Camino in the evening. Photo from Facebook.
This sounds like a tasty and interesting one-two punch: ~THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB~ will be hosting a panel discussion called “A Taste of Place” on Monday July 30th, followed by a dinner at ~CAMINO~ on Wednesday August 1st.
The panel on Monday will feature East Bay chefs Daniel Patterson (Coi, Plum, Haven), James Syhabout (Commis, Hawker Fare), Tanya Holland (Brown Sugar Kitchen), and Russell Moore (Camino). What is a “Taste of Place,” you ask? This local panel will be discussing the various factors that make the Bay Area generally, and the East Bay specifically, such a wonderful place to cook, eat, and grow food. Then, two days later, you can actually consume and enjoy the subject matter at Camino, with all the panelists in attendance. Tickets for the dinner are $110 ($100 for Commonwealth Club members), including wine, tax, gratuity, and admission to the panel discussion on Monday. If you only want to attend the panel (and you’ll have to be a professor on a diet to justify that one), those tickets are $22, $12 for members, and only $7 for ID-toting students. The discussion will be Monday July 30th at 6:30pm at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. at 1st St., Lafayette. Dinner at Camino will be Wednesday August 1st at 6:30pm, 3217 Grand Ave. at Santa Clara, Oakland, 510-547-5035.