Food & Drink

Taste of Merced County and Beyond: Easter in Coulterville

CHOWCHILLA -- The NMCHC pancake breakfast will fall on Easter Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m. at Coulterville's Old Schoolhouse.

Bring the entire family to enjoy breakfast, for a cost of $5 for adults, $3 for children or $15 for a family of four, two adults and two children.

The Coulterville Community Club's free annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Coulterville Park at 11 a.m.

For more information, call (209) 878-3015.


Enchiladas and raffle

The La Grange Rebekah Lodge No. 323 will host its enchilada dinner and raffle from 5 to 8 p.m. on April 18 at the La Grange Odd Fellows Hall.

The raffle prize is a 1910-S $5 Indian Head Gold Piece. Cost of dinner is $8 for two enchiladas, beans, salad, chips and salsa, dessert and drink.

For more information, call (209) 521-5297, (209) 853-2027 or (209) 853-2082. Tickets will be available at the door.


Wine tasting

The 33rd annual Columbia wine tasting will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 19 at the Columbia State Historic Park.

Tickets are $45 each and proceeds will go toward scholarships for culinary students and purchases of essential program materials and equipment.

For more information, call (209) 588-5089 or go to


Wine, cheese tasting

The seventh annual wine and cheese tasting event will be held on April 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Livingston VFW Hall, 1605 Seventh St. Tickets are $30 each and there will be a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Court Theater restoration.

For more information, call (209) 394-7456 or e-mail


Dinner with Mom

There will be a Mother's Day dinner and dance from 6 p.m. to midnight on May 9 at Club Mercedes, 569 W. Ninth St.

Cost is $20 per person and includes a New York steak dinner, and dancing to Los Amigos and DJ Joe Macias. You must be 21 or older and no tickets will be sold at the door.

For more information, call (209) 628-9290, (209) 777-0475 or (209) 769-8504.


Farmers markets

The Central Valley Farmers Market is open year-round, rain or shine, every Saturday at the Merced Flea Market at G Street and Childs Avenue and on Thursdays and Sundays at the Atwater Flea Market, 2877 Atwater Blvd.

Both markets are open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and they now accept food stamps.

To get your information in the Taste column, send it to Carol Reiter at or fax to (209) 385-2460. There is no charge for events, but information must be received two weeks in advance.