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A La Carte: Grilling and wine-tasting along Westside Road

The Westside Road Wineries Association's second annual Battle of the Grill competition will heat up from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the five participating wineries along Westside Road in Healdsburg.

Each winery will team up with a local chef to create a unique food-and-wine pairing, using a grill to cook the food. Guests can visit each winery to sample the pairing and vote for their favorite.

Participating wineries include Mill Creek Vineyards and Winery, VML Winery, HKG Estate Wines - Hop Kiln Vineyards, Thomas George Estates and Geyser Peak Winery.

Tickets are $70, $40 for designated drivers. To reserve, go to westsideroadwineries.com.

SANTA ROSA: Take tea at Luther Burbank

The Luther Burbank Home & Gardens will hold an afternoon tea at 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Memorial Garden.

The afternoon includes a wine reception, afternoon tea, silent auction, hat contest and table decoration contest. Free home tours will be offered at 2 and 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $50, with proceeds going to preserve the historic home and gardens of world-famous horticulturist Luther Burbank. To reserve, call 524-5445. 204 Santa Rosa Ave. lutherburbank.org.

GUERNEVILLE: New seafood restaurant comes to town

Seaside Metal oyster bar opened this spring in the former Hemp & Chocolate space at 16222 Main St., Guerneville.

Chef Mike Selvera, of Bar Crudo in San Francisco, and his twin brother, Tim Selvera, have created a smaller version of the San Francisco seafood restaurant with a menu that ranges from a cream-based Seafood Chowder, made with fresh fish, mussels, squid and shrimp, to playful versions of crudos (raw seafood dishes.)

“That's what we're known for down in the city,” said Sofia Laurin, general manager of Bar Crudo, who is helping out at Seaside Metal. “Our Arctic char has horseradish, creme fraiche, wasabi and dill. We do yellowtail with lemon curd and shallots and micro-basil.”

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