How much trouble can an unsuccessful writer and depressed middle school English teacher get into during a road trip through the Santa Ynez Valley wine country? Plenty! For one night only, The Nevada City Film Festival and Miners Foundry Cultural Center present the Award winning film “Sideways”, plus a hearty and delicious dinner featuring California cuisine by A Family Affair, 5 tastings of local wines, and live jazz music. “Sideways” will screen in the historic Osborn and Woods hall at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center where state of the art projection and sound will be brought in for the audience’s viewing pleasure. Following the film, enjoy five tastings from vintage cabs and buttery chardonnays by local award-winning foothill wineries. A delicious and hearty meal prepared by A Family Affair will be served in the beautiful Stone Hall.
The menu includes – Pan roasted salmon with braised cajun relish and Nantua Sauce, which it made from lobster, served with Parmesan Mushroom Pilaf and Portabella Ratatouille. Tournedoes – center cut medallions of filet with a Cabernet Sauce, fresh roasted garlic in mashed potatoes with stir-fried carrots with basil. Vegetable Vol-au-vent – Hand made puff pastry shells filled with locally grown stir-fried vegetables with Bleu Cheese Veloute, garlic mash potatoes.
The Sierra Jazz Society will provide a sonic back drop of live jazz music. Doors and wine tasting are at 4:30 p.m., the film begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner and music will follow at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40.00 for Miners Foundry Cultural Center and Magic Lantern Film Society Members, and $50.00 for Non Members. Reservations are due by July 30, 2012. Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Nevada City Box Office (530) 265-5462, or in person at Briar Patch Co-op.