Dominic Foppoli and Whitney Opperman first crossed paths in a vineyard, becoming friends after learning they each had a family history of winemaking. Their love of fermented grapes eventually sparked the idea of crafting a new line of wines that would satisfy their own standards, those of their family, and those of their friends. By combining the centuries of winemaking knowledge passed down through their families, Dominic and Whitney crafted a collection of zinfandels, pinot noirs, and bordeaux varietals that live up to those standards. While zinfandels are their main production, Dom Whitney Wines also produces a limited amount of pinot grigio.
If everything lines up just right, you might hear the thunder of 240 pins tumbling at Windsor Bowl. True, that's not entirely likely?every day, the 24-lane alley welcomes bowlers of any skill level, whether they?re gathering for a pickup game or participating in one of the men?s, women?s, or junior leagues. Automatic scoring tallies up all your strikes and spares, while optional bumper rails keep balls from rolling into the gutter or off to a safe house where strangers won?t fling them at pins.
Bowling?s not the only thing that draws families to Windsor Bowl. Billiards tables and a large-screen TV await visitors in the lounge. Between there and the caf?, there are plenty of spaces to gather for post-game brews, slices of pizza, or even healthy garden salads.
Dr. Evil was born to a Russian scientist during the height of the plague that stole his mother in 1771. To this day, the immortal Dr. Evil carries on his father’s gruesome experiments—stopping at nothing to find a body that can host his dear mother’s soul, which his father preserved in a metal box.
For this year's new theme, adventurers explore the doctor’s House of Horrors, wandering amid blood-soaked halls that teem with the insane and demonic, including doctors vivisecting their patients, clowns in hastily smeared makeup, and a disgusting man returning from the bathroom without washing his hands. Live actors hiss and scream at the interlopers as they step across uneven flooring, press on through rooms coated in spiderwebs, and twist and turn through fog. Victims too young for the main attraction are invited to the free, kid-friendly fun house.
Sprouting from the remnants of a kosher winery in Green Valley, Cahill Winery expanded production to a variety of traditional reds, whites, dessert wines, and vinegars. The varietals are sourced from regions around California such as the North Coast and the Alexander Valley viticultural areas. German shorthair dogs and livestock welcome guests to the winery, where the Payne family has cultivated an organic garden and struck a champagne well that erupts from deep within the earth.
Signature Service: Cooking classes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Pro Tip: Cooking can be a bit messy, please dress accordingly. Bring your preferred cutlery, if desired.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I hold a French Culinary Degree from Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, and a Master Cake Decorator certificate from Wilton Chicago.
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
We will enjoy many hand-made samples and tastings throughout the day, yet please do not come to class overly hungry.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
My inspiration came from growing up on a small farm with my mom and dad cooking us farm-to-table meals every day. I love food. My passion for cooking for others and creating joy with my food revealed itself while I was a firefighter. I love nurturing people from within. I have learned that good food can be our greatest medicine. Life is delicious, and our food can be as well.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We take pride in cooking and teaching with local, sustainable, seasonal, organic, and healthy foods whenever and wherever possible, while always balancing flavor, nutrition, and the pure enjoyment of eating. My culinary training is vast and well-rounded, from pastries and baking to cuisines from all around the world, from wild to domestic meats to tofu and tempeh. We love catering to specific diets, such as diabetic-friendly, vegan, gluten-free, and more.
Situated along the Lower Russian River, Monte Rio Recreation & Park District supplements trips to the beach or paddling along the water in a rented kayak or canoe. On-site, events are regularly held for the community that include yoga alongside redwoods, historic walks and picnics, or casual meetups for cycling clubs. The park also hosts weddings throughout the year, with indoor and outdoor venues available to accommodate any size ceremony and reception.