Festivals of food

Photo By illustration by mark stivers

Scottish Rite Masonic Center

6151 H St.
Sacramento, CA 95819

(916) 452-5883

The food-festival season is upon us. Within the next few months, the Sacramento area will see such celebrations as SactoMoFo 4, the Roseville BerryFest and this weekend’s Festa di Vino. Hosted by Point West Rotary at the Sacramento Scottish Rite Masonic Center (6151 H Street), the Festa di Vino features music, auctions, and, of course, food and wine.

So far, nearly two dozen local restaurants are on board, and many of them specialize in Italian food, including Café Vinoteca, Mama Suzanna’s Ristorante Italiano and Espanol Italian Restaurant. A number of participating wineries—nearly 30 have signed up—are also local, including Carvalho Family Winery, Clarksburg Wine Company and Sierra Vista Vineyards and Winery. Local cover band, the Q-Balls, will perform a danceable mix of classic rock, and proceeds go to Sierra Forever Families. Tickets cost $45 in advance online or $55 at the door. It happens on Saturday, March 31, 6:30 to 10 p.m.