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Sometimes it’s the simplest preparations that can be the most valuable when planning a party or a gathering at home.
In the video below, sponsored by Stuart Event Rentals, Hugh Groman, who runs two successful catering companies and a restaurant in Berkeley, offers valuable tips on laying the groundwork so both you and your guests have the best possible time. … Continue reading »
“Where should we go for dinner?”
It’s a question we ask ourselves daily — along with where to go for breakfast, brunch, lunch and drinks — but the answer isn’t always easy.
We’re living in a restaurant boomtime — there have never been more (and better) choices for going out to eat in the East Bay. But the plethora of choice can be overwhelming. Sure, there are restaurant listings all over the internets. And, yes, there is Yelp. But you may not want to sort thorough all of that chatter when it’s 6:30 and you’re hungry for dinner — now.
At Nosh we believed it was time for a thoughtful, curated listing of the best places for food and drink in our East Bay cities.
So we came up with a solution. … Continue reading »
It’s not every day when you get to eat dinner in what feels like a castle.
But that’s the sensation you get when dining at Julia’s at Berkeley City Club. The restaurant, which opened in 2012, is hidden away on the second floor of the Julia Morgan-designed building. The dining room is a throwback to the days before wooden stools, communal tables and Edison lightbulbs became de rigueur — tables are large and covered with white tablecloths, chairs are cushioned, carpets muffle noise.
The menu, however, has modern touches. Executive chef Alaun Grimaud, who helped open the restaurant but left in 2015, is back in the kitchen, crafting modern California cuisine with strong French and Spanish influence. Of-the-moment dishes like burrata cheese with seasonal toppings and chicken liver terrine with pickled fruits appear alongside safer classics like New York strip steaks and fettuccini pasta. … Continue reading »