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...

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...

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...

GEV Magazine’s Summer Issue 12.0 Sep11

GEV Magazine’s...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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

GEV Magazine Issue 3...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Jessup Cellars’ 2015...

Jessup Cellars’ Third Annual Dress to the Vines weekend returns June 25th through June 27th with a sweeping look at wine country fashion from a local to national to international perspective. The weekend also celebrates the winery’s third installment...

Help Is On The Way XXI

Food, entertainment, wine and philanthropy converge once again as GEV is honored to be a media partner and is delighted to celebrate HELP IS ON THE WAY; Northern California’s largest annual benefit concert & gala on July 26, 2015, 7:30 pm at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. This notable event will support Meals On Wheels of San Francisco’s programs to provide food for seniors and other home-bound individuals and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s expansion of HIV testing and treatment services at their new facility in the Castro District. HELP IS ON THE WAY will feature stars...

A Pop Up Sensation The Gallery by Chef Josh Bieker Jun11

A Pop Up Sensation T...

By Annabelle Marceno Pericin “Oyster in the Fog” and “Winter in Japan” sound like novels to be read on a lazy afternoon but are creations of Sacramento Chef Josh Bieker and are menu highlights for his pop up restaurant The Gallery by Josh Bieker....

Santana Row’s Annual Summer Fashion Shows, a benefit for Pets in Need Jun01

Santana Row’s ...

Santana Row’s marquee summer event returns for the seventh year to a gorgeous new poolside: Misora, Santana Row’s newest resort-style residences, will be the catwalk location for the first time. Kira Klapper of NBC Bay Area will emcee the two shows,...

Chefs Joshua Skenes and Jiro Lin Team Up at Saison May26

Chefs Joshua Skenes ...

After a month long successful Guest Chef stint at the eight-seat Chef’s Counter at Saison. Chef Joshua Skenes and Chef Jiro Lin have decided to take their collaboration a step further. Beginning Thursday, June 4, they will be joining forces and cooking...

Russian River Valley Winegrowers Announce Annua...

Rod Berglund, Board President of the Russian River Valley Winegrowers (RRVW), announces the annual Russian River Valley Passport Weekend (formerly called Passport to Pinot) – the renowned winegrowing AVA’s two-day celebration, taking place June 27-28, 2015. The highly anticipated weekend of events explores the rugged beauty of this Sonoma County wine region and its hidden gems; including world-class wines, local food and unmatched hospitality. The Russian River Valley Passport Weekend offers exclusive tasting opportunities at more than 30 acclaimed Russian River wineries from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on...

SF Giants’ JT Snow’s 2nd Annual Snowma...

SF Giants’ JT Snow will be hosting his 2nd Annual Snowman Classic Celebrity Cocktail Competition on July 8, 2015 at the Omni Hotel in San Francisco, which raises funds for his Snow Foundation to find a cure for the worst form of diabetes. This year’s event features a new twist from last year’s event with 8 celebrities paired with 8 bartenders competing in 3 rounds to make the best cocktail. Guests will be able to watch the action, mix and mingle with Bay Area athletes and celebrities, try the cocktails, enjoy raffle and silent auction and much...

EAT DRINK SF, San Fr...

Eat Drink SF, a San Francisco celebration of flavor, presented by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association with Title Sponsor Discover, announces the schedule for this year’s event as Early Bird tickets go on sale. The festival, now entering its seventh...

Pinot Pop Up Dinner ...

Silver Trident Winery furnished with Ralph Lauren Home presents a Springtime Pinot Pop Up Dinner on May 30 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. This festive evening is the release celebration for the winery’’s 2013 Benevolent Dictator, a Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir,...

Scoma’s Restaurant, Plans To Change Wharf Culture With Culinary Mastermind, Gordon Drysdale May08

Scoma’s Restau...

Scoma’s Restaurant, iconic San Francisco Restaurant, announced San Francisco- based chef and restaurateur, Gordon Drysdale, as new Culinary Director. Known for putting his stamp on multiple Bay Area Projects, like Buckeye Roadhouse in Mill Valley,...

Marlowe Burger – Score One for the Fans May05

Marlowe Burger – Sco...

By Kathryn Holland Besser Photo Credit Patricia Chang Baseball fans and foodies…rejoice! Located across from the Caltrain station (and close to AT&T Park), James Nicholas, Anna Weinberg and Jennifer Puccio’s newest collaboration, Marlowe Burger,...

Tom Colicchio Among Key Additions To Bite Silicon Valley Apr30

Tom Colicchio Among ...

Celebrated Chef and MSNBC Food Correspondent Tom Colicchio has been added to the Food Waste panel taking place Friday, June 5 as part of BITE Silicon Valley, the first-ever event to celebrate and explore the intersection of food and technology, June 5-7, 2015...

11th Annual SummerTi...

Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco is proud to announce details for the 11th Annual SummerTini event and auction benefiting CHEFS (Conquering Homelessness through Employment in Food Services) and ECS. SummerTini will take place at the...

Grgich Hills Estate celebrates the 35th anniversar...

In 1980 “The Great Chicago Showdown” brought together 221 of the best Chardonnays from around the world.  Chardonnays from France, California, New York and even Bulgaria were collected for a historic first, the largest blind tasting of that time of one single varietal. The first vintage that Miljenko “Mike” Grgich crafted at Grgich Hills, his 1977 Chardonnay, emerged triumphant with a first place ribbon and the Chicago Tribune called it “The best Chardonnay in the world”!  With this win so close on the heels of the famous 1976 Paris Tasting, where the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that...

BITE SILICON VALLEY,...

Octagon Culinary announces BITE Silicon Valley, the first-ever event to celebrate and explore the intersection of food and technology, featuring some of the nation’s top celebrity chefs and tech innovators. The inaugural, three-day event combines...

Raymond Vineyards la...

In association with the Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) napavalleyfilmfest.org, Raymond Vineyards has launched an exclusive campaign inviting wine and film lovers to enter for a chance to win the ultimate Napa Valley Film Festival Experience. The Raymond...

BottleRock Napa Valley Serves Up Roster of Top Chefs, Vintners, Master Sommeliers and Other Surprises on Williams-Sonoma Stage, May 29 – 31 Apr21

BottleRock Napa Valley Serves Up Roster of Top Che...

Photography by Rey Del Fierro BottleRock Napa Valley has announced its star-studded culinary lineup and the addition of a fifth stage – the Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage. Situated in the epicenter of America’s wine and food playground, BottleRock Napa Valley delivers a lineup of chefs, restaurateurs, winemakers, sommeliers, and craft brewers that is unparalleled in the music festival world. Michelin stars fly among the musical stars at the 3-day festival, May 29 through 31, in historic downtown Napa, California. “BottleRock Napa Valley is all about blending great music, food and wine,” said...

GASPAR BRASSERIE DEB...

Executive Chef Chris Jones of Gaspar Brasserie, one of San Francisco’s newest destinations for approachable French Brasserie fare, craft cocktails and stunning interior design located in the heart of the city’s Financial district, is thrilled to...

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck coming to Santana Row Apr13

Hello Kitty Cafe Tru...

The pink Hello Kitty Cafe truck pulls into Santana Row from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, parking itself near Park Valencia. It’s the only San Jose stop on its current road trip. The mobile kitty cafe’s whereabouts have been obsessively followed...

Foreign Cinema Hosts Baker Lane Vineyards on Thur...

Foreign Cinema will host Stephen Singer as guest sommelier on Thursday, April 16, 2015 to showcase wines from Baker Lane Vineyards  located in the beautiful hidden valley on the Sonoma Coast. Throughout the evening, Singer will interact with guests and provide tasting notes as well as pairing suggestions. The following wines may be purchased at special prices by the flight or bottle: 2007 Estate Syrah 2010 Estate Syrah 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 Sonoma Coast Cuvée Syrah 2014 Estate Viognier 2014 Rosé All Baker Lane Vineyards wines are made from grapes grown on RoadsEnd Farm in Sebastopol, located in...

Napa Valley Festival del Sole Announces Kevin Spacey  In Concert at The Annual Festival Gala at Meadowood Napa Valley Apr08

Napa Valley Festival...

Napa Valley Festival del Sole, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the region’s cultural vitality, presents award-winning actor Kevin Spacey as the headline entertainer for its Annual Festival Gala at Meadowood Napa Valley on July 19, 2015. The...

Upcoming Dinner Seri...

Wente Vineyards, the country’s oldest continuously operated, family-owned winery, is excited to announce the lineup for The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards’ Guest Chef Dinner Series 2015: The Chef & The Winemaker – A Celebration of the Bay Area’s...

Telegraph Hill Neigh...

The Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center will host their 125th anniversary, and the 13th Annual Taste of Tel Hi fundraiser on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at the iconic San Francisco City Hall. The fundraiser, which raised $300,000 last year and...

Aatxe Brings Basque ...

Chef Ryan Pollnow, partner of Ne Timeas Restaurant Group, will open his first project, Aatxe (pronounced aah-CHAY) in partnership with The Bon Vivantson April 17, 2015. Located on the street level of The Swedish American Hall in San Francisco’s Upper Market...

Off The Grid Launches First Permanent Market With The Courtyard Apr01

Off The Grid Launche...

Off the Grid is excited to announce The Courtyard, their first-ever permanent market open seven days per week starting April 1. Operating within The Yard at Mission Rock, the new pop-up shipping container village is located at AT&T Park’s Parking Lot...

Buena Vista Winery O...

Buena Vista Winery today unveiled a first-of-its-kind museum in California dedicated to the history of winemaking and its tools. The museum features a collection of rare and authentic 19th and 20th century European viticulture tools that are theatrically...

The Making of GEV Magazine’s Spring Issue 15.0 Apr01

The Making of GEV Ma...

By Annabelle Marceno Pericin It’s almost here! GEV’s Spring Issue 15 featuring cover girls Amelia & Dalia Ceja in partnership with Bloomingdales San Francisco. The spread will also feature the Mexican couture designs of Ana Cecilia Ortega. Check out...

Tickets now on sale ...

Winesong 2015 (www.winesong.org) looks to continue its status as the elite, charitable wine weekend getaway on the trend setting and spectacular Mendocino Coast on Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12, 2015. Winesong is pleased to announce that...

Chicago, Ringo Starr...

Bruce Cohn of B.R. Cohn Charity Events (BRCCE) announced that tickets are now on sale for the 2015 Sonoma Music Festival, October 2-4 at the Field of Dreams near downtown Sonoma. Appearing at the successor to his fabled 28-year winery fall festival are...

Vivande Restaurant R...

Michelin-Star Restaurant to Host Acclaimed Chef Middione in the Kitchen for a Collaborative Dinner on April 16, 2015 WHAT:   Luce invites guests on Thursday, April 16th to enjoy a special, one night revival of beloved Fillmore Street restaurant Vivande Porta...

Advanced Wine Tastin...

Busy wine professionals don’t always think about formal wine education but two new programs fromSan Francisco Wine School were designed just for them. Just five days long and extremely targeted, the School’s new Advanced Tasting and Advanced Service...

Russian River Valley...

Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley – the premier pinot noir growing region – is preparing to support the first annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction hosted by the Sonoma County Vintners. Created exclusively for licensed wine sellers, including...

Hall & Harvest ...

On Sunday, April 19, 2015, neighboring St. Helena properties HALL Wines and Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer are collaborating to introduce a fresh and contemporary art ‘Hop-Up’ experience during Arts in April. With art installations of rabbits at...

Celebrity Cruises to Sponsor Internationally Acclaimed Sonoma International Film Festival Mar24

Celebrity Cruises to...

Modern luxury vacation brand Celebrity Cruises is thrilled to announce its partnership with the upcoming 18th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF), taking place March 25-29, 2015. Celebrity Cruises is now the official cruise line of the renowned...

Burritt Room + Taver...

Whiskies of the World may be sold out on 3/28, but Burritt Room + Tavern still has tickets available for Flights + Bites: the American Whiskey Edition on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm. The entire restaurant and bar will be reserved for the...

Kurios, Cirque du So...

By Annabelle Marceno Pericin Photography by Brian Wong The iconic blue and yellow Big Top made it’s annual appearance at San Francisco’s AT&T Park for the U.S premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s latest show sensation Kurios – Cabinet of...

Napa Valley Festival...

Napa Valley Festival del Sole, one of America’s premier summer destination events, presents its landmark Tenth Season, July 17-26, 2015, featuring more than 60 cultural adventures for every interest and budget. The ten-day festival artfully blends...

Inaugural “Chefs Taste Challenge” to be Held in Ne...

Foodies and chefs, take note! A fun, fresh and new national cooking competition and food tasting event will launch this summer, promising to challenge the skills of professional chefs and delight the palates of the most discerning gourmands. The Farm to Table Chefs Taste Challenge (CTC), scheduled for August 7, 2015 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, aims to broaden awareness for the use of fresh, healthy, sustainable ingredients in preparing food. Ten chefs from various geographical regions across the United States will compete to create the best dish that utilizes farm-fresh items...

A16 Celebrates 10 Ye...

Photography by Brian Wong A16 announces its 10th annual Festa della Donna celebration on Sunday, March 8, 2015. The annual dinner will feature southern Italian fare from celebrated Italian chefs Laura Brunelli and Rosetta and Maria Costantino. Complementing...

Top of the Mark Part...

In celebration of the birth of the Beat Generation in San Francisco, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins has partnered with the Beat Museum to bring legendary poets to riff alongside local jazz musicians for a weekly series at the Top of the Mark. Guests are...

Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival April 9-12, 20...

Photo credits ment’or BKB Foundation, Tomas Muscionico and Patrick Tregenza Coastal Luxury Management (CLM), the award-winning hospitality team behind Pebble Beach Food & Wine and the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival events, announces their first-ever partnership with ment’or BKB Foundation (formerly Bocuse d’Or Foundation), originally founded in 2008 by Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and Jérôme Bocuse, for the eighth annual festival taking place April 9-12, 2015. Coastal Luxury Management is honored to announce the inaugural and exclusive food and wine festival partnership with the...

Tickets Now On Sale ...

Yountville Live is pleased to announce that individual event tickets to attend this inaugural music, wine, and food festival are now on sale. The four-day wine country gala will be held March 19 – 22, 2015 in various locations throughout the town of...

Luce Presents The 4t...

Luce at the InterContinental® San Francisco and International Culinary Center announce the top student finalists in the Culinary Clash competition. Numerous students submitted three-course menus with corresponding recipes for the opportunity to cook with...

Fifth Annual Napa Va...

The Napa Valley showcases its wealth of art and artists from American Canyon to Calistoga for the fifth annual Napa Valley Arts in April, featuring works that span artistic disciplines, genres and decades. Dozens of special shows, openings and exhibits...

Perbacco Ristorante ...

Perbacco Ristorante + Bar is pleased to announce an intimate wine dinner featuring the legendary Italian wine producer, Angelo Gaja Winery, from the heart of Italy’s renowned Piedmont region. Headquartered on a quiet street in Barbaresco, Gaja Winery...

Taste of Monticello ...

Photos by Ashley Twiggs The 2015 Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival presented by Mercedes Benz of Charlottesville will take place April 9-11, celebrating the best of Central Virginia wines over the course of three days. Tickets are on sale now...

Big Night Restaurant...

Big Night Restaurant Group, who quietly announced late last year the addition of a burger window at beloved SoMa neighborhood restaurant Marlowe, has shifted its plans to something bigger and better – a brand new pop-up burger joint and private dining space...

Rare Winemaker Dinne...

Glen Ellen’s newest critically acclaimed restaurant, Aventine Glen Ellen is thrilled to announce a very special Winemaker’s Dinner with Sam Sebastiani, patriarch of the Sebastiani Family. On Tuesday, March 31 starting at 6:00 PM, Chef Adolfo Veronese...

The Return of Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center & Off the Grid: Picnic @ the Presidio Feb28

The Return of Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center ...

Off the Grid, San Francisco’s premier organizer of weekly street food markets, is pleased to announce the return of two of their signature destinations events, Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center and Off the Grid: Picnic @ the Presidio. On Sunday, March 1, Off the Grid welcomes patrons back to Off the Grid: Picnic @ the Presidio. Every Sunday until November 1, picnickers are invited to enjoy the Presidio’s lush Main Post lawn, spectacular views of the bay, and the historic scene of the old post. Specialty items from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, and...

The 5th Annual Bay T...

http://gevmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/10944528_826257954118540_1563794926_n.mp4 By Liz Garbes Bernardo Photography by Nash Bernardo Once again, the annual Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show was a huge hit amongst travel enthusiasts in the San...

Frontstretch Fest An...

A Southern celebration of horse racing, quality bourbon and craft beer, the inaugural Frontstretch Fest has announced Team Red, White & Blue as its 2015 charity partner. A nonprofit organization focused on veteran reintegration, Team RWB works to enrich...

Be your own Valentine with Luz De La Riva Intimate Couture and Toiletries Feb12

Be your own Valentin...

By Josette Vigil Jelveh Photography by Vincent Gotti Product shots courtesy of Luz De La Riva The season of hearts is not only between two people. So ladies if you find you’re playing a game of solitaire this Valentine’s day, don’t stress. This is a...

Burritt Room + Tavern Valentine’s Day Dinner and Staycation at the Mystic Hotel Feb07

Burritt Room + Taver...

Burritt Room + Tavern is offering a four-course dinner menu on Valentine’s Day for $65 and includes a glass of sparkling wine.   Dishes include Foie Gras with Speck Ham, Pickled Turnip and Green Chimichurri; Sourdough Pancake with Brussel...

Filter in studio to ...

Filter announces plans to reenter studio and record their 7th studio album. Richard Patrick will be reunited with producer/mixer Ben Gross (Short Bus, Title of Record, The Amalgamut), and is collaborating on songs with former Filter co-writer Brian Leisgang...

Alisal Guest Ranch &...

(Solvang, CA) –Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort will host its third annual BBQ Bootcamp with special guest Hitching Post II owner Frank Ostini February 20‐22, 2015. Alisal has been specializing in barbecue for over 60 years and during this two‐night,...

In Memory of Craig R...

By Chef Cocoy Ventura Last night, I learned about Craig Ramini’s passing, founder and cheese maker of Ramini Mozzarella, with utter disbelief. Though I met Craig three years ago, along with his partner Audrey, as well as the beautiful buffaloes at his...

Destination Kohler Presents In Celebration of Choc...

A three day soiree of chocolate-themed experiences headlined by celebrity pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini at the Forbes Five Star The American Club Resort Hotel From sweet to savory and everything in between, the third annual In Celebration of Chocolate is a three-day chocolate-themed soirée of distinctively delicious events and culinary demonstrations hosted at Destination Kohler, home to the Forbes Five Star The American Club resort hotel and Kohler Waters Spa. This year’s celebration is headlined by Johnny Iuzzini – James Beard Award-winning pastry chef and judge of Bravo’s Top Chef: Just Dessert....

Top musicians, artis...

With performances by multi-platinum-selling musicians, food by celebrity chefs and local stars, and the finest Napa Valley wines, the 2015 Yountville Live event offers the ultimate Wine Country experience March 19-22 in Yountville, the heart of the Napa...

Make-A-Wish Event, W...

The 14th annual Wine and Wishes® event, being held on Saturday, February 7th 2015 on Treasure Island, features the culinary talents of ten celebrated Bay Area chefs during the Winemaker Dinner and over 60 restaurants, wineries, breweries and mixologists at...

Napa Valley Restaura...

As some of the Napa Valley’s finest eateries re-vamp in January 2015, Napa Valley Restaurant Month has moved to February, and with it comes an incredible selection of special culinary offerings that reflect the season and only happen once a year. Come sip,...

A Valentine’s Day Dinner In The Sky At Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco Jan08

A Valentine’s ...

Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is pleased to offer Valentine’s Day Dinner in the Sky on February 14, 2015. Only three tables will be available for this unique dining experience in San Francisco’s third tallest building. Private sweetheart tables will...

New Wine & Cheese Classes at V. Sattui Winery Jan07

New Wine & Chee...

V. Sattui Winery will host a new series of wine and cheese classes with Napa Valley chef, Andy Wild, and V. Sattui Cheesemonger Keith Idle. Since the winery reopened in 1976, one of the features of V. Sattui is its impressive cheese case filled with 200...

Imagine Dragons, No Doubt And Robert Plant To Hea...

BottleRock Napa Valley announces its third annual festival lineup today which includes headlining artists Imagine Dragons, No Doubt, and Robert Plant. The three-day music, culinary, wine and brew festival will take place in the heart of the City of Napa at the Napa Valley Expo, May 29-31, 2015. Festival tickets go on sale at 10AM PST on Thursday, January 8, 2015 and may be purchased at BottleRockNapaValley.com and Eventbrite.com. Additional ticket information is included below. The lineup for the three-day festival will feature other stellar artists and bands including: The Avett Brothers, Foster...

The 24th Annual Zinfandel Experience Tasting Event on January 29-31, 2015 Dec29

The 24th Annual Zinfandel Experience Tasting Event...

The premier tasting event for Zinfandel lovers will celebrate its 24th anniversary, January 29-31, 2015 with four festive celebratory events over three days that feature a diverse selection of wines and styles from renowned producers and emerging wineries. The Zinfandel Experience provides opportunities for both new and seasoned wine lovers to embrace the varietal’s evolution. Set at the historic Presidio overlooking the San Francisco Bay and the iconic Four Seasons Hotel, the Zinfandel Experience is the largest single varietal tasting of its kind, bringing together top producers and wine lovers to...

Breakfast with Santa...

With sleigh bells ringing, Patina Catering invites families to welcome the arrival of Santa with a trip to “Breakfast with Santa” complete with an extravagant buffet, children activity areas with cookie decorating and more, gifts, and a visit from the...

Deck the halls with ...

The holiday season is a magical time, and spending an afternoon in a 13th century inspired Tuscan castle and winery in the heart of Napa Valley can make for a truly magical winter food and wine pairing adventure. Add live holiday music, Italian breads fresh...

Gift Ideas from Yountville, From Chocolate Ornaments to Winemaker For A Day Dec02

Gift Ideas from Youn...

A lot of us are trying to simplify; we don’t need more stuff. Happily, more and more people are gifting enlightening and inspirational experiences instead. Lucky recipients of gifts from Yountville, Napa Valley, could reign over a winery for a...

Holiday Merriment at...

By Eileen Solis Rogers Photography by Connie Perez Wong A great San Francisco Christmas tradition is well under way at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins as it celebrates its annual Holiday Tea starting on Friday, November 28, 2014. This time of the year is a...