Food and Drink: Much to celebrate

Where to spring fling and take Mom on her special day

by Tanya Henry

Head over to the Key Room in Novato for the next Fresh Starts Chef Event on Thursday, April 23 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Chef, author and healthy and sustainable food activist Bryant Terry of Oakland will be preparing an inspired menu from his latest cookbook, Afro Vegan. The accomplished chef will be preparing his Texas caviar on grilled rustic bread and dandelion salad with pecan dressing, tofu curry with mustard greens and brown basmati rice and a cocoa-spice cake with crystallized ginger and coconut-chocolate ganache. Tickets are $55, including dinner; wine will be offered by the glass or bottle. For more information, visit thekeyroom.com and click on the “Cooking Classes” tab, or call 415/382-3363, ext. 243 for reservations.

CELEBRATE SPRING! If you’ve never been to beautiful Slide Ranch, it’s a must visit. The spectacular farm, overlooking the ocean, is nothing short of breathtaking. The ranch’s annual Spring Fling includes hands-on farm activities like goat-milking, feeding chickens and touring the organic gardens. Hiking, live music and local organic food are also on the menu. The special event takes place on Saturday, April 25 from 10am to 4pm. The cost is $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door; children 2 years and under are free and sliding scale rates are available. Slide Ranch is located at 2025 Shoreline Hwy., Muir Beach. For more information, visit slideranch.org or call 415/381-6155.

CELEBRATE SEEDS! Help support The Living Seed Company’s breeding projects by attending their Seed to Table Dinner on Saturday, April 18 at 7pm in Point Reyes Station. They have spent the past four years breeding and selecting varieties suited to the greater Bay Area’s climate. Here is your chance to help maintain regionally based seed diversity. The five-course dinner will be created out of freshly harvested wonders from The Living Seed Company’s farms and local West Marin producers. The cost is $75. For more information, visit livingseedcompany.com, or call 415/663-8002.

CELEBRATE MOM! Reserve a table now at Terrapin Crossroads for Mother’s Day—Sunday, May 10. A special brunch buffet including Eggs Benedict, French toast, chicken piccata, beef brisket and other tasty items will be offered from 10am to 3pm. Mom gets a complimentary sparkling wine cocktail and there will be live music. The cost is $39 and children under 12 are $15. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael. For more information, visit terrapincrossroads.net or call 415/524-2773.

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