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Commonwealth Club evening event featuring: Michael Mina and Michael Chiarello: Giants of California Cuisine

Date: February 24th, 2014

Location: The Fairmont Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 950 Mason St.

Time: 6 p.m. check-in and premium reception, 6:30 p.m. program, 8 p.m. dinner at Coqueta (for Dinner ticket purchasers only) – See more at: www.commonwealthclub.org

About the evening: In Travel + Leisure’s 2013 America’s Favorite Cities survey San Francisco was voted #1 for fine-dining Restaurants… no surprise there. San Franciscans are some of the luckiest eaters in the world, surrounded by award-winning spots, top produce and agriculture, and the most innovative chefs in the world. Two such masters of their craft are Michael Mina and Michael Chiarello, who have been movers and shakers in California cooking for the past three decades. Though each takes a distinct approach to American cuisine, both chefs share a fierce regional devotion and a passion for exploration – from pioneering culinary trends to promoting sustainable farming practices to embracing new technology and social media. Join us as rising star Evan Rich gets these two giants to open up about their passions, the process, the American dining landscape, and their experiences shaping California food.

Michael Chiarello’s Bottega Gran Fondo

April 12 & 13, 2014 – Yountville, CA

The worlds of food, wine and cycling converge here in Napa Valley at Michael Chiarello’s Bottega Gran Fondo. 6 Celebrity Chefs, 6 Celebrity Sommeliers, 6 Pro Cyclists and 6 Special Guests will be the Ride Leaders during this one of a kind Napa Valley adventure. This two day event celebrates the passion points for Chef Chiarello – sustainable farming, winemaking, cooking, cycling and supporting three important causes that impact the community of Napa Valley and beyond: Clinic Ole, Napa Bike and the Vine Trail. From healthcare services to bike safety to improving the roads of Napa County, these non-profit organizations are critical to residents and tourists alike. Register today for an intimate weekend of cooking demos, wine tastings, lounging, laughing, riding, and eating, amidst a potpourri of the masters from the kitchen, the cellar and the pro-circuit.

Register at www.bottegagranfondo.com