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Posted by on May 18, 2016 in A Taste of Camarillo, TOC Blog | 0 comments

Festival and Gala Entertainment!

Festival and Gala Entertainment!

Once again, the Meadowlark Service League has another entertaining gala and festival planned at the Adolfo Camarillo Ranch this year! Their Country Western theme will include some pickin’ and grinnin’ with a Hoedown in the Red Barn on Saturday night and will continue during the Sunday festival with an old west motif at the “Meadowlark Ranch.” Wine Auction Gala emcee and guest auctioneer KHAY DJ Rick Marino will keep the program moving after dinner with a live auction that features unique wines, wine and gourmet dining experiences, and travel packages. Rick will also introduce Alive & Pickin’ who will perform old time classics and some new songs for the hoedown dance floor. The band members include Judy Gobble (vocals and guitar), Todd Johnson (vocals, accordion, bass, and mandolin), Sam Baton (vocals, guitar, and bass), Scott Jacobs (vocals, guitar, bass, and banjo) and Steve Moder (percussion). Their songbook is an eclectic collection of easy listening, acoustic-based music, from sixties classics to some of today’s most popular artists. Each member of...

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Posted by on May 11, 2016 in A Taste of Camarillo, TOC Blog | 0 comments

Four Festival Accessories You Need to Know About

Four Festival Accessories You Need to Know About

It’s May, and soon June will be here. What does that mean? It means Summer, and Summer means wine, beer, tequila and food festivals! If you’ve attended these festivals before, you probably have accumulated a number of plates and keepsake glasses, cups or shot glasses from the events. For those unfamiliar, your ticket purchase to the festivals typically include these items. For all you “professional” festival goers, here are four accessories you should consider bringing to this year’s round of festivals to take your wine, beer, tequila or food tastings to the next level! via Amazon.com Wine Glass Holder Necklace How do you juggle holding a plate of food, eating and finishing your wine so you can move on to the next tasting? A wine glass holder necklace (also called a lanyard) will give you the freedom to enjoy your food while moving around to socialize with friends, winemakers and chefs with the peace of mind that your wine glass isn’t going to be left behind, fall and break,...

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Posted by on May 3, 2016 in A Taste of Camarillo, TOC Blog | 0 comments

Country Western Theme This Year! (2016)

Country Western Theme This Year! (2016)

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys! But if they are feeling a little bit country, a little bit western, and looking for a hoedown, you’d better send them to the Wine Auction Gala and A Taste of Camarillo Wine, Brew & Food Festival. The Meadowlark Service League began the year with a Country Western theme for the charity tennis tournament and it is continuing this theme at these events in July and concluding the theme with the popular home tour in December. For those who have been to the last few festivals you might recall the 2014 theme that was “The British are Coming!” with the Beatles tribute band, a Queen look-alike, Cooper Minis and streets renamed Abbey Road and Penny Lane. In 2015 the year-long theme was “Celebrating Our Troops,” which honored all of the Armed Services. The throwback to earlier times featured a Bob Hope impersonator and musical acts that covered Frank Sinatra songs and other vintage tunes. This new country western theme...

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Posted by on May 1, 2016 in A Taste of Camarillo, TOC Blog | 0 comments

Meadowlark Service League Announces A Taste of Camarillo 2016

Meadowlark Service League Announces A Taste of Camarillo 2016

Press Release Camarillo, CA, April 30, 2016 – The Meadowlark Service League is proud to announce the 29th Annual “A Taste of Camarillo” (ATOC). The event will take place during the last weekend of July and will include a Wine Auction Gala and the popular Wine, Brew & Food Festival. Guests will enjoy a fun-filled weekend while getting into the spirit of the event’s country western theme. Proceeds from the event will be donated to over 30 local charities and fund college scholarships. A Taste of Camarillo Wine & Food Festival, the longest running wine and food festival in Ventura County, will offer an entertaining afternoon to sample fine wines, craft beers, and gourmet food. Held on the grounds of the historic Adolfo Camarillo Ranch, guests are highly encouraged to put on their cowboy boots and hats as the Camarillo Ranch is transformed overnight into the “Meadowlark Ranch” during the time of the Old West. Guests will enjoy live performances by the popular band, Caught Red Handed, while boot...

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Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in A Taste of Camarillo, TOC Blog | 0 comments

2015 Taste of Camarillo, Wine, Brew & Food Festival

GALA DINNER FOOD & WINE Food and wine for the Saturday Wine Auction Gala will be provided by local businesses Command Performance Catering Group of Moorpark and Herzog Wine Cellars of Oxnard, the official festival winery this year. The complete Dinner Menu will be available at the Gala, but a quick preview of it looks very good! Hors D’oeuvres to match the Celebrating Our Troops theme will include GI-grilled Chicken Sausage Skewers, Retro Bread Baskets and a Salad will be served with dinner, and a choice of Filet Mignon, Broiled Chicken Breast, a Vegetarian Plate with Lasagna Rolls, or a Vegan Plate featuring Quinoa with Vegetables will be available as part of the served dinner. And for those who save room, dessert choices will include an Old Fashioned Apple Pie and plates of Petite Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Brownies! All of this scrumptious food will be complemented by Herzog Wine Cellars selections of both white and red wines. The featured wines to be poured include: 2014 Baron Herzog Sauvignon...

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Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in A Taste of Camarillo, TOC Blog | 0 comments

Finding Fantastic Food at Taste of Camarillo, Wine, Brew & Food Festival 2015

Finding Fantastic Food at Taste of Camarillo, Wine, Brew & Food Festival 2015

In addition to fine wine and great brews A Taste Of Camarillo welcomes back a large group of local eateries in 2015. These restaurants, caterers, brewpubs, stores and specialty shops range from small to large establishments with local to nationwide representation. The following list includes a some background and details about the types of dishes they might have available at A Taste Of Camarillo. And you might want to keep this post handy in case you want to visit them again after you sample their food at our event. Adolfo Grill and Daily Bar Owners of the newly located Adolfo Grill on Daily Drive, Tori and Tom Dann, offer California cuisine and local produce. They are connecting people in the Camarillo, Ventura, and Oxnard areas just as their namesake, Adolfo Camarillo, did. For more about their restaurant check the restaurant review in the Camarillo Acorn. All Things Tea The Camarillo tea house began out of an interest and love for good tea! Donna Kashola, a Certified Tea Specialist, is...

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