Some of you already know that I’ve been doing volunteer work for the amazing nonprofit group Girls Inc. It’s kept me quite busy over the last two months, but it was totally worth it!
My local Girls Inc. organization hosts a food and wine tasting fundraiser every September called Women of Taste. Last night in the gardens of the Oakland Museum of California I had a chance to see all of their hard work come together and to meet all of the wonderful restaurants, chefs, and wineries who donated their time and tastings to support Girls Inc. education outreach programs.
As you can see from the above photo of Lemon Verbena Blackberry Baked Alaska (from San Francisco’s Boulevard restaurant) we were treated to quite a feast.
Ann Lauer, owner of Rick & Ann’s restaurant in Berkeley serves up some refreshing carrot and herbed cream cheese aram wraps.
Blue Heron Catering put up a tasty salad display…
Heavenly goat cheese from Redwood Hill Farms.
Vegetable frittata with pepper sauce from Paulding & Company.
My friend Rosa Mendicino from California Rose Catering also participated, and served up their signature cilantro chimi churri sauce on lamb kabobs.
I encourage Bay Area readers to visit these generous establishments and thank them for supporting kids in our community. I wasn’t able to list all of the great companies who participated…but you can view the entire list on the Women of Taste website.
Be sure to put this event on your calendar for next year!