The Taste of Dunsmuir progressive dinner has been scheduled for April 12 with three seatings at 4:30, 5:15 and 6 p.m. in downtown Dunsmuir.
Sengthong’s Blue Sky Room, Cornerstone Bakery and Cafe, Dunsmuir Brewery, Cafe Maddalena and the Brown Trout Cafe will offer a sampling of their best fare, artistically presented and accompanied with a glass of libation.
Allison Scull and Victor Martin will charm with their magnetic, warm and lively acoustic sound at the Brown Trout.
Tickets are $65 each, available at the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce, 5915 Dunsmuir Avenue, 235-2177. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the Dunsmuir Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce.
The event begins with Senthong’s Blue Sky Room on Dunsmuir Avenue, known for her style of Southeast Asian cuisine as well as musical entertainment in an intimate setting.
Don Phelps and Senthong are offering Vietnamese chicken summer rolls, crispy golden fried tofu egg rolls, and tapioca dessert with wine.
Next, guests will stroll down the street to the Cornerstone Cafe. The Cornerstone serves high quality food using simple technique and healthy ingredients in a comfortably upscale yet homey environment.
Janet and Ed Stair stimulate the palate with a spinach salad with warm bacon dressing, poached egg with homemade garlic croutons and red or white wine.
The newly opened Dunsmuir Brewery Works is next. Formerly R&S Towing, it is remodeled and looking to build its reputation on pub fare and micro brews. Here, David Clarno and Aaron Greener offer flavors of beer braised and smoked bratwurst with their own red onion chutney served with warm herbed potato salad and a micro brew.
Participants next arrive at Cafe Maddalena. The freshly prepared Mediterranean dishes delight the senses, the wines complement the cuisine, and the ambiance and service are warm and inviting.
Brett and Nancy LaMott will serve roast tenderloin of beef with a tempranillo sauce, saffron potatoes, pequillo pepper and asparagus. They will pour Bodegas Juan Gil — a Spanish wine from Jumilla.
Where to end up but a coffeehouse? The Brown Trout Cafe and Gallery is “like a Berkeley cafe with an Alpine view.” With its brick wall-wood floor-high red ceiling enviro, it is a relaxing end with a gourmet dessert collection in mini sizes so you get to sample them all — cinnamon delights, chocolate fountain and strawberry tree, puff pastries, cheesecake, quiche and Port wine.
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