April 2006

  • A Taste of Sicily - I took a cooking class a month ago with Rosetta Costantino, and I gotta tell ya, she is one heck of a Calabrese pasta-making powerhouse. She has some great classes coming up, like "A Taste of Sicily," where you'll learn...
  • Oliveto - Okay, I am totally going to this wine dinner on Wednesday, and I think there's a little space left so you can too. Here are some highlights from the press release: The esteemed Chianti Classico producer, Emanuela Stucchi-Prinetti of Badia...
  • Commonwealth Club at The Ferry Building Marketplace - Photo courtesy of Ferry Building MarketplaceNext week, on Thursday April 27, there will be another Commonwealth Club talk at the Ferry Building as part of their Bay Gourmet series, called "Tasting with Our Eyes: The Art of the Cookbook." There...
  • Gourmet Dating - Hello singles with good taste—it's time to potentially meet your next hottie while chopping up some spicy tomatillo salsa. ¡Sabrocito! ~GOURMET DATING~ is the latest from Parties That Cook, and is an upscale culinary event where singles learn cooking techniques,...
  • Dining Out for Life - A good friend of mine just alerted me that ~DINING OUT FOR LIFE~ is at the end of this month, an annual fundraising event supporting the Stop AIDS Project. Through the generosity of participating restaurants and diners, the Stop AIDS...
  • Meals on Wheels Gala - One of the Bay Area's coolest non-profits, Meals on Wheels, is known for delivering food to homebound seniors, and is holding their 19th annual ~STAR CHEFS AND VINTNERS GALA~ on Sunday, May 21, 2006. (Last year they delivered over 640,000...
  • bacar - Calling all oenophiles: on Sunday, April 23, bacar will host internationally renowned wine writer, Hugh Johnson. Bacar will be holding a five-course dinner paired with wines to celebrate Hugh's autobiography, "A Life Uncorked." Books will be on sale that evening...
  • Fifth Floor/Lounge on Five - You'd think I was a boozehound with all these wine events. (Well, now you know.) The sommelier at Fifth Floor, Emily Wines (I know, that last name is just ridiculous—like, how does that happen?) is introducing a public version of...

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