~ACQUERELLO~ is turning 25 this July (!), and is hosting six guest chefs in the coming months, all alumni of its kitchen (you can read the full lineup of guest chefs here). The first dinner is on Tuesday June 3rd, with Liza Shaw of Merigan Sub Shop, pastry chef Tim Nugent of the soon-to-open Shakewell Bar & Kitchen in Oakland, and Michael Shwe of Proof Baking. The nine-course prix-fixe dinner is $125 and an additional $75 with paired wines, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Ten percent of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the local nonprofit New Door Ventures.
Local baker Josey Baker has a new book out, Josey Baker Bread, and he’s got a special event coming up to celebrate. On Friday June 6th, join him and Charlie Hallowell at ~PENROSE~, where they’ll be cooking a special menu using Josey’s recipes and stone-ground whole grains. The event will go from 5:30pm-10:30pm, and books will also be available for purchase. No reservations necessary. 3311 Grand Ave. at Elwood, Oakland, 510-444-1649.