GEV Magazine’s Winter Issue 19.0 Feb01

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Welcome to a shiny new year and our first issue of 2016! Fiercely fabulous, actress Necar Zadegan graces our cover and gives us a peek into her life as one of the radiant stars of Bravo’s hit series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. Fresh off our commitment to brilliant New Year’s...

GEV Magazine’s Gift Guide Issue 18.0

By Kaye Cloutman What is the true concept of celebrity? At GEV, we are constantly besieged with pitches from PR firms about their celebrity clients. While this is flattering, we also feel we have a huge responsibility to the community regarding who we feature. Fame is great but when the question arises “what has this person done for the community?” more often than not you can hear a pin drop while waiting for the answer. Therefore, it is a true honor that we are not only graced by one but five individuals in the Bay Area who I consider Santa’s true helpers all year round. These people, despite their media stature, are truly grounded...

GEV Magazine’s Summer Issue 17.0

By Annabelle Marceno Pericin Creator of Ahmad Couture, Sha Ali Ahmad is blazing his way on the red carpet. With GEV’s current Issue 17 celebrating all things INDIA, Sha’s intricate and beautiful designs grace the issue’s cover and shares with us his story growing up in a small town that lead him to New Delhi, a city highly connected to fashion and one of the top fashion cities in the world. Aside from being a fashion designer what is something you intend or plan to do in your career life? I want to build a Fashion House to provide a healthy working environment for the less fortunate in my county. I want to provide a place where they can...

Behind the scenes of our dazzling shoot with Emily...

By Kathryn Holland Besser They’re warm, witty and committed to using every inch of their budding restaurant empire in support of a good cause. To top it all off, they’re absolutely stunning and brought their OWN clothes to our photo shoot! Emily and Anjan Mitra of San Francisco’s DOSA restaurant rolled out the red carpet for GEV Magazine, welcoming us with a veritable feast for the senses. Our fashion/beauty team included a few of our newest collaborators: photographers Rosaura Sandoval (www.rosaurastudios.com) and Calvina Yang Nguyen (www.calvinaphotography.com) along with make-up artist Brittni J. Coleman...

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By Genevieve Dee It is not often that we meet women who are altogether beautiful, fascinating, compassionate, and courageous – women who embody the heart and soul that Gastronomique En Vogue represent. When we do, it is a moment we cherish and share with all. It is cause for celebration....

An In-Depth Look at BITE Silicon Valley: Where Food and Technology Met Jul08

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By Kathryn Besser Photos courtesy of Bite Silicon Valley and Kaye Cloutman Caryl Chinn, VP at Octagon Culinary and founder of BITE Silicon Valley, crafted a food event that charted novel and exhilarating territory. A culinary powerhouse and out-of-the-box thinker, Caryl clasped hands with...

GEV Magazine’s Spring Issue 15.0

Spring is always a time for new beginnings and I have to admit that in this issue more than any other, the pleasure of blossoming in the company of so many women powerhouses in various industries has truly given the GEV team a sense of significance. Fresh from the 8th Annual Pebble Beach Food and Wine, my spirit is renewed. The matchless tandem of Food & Wine Magazine publisher Christina Grdovic and Editor in chief Dana Cowin spearheaded a movement in the culinary world where women are deservingly celebrated as the kitchen champions that they truly are. How fabulous it was, to be able to interact with Michelin star chef Dominique Crenn...

GEV Magazine’s Winter Issue 14.0

  READ THE WINTER ISSUE NOW Words cannot even begin to express the gratitude which sets in when you wake up one morning and realize how you’ve created a tight circle of love after four years of just encouraging people to fulfill their dreams and passions. As we begin another year at GEV, I am again reminded of the magic of collaboration. We’ve published 14 issues covering 176 events, 89 editorial location shoots, 215 restaurant visits, 62 winery tours and 72 fashion shows. We’ve been through so much professionally as a team but most importantly we’ve also been there for each other on more personal issues. I know...

GEV Magazine’s Wine & Food and Fashion ...

Three years; it may seem like a long time for some but I feel that it happened in a blink of an eye. When GEV started, it was mostly out of a state of desperation – a desire to prove something. The main objective was genuine but the foundation was shallow – a little rough around the edges, to tell you the truth, but time allowed us to improve and better ourselves and yet we’re still a work in progress. To be the platform I really envisioned the magazine to be is to be the voice of unsung heroes, gifted artists and small business owners who otherwise wouldn’t have a chance to showcase their accomplishments. I found joy...

GEV Magazine’s Summer Issue 12.0 Sep11

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In this Issue   Summer is that time of year when people make time to relax and get doses of vitamin C by soaking up the heat of the sun.  As GEV Magazine’s new Managing Editor, I am pleased to become part of this exciting summer issue as it is sizzling with everything summer including the...

The Cavalier’s James Nicholas Lands the Cover for Issue 11 May14

The Cavalier’s...

Today we unveil our cover for the upcoming Issue 11. The gracious and dashing James Nicholas of The Cavalier in San Francisco is joined by the lovely forces of Anna Weinberg and Chef Jennifer Puccio who will engage the readers with their fascinating views on marriage, family life, nurturing...

GEV Magazine’s Spring Issue 10.0

a joyous comeback… The past season provided us an opportunity to look back and reassess our goals as well as give us the break we needed to really focus on what’s truly essential – in both our personal and professional lives. After almost three years building a magazine and a website that now commands such amazing global attention I found myself needing to hit the RESET button. There were many challenges and obstacles to overcome, and I can’t begin to say how proud I am of the entire GEV organization for everyone’s relentless pursuit of this endeavor, truly a labor of love for us all. The winter season brought serious...

GEV Magazine 9.0’s Big Fall Fashion and Food...

The long wait is over! Our Fall issue is packed with so much goodness it was impossible to put everything in just one volume. Presenting the gorgeous Fall cover girls Karen Caldwell and Kathy Fang. Servers have loaded the files and it should be up and live today for your viewing pleasure. ———————————— Cover Editorial Team Producer Kaye Cloutman Associate Producer Donté R. Young Karen Caldwell Cover Photographed by Carl Simpson Kathy Fang Cover Photographed by Vincent Gotti Lighting Specialist Ken Westermann Creative Director Nicanor Gutierrez Social Media Peter Stetson...

GEV Magazine Presents The Making of a Cover – Issue 9.0 Sep30

GEV Magazine Presents The Making of a Cover –...

GEV Magazine is working feverishly and excited to see the completion of Issue 9.0 within the end of October to showcase heavyweights in food, wine, fashion and design. Our cover story which highlights notable San Francisco designer Karen Caldwell is joined by good friends winemaker Kevin Morrisey (Ehlers Estate), interior designer and master of art Erin Martin plus gorgeous chef and restaurateur Kathy Fang (House of Nanking and Fang Restaurant). With the breathtaking scenery and dreamy ambiance provided by Ehlers Estate, our featured personalities show us how fashion is very much alive and at its best in wine country. Producer Kaye Cloutman...

GEV Magazine Presents The Mondavi Sisters for Issue 9.0 Aug05

GEV Magazine Presents The Mondavi Sisters for Issu...

Meet the pretty little Mondavis (Angelina, Alycia, Riana and Gigi) from the Napa Valley coven; Their Zinfandel Dark Matter label is sexy, mysterious and totally to die for just like them! Visit their website at http://www.darkmatterwines.com/   All Rights Reserved © 2013 GEV Magazine Photography by Vincent Gotti Lighting Specialist Carl Simpson Creative Director Nicanor Gutierrez HMUA Jessie Olmedo Produced by Kaye Cloutman Special thanks to their parents Marc and Janice Mondavi for opening up their gorgeous home to the...

GEV Magazine’s Legendary Issue

On The Cover: The much anticipated Legendary Issue celebrates the contributions of Peter Mondavi Sr. (98), Cecilia Chiang (93), Margrit Mondavi (83), and Miljenko “Mike” Grgich (90). The memorable photo shoot was done recently at the magnificent Vintner’s Hall of Fame of the Culinary Institute of America in Greystone Napa Valley, known to celebrate the men and women whose collective vision, determination, and hard work have been responsible for the growth and worldwide prestige of the California wine and culinary industries. CLICK HERE TO READ Eight has always been an auspicious number for me. In mathematics, the symbol of infinity is...

GEV Magazine Issue 3.0 Cover Shoot Sizzle Featuring Jean Charles Boisset of Boisset Family Estates Apr18

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GEV photo shoot sizzle :: Jean-Charles Boisset from OpenLineMedia on Vimeo. He’s charmed us with his style, elegance and intellect and we can’t wait to show you how absolutely magical this shoot was. Jean Charles Boisset definitely combines food, wine and fashion in the most...

Zinfandel Advocates & Producers Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Zinfandel Feb05

Zinfandel Advocates & Producers Celebrates 25...

Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) is setting the stage for the Silver Anniversary of Zinfandel Experience 2016, affectionately known as ZinEx. This highly anticipated, annual three-day extravaganza of tastings features illustrious culinary partners, seminars, and once-in-a-lifetime winemaker dinners. With a special nod to its quarter century status as the educational resource behind “America’s Heritage Grape,” the San Francisco based event, taking place Thursday, February 25 through Saturday, February 27, will offer more face time with both the legends and rising stars of the Zinfandel world during five celebratory...

Lake Sonoma Winery O...

Images by Bob McClenahan Lake Sonoma Winery has opened a new tasting lounge on the historic Sonoma Plaza. Founded in 1977, the new Lake Sonoma Winery home offers fans, followers and club members a warm, welcoming space to enjoy wine in the heart of Sonoma’s downtown shopping district. “Lake...

Super Fans Rejoice: ...

By Kathryn Holland Besser Photography by Matthew Brandalise All that glitters is definitely Super Bowl related this week. San Francisco has polished Justin Herman Plaza and the surrounding area to create a gleaming city-within-a-city primed and ready for locals and tourists ready to celebrate...

Bottlerock Napa Valley Announces 2016 Daily Lineup

Single day passes for the fourth annual BottleRock Napa Valley music, wine, food, and craft brew festival, presented by JaM Cellars on May 27 – 29, 2016, will be available February 2 at 10:00 a.m. PST and may be purchased at BottleRockNapaValley.com and Eventbrite.com. Fans are strongly encouraged to purchase their passes early. Three-day General Admission, VIP and VIP Plus Skydeck passes are sold out and a limited quantity of single day passes will be available starting at $109 per person.   The legendary Stevie Wonder will kick-off the festival on Friday, May 27, followed by indie rock superstars Florence + The Machine on...

SEASON OF THE OLIVE FINALE WEEKEND IN SONOMA VALLEY Jan30

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By Tamara Gorman Strasser The sixteenth annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season, a celebration of the olive harvest and an agricultural and epicurean showcase, has been upon us since December 2015.  Encompassing a range of exceptional events, culinary thrills and Valley-wide promotions – from the...

Make an illuminating dedication to your love this Valentine’s Day Jan29

Make an illuminating dedication to your love this ...

By Annabelle Marceno Pericin On January 26, 2016, the relighting of The Bay Lights on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge once again lit up the distinctive city scape of San Francisco and will be a permanent fixture of The Bay Bridge. Conceived and permitted as a two-year installation, the original artwork shone nightly from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge from March 5, 2013, to March 5, 2015. The visionary behind The Bay Lights was Ben Davis, Founder and President of ILLUMINATE, and the world’s largest LED light sculpture was created by internationally renowned artist Leo Villarreal. ILLUMINATE successfully led the effort to return...

Pebble Beach Food & Wine 2016 Arrives March 3...

Pebble Beach Food & Wine, the preeminent food and wine festival attracting the most revered and talented chefs from across the globe, returns to Pebble Beach Resorts for the ninth year in a row, March 31 – April 3, 2016. Presented with founding partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus, Pebble Beach Food & Wine is set to feature three-nights and four-days of acclaimed culinary and wine tastings, cooking demos, and some of the most exclusive dining experiences available in the world set against the storied backdrop of Pebble Beach, drawing well-traveled glitterati and gourmands. A gastronomic delight of discovery, in past years the...

Celebrate the ocean + luscious romantic seafood with your loved one on Valentine’s Day Jan25

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the team at Farallon developed a special menu from Chef/Owner Mark Franz and new Executive Chef Jason Ryczek which sets the mood for a truly romantic dining experience. This extravagant food and wine menu pairing, combined with the stunning...

Okane Now Open in Sa...

Okane, now open in San Francisco, California, specializes in izakaya and sushi, providing the Bay Area with an engaging new dining and drinking option that affords guests one of the City’s most authentic Japanese izakaya experiences with an emphasis on traditional dishes. Okane is the...

Countdown to Flavor! Napa Valley March 16 – 20, 20...

The countdown to Flavor! Napa Valley, March 16 – 20, 2016, has begun. The five-day food and wine festival supports programs and scholarships at The Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone Campus in St. Helena, CA.  Flavor! Napa Valley showcases the finest in farm-to-table cuisine and world class wines with a series of local and celebrity chef demonstrations, intimate winemaker workshops, as well as grand tastings and exclusive experiences to bring out the best flavors of Napa Valley. A highlight of Flavor! Napa Valley 2016 events include:   Wednesday, March 16 — First Taste, Napa Valley, presented by Downtown Napa at the...

CabFest Napa Valley ...

CabFest Napa Valley, the premier luxury lifestyle event that celebrates Cabernet Sauvignon and benefits the arts, is set to return to the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater in Yountville, California, March 4 – 6, 2016. CabFest Napa Valley, a world-class, three-day arts...

California’s T...

Tickets are now on sale for the United States’ premier public artisan cheese event, the 10th Annual California’s Artisan Cheese Festival, which takes place March 18 – 20, 2016.  The weekend-long Festival is a celebration of California cheesemakers, chefs, brewers, cider makers,...

Roka Akor Celebrates National Meat Month with Big Wine, Big Steaks Jan05

Roka Akor Celebrates...

January marks National Meat Month, and Roka Akor San Francisco (801 Montgomery Street) celebrates all month long with high quality, prime-cut steaks prepared on the robata grill. Throughout the month of January, Roka Akor will offer limited time specials such as Domestic Wagyu Flights for...

Day 12: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec24

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The twelfth gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is the one you’ve been waiting for… your chance to become a GoPro® Foodie! DETAILS: GoPro “Foodie” Pack (a Go Pro Hero 4 Black, 3-way folding selfie stick, camera housing, Lexar 633X 32GB micro SD card) About GoPro...

A Taste of Buenos Ai...

Take a virtual trip to the smoky clubs of Buenos Aires via stellar performances by the entire cast of Luis Bravo’s ‘FOREVER TANGO’ now through January 10, 2016 at San Francisco’s newly remodeled Herbst Theatre. Starring ‘Dancing with the Stars’ alums Anna...

Day 11: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec23

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The eleventh gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is a fresh and modern approach to beautiful portraiture. Let photographer Rosaura Sandoval capture gorgeous, classic and authentic photographs of you! DETAILS: Modern Beauty Portrait Session with Rosaura Studios (includes hair/ make-up,...

Day 10: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec21

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The tenth gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is for foodies who care about sustainable farming! Five Marys Farms’ heritage breeds are pasture raised; you’ll taste the difference in every succulent bite. DETAILS: FIVE MARYS FARMS PREMIUM HOLIDAY GIFT BOX 1 rack of lamb 1 leg of...

Day 9: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec20

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The ninth gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is the perfect choice for stylish photographers (and handbag lovers). DETAILS: THE CLAREMONT LEATHER CAMERA BAG The perfect camera accessory for style & fashion conscious photographers. This leather crossbody bag is designed to fit and...

Day 8: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec19

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The eighth gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is a bourbon and chocolate extravaganza! DETAILS: A copy of Bourbon Empire by Reid Mitenbuler and an assortment of Kollar Chocolates : 16-piece assortment featuring a selection of Kollar’s classic truffles as well as new seasonal flavors...

St. Helena offers new visitor experiences in Heart of Napa Valley Dec18

St. Helena offers ne...

St. Helena, the premier travel destination in Napa Valley, welcomes the winter season in wine country with a slew of new visitor experiences, openings, holiday events and exciting promotions including the debut of luxury boutiques at Meadowood Napa Valley, a city-wide winery tour, and the...

15th Annual “Feast of the Olive” Epicurean Celebration Returns  to Sonoma Valley on January 30, 2016 Dec18

15th Annual “Feast o...

Olive Season in Sonoma Valley continues in January 2016 by hosting a series of events, including the 15th annual Feast of the Olive dinner at Ramekins Culinary School, Events & Inn in Sonoma on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Featuring culinary delights and exceptional wine offerings from...

Day 7: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec18

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The seventh gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is a luxurious night’s sleep atop Savvy Sleepers ‘White Russian’ 100% Pure Satin Pillow Cases. DETAILS: Winner may select a set of 4, any combo of Standard and King sizes. Ultra-smooth for hair & skin Recommended for protecting hair...

Day 6: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec17

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The sixth gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is for anyone who appreciates exquisite sweets. It includes: Handmade Artisan Chocolates from Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates Artisan Extract Gift Set by Sonoma Syrup Co. DETAILS: Explore the luxurious textures and captivating flavors—both...

Wine Road’s Winter W...

While the vineyards throughout Sonoma County might be dormant all winter, Wine Road is once again shaking the cold weather blues with its annual “Winter WINEland” event on Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17, 2016. In its 24th year, “Winter WINEland” invites guests to create their own...

V. Sattui Winery Off...

In honor of the Super Bowl’s 50th year, and because the location is in one of the best food cities in America, V. Sattui invites guests to elevate your typical tailgate munchies to new heights!  The winery  offers Wine & Food Pairing sessions where chips and dip become so much...

Last-minute Holiday Ideas in the Bay Area Dec16

Last-minute Holiday ...

In case you haven’t noticed, Christmas is 9 days from now and if you’re in panic because you haven’t made special plans for your family yet, Here’s a list of places to check out to make your Bay Area Holiday much more festive and brighter! With these great offerings,...

Day 5: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec16

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The fifth gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is courtesy of Muguette Renee Luxury Fragrances and Candles. The Gift Box Set includes: Bamboo & White Grapefruit Candle Bamboo & White Grapefruit Eau de Cologne Pashmina (80% wool, 20% silk) About Muguette Renee Handcrafted in San...

Day 4: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec15

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The fourth gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is for anyone who loved “Bottleshock” or “Somm”. Here’s a chance to blend your OWN wine as Count or Countess for the Day at Buena Vista Winery! DETAILS: Would you like to be The Count or Countess? Join Buena Vista...

Day 3: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec14

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The third gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is a wonderful introduction to a natural, tea-based line of skincare. The Matcha Skin Gift Set includes: 
8 oz. Matcha Milk Bath 4 oz. Matcha Soap 2 oz. Matcha Mask 2 oz. Matcha Lip Scrub 0.5 oz. Matcha Lip Balm This luxurious gift set comes in...

Day 2: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec13

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The second gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is for chocolate-loving San Francisco 49ers fans. It includes: 50 Years, 50 Moments: The Most Unforgettable Plays in Super Bowl History  by Jerry Rice and Randy O. Williams (autographed copy) A 3-pack of decadent dessert mixes from Stonewall...

Day 1: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Giveaway Dec12

Day 1: GEV’s 12 Days of Giving Holiday Givea...

The first gift in our 12 Days of Holiday Giving is for everyone who loves to spend time in the kitchen. It includes A Blueberry Batter Bowl Gift Set from Stonewall Kitchen Inside the Test Kitchen: 120 New Recipes, Perfected by Tyler Florence Napa Valley Whole Spice Blends and Seasoning Set DETAILS: The Blueberry Batter Bowl Gift Set includes an exclusively designed ceramic, spouted batter bowl in colorful blue with a blueberry bush design on the rim. The bowl is filled with Wild Maine Blueberry Syrup (8.5 oz.), a Small Farmhouse Pancake & Waffle Mix, Wild Maine Blueberry Jam (12.5 oz.), and a Medium Navy Spatula. Inside the Test...

Volta to Open Soon i...

Restaurateurs Umberto Gibin and Staffan Terje, owners of the acclaimed Perbacco and barbacco, are collaborating on a new restaurant, Volta, a modern brasserie slated to open mid-December. Volta will offer a menu that pays homage to France and draws from Chef Terje’s Scandinavian heritage,...

Chinatown’s Fi...

By Meileena Bautista Photos by Rey DelFierro All rights reserved Used with permission October 15, 2015 marked the beginning of the first-ever Chinatown International Fashion Week (CIFW). It made a powerful impression on the San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Industry with its exciting pomp and...

12 Days of Giving Starts December 12th! Dec07

12 Days of Giving St...

NO PURCHASE OR OBLIGATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the United States and District of Columbia, 18 years or older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes entry period is from December 12, 2015...

Tout Sweet Pâtisseri...

Tout Sweet Pâtisserie announced today that they are accepting orders for the Fall/Holiday season, providing the sweetest complement for Thanksgiving feasts and upcoming holiday parties or corporate events. In addition to special orders of Yigit Pura’s line of unique signature cakes and...

A Taste of Wine Coun...

For foodies and wine lovers, few things are as thrilling as uncovering a local gem to share with others. Life in the South Bay is hectic; we often daydream of escaping to Napa or Sonoma. So how wonderful to happen upon a soothing courtyard that echoes California wine country minus the two...

Farallon Uncorks 17t...

San Francisco’s nationally distinguished Farallon restaurant, in conjunction with 60 of the West Coast’s top pinot noir producers, will host the 17th annual PinotFest celebration this November.  Throughout the festive, pinot-centric month, Farallon dinner guests can choose from carefully...

Exciting New Brunch ...

One of our favorite SF restaurants, DOSA, is launching a brand new brunch menu at their Valencia Street location! DOSA’s talented kitchen team has been perfecting a comprehensive menu that focuses on brunch classics, authentic Indian street foods as well as traditional South Indian...

Meet Joanne Weir for Book Launch at Chez Panisse + Discussion with Gary Danko at Commonwealth Club Nov02

Meet Joanne Weir for...

Both a valuable kitchen resource and an inspiring armchair read, Kitchen Gypsy pairs 100 delicious recipes with Weir’s colorful stories, featuring anecdotes from her extensive travels through Italy, France, Morocco, and more, as well as memories from the first days of California cuisine. With...

Luxe Brunch Options ...

Sundays in the South Bay just got a bit sweeter with the deluxe new brunch options debuting November 1, 2015 at Quattro Restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley. Under the sure hand of Executive Chef Marco Fossati, traditional Italian recipes are transformed into modern culinary...

Sublime Small-Bite T...

Fall is just beginning in Sonoma, California. Grape harvests are finished and the delicate hum of early autumn may be felt in the quieter crowds and sun-warmed afternoons. With the change in seasons, it was time to revisit one of our favorite Sonoma tasting rooms, Three Sticks Wines’...

A Taste of Aruba in San Francisco Oct19

A Taste of Aruba in ...

By Kaye Cloutman Images by Brian Wong Photography With the holidays fast-approaching and the many demands that this season invariably brings, one might find that the best way to avoid the imminent stressful hustle-and-bustle is just to be stranded on an island. As crazy as that may sound, a...

The 10th Anniversary...

The Elios Charitable Foundation Celebrates Greek-American Luminaries in Arts & Entertainment Saturday, November 14, 2015 The Elios Charitable Foundation announced today the program and honorees for the 10th Anniversary Hellenic Charity Ball, to be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at...

Esquire Netwok Raise...

ESQUIRE NETWORK RAISES A GLASS TO THE CULINARY WORLD’S TOUGHEST TEST WHEN “UNCORKED” PREMIERES NOVEMBER 10TH AT 10PM ET/PT Based on the documentary “SOMM,” “Uncorked” Charts The Journey Of Six of New York’s Hottest Wine Stewards As They Attempt...

The opening party Ma...

Saatchi Gallery London 13th October – 1st November 2015 A journey through the origins of CHANEL’s creations capturing the charismatic personality and irreverent spirit of Mademoiselle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld. Photo Credit © Anne Combaz Opening hours 10am – 6pm 7 days a...

Oh so fun at Ô Chate...

By Kathryn Holland Besser At a recent ‘petit week-end’ in Paris, we happened upon an open secret among Parisian oenophiles: Ô Chateau Wine Bar. The brainchild of Olivier Magny (who helped the outside world discover the ‘quoi’ in ‘je ne sais quoi’ via his...

The 2015 Sonoma Music Festival Crushes It With Thr...

By Tamara Gorman Photography by Rey Del Fierro When the sun comes up on a sleepy little town, down around San Francisco, and the folks are risin’ for another day…   Another day of unforgettable music, fantastic food and world-class wine as the first ever Sonoma Music Festival –formerly known as the B.R. Cohn Charity Fall Music Festival –  rocked downtown Sonoma for three incredible, star-filled days. You may recognize the name B.R. Cohn for their great wines and out-of-this-world olive oil, but B. R. Cohn is also known for his connection to rock and roll, catapulting The Doobie Brothers to fame as their manager for most of the...

Napa Valley’s Renowned Wine Merchant Kerrin Laz To Open Her First Tasting Room in Yountville CA Oct13

Napa Valley’s Renowned Wine Merchant Kerrin ...

K. LAZ WINE COLLECTION, a beautifully appointed Tasting Room and retail shop from former Dean & DeLuca Wine Director and industry insider Kerrin Laz, is opening in Yountville, CA. One of Napa Valley’s most beloved wine personalities and trusted consultants, Kerrin is making her collection of more than 500 wine labels – including some of the most coveted and hard-to-come-by bottles and her favorite undiscovered gems – available to the public for tastings and for purchase at the new shop. With a prime location on Washington Street in downtown Yountville, just steps away from Napa Valley hot spots like Ad Hoc by Thomas Keller, Redd by...

Nordstrom Presents S...

Sasha Farber Vera Wang Eugenia Washington Omar Sharif Jr. Shanti’s 41ST Anniversary Benefit Dinner, hosted by Omar Sharif Jr. takes place on October 14, 2015 at San Francisco’s Palace Hotel. The evening will include a cocktail reception and silent auction; an incredible live auction...

Mavericks Brewing Makes Beer with Recycled Water

Mavericks Brewing, an independent craft brewery in Northern California devoted to creating innovative American craft beer in cans, in collaboration with Meeting of the Minds, a conference dedicated to the future of urban sustainability, is sponsoring a tasting event after unveiling a prototype of their specially brewed Tunnel Vision beer made from high purity recycled water. The new version is created using the same recipe as their best-selling Mavericks Tunnel Vision IPA but using recycled water sourced from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Meeting of the Minds will host the following panel of leaders from...

Spandau Ballet Participates in KFOG’s #BoobP...

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Spandau Ballet has contributed vocals and saxophone to San Francisco radio station KFOG’s breast cancer benefit song and video. In the song, Spandau Ballet members Tony Hadley and Steve Norman perform alongside many of rock’s biggest artists including: Hozier, Florence + The Machine, Vance Joy, Michael Franti, Matt Nathanson, Elle King, Grace Potter, ZZ Ward, Graham Nash and members of the Grateful Dead. The song, entitled “Boob Spelled Backwards is Boob” debuted yesterday on KFOG In The Morning and can be downloaded on iTunes. The accompanying music video can be accessed...

East Bay Chefs Sergio Emilio Monleón & Emily Sarlatte To Open La Marcha This Month Oct01

East Bay Chefs Sergi...

Photography by Phi Tran Chefs Sergio Emilio Monleón and Emily Sarlatte, owners of Ñora Cocina Española, the popular Oakland-based mobile catering business, will open their highly-anticipated, first full-service restaurant: La Marcha, a rustic, neighborhood tapas bar in the heart of Berkeley,...

Join Joanne Weir at ...

Copita, a modern Mexican restaurant and tequila bar that offers over 120 different tequilas, has announced its fall return for the popular Agave Girl series. On September 29, the restaurant, located in the heart of beautiful Sausalito, will host tequila sponsor, Clase Azul, for a special...

ENJOY TASTING ALONG ...

The 17th Annual “A Wine & Food Affair” in Northern Sonoma County calls for a weekend of tasting along the Wine Road. Throughout the weekend, guests will have the opportunity to visit more than 100 participating wineries stretching across Sonoma County’s Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian...

Taste Catering &...

With Super Bowl 50 coming to the San Francisco Bay Area in February 2016, Taste Catering and Event Planning unveiled custom Super Bowl-themed offerings sure to score big with clients, colleagues and friends. In addition to creating tailored events for VIP hospitality programs hosted by the...

Essential Travel App...

Regent Street App Regent Street, one of London’s major shopping streets, is one of the first to pioneer an exclusive mobile phone app that delivers personalised content to shoppers about what is on offer during their visit to London on that day. This interactive app uses Bluetooth...

Burritt Room + Taver...

Join Burritt Room + Tavern for an Aperitif Cocktail Competition as part of their quarterly “Flights + Bites” series. On Sunday, July 26, 2015 Burritt Room Bar Manager Josh Trabulsi welcomes Bar Stars Mo Hodges of Benjamin Cooper, Kinson Lau of Alchemist, Carlo Splendorini of PABU,...

Top of the Mark at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Fifth Annual Summer Movie Nights Series July – August 2015 Jul20

Top of the Mark at t...

Top of the Mark’s Annual Summer Movie Nights Series takes viewers back in time to the British Invasion phenomenon of the mid-60s. The beginning of the counterculture was first introduced to the United States by legendary rock group, The Beatles. What began as a musical movement that spread...

Wearable Wednesday e...

This Wednesday, July 22, the Wearable Wednesday event will take over CLIFT’s Velvet Room for a party that delightfully fuses fashion, sustainability, and technology. The evening will run with the theme “The Key Elements for Sustainable City Living” with wearable technology exhibits and guest...

Kathryn Hall Release...

HALL St. Helena has announced the date for its annual Kathryn Hall Release Party releasing the 2012 vintage of its flagship Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The event will take place on Saturday, September 12 and will include a unique Vertical Tasting prior to the event hosted by award winning...

Spanish-Californian ...

By Kathryn Holland Besser Photography by Michael Woolsey On a warm afternoon in late June, we received an intimate look inside the newly remodeled Visitor Center at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards in Sonoma. While their wines are authentic California, their culture is a charismatic blend...

Mochica celebrates Peruvian Independence Day with Piscofest Jul13

Mochica celebrates P...

In honor of Peruvian Independence Day on July 28, Chef Carlos Altamirano’s Potrero Hill restaurant Mochica is hosting Piscofest, a range of pisco-inspired experiences and specials from Saturday, July 25, through Wednesday, July 29. The event series kicks off with Opening Night on The Hill on...

Perfectly Sliced – S...

By Kathryn Besser Neapolitan, Sicilian or New York style? Old School Grandma or Hip Grandma? Whichever side of the Atlantic your pizza preferences reside, Slice House has you covered. Tony Gemignani’s newest venture, located in at Second and Townsend, is another winner by the 2007 World...

New Dining Space at ...

Hotel Valencia recently unveiled its newest dining space, Terrace, in the outdoor courtyard across from the reception area. Enjoy cocktails and shared small plates amidst blooming bougainvillea and a gently burbling fountain. Menu items include Spicy Shellfish Cocktail, Kobe Beef Sliders,...

The Mina Test Kitchen announces first pop-up concept in new Cow Hollow space Jun29

The Mina Test Kitche...

James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Mina and Chef Partner Adam Sobel are joining forces to create the first pop-up concept in The MINA Test Kitchen, the group’s recently acquired space in the City’s Cow Hollow neighborhood. Truly a passion project for both chefs, the pop-up is inspired by...

Academy of Art Fashi...

Academy of Art University School of Fashion is partnering with local activist Juanita MORE! to raise money in support of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) community during San Francisco Pride Week. MORE!, a celebrated drag performer, fundraises with a variety of LGBTQ...

Los Angeles Food �...

The fifth annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, presented with founding partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus, is set to feature three-nights and four-days of unrivaled tastings, dinners, lunches, seminars, book signings, cooking demonstrations, and special events, showcasing the finest...

Napa Valley Festival...

Taste of Napa, the signature culinary event of the landmark Tenth Season of Napa Valley Festival del Sole, will be held July 18 at 500 First Street from 11am 2:30pm. This opportunity to taste the very best of the Napa Valley all in one convenient and central location features 80 wineries,...

Crusher Games II – A Playful Twist on the Ty...

Napa’s newest…and perhaps coolest…wine district has announced the commencement of its Crusher Games II on June 20-21. The Crusher Wine District, a cutting-edge collective of edgy, urban wineries clustered in the walk-able industrial park area south of Napa, is hosting games as a special edition of the second in a series of Wine Hopper Weekends. Mobile ready passports are only $50/person each day, with 2-Day Passes available for $75 at Cellarpass.com. Crush it! With a glass of wine in one hand, and a ping pong ball in the other, who needs bocce ball? The Crusher Wine District’s Crusher Games II is a playful twist on the...

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