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August 2019

Food For the Future Panel Discussion, a part of “Silicon Valley Eats: A Taste for Innovation”

August 22 • 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Los Altos History Museum, 51 So. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, 94022 United States
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From our agricultural roots to today’s cutting-edge sustainability efforts, the way we grow, eat, and share food has been shaped by innovation. Visit Los Altos History Museum's"Silicon Valley Eats" food exhibit. May - September Gather around the table with us this summer as we remember the orchards and canneries of the Valley of Heart’s Delight, celebrate today’s diversity of cuisine, and learn about the new food technologies being developed in Silicon Valley. Activities include ~ Food for the Future Panel Discussion…

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July 2019

Slow Food Nations – Denver

July 19 • 10:00 amJuly 21 • 5:00 pm

Slow Food Nations is a major international food festival hosted in Denver, CO. This year, we explore Where Tradition Meets Innovation. Be part of the international Slow Food movement and connect with farmers, foodies and families.

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Slow Food Cooking Classes with Joni Sare & Silicon Valley Eats Exhibit

July 8 • 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Los Altos History Museum, 51 So. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, 94022 United States
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As part of the ongoing exhibit "Silicon Valley Eats" Slow Food Leader, Joni Sare, will teach three different SLOW-inspired, hands-on classes beginning July 8th at the Los Altos History Museum. From our agricultural roots to today’s cutting-edge sustainability efforts, the way we grow, eat, and share food has been shaped by innovation. Gather around the table with us this summer as we remember the orchards and canneries of the Valley of Heart’s Delight, celebrate today’s diversity of cuisine, and learn…

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June 2019

Cheesemaking Class at Shanti Farm

June 1 • 3:00 pm5:00 pm
$40

Did you know that you can make your own cheese at home? Well you can and it is surprisingly easy. Join Slow Food Leader and Homesteader, Pam Carlton, for this fun, interactive class.  You will be making (and tasting) a simple chevre (soft goat cheese) and mozzarella.   You will go home with some cheese as well as the recipes so you can make these cheeses again at home! This class is for ages 16 and up.  Limited to 6 participants…

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Taste of the Mountains Menlo Park

June 1 • 2:00 pm5:30 pm

The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association presents the Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday, June 1 in Downtown Menlo Park from 2-5:30pm. All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation. Enjoy wines from small, local boutique wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains poured in various designated tasting locations up and down Santa Cruz Avenue. Check in for your wristband, glass, and a map of the pouring locations – then enjoy an afternoon of…

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May 2019

Seasonal Eating to Thrive Retreat – How to Cook for Spring

May 31 • 8:00 amJune 2 • 5:00 pm

The four seasons provide a natural rhythm to keep us in optimal health. Traditionally, each season brings new foods to the table. Eating seasonally supports health and wellness by helping our bodies adjust to the weather, our energy and activity levels, and more. Spring is the season of new life. Come Spring, we get restless for change, for cleansing and newness, for the sun and renewed energy, for recommitting to our dreams. Nature gives us what we need to support…

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Silicon Valley Wine Auction Grand Tasting

May 19 • 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Sip, sample and bid! Meander Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, enjoy an individual picnic lunch as you taste over 150 wines from 40+ Santa Cruz Mountains vintners, and bid on over 200 wine lots in the silent auction.  Launched in 2015 by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation, the Silicon Valley Wine Auction showcases the diversity of the valley – from a long a storied history of pioneering vintners of making local wine – to a social innovation ethos that…

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A Taste of Italy

May 18 • 1:00 pm4:00 pm
$50

Join Draeger's Market in Menlo Park for a grand tasting of memorable Italian wines. Your ticket includes tastes of all the 30-35 wines and assorted artisanal cheeses provided by our expert Cheesemonger Patricia Hughes.   A 20% discount will be applied to all of the tasting wines purchased that day or any pre-sell wines picked up later.

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April 2019

Hidden Villa Homesteading Day

April 27 • 9:30 am4:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Join us as we celebrate the practice of sustainability and self-reliance through home-scale agriculture and the cultivation of culinary and craft skills! Hear from local experts and passionate enthusiasts and learn to use natural resources in your community. With demonstrations and conversations in sheep-shearing, fiber arts, food preservation, backyard chicken care, composting, fruit tree pruning and so much more, you are guaranteed to leave with knowledge and inspiration! Note - this is a ticketed event and may sell out.  Tickets are sold…

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Passport Celebration Day – Santa Cruz Mountains

April 20 • 12:00 pm5:00 pm
$75

Four times a year, on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, the wine growing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of this unique mountainous region. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable experience. With your SCM Wine Passport you can visit participating wineries 365 days per year during winery hours of operation as well as…

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Tastes & Tales of Terra Madre Dinner – Sonoma

April 13 • 5:30 pm8:30 pm
$85

Join the Slow Food Sonoma County North Chapter for their bi-annual, Tastes & Tales of Terra Madre Dinner to celebrate Slow Food and their chapter’s delegates to Italy’s Terra Madre in 2018! Three delegates represented Sonoma County North: Kathy Matonak (chapter leader), Kelly Osman (Oz Family Farms), and Ellen Shick (food writer). Come join us as we hear Tales of their adventures and have Tastes that are inspired by this international food event.

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Zanotto’s Wine Night – Willow Glen

April 11 • 6:30 pm8:30 pm
$55

Zanotto's April Wine Night featuring Patz & Hall and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars.  Light hors d'oeuvres will be paired with the tastings.  Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.

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March 2019

Whiskies of the World San Jose

March 21 • 6:00 pm10:00 pm

Whiskies of the World® Expo brings together distillers from around the world to share their finest spirits and knowledge with whisky enthusiasts. Discover the Art of Whisky in the company of connoisseurs and whisky celebrities. Benefitting Casa Circulo Cultural (www.circulocultural.org)

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3rd Annual Hop ‘N Vine Festival & Market

March 9 • 2:00 pm7:00 pm

This fun event features tastings from wineries and craft breweries located right here in Santa Clara County, as well as lite bites, a history exhibit, great lectures in the "Hop 'N Vine University," entertainment, and fun and games on Pavilion Hall patio.

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February 2019

Wild Foods Feast

February 23 • 8:00 pm
$48

Join Suzanne Elliott, Herbalist  at ENSO Cafe in Half Moon Bay for a very unique dining experience savoring the rich flavors of natures wild bounty.  A delicious family-style dinner will be served using an array of locally foraged greens, edible flowers, and herbs. RSVP by Wednesday, February 20th.

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Fearless Fermentation with Karen Diggs

February 21 • 6:30 pm8:30 pm
KitchenTown Cafe San Mateo, + Google Map
$50

Do you like pickles, kimchi, and sauerkraut? Do you wish you could have delicious fermented snacks and condiments whenever you want? In this hands on workshop, Karen Diggs, chef and fermentation expert, will walk you through the steps of home fermentation. Each participant will make their own batch of sauerkraut with a custom blend of spices to take home. Fermentation can also be an awesome tool for home cooks to reduce food waste. Karen will show paricipants how fermentation can…

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January 2019

Zinfandel Experience

January 17 • 10:00 amJanuary 19 • 5:00 pm

Dine, Learn, Enjoy, Taste with legends and emerging rock stars of Zinfandel. ZinEX is a three-day wine and food extravaganza attracting wine lovers from around the world. Experience the classic character of Zinfandel at four extraordinary events featuring a diverse selection of wines and styles. The weekend includes a Welcome event Dine-Around at One Market , Flights seminar, Winemakers Auction & Dinner, and Grand Tasting. ZinEX 2019 features access to winemaker celebrities at three impressive venues, showcasing the talents of…

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December 2018

Beerwalk – Japantown

December 1, 2018 • 2:00 pm5:00 pm

Explore the unique boutique shops, art studios, and great restaurants within the community, all while sipping on great beers and enjoying the social enthusiasm of shopkeepers and beer lovers alike! The Beerwalk was created beyond the idea of sampling great beers, but rather to provide the outlet for our community to come together to explore the neighborhoods and small businesses, which help keep the Bay Area great.

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Free Distillery Tour & Organic Rum Tasting with Your Dog

December 1, 2018 • 12:00 pm6:00 pm

Oceanfront Distillery where Rum & other Spirits are made right in front of the bar where spirit tastings and cocktails are on hand. If you bring your dog, you get free tasting of their Rums. There may also be food truck onsite on Saturdays of something free such as beer bratwurst.

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November 2018

Book Conversation and Tasting

November 10, 2018 • 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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Cooks with Books   A celebration of America’s favorite fruit! Join Montalvo’s culinary artist Andrea Blum for the launch of her rustic Ciderhouse Cookbook, filled with comfort food and drink inspired by her family’s ciderhouse in western Massachusetts. Enjoy a tasting and discussion about apple and cider products grounded in American history and flavor.   Montalvo Arts Center, November 10th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, $10 http://www.montalvoarts.org/events/open_access_1118/

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