Stroll through a luxuriously aristocratic European villa lately? Sample cuisine from dozens of world-class chefs? Cleanse your palette enjoying wines from the grapes of select vineyards throughout California?
You might know we are describing our upcoming 40th Annual Wine and Cuisine Tasting gala. This event of the season will again be held at Alverno’s historic Villa in Sierra Madre, Friday evening, February 19th, from 7:00 – 9:30pm.
New to this year’s celebration will be our early bird premier from 6-7pm.
Highlighting this special event will be an oenologist who will cultivate our awareness of fine wines. Special food, premium wines, door prizes, live music, a distinctive badge and early access to our main event will transform you into a bon vivant connoisseur.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, tickets will be available beginning December 15th at: Sierra Madre Public Library, The Bottle Shop, Arnold’s Frontier Hardware, Iris Intrigue, Charcuterie, Savor the Flavor and Sierra Madre Books. They will also be available on line at www.SierraMadreLibraryFriends.org. Tickets are $60 each for the main event. And $80 gets you into the main event AND the early bird premier. Tickets are limited so purchase your tickets early.
All funds raised enable the library to add new acquisitions and additions to collections, support library services and programs, and make improvements to the building and grounds.
The Alverno Villa is a duplicate of the Villa Collazzi located on the outskirts of Florence, Italy. The Villa was built in "pure" Italian Renaissance style in 1922 and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains in the picturesque City of Sierra Madre. It is approximately one and a half miles north of the 210 freeway on Michillinda Avenue.