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Food & drink goings on

Uploaded: Nov 4, 2013
Local food and drink events around town in the next few weeks:

Christopher Kimball at Books Inc. Mountain View
Christopher Kimball ? founder, editor and publisher of Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines as well as host of TV show "America's Test Kitchen" ? will discuss "The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook" ("Everything you need to know to become a great cook") on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at Books Inc. in Mountain View. Free. For more, go to
Info: Books Inc. Mountain View, 301 Castro St., Mountain View; 650-428-1234

Tap Takeover at Steins
Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant in Mountain View is hosting a tap takeover with the San Francisco Brewers Guild on Friday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 11:30 p.m. Featured breweries will include Beach Chalet, Speakeasy, 21st Amendment and more.
Info: Steins, 895 Villa St., Mountain View; 650-963-9568

Toque of the Town
On Saturday, Nov. 9, eat a Michelin-starred three-course dinner for a good cause. "Toque of the Town" will benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. The dinner, created specifically for this event, is crafted by Mark Sullivan of Spruce (who was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in his early 20s), Peter Rudolph of Madera, Dmitry Elpern of Village Pub and Kayvon Jordon of Mayfield Bakery and Café. There will also be a wine tasting and silent and live auctions. Tickets start at $200 and go up to $20,000.
Info: 6:30-11 p.m. at the Rosewood Hotel, 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park; 650-561-1500. For more info, go to the event website.

'Manresa: An Edible Reflection'
Chef David Kinch of the very hyped Manresa Restaurant in Los Gatos will discuss and sign his first-ever cookbook at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Kinch was named Best Chef: Pacific by the James Beard Foundation and Chef of the Year by GQ; Manresa has held two Michelin stars for many consecutive years.
Info: 7:30 p.m. at 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park; 650-324-4321. For more info, go to

Toni Piccinini at Books Inc. Palo Alto
Toni Piccinini, author of "The Goodbye Year: Wisdom and Culinary Therapy to Survive Your Child's Senior Year of High School (and Reclaim the You of You)," will be at Books Inc. Palo Alto on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. Free. For more, go to
Info: Books Inc. Palo Alto, 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto; 650-321-0600

Jon Bonné: 'The New California Wine'
San Francisco Chronicle wine editor Jon Bonné will speak at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto about his new book, "The New California Wine," on Nov. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. A few winemakers will be present; there will be wine tastings. All attendees must be 21 years or older. For more information, call Georgeette Gehue at 408-280-5530 or email at
Info: Oshman Family JCC, Schultz Cultural Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto; $32 for nonmembers; $25 for members. 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7-8:30 p.m. program, wine tasting and book signing. See more at: commonwealthclub.prg.
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