Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Events, changes, and more

As always, there's lots going on around here if you know where to go, what to do, and when. Check these out:

Paradise Pantry
Thursday, May 21st a tasting of wines from Paso Winery Tablas Creek. Tasting fee: $10
Thursday, June 11th- a tasting of wines from Carr Winery and the chance to Meet Ryan Carr.

Ojai Valley Lavender Festival
Saturday, June 27th, 10am-5pm
Libbey Park, Ojai

Ojai Culinary Studio
Sunday, June 28th, 1:30pm
Take a break from the festival and pop over to this lovely little cooking school for a lavender themed lunch, where you will learn, cook, and enjoy dishes infused with the joys of lavender.

The Cave at Ventura Wine Company
Lots of delicious changes going on here. They've added a patio, champagne, and beers from the Island Brewing Company. They've also made some changes to their small plates menu- and added such delights as Braised Savory Duck with Asian Stir-Fry; Crimini Mushroom, Shallot and Gruyere Pizza; and Charred Atlantic Salmon Cake with Lemon-Basil Aioli.

Bagel Rock Coffee
It appears that their second location (Telephone and Petit) has sadly gone out of business. Alas, you can still get their delicious, chewy, and perfectly gigantic bagels at their location in Midtown on Main Street. This quirky little spot has a great variety of bagels....my favorite sweet one being the peanut butter and my favorite savory one is the cheese. Their sandwiches and coffee are superb as well. The owners are sweet, friendly, and accomodating and the atmosphere is super chill.

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