Wine & chocolate

Wine, chocolate and appetizers this Friday at Fresno Flats

Tiffany TuellMarch 6, 2013 

Get ready for some appetizers, chocolate and wine tasting at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow night (Friday) at Fresno Flats Historic Village & Park.

The public is invited to indulge in a number of delicacies at March Mingle -- an event hosted by the Sierra Historic Sites Association to kick-off the third season of the Friday at Fresno Flats series. There will be appetizers by Crab Cakes Restaurant, wine tasting by the San Joaquin Valley Wine Company and a variety of chocolates by "From My Garden."

Appetizers will include Crab Cakes' chicken sliders and other party foods.

Wine tasting will include six wines: Moody Press 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon; Moody Press 2009 Zinfandel; Moody Press 2011 Pinot Grigio; Green Eyes 2011 Pink Moscato; Toschi Vineyards 2011 Red Moscato; and SJWC Tru- Temptation Pomegranate Sangria. The pink Moscato was recently the featured wine at the Grammy Awards.

Gil Soto, director of national sales and international business development for Bel-Air Beverages, LLC, said he will also bring a few bottles of his Bel-Air Bellini, a peach nectar infused sparkling wine that was served at the Oscars.

Chocolate lovers can indulge in lavender chocolates by Sandy Schaefer "From My Garden." Four varieties will be available -- lavender dark chocolate, lavender white chocolate, lavender mint dark chocolate and lavender peach white chocolate.

Phyllis Campbell, Fresno Flats publicity director, said the Friday night dinners and programs have become popular events due to great food and interesting speakers and benefit the park through funds raised. Campbell hopes Friday night's March Mingle will not only be enjoyable for the public but will get people interested in becoming members of the Sierra Historic Sites Association. People can come have some wine before they go to the 7:30 p.m. Met Cinema grand opening."

"We do need more members and people need to know about us," Campbell said. "It (becoming a member) is a wonderful way to give back to the community. We are not a service club, we are a history museum. Every dime we make goes to maintaining these old, historical buildings."

The event will take place in the Cunningham School at Fresno Flats located on School Road (427). Tickets cost $10.

Details: (559) 658-2019.

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