Cedar House a mecca for culinary and outdoor adventures in the Sierra

From Cedar House Sport Hotel:
The Cedar House Sport Hotel, winner of the 2011 WoodWorks California Wood Design Award for innovation and excellence, is the place for culinary and outdoor adventures in the Sierra Nevada. This is truer than ever before as Cedar House celebrates its fifth anniversary, the launch of www.StellaCulinary.com and the recent acquisition [...]

Nevada City Car Show & Wine Stroll on June 4

“The Sierra Sports Car Group, United Way of Nevada County and The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce the first annual Nevada City Foreign Car Show. This car show is a collaborative effort between the three groups.
“This new exciting event will take place in downtown Nevada City on the 4th of June [...]

Bear River Pasta Co: Homemade right down to the noodle

“BENVENUTO,” READS A SIGN WHEN YOU walk into the Bear River Pasta Co. in Grass Valley. It’s fitting to welcome customers in Italian: The new store features fresh pasta, sauces, gourmet meals to “eat in” or to go, gelato and imported Italian delights.
Opened in March, the Bear River Pasta Co. is helping to create [...]

In-Concert Sierra presents Pianist Joel Fan on June 19

InConcert Sierra presents
Joel Fan, piano
Sunday, June 19, 2011
2:00pm concert
1:15 pre-concert forum
Seventh-day Adventist Church
12889 Osborne Hill Road (off hwy 174)
Grass Valley, CA 95945
$21 general admission; youth ages under 17 free with adult
Tickets available:
Online www.inconcertsierra.org
Or at the door on the day of the concert
Treat yourself and your father–or husband, son, wife, daughter or friend — to [...]

Stage 2 of Amgen race coming to Nevada City

Editor’s note: Still no word from the local press, but this press release confirms what I’d been hearing and the buzz that was going around on Facebook last night.
“Due to uncertain weather and road conditions, race organizers have determined that the best way to ensure a complete course for Stage 2 of the 2011 Amgen [...]

Vino Velo food & wine gala in Auburn

A wine, food and festive gala event benefiting Bike Auburn is Sunday, May 15, at the Winchester Country Club in Meadow Vista. It’s from noon to 5 p.m. and features local restaurants and wineries, Tour of California cuisine, a live jazz band and a vintage and ultra-modern bicycle exhibit. A video broadcast of the Stage [...]

FoodWineArt guide to Amgen Tour of California

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Tempting Tempranillos at Lone Buffalo, Vina Castellano

TEMPRANILLO, SPAIN’S “NOBLE” GRAPE, is making a noble showing in Placer County.
Two Auburn wineries, Lone Buffalo and Viña Castellano, won Silver medals at the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for their vintages of this full-bodied red wine.
Tempranillo, pronounced “tem-rah-nee-yo,” is from the Rioja region of Spain. Its name is derived from “temprano,” [...]

Artist profile: LeeAnn Brook

LEEANN BROOK HAS BEEN AN ACCOMPLISHED painter for more than 40 years. This year, she also is celebrating the 35th anniversary of her graphic design business, Brook Design Group in Nevada City, and the 8th anniversary of her greeting card business.
With an early interest in photography and painting, LeeAnn sold her work and received [...]

Starry, Starry Nights on July 16

IMAGINE BEING SWEPT BACK IN time to an elegant evening soiree, akin to the Gatsby era. Guests are decked out in white attire, and dine and dance under the stars on lush grounds.
Welcome to Starry, Starry Nights, a popular summer event in the foothills for 19 years. More than 300 guests will mix and [...]

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