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Hoffman’s ‘Tavern on the Glen’ serves Santa Cruz Shakespeare fans

Wine, food and friends in the Festival Glen
Wine, food and friends in the Festival Glensteve dibartolomeo

Be among the first patrons of the 2014 inaugural season of the newly formed Santa Cruz Shakespeare, presenting “As You Like It” from July 1 – Aug. 10, and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” from Jul 13 – Aug. 10. Both productions are being staged in the outdoor Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen. To enjoy the full festival experience, come early to socialize and picnic in the lobby or the Glen before the show.

Hoffman’s Bistro

Enjoy fresh foods, desserts, coffee, wine and beer for purchase in the open-air lobby at all the performances. Hoffman’s Bistro is open one and ½ hours before each performance and during intermission.

The menu of sandwiches and salads includes The Merry Wives of Turkey, The Glen, All’s Veggie that Ends Veggie, and Shakespeare’s Salad, each at the cost of $10. There is a good selection of non-alcoholic beverages and desserts.

Santa Cruz wines by-the-glass

“Give me some wine, fill full. I drink to the whole table” – Macbeth

Cinnabar Chardonnay, 2012, $8

Cinnabar Mercury Rising, 2012, $10

Testarossa Cuvee Los Gatos Pinot Noir, 2011, $10

Cuvee Saratoga Rose, $8

Soquel Vineyards Trinity, 2010, $10.

William Shakespeare included many other references to wine in his plays, included in this article.

Full bar offerings

Cocktails – $9

Rum & Coke

Whiskey ginger

Gin & tonic

Vodka soda

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale $6

Pacifico $6

Santa Cruz Ale Works $7

Visit Hoffman’s Downtown at 1102 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz 831-420-0135

Thanks to the generosity of donors and the fiscal sponsorship of Arts Council Santa Cruz County, SCS's summer season is fully funded. The future success of the company rests in the hands of the community. Ticket sales, donations and volunteer help will insure that Santa Cruz Shakespeare will thrive and survive.

By June Smith