Events & Festivals

8th Annual California’s Artisan Cheese Festival

A weekend event: March 21st -23rd!

It’s time to get cheesy, people! This weekend, March 21st-23rd, the 8th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival will be held at the Sheraton in Petaluma, California! Read More

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Dessert for Dinner San Francisco

Hosted by Parallel 37 on February 24th!

This coming Monday evening at Parallel 37 (located in the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco) a few of the Bay Area’s top pastry chefs will be coming together for a one-night event to support an incredible cause! In collaboration with This Bar Saves Lives (TBSL), pastry chefs Andrea Correa (Parallel 37), Cindy Falatic (The Ritz-Carlton, SF), Shawn Gawle (Saison), Joshua Meiseman (Commis and Box & Bells), Stephanie Prida (Manresa) and William Werner (Craftsman and Wolves) will be presenting a six-course Dessert for Dinner affair. Read More

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Bay Area Christmas Dinners

A small, stress-free East and West Bay roundup.

Having to find the perfect gift(s) is enough to make planning a memorable Christmas dinner seem utterly impossible! This year, why fret? We’ve got a roundup of Bay Area eateries that are open to catering Christmas to you! Read More

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Pop-Up at Fast Food Français

2nd pop-up night featuring unique seasonal cocktails!

Two weeks ago, Fast Food Français in Sausalito, CA hosted a pop-up night featuring Brian Felley and Mo Hodges of Encinal Spirits. The two bar aficionados showcased a seasonal menu of six cocktails for guests that paired with a dish or appetizer representative of the restaurants “playful American fast food classics with a hint of French inspiration”. Some of the featured cocktails included the Marin County Cocktail with whiskey, Cognac, dry vermouth, chocolate and grapefruit bitters, garnished with a grapefruit twist; the Pompeii Fizz with gin, lemon, Pamplemousse Liqueur, Lillet Blanc and egg white; and the Marty Sour with barrel aged gin, citrus vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur and orange bitters. Read More

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Inaugural Taste of the Nation East Bay Recap

Apologies for a late-ish post!

Last Sunday, October 20th , at the beautiful Claremont Hotel & Spa in Berkeley, CA, the inaugural Taste of the Nation East Bay  helped fundraise $40k for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign! More than 400 attendees swarmed the intimate event and sampled delicious bites and cocktails from approximately 50 participating restaurants and beverage companies all volunteering for the extraordinary cause. Read More

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La Condesa of St. Helena, CA Gets Cut Throat!

An exciting battle of the chefs event!

If you’re a foodie and a secret lover of reality television (because let’s face it, that’s guilty pleasure at it’s finest), but you still haven’t seen Food Network’s new show, Cutthroat Kitchen… well, you oughta! We’re not kidding when we tell you we’re huge fans ourselves. Great food and a fight to the death (metaphorically speaking) all in one show? It’s all such exciting drama and it has gotten us hooked!

Executive Chef Chris Mortenson of La Condesa in St. Helena, CA recently debuted on the show and the folks of Napa are excited! In celebration, La Condesa will be hosting a one-time viewing party, this Sunday, October 20th starting at 6:30 p.m! Read More

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Inaugural Taste of the Nation East Bay

Delicious bites and sips to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign!

For 25 years, Taste of the Nation has been holding fundraisers in over 40 different cities across the States to help fight childhood hunger. This year, we’re excited to announce that the inaugural Taste of the Nation East Bay will be held on Sunday, October 20th at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, CA! Read More

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HALL Wines Celebrates Release of 2010 “Kathryn Hall” Cabernet Sauvignon

“Les Bon Temps” and a Cajun-styled feast!

We’ve been waiting all summer long and now it’s finally here! This weekend, HALL Wines in St. Helena, CA invites guests to partake in “Les Bon Temps” (The Good Times) for the celebration of the highly anticipated 2010 HALL “Kathryn Hall” Cabernet Sauvignon. Join fellow food and wine enthusiasts on Saturday, September 21st from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for the exclusive premier of Kathryn Hall and get a little Cajun with an all-you-can-eat outdoor crawfish boil!

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Elixir SF Hosts NFL Kickoff Party Pop Up!

Booze, (free) food and football!

Football season is back, and yes, you heard us right… there’s free food involved! Starting at 1 p.m. this Sunday, September 8th, grab your buddies and cruise over to Elixir in San Francisco, CA for kickoff!  Read More

Events & Festivals + Food

Bocanova’s End of Summer Party

An annual fundraiser to support Oakland Fund for the Arts!

To celebrate their fourth birthday and bring in the end of the summer, Bocanova in Oakland, CA will be throwing their annual fundraising dinner event to help support Oakland Fund for the Arts on Thursday, August 29th. Read More

Events & Festivals + Food

La Cocina’s San Francisco Street Food Festival and Night Market

A foodie’s heaven… comes together this weekend!

Once a year the greatest eateries in the Bay Area come together to celebrate the diversity and all around amazing-ness of street food. From Mexican tamales and corn on the cob to pita pockets stuffed with all sorts of melt-in-your-mouth goodness, these incredibly talented cooks and chefs are dishing out their best! Read More

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Celebrate Riesling Wine with a Four-Course Dinner

One night event at Luce Restaurant!

This Thursday, August 15th, join Luce Restaurant in San Francisco, CA for a one night celebration of Rieslings! Chef de Cuisine, Daniel Corey, will be preparing an exclusive four-course menu that will be paired with Rieslings from these renowned wineries: Dr. Loosen, Robert Weil, Maximin Grünhaus (von Schubert) and Fritz Haag.  Read More

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Cochon Heritage Fire Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

A food and wine event celebrating heritage breed animals!

Any excuse for a barbeque and you know we’re in. On Sunday, August 11th, get your forks, knives or just plain ol’ fingers ready and join fellow meat-lovers for Cochon Heritage Fire at Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena, CA for an epic carnivorous feast! Read More

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Bocanova’s “Vinoterica” Wine Club

A wine and salmon fiesta dinner!

Join the folks at Bocanova’s “Vinoterica” Wine Club in Oakland, CA this Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00 p.m. for an evening of wine and salmon! Kick-off this summer season with their five-course, prix fixe menu that will highlight fresh, wild and sustainably harvested Pacific salmon with a Latin flair! Read More

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Wine Riot Hits San Francisco, CA

Take a crash course on vino, by the glass!

Get excited folks! Wine Riot is cruising to San Francisco, CA this Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th! Let’s be honest, sometimes making a trip to the vineyards in Napa can be a little intimidating. Want to learn the ins and outs of wine in a more casual atmosphere? Get your ticket to Wine Riot!

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