At a dinner at Berkeley's Covenant Wines, a new group of Jewish food professionals called the "Illuminoshi" sampled recipes from Joyce Goldstein's new cookbook — they were impressed.
Mingle with top chefs and snack on treats at Litquake's inaugural "Eat, Drink, and Be Literary" event on Sunday, Oct. 11.
New sports bar Bottom of the Ninth has opened in the old Looney's space in Oakland: this and more fresh East Bay food news.
Bites is Nosh’s round-up of restaurant openings, happenings and closings in the East Bay. Got a tip or scoop? Send it our way to email@example.com.
The next few days in Berkeley will be all about Alice. You know, Alice Waters. Forty years ago, on August 28, 1971, she opened Chez Panisse in a small shingled building on Shattuck Avenue. The inaugural dinner consisted of pate en croute, duck with olives, salad, and almond torte. The dinner was a few hours late, cobbled together by a number of well-meaning but amateur chefs, but it was good. And fresh. And it started a transformation in California cuisine that has reverberated around the country.
One of the undoubted pleasures of living in the Bay Area is being able to enjoy the fruits of its pioneering food movement — whether it’s savoring the freshest, sweetest organically grown peach or dining at restaurants where sustainability and relationships with producers are taken seriously.
A group of the eminently interesting Bay Area food writers will discuss the future of food systems and farming this Saturday from 1-3pm at the Pasta Shop on Fourth Street.