Taste the turkey: Parrish Family Vineyards in Paso Robles will host its first Thanksgiving fundraiser this Nov. 10. Funds go to Must! Charities and the meal includes butternut squash soup and garlic herb crostini; turkey medallions stuffed with wild rice stuffing and rustic garlic gravy; lemon and herb roasted potatoes; mushrooms in brown butter, garlic, and thyme; sautéed greens with white wine and shallots and a seasonal dessert. The meal will be paired with a glass each of the winery's estate sauvignon blanc and award-winning cabernet sauvignon, and additional glasses or bottles will be available for purchase. For more information, go to parrishfamilyvineyard.com ... Downtown Paso Robles will host its popular Elegant Holiday Evening Downtown on Nov. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. This is the perfect night to pick up holiday gifts for friends and family, including artisanal foodie finds and (duh) wine! Also check out carriage rides, "live mannequins" in storefront windows, and lots to nibble on! Learn more at pasoroblesdowntown.org. Δ
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