Remember that one time – you know, that one time you thought “I don’t need to make plans or reservations for Valentine’s Day and it all worked out”? Right – SAID NO ONE EVER. Here’s a short round up of where to take your sweetie with time to make some rezzies.
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!
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.
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.
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!