Food Samplers

Love Never Tasted So Good

Food SamplersThis Valentine’s Day, the largest competition of American wines in the world will be featuring a wonderful wine and food experience at its annual Public Tasting, taking place from 1:30-5:00pm at Fort Mason Center. Featured at this event will be a sampling of hand crafted creations from premier artisan food purveyors, which will include award winning artisan breads, savory meats, exotic oils, hand crafted cheeses, delicious desserts, exotic chocolates and truffles, sumptuous sauces, and other exquisite delicacies. Naked ChorizoThis year the Naked Chorizo food truck will arrive early and start offering food at 10:30 am for vendors and wineries.

Regional gourmet website, specializing in specialty foods and beverages, has arranged for many of its partners to provide, and sell, their exclusive fare. Pedemonte Catering will also be on hand preparing mouthwatering morsels utilizing the finest quality ingredients.  So go ahead and indulge…we won’t tell!
Online showcase featuring the best gourmet specialty food and beverage producers in the Golden State. An easy and enjoyable way to find out what’s good, who’s making it and where to find it. The following partners will sample at this years event, and starred companies will have products for sale.

Bella Chi-Cha*
Bella Chi-Cha’s creamy tortas are inspired by Sicily’s sun-kissed apricots and figs and Naples’s subtle cheeses. They are made in Santa Cruz and locally distributed.

CC Made*
Irresistible caramels and caramel corn. New: amazing caramel sauces that deserve to be eaten straight out of the jar.

Cypress Grove*
Maker of original goat milk cheeses since 1983. Best-sellers include Humboldt Fog, Truffle Tremor, and Midnight Moon.

D’Vine Crush*
Delicious Crush Bars, Bites and Crumbles made from repurposed varietal grape crush. Helping to reduce the wine industry’s carbon footprint one snack at a time.

Genuine Grub
San Francisco Bay Area food company that creates bold, exciting, fermented and probiotic foods, using only fresh, natural ingredients – and no additives or preservatives.

Hey Boo*
Award winning, all natural, coconut jams and caramels that are slow-cooked in small batches until they reach mouth-watering consistency. Made in San Francisco.

Hottie Biscotti*
Handmade delights made with local California almonds to create unique and exciting flavors.

Judy’s Breadsticks, aka Lovesticks
Lovesticks, Whole Grain Twigs, Country Crackers, and Somewhat Seedy Garlicky Bites are handmade in Marin with organic grains. Fabulous with wine.

La Tourangelle*
Artisan oils handcrafted in La Tourangelle’s California mill in the spirit of the traditional oil-making methods they developed 150 years ago in France.

Marlo’s Bakeshop*
Our specialty is unique and addictive soft-baked biscotti made from a secret family recipe. Handcrafted cookies baked exclusively with premium, non-GMO ingredients.

Qancha by Nazqiz
A unique, delicious snack made in California from Peruvian heirloom corn that is simply air-toasted and coated with avocado oil and sea salt.

A fresh take on a favorite Brazilian snack, P*DE*Q are small, baked rolls that are naturally gluten-free. The 5 flavors are wholesome and addictive.

Shelley’s Biscotti*
Ultra crunchy Hazelnut, Pistachio & Dark Chocolate Biscotti is amazing with a Meritage. Try Gluten Free Cornmeal Cranberry Biscotti with a crisp glass of Riesling.

Stella Cadente
Top quality Northern California artisan olives oils since 1999, such as gold medal Rosemary or Basil, or their newest Everyday Extra Virgin.

Toffee Talk*
So good it starts conversations! Artisan, award-winning almond toffee hand-made in small batches. Perfect texture and crunch. All natural ingredients and gluten-free.

Valley Fig*
Four spectacular new Orchard Choice California Fig Spreads—Organic Mission, Balsamic Pepper, California Orange, and Port Wine—join a full line of California Fig products.

Valley Lahvosh
Crackerbread and Flatbread, traditional light color with a bubbly texture. Pure and healthy. Low sodium, no cholesterol, zero trans fats. Perfect with cheese and wine.

Wild Planet
100% sustainably caught Pacific Sardines & White Anchovies — a “Best Choice” for sustainability according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program.

Wonky Kitchen
With a dash of whimsy and a pinch of spice, a girl’s experiments with food result in healthful, delightful Kale Snacks, Activated Almonds, Nut Clusters, and Vegetable Wafers.

Zena’s SASS, Original & Hott!*
Gluten-free, vegan, low-glycemic Almond-Sesame and Peanut Sesame sauces. Deep, smooth and rich, with a sweet-tart-salty balance and a little sassy zing.


* These companies have products for sale.