Food and Drink

Upcoming event

Pinchos, Tapas and the Perfect Pairings

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Mon, Jun 19 2017 - 6:30pm

Join us for a unique Spanish experience at La Catalana. Delicious "pinchos" and "tapas" (snacks served at Spanish bars) will be accompanied by wines that are exclusive to La Catalana and cannot be found anywhere else in the United States. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy an informal evening of food and wine, Spanish style.

Past event

Samin Nosrat and Wendy MacNaughton: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Nosrat and MacNaughton
Mon, May 8 2017 - 7:00pm

Samin Nosrat, Chef; Author, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking; Twitter 
Wendy MacNaughton, Columnist, The California Sunday Magazine; Illustrator, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking; Twitter
Margo True, Food Editor, Sunset Magazine—Moderator

This program is part of our Food Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.  Read more »

Past event

Made in Marin: Cowgirl Creamery and Rustic Bakery

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Wed, Apr 5 2017 - 7:00pm

Sue Conley, Co-founder, Cowgirl Creamery
Carol Levalley, Co-founder and Co-owner, Rustic Bakery
Patricia Unterman, Owner, Hayes Street Grill; Food Writer; Founding Board Member, Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market—Moderator

This program is sponsored by Relevant Wealth Advisors and an anonymous donor.

Having built a robust local following, Cowgirl Creamery and Rustic Bakery exemplify what Marin foodies seek: socially and environmentally responsible, organic, artisanal, locally sourced food. Read more »

Past event

Sniffing, Swirling and Sipping: Decoding Wine with Bianca Bosker

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Mon, Apr 3 2017 - 6:30pm

Bianca Bosker, Former Tech Journalist; Author, Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste Read more »

Past event

The Science of Coffee

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Wed, Feb 22 2017 - 7:00pm

William Ristenpart, Joe and Essie Smith Endowed Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of California-Davis

Can UC Davis do for the coffee industry what it’s done for the wine industry?

Ristenpart is head of the Coffee Center, the first multidisciplinary university research center in the world devoted to post-harvest studies of coffee and designed to generate unparalleled teaching, research and collaborative opportunities for students, scientists and engineers. Read more »

Past event

For the Love of Beer

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Tue, Feb 14 2017 - 6:30pm

Justin Catalana, Founder and Managing Partner, Fort Point Beer Company 
Regan Long, Co-Founder and Brewmaster, Local Brewing
Dave McLean, Founder/Brewmaster, Magnolia Brewing Company
Scott Ungermann, Brewmaster, Anchor Brewing Company
Kate Sofis, CEO, SFMade—Moderator Read more »

Past event

A Holiday Toast to the 2016 Wine Harvest: Sustainable Practices and Pairings

Wed, Nov 16 2016 - 6:00pm

Lucas Pope, Halter Ranch Vineyards
Neil Collins, Tablas Creek Vineyard
Julien Gervreau, Jackson Family Wines
Allison Jordan, California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, Moderator Read more »

Past event

Chef Jeremiah Tower: How to Behave in the Modern World and Why Bother?

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Wed, Nov 2 2016 - 6:30pm

Jeremiah Tower, Chef; Author, Table Manners: How to Behave in the Modern World and Why Bother; Twitter
In conversation with Amanda Haas, Culinary Director, Williams-Sonoma

This program is part of our Food Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

Past event

Marcus Samuelsson in Conversation with Chris Cosentino

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Wed, Oct 19 2016 - 6:30pm

Marcus Samuelsson, Chef; Author, The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem; Twitter:
In conversation with Chef Chris Cosentino

This program is part of our Food Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

When Chef Samuelsson opened Red Rooster in Harlem, he envisioned more than just a restaurant. He wanted to create a melting pot that would highlight Harlem’s vibrant multicultural history with food, art and music. Read more »

Past event

New Member Reception October 13th

Thu, Oct 13 2016 - 5:30pm

Are you new to the Club? Just want to explore and check it out?

Come take a peek, meet other members and staff and learn about all The Commonwealth Club offers. Experience firsthand how The Commonwealth Club has become the nation’s leading public forum. Bring a friend and explore the Club together!

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