Food & wine pairings for Foothills Celebration in Grass Valley on Saturday, March 1

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The Foothills Celebration in Grass Valley on Saturday, March 1, is one of the region’s premier wine and food pairing events. Spend the afternoon, from 1-4 p.m., strolling the shops and sites of historic downtown Grass Valley.

Tickets are $45. The ticket includes unlimited wine tasting from foothill wineries and five food selections from more than 20 restaurants. A $10 designated driver ticket includes five food tastings and bottled water.

For tickets, visit or the downtown Grass Valley tasting rooms, Grass Valley Downtown Association (530-272-8315) and BriarPatch Co-op, among other locations. Special Deal: Mention Code SFWA to receive a $5 discount. Here are the food & wine pairings:

1. Bear River Pasta Company 115 Bank St Handmade porcini mushroom ravioli with putnaseca sauce & snow crab ravioli with sundried tomato cream sauce. Featuring Crystal Basin Wines

2. Jim E’s Club 141 141 Mill St Selection of signature Tapas featuring Montoliva Wines

3. Kane’s Restaurant 120 E. Main St “Two for taste” Maria’s and Kane’s samplings of Ahi Tuna Won Ton Crisps and Maria’s signature carnitas tacos. Featuring Solune Winery

4. Wolf Mountain Day Spa 110 E. Main St Hosting Renaissance Winery

5 & 6. Gold Rush Burgers & BBQ & Mexi-Que Taqueria 106 & 108 E. Main Street pulled pork sliders, ribs and chicken tacos Featuring Double Oak Winery, Clavey Vineyards and beer tasting.

7. Foothill Flowers 102 W. Main St Hosting the 5 Mile House Restaurant serving housemade bratwurst slices w/ mustard and korean fire chicken wings. paired with Dave The Wine Guys premier blends

8. Sierra Starr Wine Tasting Room and Vineyard 124 W. Main St featuring Matteo’s Public, serving housemade pulled pork bites with BBQ sauce, sesame slaw and topped with thinly sliced onion rings and chocolate mousse topped with mint leaf.

9. Christopher’s Deli 206 W. Main St serving corned beef sliders and potato salad Featuring Lucero wines

10. The Holbrooke Hotel 212 W. Main St serving assorted appetizers; stuffed mushrooms, salmon crustini and more. Featuring Fawnridge Winery

11. Tofanellis Gold Country Bistro 302 W. Main St Mini crab cakes w/ red pepper aoli or crispy ravioli w/ marinara sauce served with caesar salad and garlic bread. Shot of seafood gazpacheo with bay shrimp. Featuring Naggiar Wines

12. Bret Harte Inn 305 W. Main St Serving rumaki, shrimp cocktail, cheese pastry puffs and chocolate dipped strawberries. Featuring Sierra Knolls Winery

13. Cirinos at Main Street 215 W. Main St Serving Mediterranean tapas and featuring premium Italian Wines and tasting of signature Bloody Mary mix

14. Avanguardia Wine Tasting 209 W. Main St Featuring Marshalls Pasties; veggie and beef

15. Kaido Japanese Restaurant 207 W. Main Street Serving california rolls & edamame featuring Japanese Saki

16. Lazy Dog Chocolateria 111 Mill Street Serving chocolate dipped strawberries and truffles Featuring Barefoot Winery

17. Art Works Gallery 113 Mill Street Hosting Bent Metal Winery

18. Tess’ Kitchen Store 115 Mill Street Hosting Mt. Vernon Winery and Summer Thymes Deli serving braised niman-ranch beef w/Cello chocolate shavings in puff pastry & spring peas & wild mushrooms in puff pastry

19. Mill Street Clothing 117 Mill Street Hosting Lone Buffalo Vineyards and Nana’s Bakery serving espresso brownies, baked pumpkin donuts, gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, mini fruit tarts & raspberry squares

20. Heart & Home 129 Mill Street Hosting Bear River Winery and Cello Chocolates serving 6 varieties of select chocolate creations

21. Carolines Cofee Roasters 128 S. Auburn Street Serving coffee rubbed tri-tip with a mixed greens salad. Featuring Szabo Winery

22. 151 Union Square 151 Mill Street Serving potato skins. Featuring Besemer and Cofous Wines

23. Northern Mines Gold Works 163 Mill Street Hosting Paza Estates Winery

24. Stucki Jewelers 148 Mill Street Hosting Nevada City Winery

25. Smith Wine Tasting Room Featuring KJ’s Pizza serving New-York style pizza slices made with fennel infused sausage and pepperoni from Italy with a tossed italian salad

26. The Owl Grill & Saloon 134 Mill Street Serving signature Billy Bleu Bread, BBQ ribs and citrus salad Featuring Pilot Peak Winery

27. Lucchesi Wine Tasting Room 128 Mill Street Featuring Diego’s serving fresh housemade mushroom soup w/ beef stock

28. Olive Vitality 126 Mill Street Serving bread for dipping in olive oil and vinegar, specialty olive oil desserts and fruit for dipping w/balsamic Featuring Vina Castellano

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