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August 2010

August 17, 2010

Explore the girl & the fig’s New Website!

We are excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website for the girl & the fig, the fig cafe, ESTATE, the girl & the fig CATERS!, the figstore, and all of your favorite extra fig treats plus some new ones!
Take some time to explore our new look, and let us know what you think!

the girl & the fig / the fig cafe / ESTATE / the girl & the fig CATERS!figstore

Sorry, iPhone and iPad users.  You won’t be able to view our new page, but you can download our new iPhone App instead for the same information and some extras!
Chocolate & Coffee

coffee & chocolate. $40

Two oversized coffee mugs, 1/2 pound of Graffeo DARK coffee (whole beans) and a 4 x 8 ” DECADENT chocolate brownie, made in our kitchens.  YUM!  This is a perfect gift (or indulgence!) for a chocolate lover.  Our decadent chocolate brownie goes perfectly with some Graffeo coffee – our favorite!  Look for this item and a la carte logo mugs in our gifts section.

Market Tote

market tote. $20

Natural canvas, printed on one side, washable. Perfect for the farmer’s market or the beach.  We are in love with this new logo market tote!  Keep an eye out for new logo t-shirts and apparel for both the girl & the fig and ESTATE – coming soon!  Look for this item in our apparel and gifts sections.
fig Leaflet: Words & Images

A Call for Entries from the girl & the fig

Have you heard about our latest project and contest?  We are really excited to see how the fig inspires you, and we’ve already received some really great entries!

Here’s the scoop:

In celebration of our upcoming 14th anniversary in August, the girl & the fig is launching what we hope to be a long term collaboration with you – our customers, friends, fans, and fellow fig lovers!  fig leaflet: words and images (working title) is the first volume in what we hope to be an annual fig-related publication with 100% of the profit donated to charities.  And, we want you to be involved!

For the first volume, we are asking for your submissions of art, poetry, stories, photography, etc. Submissions must be G-rated, fig related and completely original works.  Please see our submission guidelines for complete details on how to submit your entries.

on Facebook.  Even if you don’t win a prize, all entrants whose work is selected to be published will receive a free copy of the book.

We’re excited to see your entries, and we’d love for you to be a part of our latest project!

The best part?  Prizes! A jury panel will choose the top three entries by blind selection to receive aGrand Prize for first place and additional prizes for the first and second runners up.  We’ll also have aPeople’s Choice Award that will be decided by our fans.

Submission Guidlines & Entry Form

Green Tomatoes

The Farm Project: Small Plate Tomato Dinner

These tomatoes are still a little green, but by mid-September we should have plenty of red, ripe and sweet tomatoes from our gardens to use for our Small Plate Tomato Dinner on September 16th.

You’re invited to join us for this truly unique dinner that will focus on our upcoming tomato harvest.  You’ll be able to visit the farm at Imagery Family Winery and talk to Colby about biodynamic farming while sipping on wines from

Benziger Winery and tasting small bites from the girl & the fig. Dinner will be served al fresco at ESTATE with specialty cocktails, wines from Benziger and Imagery and delicious recipes that utilize our farm fresh produce to create the perfect meal.  For reservations: 707.933.3663


Join Sondra on a Silversea Cruise!

May 16 – 24, 2011

Join Sondra in Italy, Malta and Greece next year aboard Silversea’s elegant Silver Wind.

This is a one in a lifetime chance to experience great food and wine with new friends in a spectacular setting.

It’s not too soon to plan for a great trip to the gorgeous, lush Mediterranean!

* All staterooms are oceanview suites *
* Open seat dining, when & with whom you wish *
* Intimate elegant ships, only 298 guests *
* All gratuities included, none expected *
* Private pairings and demonstrations *
* Exclusive dinners and receptions *

For more information and to reserve your suite:

Michael Mastrocola’s Millennium


What: Epcot Internation Food & Wine Festival
When: Friday, October 1st to Sunday, November 14th
Where: Walt Disney World, Florida
How: We are thrilled to have been invited back to this truly unique and exciting annual event!  JoinSondra and Chef John Toulze in Celebrating Family & Friends in the Kitchen on October 1st from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for a cooking demonstration and three course lunch with wine pairing.  OnOctober 2nd you’ll also find Sondra and John at Party for the Senses, an incredible tasting experience!

Upcoming Events

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend
Friday, September 3rd to Sunday, September 5th
Sonoma County

Heirloom Tomato Festival
Saturday, September 11th
Kendall Jackson Winery

Small Plate Tomato Dinner
Thursday, September 16th

Epcot Food & Wine Festival
Friday, October 1st to Sunday, November 14th
Walt Disney World, Florida

July’s Fig Memories

Captured Moments
Love of the Land

News Bites
The Farm Project: Blog
SF Gate: Taste of Sonoma
Four Seasons Magazine: Sonoma Sojourn
Smart Blog: From Chef to Sharecropper

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