January 2007

  • Food from the Heart at the Ferry Building - ~FOOD FROM THE HEART~ at the Ferry Building Marketplace kicks off on Friday, February 9th with a benefit for Slow Food. Serenade your senses with a stroll down the Nave and take in local flavors, wines, tango and music. The...
  • Mardi Gras Party at Town Hall - Town Hall announces its ~FOURTH ANNUAL FAT TUESDAY PARTY~. Guests are encouraged to don masquerade masks for the New Orleans-style party. A percentage of proceeds from the evening will go to a fund for Town Hall’s own Hector Sahagun, a...
  • Kim Family Benefit at Incanto - I feel like this press release needed to be read in its entirety, so here goes:The tragedy that befell the family of James and Kati Kim in the remote snowbound mountains of southern Oregon last December touched people around the...
  • Wine and Wishes 2007 - ~WINE AND WISHES~, the annual food and wine event to benefit the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation is coming up, and tablehopper readers get a special discount. Tickets are normally $150 each, but enter the discount code "treasure" for a...
  • Absinthe Brasserie and Bar's Champagne and Oyster Event - Okay, this event got cancelled (due to holiday mayhem) but now it's back. Whaddya know, I'll be gone. Drat! Anyway, here's the word: two of my faves, oysters and bubbly will be in full effect at ~ABSINTHE BRASSERIE AND BAR'S...
  • Benefit for Lance Bell - I received the notice about this benefit from a friend in the industry—he tells me ~LANCE BELL~ was previously living and working in New Orleans as a bartender for a Kimpton property when Hurricane Katrina devastated his home and work....
  • Coturri Winemaker and Mushroom Dinner at Millennium - Millennium is hosting their third annual ~COTURRI WINEMAKER DINNER~, featuring naturally made wines from Coturri Vineyards and a serious night o' shrooming. Come in and meet the folks behind Coturri Family Wines and experience wine and mushrooms like never before—like...
  • Navarra Gastronomic Week - No, you don't need me to tell you Spain is hot. And lucky us, ~NAVARRA GASTRONOMIC WEEK~ kicks off January 27 in San Francisco, which means thirteen restaurants will be offering menus highlighting Navarra's unique traditional dishes and local wines....
  • North Berkeley Wine Tasting at the W Hotel - Photo courtesy of North Berkeley WineWinos, here's a playpen for you: ~NORTH BERKELEY WINE~ is hosting an exclusive wine tasting at the W Hotel. They import from France, Italy and South America from small production winemakers, artisans really, who generally...
  • Slow Food on Film San Francisco - ~SLOW FOOD ON FILM SAN FRANCISCO~, joined by Berkeley filmmakers Emiko Omori and Jed Riffe, present the documentary, "Ripe for Change." This fascinating film explores the intersection of food and politics in California over the last 30 years. It illuminates...
  • ZAP Festival - Okay, so I went to the ~ANNUAL ZINFANDEL ADVOCATES & PRODUCERS TASTING~ a couple years back, and it was quite a sight to behold, let me tell you. Upon arrival you are armed with a baguette and a wine glass...

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