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Beehive Market wine dinners in Berkeley

By Jessica Yadegaran
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 at 4:57 pm in Corkheads.

Matt Smith of Blacksmith Cellars

The Beehive Market in Berkeley is taking local to a new level. A wine level.

Since Sept. 14, the green lifestyle market – where you can snack on raw vegan bars whilst learning about rainwater catchment systems – has hosted weekly wine themed dinners with winemakers from the East Bay Vintners. The Beehive Market occurs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays in the parking lot of the Berkeley Adult School.

The dinners, which happen on Tuesdays at the Beehive’s exclusive loft, are three courses and each course is paired with a different wine from the showcased winery.

A little appetite whetting: At the launch with Blacksmith Cellars, chef John Silva of Culinary Eye Catering paired the winery’s syrah-grenache blend with a Roasted Halibut with Smoked Tomato Sugo. At the upcoming Sept. 28 dinner with Periscope Cellars, there will be Moroccan Spiced Soul Food Chicken sausages with Brendan Eliason’s killer 2006 Rose.

By now, your mouth is watering. You need valuable information. How do I partake? How do I support a local endeavor while eating organic and rubbing elbows with my local vintners?

The cost is $55. Reservations are required. The dinners take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Beehive Loft, 2607 Seventh Street, Suite A, Berkeley. Reservations can be made by calling 510-644-9517.

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