Upcoming Edible Events

Our online events calendar is a free service. Events should be local, or within driving distance of the Bay Area, and be relevant to our local food mission at Edible East Bay. More information: here

Upcoming Events

Thursday–Sunday, July 20–23
Taste Our Terroir
Various Livermore Valley wineries

The Valley’s premiere food and wine event celebrates the region’s unique terroir. Festivities include a food and wine pairing competition, cooking classes, wine seminars, vineyard tours, and more. Cost: varies with event. Tickets and info: lvwine.org

Saturday July 22, 3–11pm
Capay Tomato Festival
Capay Organic Farm
23804 State Highway 16, Capay

Taste heirloom and cherry tomatoes fresh from the fields and enjoy music, dancing, a tractor-tram tour of the farm, and camping in the orchards. Proceeds benefit the Kathleen Barsotti Nonprofit for Sustainable Agriculture. Info: capayorganic.com

Saturday August 5, 1–2pm
Book Talk & Tasting: Flavors of Oakland
Dimond Branch Library
3565 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

Meet Anya Ku and Elazar Sontag, who interviewed and cooked with Oaklanders from different cultures for their book Flavors of Oakland: A Cookbook in 20 Stories. Hear some of their favorite stories from the book, and taste a few of the recipes. Free. Info: http://www.oaklandlibrary.org/events/dimond-branch/flavors-oakland-book-talk-and-tasting

Saturday & Sunday, August 5 & 6, 10am–6pm
34th annual Fremont Festival of the Arts
Downtown Fremont: Paseo Padre Parkway and Walnut Ave

Enjoy arts and crafts booths, live music, food trucks, wine, beer, a Gourmet Marketplace, Business Marketplace, and Kid City for young festival-goers. Free admission. Info: http://www.fremontfestival.net

Sunday August 6, 7–9pm
Pâté and Terrine Class
The Local Butcher Shop, 1600 Shattuck Ave (enter on Cedar St), Berkeley

Local Butcher Shop chefs demo and teach how to make three kinds of pâtés and terrines. Class includes a guided tasting, and each participant goes home with some pâté de campagna, chicken liver mousse, and headcheese. Cost: $70. Info: thelocalbutchershop.com

Thursday August 17, 10 am–noon
Kitchen Cosmetics: Treat Your Feet
Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill

Learn to make a homemade foot scrub, soaking salts, and foot cream. Cost: $20. Info and registration: sustainablecoco.org

Saturday August 26, noon–3pm
Ricotta Workshop from Appetizer to Dessert with Maria Capdevielle
Kitchen on Fire
1509 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Learn to make fresh homemade ricotta from scratch with Italian chef Maria Capdevielle. Menu features Crostini with Baked Ricotta and Honey Roasted Walnuts,Ricotta Homemade Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce, and Roman Ricotta Cake. Cost: $115. Info: https://kitchenonfire1.rezdy.com/160635/ricotta-workshop-from-appetizer-to-dessert-sat-august-26-12pm-3pm-chef-maria-capdevielle-shattuck-ave
Saturday August 26, 10am–noon
Oral Traditions Tour: Food Mavericks and Literary Lions
Mountain View Cemetery
5000 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

This free, docent-led tour starts at the final resting place of Trader Vic and ends at the grave of James Folger, founder of Folgers Coffee. Includes tastings and/or readings at each stop. Read more about it in Edible East Bay’s Summer 2014 issue, which you can find in our magazine archive at edibleeastbay.com. Info: mountainviewcemetery.org

Sunday August 27, 2–5pm
Donkey & Goat Fall Release Party
Donkey & Goat Winery
1340 5th St, Berkeley

Celebrate the winery’s new fall flavors with delicious natural wines, live music, and wine-paired noshes. Cost: $20. Members & pre-release purchasers of 6+ bottles receive 2 complimentary tickets. Info and tickets: donkeyandgoat.com or Erin at dgorders@donkeyandgoat.com