Gear Up for Outside Lands with Summer Pairings Series


The Nombe interior. Yelp photo by Claudine C.

If you just can’t wait for Outside Lands, which is coming to the city August 9th-11th, you’re in luck. You can catch one of the Summer Pairings series between now and the festival, which pair music, food, and wine together, albeit on a smaller scale than at the main event later this summer. First up is an afternoon at Longmeadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead in St. Helena on Sunday July 14th at 2pm. The Easy Leaves and Langhorne Slim & The Law will be performing live, and you can tour the ranch and enjoy their wines. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door, and include one wine tasting. 738 Main St. at Charter Oak, St. Helena, 707-963-4555.

Then, on Sunday July 21st, catch a sake and food pairing party at ~NOMBE~ along with “Ode to Sir Paul” (as in McCartney, the festival’s headliner) karaoke. The four-part menu includes pork belly, Japanese fried chicken, and a ramen burger (hint: the bun is made of ramen noodles), all paired with Oregon’s Momokawa Saké, which will be one of the vendors at Wine Lands. The event starts at 6:30pm and costs $40 per person; reservations can be made by calling Nombe at 415-681-7150.

On Sunday August 4th, there will be a final event in the lead-up to the festival, with ~MAGNOLIA BREWERY~ and ~NAMU GAJI~. Details will be released soon!