Ravenous Cafe has moved from 420 Center St. in Healdsburg back to its former location at 117 North St., where it started life as the tiny Ravenette tucked beside the Raven Theater.
Owner Joyanne Pezzolo reopened Ravenous in early May with handwritten lunch menus that feature old favorites like the BLT with avocado and coleslaw ($12.75) and Fish Tacos ($13.50).
The dinner menus include starters like Smoked Salmon with Corn Cakes ($13) and entrees such as Grilled Prawns and Vegetable Brochette over Ginger Rice Noodles ($22) and Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Lime-Chipotle Sauce ($26).
The restaurant is open 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday for lunch, 5 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday for dinner, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday for brunch and 5 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday for dinner. 431-1302.
The Russian River Valley Winegrowers will launch a new event, the Passport to Pinot Barrel Tasting Weekend, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along the back roads of the Russian River Valley.
During the weekend, more than 50 wineries will open their gates for barrel tastings, library wine tasting, food pairings, artist demonstrations and live entertainment.
Tickets are $65 for the weekend, $40 for Sunday only. to reserve, go to rrvw.org.
It's time to celebrate summer at Ramekins cooking school, which is launching a new Taste event from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Sonoma Valley cooking school.
Ramekins will fire up its pizza oven and serve tasty pies alongside wine-tasting, a farm market and live music.
Future dates to be announced. Kids are welcome. 450 W. Spain S. ramekins.com.
John Ash will teach a class "In Honor of Chicken," featuring products from Pepper Ranch Poultry of Petaluma, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at River Myst Haven, a 24-acre events center outside Healdsburg with an organic vineyard and garden.
The class is based in Ash's new book, "Culinary Birds," scheduled to be released in the fall of 2013. Tickets are $100.
Virginia Marie Lambrix, winemaker for VML Winery in Healdsburg, will host a four-course winemaker's dinner at the center at 5:30 p.m. June 23. Tickets are $100.
To register and for more information, go to rivermysthaven.com.
The Tierra Vegetables farmstand is now open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays at 651 Airport Boulevard, between Highway 101 and Fulton Rd.
Spring produce available at the farmstand includes strawberries, carrots, lettuce, red onions, garlic, arugula, rhubarb, and baby summer squash.
For more information, go to tierravegetables.com.
Della Fattoria Bakery of Petaluma has been named one of the 20 Great American Bread Bakeries by Saveur magazine.
The bakery was recognized in the May 2012 issue, along with the Acme Bread Company of Berkeley and Tartine Bakery & Cafe of San Francisco.
Kathleen Weber of Della Fattoria and Nancy Leoni of i Leoni of Petaluma are launching a series of classes on the art of preserving, starting at 6 p.m. June 28.
The class will teach students how to make jam, bread and butter pickles and cherry compote. Cost is $75. To reserve, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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