If the answer is no, we’re about to change that.
On the eve of the 33rd Annual Mill Valley Market Wine, Beer & Gourmet Food Tasting, set for June 22 from 1–4pm in the Depot Plaza downtown, with proceeds going to the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce and Kiddo!, the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation, we’re about to get your taste buds a teaser of what they can expect from the 11 fantastic local restaurants who’ll be showcasing their menus on Sunday.
This landmark event is all about consuming some of the best wine, beer and food you’ll find anywhere in the Bay Area or beyond. For the 2014 edition of the event, which has been hosted by Mill Valley Market since 1981, wine from 60 premium wineries, beer from nine craft breweries (including Mill Valley’s own Beerworks and Headlands Brewing Co.) and food from more than 20 food purveyors and 11 local restaurants and chefs.
Here are the 11 local restaurants and the fantastic food they’ll be showcasing at the 33rd Annual Mill Valley Market Wine, Beer & Gourmet Food Tasting:
- Balboa Café – Grilled Corn on the Cob w/ roasted garlic aoli, parmesan cheese and smoked sea salt.
- Beerworks – Roasted Indian eggplant w/ smoked tomato relish.
- Beth’s Community Kitchen – Mini Brioche Sandwiches (egg salad, tuna, BLT), along with pastries, pizzette and ginger snaps.
- Bungalow 44 – The restaurant’s famous Kobe beef and Lamb meat balls.
- La Ginestra – Polpette alla Napoletana (Neapolitan meatballs).
- Molina – A selection of Chef Todd Shoberg’s market-based fare, including produce pulled from the ground that morning from local farmers, fish caught with lines in nearby rivers and ocean waters and hand-picked oysters and shellfish, as well as local meats like rabbit, pig, quail and cattle that Shoberg feels are raised in a truthfully humane manner.
- O Baby Bar – Vegan brittle with coconut sugar and a tavern nut bar.
- Pasta Pomodoro – Insalata de Faro (Ancient Italian grain tossed with roasted vegetables, salsa verde and pecorino cheese), as well as Polenta Farcita (Polenta rolled and stuffed with organic spinach and provolone cheese, topped with brown butter and crispy sage).
- Piazza D’Angelo – Capunti do Grano Arso, a burnt wheat pasta from Southern Italy, in a lamb ragu with goat cheese from Achadinha Cheese Company in Petaluma.
- Prabh Indian Kitchen – Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Naan.
- Tony Tutto Pizza – A variety of vegetarian pizzas, including both menu favorites and market-driven specials just for the event.
The 33rd Annual Mill Valley Wine, Beer and Gourmet Food Tasting is presented by Bank of the West with co-sponsors Pacific Union Real Estate, PG&E, Bradley Real Estate, Marin Modern Real Estate and Mini of Marin. Supporting sponsors include Urban Sitter for the KidZone, Tam Bikes for complimentary bicycle parking and Mill Valley Refuse.
Record attendance of more than 1,000 participants is expected this year. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 on the day of the event.