Food and Drink

Upcoming event

Made in Marin: Cowgirl Creamery and Rustic Bakery

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 »

Upcoming 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 »

Upcoming 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!

Past event

Grgich Hills Estate: A Toast to Mike Grgich

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Wed, Oct 12 2016 - 6:00pm

Violet Grgich, Vice President for Sales and Marketing, Grgich Hills Estate
In conversation with Sasha Paulsen, Features Editor, Napa Valley Register

In the 40 years that have passed since he crafted the iconic Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that beat its French counterpart in the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris wine tasting competition, Miljenko "Mike" Grgich has garnered wide acclaim as an industry pioneer while his wines have been served at White House state dinners. Read more »

Past event

Chef Ryan Pollnow and a Party to Benefit The Commonwealth Club

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Thu, Oct 6 2016 - 6:00pm

Join us at Williams-Sonoma in San Mateo for a shopping night benefiting The Commonwealth Club of California in celebration of the grand opening of their new store at the Hillsdale Shopping Center.

• 15% of the purchases made during the shopping night event will go directly to The Commonwealth Club.

Enjoy a Basque Pintxos party and Gin & Tonic Bar with Chef Ryan Pollnow of San Francisco’s Aatxe.

Past event

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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