46th Annual Wine And Cuisine Tasting Benefit

A Leisurely Afternoon, by Don Handley

A Leisurely Afternoon, by Don Handley

The annual gourmet Wine and Cuisine Tasting Benefit, a major fund-raising event, is celebrating its 46th Anniversary to support the Sierra Madre Public Library. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to supporting our community Library. All funds received from this event support the Library.

It will be held on Friday evening, February 19, 2016, from 7:00-9:30pm at Alverno’s historic Villa del Sol d’Oro, located at 200 N. Michillinda Avenue, Sierra Madre, and will be an elegant affair featuring more than two dozen vintners providing superb wines and local restaurants offering creative food and desserts.

Tickets to the premier event are $80 and allow early admission at 6:00 pm. Those at the premier event will enjoy a variety of wines from Giesen Wines, New Zealand, and delectable hors d’oeuvres from local Pasadena restaurateur and award winning chef, Claud Bertran of Claud & Co. Catering, The Eatery, and Bacchus’ Kitchen. A chance to win a very unique wine basket will be offered again this year.

Tickets to the main event are $60 and provide admission at 7:00 pm. Both will be on sale, beginning mid-December, at the Sierra Madre Public Library, The Bottle Shop, Savor the Flavor, and Arnold’s Frontier Hardware & Gifts, as well as currently on line at Eventbrite.

Throughout the evening you will enjoy live music and Magic Castle magicians as you stroll about the Villa sampling the wonderful variety of wine and food. A Silent Auction will again be offering lovely artwork, services, tickets to special events, restaurant vouchers and many other tempting items. Please join us at the Villa on February 19 for a delightful evening of enjoying fine wines, tasty food, and lively entertainment amidst the company of friends.

The committee would like to thank local Sierra Madre artist, Don Handley, for designing and donating this year’s art work—”A Leisurely Afternoon”—that is featured on all flyers, post cards and posters. The painting will also be offered as a silent auction item.