma, along with the Great Chile Cookoff (held each May), Salsa and Beer Tasting (held each May) are the theatre’s two fundraisers.

Details:  Saturday August 27, 2011, 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Tickets are sold in packages of 10 tickets and are available for $35 before  Saturday, August 27th, on Saturday for $40, starting at 10:30 a.m. at Putnam Plaza on Petaluma Blvd., or at Haus Fortuna at 111 2nd Street.

A maximum of 1500 ticket packages will be sold for Taste of Petaluma, so buy your tickets early.

Your Ticket Package Includes:
• Book of 10 dine-around tickets – One sampling item per ticket. You can purchase more tickets throughout the day if you like for $4 each.
• Street Map of sampling locations
• Menu of food and special events offered by participants
• Taste of Petaluma tote bag to first 500 guests

The event supports Cinnabar Theater’s programming.  Cinnabar ushers in its fall season on September 9, 2011, with the romantic musical, She Loves Me.  This delightful performance is based on the based on the play of the same name and the popular films, You’ve Got Mail and The Shop Around the Corner.  (Book by Joe Masteroff/Music by Jerry Bock; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; Based on Parfumerie by Miklos Laszlo.)  Get your tickets here or call 707.763.8920.  Click here for more info, including full dates and music samples.

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