Mark your calendar for January 22-31, 2010 for the 11th Annual Crab & Wine Days throughout Mendocino County.
Before Mendocino County was founded in the 1850’s our rugged coastline has been home to generations of fisherman who harvest the bounties of our cold, clear Pacific Ocean. Inhabiting these waters is one of the most vital contributors to the continuing livelihood of these fisherman, the delicious Dungeness Crab.
Join us for the 11th Annual Crab & Wine Days recently listed as one of the top 10 Seafood & Wine Festivals in Coastal Living Magazine. Enjoy winemaker dinners featuring crab dishes, cooking classes, family-style cioppino feeds. With over fifty activities and events there is something for everyone.
The Crab Cake Cook-Off and Wine Tasting Competition is at noon on Saturday, January 23. Mendocino chefs prepare crab cakes to taste with wines specially selected by Mendocino vintners. Food & wine writers choose the best, while you vote for your favorite for the coveted People’s Choice Award. Silent auction & raffle prizes tempt with vacation getaways, collectible art & gift certificates to fine restaurants, shops & theater.
Or maybe enjoy the Mendocino Coast Clinics 11th Annual Cioppino dinner January 22. Mendocino Coast Clinic staff serves hot bowls of cioppino brimming with seafood & crab. Bibs & napkins are plentiful! Mendocino wines & beer from North Coast Brewing Company available. Silent auction & raffle prizes.
Or maybe enjoy a first hand crabbing experience with one of the charter boats out of Noyo Harbor. Enjoy our countrywide tradition of coming together as a community where you will encounter friendly faces, peaceful places and delicious local seafood.