Press Release: 06/16/2013

Walk in the Wild - An Epicurean Escapade!

Contact:
Nicky Mora, Senior Manager, Marketing/PR
(510) 632-9525 x130
nmora@oaklandzoo.org

Oakland, CA June 16, 2013

Oakland Zoo's 21st Annual Fundraiser, Walk in the Wild is on June 22, 2013, from 5:00pm – 10:00pm. Now in its twenty-first year, Walk in the Wild - An Epicurean Escapade! is one of the Bay Area's premier fundraising events. More than 100 restaurants, caterers, bakeries, wineries, and breweries will be onsite at Oakland Zoo – offering scrumptious samples of the San Francisco Bay Area's finest epicurean offerings (see vendor and libations list below). With each reservation, guests will receive a commemorative wine glass and butler tray to partake in superb culinary cuisine paired with fine wine, beer, and specialty drinks.

Reservation prices start at $150 per person. This adult-only engagement supports Oakland Zoo's conservation, education, and animal enrichment programs. Please visit our Walk in the Wild page for more information or to make reservations. You may also contact the Zoo directly at (510) 632-9525 ext 154. Due to the service of alcohol, all guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Evening Activities:
5:00pm – 8:00pm: Wine and Dine your way on a walking safari throughout Oakland Zoo filled with great company, animals, and live entertainment. This year's performers include music inspired from Mexico and the Caribbean as well as a trio of guitars, and an African Duo, creating an eclectic variety of sounds for guests to enjoy.

Animals on the "must see" list include three baby otters, a baby baboon named Mocha, two new Arabian camels (brother and sister), and a new exhibit, "Animales de los Arboles," featuring two species of coati and cotton-top tamarin. Experience Zoo views from above by taking relaxing rides on the Skyride or the Outback Express Adventure train.

8:00pm – 10:00pm: Dancing & Dessert at sunset. Celebrate into the evening hours with live music, dancing, and delightful desserts. New this year, the sought after party band, Take 2 (TK2) will be performing in the café courtyard. This dynamic 7-piece band covers chart toppers in Rock, Country, Hip Hop, R&B, and Pop.

Vendors and Libations:
21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco
Aidells Sausage Company, San Leandro
Ale Industries, Concord
Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Boonville
Barbacoa, Orinda
Barbara Llewellyn Catering, Oakland
Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Modesto
Bay Area Beverage Company, Richmond
Bear Republic Brewing Company, Healdsburg
Bison Brewing Company, Berkeley
Bordenave's, San Rafael
Buffalo Bill’s Brewery, Hayward
Calicraft Brewing Company, Walnut Creek
Concannon Vineyard, Livermore
Dashe Cellars, Oakland
Dickson Napa Ranch, Napa
Drake's Brewing Company, San Leandro
Earth Café Living Foods, Laguna Niguel
Eat Drink Be Merry Catering Co., Walnut Creek
E.J. Phair Brewery & Alehouse, Concord
El Agavero Restaurant, Oakland
Elliston Vineyards, Sunol
Englander Sports Pub & Restaurant, San Leandro
Faz Restaurants, Pleasanton
Fentons Creamery, Oakland
Fenestra Winery, Livermore
Fentons Creamery, Oakland
Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles
Fiscalini Cheese Company, Modesto
Forge Pizza, Oakland
Gelateria Naia, Hercules
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, San Leandro
Guadalajara Restaurant, Oakland
Holly's Mandarin, Oakland
Home of Chicken and Waffles, Oakland
Honest Tea, Bethesda, MD
Hopper Creek Winery, Yountville
Hopscotch, Oakland
Horatio's, San Leandro
Irish Monkey Cellars, Oakland
Italian Colors Ristorante, Oakland
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, San Jose
JC Cellars, Oakland
Just Desserts, Oakland
Kinder's Meat & Catering, Walnut Creek
La Rochelle Winery, Livermore
La Bocca Fina Catering, Oakland Ladyfingers Bakery, Oakland
Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma
Lava Pit Hawaiian Company, Orinda
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, Chippewa Falls, WI
Linden Street Brewery
Little Valley Winery, Sunol
Market Smart Inc., Pleasanton
Masse's Pastries, Berkeley
Mercy Vineyards, Pebble Beach
Mill Creek Vineyards & Winery, Healdsburg
Mimi McCurry’s Chimichurri Sauce, San Rafael
Montibella Sausage Company, Orinda
Mr. Dewie's Frozen Desserts, Oakland
Murrieta's Well Winery, Livermore
New Belgium Brewing Company
Nothing Bundt Cakes, Walnut Creek
Numi Organic Tea, Oakland
Oakland Zoo Island Café, Oakland
Old Towne Danville Bakery, Danville
Oliveto Café & Restaurant, Oakland
Ozumo Restaurant, Oakland
Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland
Pican, Oakland
Pizza Antica, Lafayette
Play Café, Oakland
Pyramid Breweries, Walnut Creek
Redd's Apple Ale, Albany, GA
Retzlaff Vineyards, Livermore
Rock Wall Wine Company, Alameda
Roland Rosario Cellars, Oakland
Rosenblum Cellars, Alameda
S. Martinelli & Company - Watsonville
Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar Jack London Square, Oakland
Sorella Di Zza's, Oakland
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico
Skates on the Bay, Berkeley
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, San Francisco
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Santa Rosa
Stein Family Wines/Just Joshin Wines, San Francisco
The Steven Kent Winery, Livermore
Swiss Delices Bakery, Castro Valley
Sysco, San Francisco
Table 24, Orinda
Tacos El Novillo, Oakland
Tacos Guadalajara Taco Truck, Oakland
Tamas Estates, Livermore
The Terrace Room at Lake Merritt Hotel, Oakland
Trader Joe's Rockridge, Oakland
Triple Rock Brewing Co., Berkeley
Trumer Brauerei, Berkeley
Urban Legand Cellars, Oakland
Vermont Hard Cider Company- Strongbow Cider, Middlebury, VT
Vermont Hard Cider Company- Woodchuck Draft Cider, Middlebury, VT
Vermont Hard Cider Company- Wyder’s Pear Cider, Middlebury, VT
Weibel Family Vineyards and Winery, Lodi
Wente Vineyards, Livermore
Westover Winery, Castro Valley
Wood Tavern, Oakland
World Ground Café, Oakland

ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO:

The Bay Area's award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid's activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks.


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