Enjoy the Sunset Celebration Weekend at Cornerstone May 20 & 21
Some people rave about sunrises, but I’ve always preferred sunsets — particularly Sunset magazine, which hosts its second annual celebration weekend May 20-21, 2017, at Cornerstone Sonoma.
When it comes to the western region of the United States, this Time, Inc. owned lifestyle publication is the kingmaker, and the personalities and places featured in the magazine might as well be considered the publication’s courtiers. So when Sunset throws a celebration, the best of the West turn out to take part (and if you’re planning to be in Sonoma, that should necessarily include you).
In addition to being the new home of Sunset's Test Gardens and Outdoor Kitchen, Cornerstone Sonoma is a fabulous wine country marketplace showcasing a collection of world-class shopping, boutique wineries and tasting rooms, artisanal foods, art-inspired gardens, and live music.
On the menu for this year’s celebration weekend is everything from the latest in smart home technology and tours of the Sunset Test Gardens to celebrity chef demonstrations and wine seminars like “Wine List Secrets from the Sommeliers,” which will be held on both days of the event. And, just as with last year’s event, there will be no shortage of star power at the two-day festival of fun.
Picking up where the likes of chef/icon Ludo Lefebvre and Food Network star Ellie Krieger left off last year, the range of celestial stars from the galaxy of epicurean wonder includes James Beard Award winners Douglas Keane (formerly of Cyrus) and Gabriel Rucker (Le Pigeon in Portland, OR);
James Beard Foundation Award nominated cookbook author and food blogger Michelle Tam (Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans); and Food Network personality Chris Cosentino (Cockscomb in San Francisco), among others.
General admission tickets to the event are $35 in advance and $45 at the door. Meanwhile, VIP admission tickets promising access to a VIP entry line, a VIP gift bag, unlimited tastes from wine, beer, and spirit purveyors, a relaxation area with seating, morning coffee service, and bites served in the VIP tent throughout the day, will set you back $125 (which doesn’t sound so bad given all the perks).
Find more fun things to do this summer, or check out what not to miss while visiting Cornerstone Sonoma and the Carneros Region.