Food and Drink

Upcoming 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
Dirk Heuvel, McManis Family Vineyards
Katie Jackson, Jackson Family Wines
Allison Jordan, California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, Moderator Read more »

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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 Read more »

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Chef Marcus Samuelsson: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem

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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:

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 »

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Ayesha Curry: The Seasoned Life

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Mon, Sep 26 2016 - 12:00pm

Ayesha Curry, Food Network Host, "Ayesha’s Homemade"; Author, The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith, and the Joy of Eating Well
In conversation with Chef Michael Mina

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

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September Soiree: Judgment of Paris 40th Anniversary

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Sat, Sep 10 2016 - 5:00pm

Join The Commonwealth Club for our first annual September Soirée, hosted at the historic Green Gables estate in Woodside, celebrating the 40-year anniversary of the Judgment of Paris. Read more »

Past event

Women Leaders at the Table: Addressing Inequity in the Good Food Movement

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Mon, Aug 15 2016 - 6:45pm

Joann Lo, Executive Director, Food Chain Workers Alliance; Vice President, Los Angeles Food Policy Council’s Leadership Board
Brittni Chicuata, Government Relations Director, American Heart Association | American Stroke Association
Kristyn Leach, Farmer, Namu Farm
Dominica Rice Cisneros, Chef and Owner, Cosecha Cafe (Oakland)
Shakirah Simley, Community Development Director, Bi-Rite Market—Moderator Read more »

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Off the Grid: The Disruptive, Japan-inspired Food Truck Revolution

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Thu, Jul 14 2016 - 6:00pm

Matt Cohen, Founder, Off the Grid Services, LLC Read more »

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The Sake Revolution: Sequoia Sake

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Mon, Jun 20 2016 - 6:00pm

Jake Myrick, Co-Founder, Sequoia Sake Read more »

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A Perfect Brew: Blue Bottle Coffee and Japan's Culture

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Thu, Jun 2 2016 - 6:00pm

James Freeman, Founder and CEO, Blue Bottle Coffee; Author, The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee Read more »

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Sips and Reflections with Michaela Rodeno

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Wed, Feb 10 2016 - 6:00pm

Michaela Rodeno, Author; Vintner

This event is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Join us for a book signing and wine tasting with author and vintner Michaela Rodeno as she shares reflections from her pioneering career at the forefront of the wine industry in Napa Valley. Read more »

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