Food and Drink

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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 »

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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.

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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 »

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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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Chef Joanne Weir in Conversation with Chef Gary Danko

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Thu, Dec 3 2015 - 6:30pm

Joanne Weir, Chef and Owner, Copita Tequileria y Comida; Host, "Joanne Weir’s Cooking Confidence"; James Beard Award Winner for Best Cookbook, 2005; Author, Kitchen Gypsy: Recipes and Stories from a Lifelong Romance with Food
In conversation with Gary Danko, Chef and Principal, Restaurant Gary Danko; James Beard Award Winner for Best Chef-California, 1995 and Best New Restaurant, 2000

This program is sponsored by Wells Fargo and is part of the Good Lit Series underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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