By Julie Cader
Julie is Finance & Administration Manager for the California Rice Commission, and a big proponent of trying new recipes- especially if they feature California rice.
This was worth taking a Friday afternoon off from work. A wine tasting and food pairing presented by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce at The Ridge Golf Club and Events Center. Local wineries from Auburn including Mt. Vernon, Lone Buffalo, Fawnridge, and Vina Castellano showcased their delightful wines with food pairings from local restaurants including Latitude, Bootleggers, Monkey Cat and The Ridge.
I was especially impressed with sous chef Tim Koltun’s presentation of Arancini di Riso, using California Arborio rice, a short-grain type of rice. These little “oranges of rice” were yummy balls of risotto, coated with breadcrumbs. What a wonderful treat and a great way to end a hectic week.
After a few tastes of wine and some amazing food, I even considered playing a round or two! Now where did I put those clubs…