There were more films, more feasting and all around gustatory bad behavior on my part at this years' Sonoma International Film Festival. I am trying, trying I tell you, to not put anything that is not on film into my mouth as I rove the Backlot Big White Tent between shows. It is also not helping that Ben and Jerrys' is giving out free ice cream cones to all Festival participants. These people are trying to kill me!
The afternoon found us buzzing like large locusts around the food tent and the table of our new best friend Harvey of Harveys' Gourmet Donuts. Here is Alan trying to extract the last of the donuts from his paper cone of insane goodness.
I am now a member of Harveys' Facebook Fanpage. Shout outs to Harvey and check him out!
Of course before we could enjoy our donuts we had to eat lunch. Wild Thyme was one of the booths we hit, for their baby back ribs.
Sebastiani Winery and a reception for the Filmmakers and Festival Staff.
The Barrel Room was dim and the pictures were the best we could get considering we were surrounded by towering gigantic vats of aging wine and thick stone walls.
Some of the party moved out into the winery gardens where the light was a whole lot better.
Here I go scurrying along the cloister in my shawl looking for sunshine. It was chilly in the Barrel Room.
I feel that I need to add here that I am someone who eats my main meal in the middle of the day every day, European style. I do not eat dinner unless we are having guests and rarely eat after 6 in the evening. One meal fills me up, so all this feasting is hard hard work. Feel sorry for me now? Sure you do. Not.
The evenings' Main Event was an extraordinary documentary film The Singularity is Near made by futurist Ray Kurzweil one of the pioneers in the field of AI . The film described how we are rapidly approaching the moment of singularity where we will still be human but post biological. Meanwhile the still biological parts were wondering what food was next and where we would find it.
It was at a party for Dr. Kurzweil in the private dining room of The El Dorado Kitchen in the El Dorado Hotel, known around town as the EDK and one of our favorite Sonoma restaurants.