Ode to Olive OilThe fragrance, color and taste of olive oil vary by growing region and crop condition. At Zona 78, the home of stone-fired foods, join owners Rick Fink and Tom Firth and Chef Doug McElfish for an olive oil tasting from Italy, Greece and Spain, paired with food and wine. It all happens from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at 78 W. River Road for $15. Call 888-7878 to RSVP.
Kale, Kale, the Gang's All HereImagine a box of the freshest organic fruits and vegetables delivered to your door weekly or biweekly. Kathryn Hawkes, owner of Matt's Organics, recommends broadening your flavor horizons. Boxes are filled with one-third each of fruits, cooking vegetables and salad stuff. Dislike certain veggies? No problem; your preferences are honored. A recipe is provided along with fresh herbs, onions and potatoes. Order online at mattsorganics.com or call 790-4360.
Eat to Win at Bistro ZinEvery time you eat at Bistro Zin--beginning Thursday, July 15--you could win one of three prizes to celebrate their fourth anniversary: a trip for two to Napa Valley, a private dinner for 10 prepared by Chef Clint Woods at the restaurant or in your home, or a private wine seminar for 10 friends with sommelier Regan Jasper, at 1865 E. River Road, 299-7799. Winners will be announced Sept. 15.