California: Spring food events worth a nibble
Food and wine are ideal ingredients for an easy California getaway. Here are five foodie events and festivals that offer a chance to try something different, from artisan olive-oil tasting to date-flavored gelato. Dig in!
-- Mary Forgione
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Friday and Feb. 15 and 22: Carmel Valley olive oil tastings( Quail & Olive )
The doctor is in, but not in his office. Cardiologist Steve Brabeck invites all to his olive oil tasting room in Carmel Valley, Calif., each Saturday in February for a free blood-pressure test, healthy heart talk and olive oil tasting. Quail & Olive sells oils, balsamic vinegars and honey made in California; 10% discount on selected products this month (plum basil vinegar, for one) in honor of Heart Month. Info: Quail & Olive, (831) 659-4288