GEV MAGAZINE’S FASHION & TECH ISSUE 21.0

By Kaye Cloutman There are approximately 7.2 billion people in the planet, and we’re all related or interconnected one way or another, even without the internet. At times I can’t help but wonder how life would be for everyone without it, but then perhaps the internet is merely an amplifier of all the existing connections we have as humans. This topic seems to be the one thing pounding hardest in my head at the moment. It’s impossible to expect I’d ever meet more than a tiny fraction of the world’s population but one can always dream. In this issue we are privileged to celebrate Orkut Buyukkokten who has in essence made it possible for many...

GEV Magazine Unveils its Star-studded Fashion + Te...

By Tamara Gorman Images by Ando Caulfield for Drew Altizer Photography Take one dashing Turkish software engineer, add a generous helping of cocktails, a pinch of culinary genius, a sprinkling of Silicon Valley and Bay Area glitterati, and you get everybody’s favorite dish – Orkut Buyukkokten – founder of Hello.com (a fabulous new entrant in the social network landscape) as well as the captivating cover model for GEV Magazine’s most avant-garde issue to date. The best parties happen when one thing leads to another, which was absolutely the case at GEV Magazine’s Tech Issue Launch Party. A forward-looking ethos of 200...

GEV Magazine’s The Wine Issue 20.0 Jul20

GEV Magazine’s...

By Kaye Cloutman About a year and a half ago, I was invited by Jean-Charles Boisset to the unveiling of his newly restored Buena Vista winery in Sonoma. With a number of my peers, I was given an exclusive, first-look around Buena Vista’s Historic Wine Tools Museum. One of the highlights...

GEV Magazine’s Winter Issue 19.0 Feb01

GEV Magazine’s...

Welcome to a shiny new year and our first issue of 2016! Fiercely fabulous, actress Necar Zadegan graces our cover and gives us a peek into her life as one of the radiant stars of Bravo’s hit series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. Fresh off our commitment to brilliant New Year’s...

GEV Magazine’s Gift Guide Issue 18.0

By Kaye Cloutman What is the true concept of celebrity? At GEV, we are constantly besieged with pitches from PR firms about their celebrity clients. While this is flattering, we also feel we have a huge responsibility to the community regarding who we feature. Fame is great but when the question arises “what has this person done for the community?” more often than not you can hear a pin drop while waiting for the answer. Therefore, it is a true honor that we are not only graced by one but five individuals in the Bay Area who I consider Santa’s true helpers all year round. These people, despite their media stature, are truly grounded...

GEV Magazine’s Summer Issue 17.0

By Annabelle Marceno Pericin Creator of Ahmad Couture, Sha Ali Ahmad is blazing his way on the red carpet. With GEV’s current Issue 17 celebrating all things INDIA, Sha’s intricate and beautiful designs grace the issue’s cover and shares with us his story growing up in a small town that lead him to New Delhi, a city highly connected to fashion and one of the top fashion cities in the world. Aside from being a fashion designer what is something you intend or plan to do in your career life? I want to build a Fashion House to provide a healthy working environment for the less fortunate in my county. I want to provide a place where they can...

WENTE VINEYARDS ROCK...

Headliners Steve Martin & Martin Short, Phillip Phillips and Gavin Degraw, Hunter Hayes, Bad Company, and American Idol Live! To Perform Located just east of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognized as one of California’s premier wine country...

JCB Tasting Salon &#...

OPENING BASTILLE DAY SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018 The new salon will bring the worlds of wine and luxury creations together in a unique and inspiring destination at the very location JCB occupied until 2013. The salon will be the fifth JCB location and Boisset’s third property in Sonoma County,...

Award-winning Novelist Margaret Atwood Joins MasterClass to Teach Creative Writing Jul11

Award-winning Noveli...

SAN FRANCISCO, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — MasterClass, the online education company that enables anyone to learn from the best in the world, announced today that Margaret Atwood will offer her first ever online class exclusively through its platform. Atwood’s creative writing...

Olives from Spain Returns to the USA, “Have an Oli...

Olives from Spain has launched “Have an Olive Day,” a new campaign for the US market. The campaign aims to encourage American consumers to “live every day as an olive day,” rediscovering the quality of Mediterranean olives and sharing in their versatility and variety. The recent Summer Fancy Food Show, held June 30 to July 2 in New York, provided the perfect opportunity to highlight table olives’ infinite gastronomic possibilities to consumers and professionals. Summer Fancy Food is one of the most important gastronomic fairs for the US’s HORECA sector (hotels, restaurants, and caterings), with over 17,000 professional attendees each year....

American Heart Association Silicon Valley #GoRedSV

The 14th annual event celebrates progress and strives to raise awareness Photos Trisha Leeper The 14th annual Go Red for Women luncheon, an event that celebrates survivors and educates the attending guests about heart disease and stroke and the lives touched by the cardiovascular disease. The event will feature a health expo with vendors offering educational breakout sessions and interactive health exhibits. A silent auction precedes the luncheon program with a lineup of inspiring speakers. More than 400 guests are expected to attend. KTVU’s Maureen Naylor, South Bay Bureau reporter and a Silicon Valley native, is this year’s emcee....

New and Familiar Cheeses Bestowed Honors Jun01

New and Familiar Che...

Marin French Cheese & Laura Chenel’s Win 24 Awards at California’s 2018 State Fair Competition At this year’s annual California State Fair Commercial Cheese Competition which included 23 California producers, Marin French Cheese and Laura Chenel’s each garnered 12 awards for their...

Black Women are 40% ...

Black Women are 40% More Likely to Die from Breast Cancer than White Women; Susan G. Komen® & the Ad Council Launch Empowering ‘Know Your Girls™’ Campaign The national campaign aims to educate black women about their breast cancer risk to address disparities Black women in the U.S....

Julianna Zobrist rel...

Julianna Zobrist, author, inspirational speaker, pop music artist, fashion muse and popular social media influencer (instagram.com/juliannazobrist/) releases her new book titled “Pull It Off: Removing Your Fears And Putting On Confidence” via Hachette Book Group on Sept. 18.  It...

24th Annual Music Fe...

Please save the date of September 15th, 2018 for the 24th Annual Music Festival for Brain Health at Staglin Family Vineyard. In just over two decades of presenting the festival, the Staglin family has raised over $280 million in direct and leveraged funds. The Music Festival for Brain Health...

Ashley Judd – A Personal Journey Of All That Is Bitter And Sweet May26

Ashley Judd – A Personal Journey Of All That Is Bi...

By Kaye Cloutman I did not know what to expect the afternoon I was to see Ashley Judd. It was my first time to attend a book event at the Corte Madera branch of Book Passage and frankly I was a little distracted by an earlier message I had received about my daughter. Shaken by this message, I was beginning to have some self-doubts and was embroiled in my own little second-guessing game as I made my way to Corte Madera. My career has recently experienced a transformation. Although beautiful and idyllic to some as it may seem, I found myself being pulled in many directions often leaving a gaping hole of insecurity in the place where my...

Dove Men+Care Deodorant 2018 Warrior Games

In partnership with the 2018 Department of Defense (Dod) Warrior Games, Dove Men+Care Deodorant introduces two new films that highlight the stories of an athlete and coach participating in this year’s games. These two men embody an unwavering level of care and resilience that requires dedication and sweat: Former National Guard Tech Sergeant (Retired) Russell Logan, a first-year Warrior Games athlete will compete in cycling, archery and track & field. He is a father of three and served in the Air National Guard for 10 years until he was injured and assumed the position of Security Manager at the 164th Airlift Wing within the Tennessee...

Victoria’s Sec...

This week, Victoria’s Secret hosted a weeklong styling suite at a private home in Los Angeles. The styling suite featured summer essentials from newly launched bra, lingerie and beauty collections including the new Cotton T-Shirt Bra Collection, Sexy Illusions, Dream Angels, Sexy...

Auction Napa Valley ...

Auction Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Vintners’ celebrated charity wine event, has extended its reach to the fingertips of anyone from anywhere in the world. This year’s E-Bidder Experience offers wine lovers who can’t attend Auction Napa Valley more than 250 lots of Napa...

International Pop St...

/Nyden announce that their latest Co-Creator is the captivating and chart-topping British singer/songwriter Dua Lipa, who will be bringing to her fans around the world four capsule collections. The collection and campaign will consist of a wide range of models and sizes. “Dua is one of...

Tori Spelling Hosts ...

THE LOOK: ALL STARS to air nationally June 24 on CW / MyNetwork TV stations of Sinclair Broadcast Group Sinclair Broadcast Group is slated to launch THE LOOK: ALL STARS, a new hour-long make-over beauty competition format created by Dreamventure Productions, beginning, Sunday, June...

Female Chefs Step Up...

There’s an exciting development for Miami-based celebrity chef, Adrianne Calvo. Adrianne has been nominated for the People’s Choice Best Chef of Miami 2018 award by the Miami New Times, which was given to four other chefs as well. There are a few major distinctions between...

Food Network Celebrates Wedding Season Of Top-Tier...

Food Network rings the wedding bells on Monday, June 25th with a primetime lineup celebrating the season with a lush stack of wedding cake-themed episodes along with exciting new hosts and a bevy of special guests.  The all-new competition series, Wedding Cake Championship, premieres at 9pm ET/ PT, hosted by the dynamic Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, and features six teams of elite wedding cake makers vying for the grand prize and Wedding Cake Champion title. Judging the action are baking extraordinaire Kimberly Bailey, Chopped’s Maneet Chauhan, and celebrity wedding planner David Tutera, who are joined on the premiere by special...

Arab Fashion Week Si...

World‘s first floating fashion experience showcases 21 international designers in Dubai Photos by Darina Grant  Following the highly successful first edition of Arab Fashion Week (AFW) in Riyadh earlier this season, the Arab Fashion Council (AFC) continues to revolutionize the regional...

Sonoma County Wine A...

Annual Event to Be Hosted at La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard on September 22, 2018 The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation is pleased to announce George Hamel, Jr. of Hamel Family Wines as Honorary Chair of the 2018 Sonoma County Wine Auction, the region’s leading annual fundraising...

7th Season of Signat...

Mixed Roots Foundation Announces 7th Season of Signature Adoptee Night Events to Feature USA Women’s Olympic Hockey Sisters Marissa and Hannah Brandt Adoptee Night’ is a Special Night for All Who are Touched by Adoption and Foster Care with Goal to Send 1,500 Adopted and Foster Youth to...

S.T.O.R.M Immersive Fashion Installation

Prepare to experience the most PROVOCATIVE fashion event of the year! (Think Alexander McQueen meets Sleep No More) This is not your ordinary show, and you are not a proper viewer. You are the essential part of the Runway. You are on the display. You are the Centerpiece. The show occurs around you, immerses you an extraordinary experience of unveiling the splendid beauty of MODA. Phenomenal designers with mind-changing collections from around the globe will revival their art, inspiration, and process behind the fashion creations. Open your senses. Feel depth. Own fashion. Be S.T.O.R.M. Highlights of last year SOLD OUT ‘MANGOSTEEN’ show by...

Food Robotics Company Launches Its First Product For On-The-Go Meals Apr09

Food Robotics Compan...

6d bytes is launching Blendid™, the world’s first fully autonomous robotic station, to help food service companies meet the needs of consumers who want healthy and delicious blends to fit with their busy lifestyles. The first Blendid station was unveiled this afternoon on the...

Chicago Gourmet Rock...

Pre-Sale Tickets on sale Thursday, April 12 at 10 A.M. CST Get ready to rock this September at Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet! On the heels of a memorable 10th anniversary celebration, the nation’s premier culinary festival promises a groovin’ 11th year with its 2018 theme – Rock The...

That Summer Feeling ...

Spring, winter and fall, we love you, but there’s something about summer that we long for every year. Maybe it’s the lazy days and warm temperatures. Maybe it’s the exceptionally golden light. Or perhaps it’s the abundance of delicious produce that the Bay Area is...

Napa Valley Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the...

Created in April 1968, the Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve became America’s first agricultural preserve, and is one of the primary reasons why the Napa Valley is and will remain, a world-famous wine-growing region for generations to come. For more than 50 years, hundreds of wine growers, vintners, local leaders and residents have worked to preserve the natural beauty and agricultural profile of the Napa Valley with the creation and continued support of the Ag Preserve. According to the biannual visitor profile study conducted by Visit Napa Valley, the region’s official tourism marketing organization, the scenic beauty of the Napa Valley...

GLORIA FERRER’S 2018 BUBBLES AND BLOOMS FESTIVAL HERALDS THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING Apr04

GLORIA FERRER’S 2018...

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards will be a feast for the senses on Earth Day as it’s transformed with an irresistible array of colorful floral and green art for the third annual Bubbles & Blooms Festival.  This year’s event will provide Earth Day inspiration by putting you face-to-face...

Kellogg’s® Celebrates Mike Schultz with First-Ever U.S. Paralympian Gold Medal Edition Corn Flakes® Box Apr03

Kellogg’s® Celebrate...

U.S. Paralympic Snowboarder and Team Kellogg’s™ member, Mike Schultz, won the gold medal for Team USA in the Snowboard-Cross and the silver medal in the Banked Slalom this month at the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. To celebrate Schultz’s...

Join us Out In The V...

GAY WINE WEEKEND 2018 IS COMING! A weekend of Wine & Celebration with new winemaker dinners, winery tours, and events, benefiting Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network. Enjoy 3 Full Days of LGBT events in Northern California’s magnificent Sonoma Valley – home to some of the...

GSF Awards Gala and ...

The third annual Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows will be held on Saturday May 19, 2018 at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France. The festive evening gala includes: – Red carpet, champagne and hors-d’oeuvres reception, gourmet dinner....

Bob Weir and Sammy H...

Bay area music legends Sammy Hagar and Bob Weir are joining forces for the fifth annual “Acoustic-4-A-Cure” benefit concert on May 15 at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Acoustic-4-A-Cure V will be a special 76th birthday celebration for blues icon Taj Mahal, with artists...

FIRST-EVER CINCO DE ...

Oakland-based TURFinc Brings Dance Battles, Traditional Latin Entertainment, Local Vendors And Eats, And More To Oakland Waterfront SATURDAY, MAY 5  ·  12–7 P.M. Jack London Square is pleased to present the first-ever Cinco de Mayo Dance Festival in partnership with TURFinc on Saturday, May 5...

Wine Wisdom: 5 Must ...

An open mind – Buying a wine based solely on points amounts to a shortcut that will eventually backfire. Knowing what you enjoy, however, limited, is a starting point to a world of discovery. Points can help guide that journey by calling attention to an unknown variety or producer but, like...

Rabbit Hole Distille...

Rabbit Hole, a celebrated new edition to the revered bourbon industry, is set to open a highly anticipated, immersive distillery campus this spring, poised to redefine the standard of the American distillery. The forthcoming, welcoming visitors in May 2018, is a transformative way for guests...

FILM HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE UPCOMING  2018 SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Mar19

FILM HIGHLIGHTS FOR ...

Marking its 21st year, the popular Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) promises to be one of the finest yet, with an impressive screening lineup that includes the most buzzed-about Hollywood films of the year, as well as standout international films from Europe, South America, and Asia....

ANNUAL YOUNTVILLE LIVE LUXURY EVENT TAKING PLACE IN CALIFORNIA MARCH 15TH TO THE 18TH Mar13

ANNUAL YOUNTVILLE LIVE LUXURY EVENT TAKING PLACE I...

Yountville Live To Feature Renowned Chefs Stephanie Izard, Bob Blumer And More; Pourings By Some Of The Most Revered Vintners And Wineries; Headline Performances By  X Ambassadors, Foy Vance, #NEEDTOBREATH, and More; Events Hosted By Joy Bauer from the Today Show and Eat Travel Rock TV Host Kelly Rizzo The fourth annual Yountville Live, the ultimate, luxury getaway event, featuring exquisite cuisines from world-class restaurants and Award-winning rock star chefs, exclusive intimate performances from some of today’s hottest recording artists and a unique variety of some of Napa Valley’s most celebrated wineries and finest beers and spirits...

José Andrés, Think Food Group

By Kathryn Holland Besser Photos by Kaye Cloutman No question José Andrés is a passionate advocate for a smarter approach to feeding the planet’s growing population. His words are an urgent call to action for the entire world. We endeavor to share these important ideas by capturing his inspirational opening keynote address as closely as possible. Opening Keynote José Andrés: Everything is interconnected. How we are going to feed the rich (for profit, e.g. the finest and most expensive products) is connected to how we feed the poor. It is not enough to do good; we need to do good intelligently. Food and technology– why are we here at BITE...

Balfegó Held its First Kaitai Show for José Andrés Mar07

Balfegó Held its First Kaitai Show for José Andrés...

Balfegó presented yesterday at La Nacional a Kaitai Show for representatives of the culinary industry, international and local chefs and culinary media in New York City. Renowned chefs such as José Andrés attended this spectacle. Balfegó’s mission is to catch, ranch, study and sell Bluefin tuna, under a sustainable corporate social responsibility system that ensures the continuity of the species. Balfegó’s initiative aims to raise awareness of the importance of the processes they develop in order to safeguard Bluefin tuna. The kaitai show presented by Balfegó provided data on the morphology and life habits of this king of the...

DENNIS LEUPOLD AT BLACK PANTHER @ ESSENCE Mar05

DENNIS LEUPOLD AT BLACK PANTHER @ ESSENCE

  Today as I watched “Black Panther”, I was carried away on the wings of such a gorgeous movie full of beauty and passion; yet it was also full of the warrior spirit even in the fashions. I really enjoyed watching as not only a survivor of multi cancers, being a founder of a cancer foundation that celebrates women’s beauty in fashion shows and self-care, but also getting now into the film production business myself. How something you would think of as a simple comic book character could be fleshed out to bring such a message of Hope, Faith, Love, and Strength to war through adversity was mind-blowing.   The...

Dutch Pianist Joep Beving To Embark On First Ever ...

Dutch pianist and composer Joep Beving is set to perform three shows in the United States this spring, including Le Poisson Rouge in New York on March 21, Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on March 24 and Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on March 25. Tickets are available now at http://joepbeving.com/concerts/. These performances are part of Beving’s first ever North American tour and follow his previous celebrated performances across Europe, the U.K., Australia and Japan. Of his live performances, The Sydney Morning Herald says, “On the surface, his compositions seem so simple as to be almost childlike:...

Laura Chenel’s Celeb...

Laura Chenel’s recently gathered together with families of the eighteen farms from which the company purchases fresh goat’s milk to produce its cheeses, celebrating their partnerships as well as the upcoming spring season when kids are born and fresh goat’s milk is plentiful, heralded by a...

Iron Chef Gauntlet Returns Mar01

Iron Chef Gauntlet R...

ELITE CHEFS COMPETE FOR CHANCE TO JOIN ULTIMATE CULINARY SOCIETY IN SIX-EPISODE PRIMETIME EVENT PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4TH AT 9PM ET/PT Iron Chef Gauntlet is back for a second season this spring, with seven rising stars battling for the chance to gain the only culinary title that...

Pre-Order Rare Napa ...

Limited-edition wines from the lauded 2016 Napa Valley vintage were the stars of the show at the Napa Valley Vintners’ (NVV) Premiere Napa Valley barrel tasting and auction on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Wine collectors can now pre-order these high-quality, rare Napa Valley selections...

Yu Tsai at Lupita Nyong’O : #MeToocampaign R...

“You have to let go of the traditions that don’t work anymore” Lupita Nyong’o on Lancôme, Black Panther and the  – Julia Llewellyn Smith meet the actress and new face of the luxury beauty brand.   Yu Tsai An international renown celebrity and fashion photographer, Yu Tsai travels between NY and LA and is truly a bicoastal photographer going where his talent is requested. His bold on-camera hosting skills take him globally around the world. His TV appearances include America’s Next Top Model cycle 20 to 22 as well as Asia’s Next Top Model Season 4 and 5, ABC Network’s 2016 Oscars On The Red Carpet, I Supermodel Season...

Manresa + Maameo: Two Nights, Four Hands, Six Star...

Chef David Kinch welcomes Norway’s only three-Michelin-star Chef Esben Holmboe Bang of Maaemo for a two-night collaboration April 14 and April 15 Chef David Kinch continues his series of international collaborations, welcoming Chef Esben Holmboe Bang of Maaemo to Manresa, on April 14 and April 15, 2018. The duo will present a 10-course tasting menu showcasing a shared commitment to working with only the highest-quality ingredients. Accompanied by an optional wine pairing from Master Sommelier Jim Rollston, the evening reflects three-Michelin-star chefs Kinch and Holmboe Bang’s likeminded culinary philosophies rooted in the terroir of...

KAT VON D Beauty Cel...

The KAT VON D x DIVINE Collection is a symbol of self-expression, artistry, and positivity, celebrating Divine, the beauty of a true original. Divine is an iconic drag queen and entertainer, and one of Kat’s muses. Known for his larger-than-life persona – and the makeup to match!...

Italian Village Unco...

Everyone knows their California Cabernet and Italian Super Tuscan, and Italian Village Restaurants aims to shed light on lesser-known Italian varietals with the unveiling of its monthly wine series. The extraordinary program spans the northern Trentino-Alto Adige region to...

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Unveils Limited Editio...

Director’s Cut Oscars 90th Edition Cabernet Sauvignon & Chardonnay Winery Also Launches Director’s Cut 2014 Final Cut with New Interactive, Animated Label Today, Francis Ford Coppola Winery announced two limited edition wines that will be poured exclusively at this year’s 90th Oscars® and Governors Ball, the Academy’s official Oscars after-party,  on March 4, 2018. The wines feature original label designs and are part of winery’s award-winning Director’s Cut wine collection. The “Oscars 90th Edition” includes a rich 2016 Chardonnay, as well as a classic, earthy 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon. Due to his extensive history with the...

Kitchen United Annou...

Newly founded culinary on-demand startup Kitchen United today introduced a new center of culinary imagination and excellence with the opening of its first facility in Pasadena, California. The 12,000 sq. ft. fully equipped kitchen space leverages technology, including integrated point of sale...

Valpolicella: From P...

by Kathryn Holland Besser Photographs courtesy of Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini Valpolicella and Stephanie Secrest. At a recent tasting event in San Francisco, California, GEV met with Olga Bussinello, Director of Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini Valpolicella, to learn about the...

Presidio Twilight Is...

Join the Presidio Trust and Off the Grid for the Fourth Season of Presidio Twilight Photos courtesy of Off the Grid and the Presidio Trust. Used with permission. Off the Grid Markets and the Presidio Trust announce the launch of the fourth season of Presidio Twilight, taking place Thursday,...

The Colorful Art of ...

BottleRock Napa Valley, presented by JaM Cellars, has announced its art program for the the three-day music, wine, food festival, May 26-28, 2017, in historic downtown Napa. Featured artist and Napa Valley resident Gordon Huether will display five colorful sculpture throughout the festival...

Mother’s Day i...

by Bella Vita Photographs courtesy of their respective owners. Used with permission. Looking for last-minute Mother’s Day gifts to wow your special Mom? These Bay Area restaurants and confectioners have got you covered! Our best wishes to mothers everywhere. Happy Mother’s Day!...

Just in Time: Foodie...

By The Food Patrol Photographs by Victor M. Samuel. Used with permission. Other images courtesy of The Culinary Institute of America. Looking for the perfect food gift for a special celebration? Whether the gift recipient is a mom, a dad, or a newly minted grad, The Culinary Institute of...

Foodie Vacation Dest...

By Kathryn Holland Besser Photographs courtesy of Grand Velas, Vallarta Foodie Tours, and Casa Velas When it comes to foodie travel destinations, Mexico has never been hotter. From humble street food to haute cuisine, stellar choices await visitors to sunny Puerto Vallarta. Beyond margaritas...

BottleRock Napa Vall...

By Tamara Gorman   (Photography: Rey Del Fierro) Situated in the heart of America’s wine and food playground, BottleRock Napa Valley, presented by JaM Cellars, has announced that Martha Stewart, José Andrés and Masaharu Morimoto will headline the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage, leading a...

Congratulations to t...

From all of us at GEV, congratulations to this year’s Culinary Clash student chef winners: Lead Chef Annika van Leynseele and Sous Chef Diana Phipps (cooking for Luce) and Lead Chef Anna Ruiz and Sous Chef Sarim Yaun (cooking for Nob Hill Club). Twelve student finalists were selected to...

DailyFreshFish.com O...

Pucci Foods, one of California’s oldest seafood wholesalers launched an online store for consumers in 2016. Offering the same fresh seafood they provide to their restaurant and retail customers, the dock-to-door delivery offers the convenience of online shopping with the quality assurance...

Okane Offers Japanes...

Photographs by Michael Ogata GEV had the opportunity to experience the new weekend brunch at Okane, a Japanese gastropub in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood (sister restaurant of Michelin-starred Omakase). The results were eye catching, palate pleasing and budget friendly. For either...

No Kid Hungry Bay Ar...

No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is the nation’s premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists, all of whom come together to donate their time, talent and passion to help end childhood...

SF’s Culinary ...

On March 4th, Culinary Clash returned to Luce at the InterContinental San Francisco and debuted at the Nob Hill Club at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins. A cooking school competition and scholarship event, the Culinary Clash invites students from the Bay Area’s International Culinary Center...

ZinEx 2017 Grand Tas...

By Annabelle Marceno Pericin  Photos by ZAP ZinEX, Used with permission. All rights reserved.   Celebrating all things Zinfandel, Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) celebrated ZinEX 2017, in three stunning San Francisco locations: One Market, Bently Reserve and Pier 27 on February...

Cider Summit SF Comi...

Cider Summit SF will return to the Presidio on April 22, 2017 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. for the fourth annual Bay Area event. The region’s largest cider tasting festival will take place at the beautiful Civil War Parade Ground, adjacent to the Main Post. Cider Summit SF is an opportunity for...

Food Truck Fans Rejo...

Photos by Gamma Nine Food truck aficianados, the drought is over! Off the Grid Markets kicks off its seventh season at Fort Mason Center on Friday, March 3rd. Debuting a brand new layout for 2017, the rotating lineup will feature 13 food trucks and 15 open-air kitchen vendors, including local...

Santana Row’s ...

Ready for some unruly tapas in San Jose? Hotel Valencia at Santana Row presents its newest culinary offering: Oveja Negra, globally influenced shared plates from the creative mind of Executive Chef Ocean Orssten. If last night’s preview is any indication, it’s going to be a...

JINYA Ramen Bar open...

JINYA Ramen Bar debuted its first Northern California location in San Jose’s Westfield Oakridge Center. Created by Japanese restaurateur Tomonori Takahashi, the brand offers its authentic Japanese ramen bowls and shareable tapas for lunch and dinner daily. The new San Jose location boasts a...

Easy 1-2-3 Valentine...

Easy Champagne Cocktail Courtesy of The Bitter Housewife Aromatic Bitters   INGREDIENTS: 1 sugar cube 6 dashes The Bitter Housewife Aromatic Bitters 4 oz sparkling wine Drop sugar cube in a champagne glass, douse it in bitters, then fill glass with sparkling wine. Pour slowly as you will...

Ticket Chocolate sti...

by Annabelle Marceno Pericin Valentine’s Day and love go hand in hand with chocolate. It’s the Valentine trifecta! If chocolate is synonymous with love, then your cup will overflow courtesy of Ticket Chocolate. What makes these cups of love unique is that they begin with chocolate...

Gloria Ferrer Winery...

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Co-Founder Gloria Ferrer has created a signature, collectible sparkling wine glass called Gloria’s Flute now available for purchase at the winery or online at gloriaferrer.com. Gloria’s Flute is a blend of antique and modern. It offers a long, delicate...

True Food Kitchen...

True Food Kitchen has created a delicious cocktail menu made with ingredients that support an anti-inflammatory diet. The exclusive cocktail menu will be offered from February 10-14, 2017 at the Walnut Creek and Palo Alto, California locations. Highlights include: Hot In The Dark made with...

Valentine’s Da...

DOSA DOSA has put together two special 4-course menus for Valentine’s Day – choose from either the “Truffle” or “Spice”  Menu. The Truffle menu will feature dishes such as a Black Truffle Dosa, Farmers’ Market Mushroom Korma and for dessert, Pistachio Financier with rose petal...

Celebrating all thin...

Tickets are now on sale for Zinfandel Experience (ZinEX) 2017, a three-day event devoted entirely to Zinfandel, February 23-25, 2017. Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) will celebrate Zinfandel Experience (ZinEX) 2017 in three stunning San Francisco locations: One Market, Bently...

Our Tops Picks from ...

The results are in! Our Winter Fancy Food Show team powered through three days of tastings (over 80,000 products from 1,400 vendors) to help you choose from the exciting products (both new and old) coming to a retailer near you. Most products are available online as well (see URL links...

Intelligentsia Coffe...

By Kathryn Holland Besser Intelligentsia Coffee celebrated the grand opening of its San Francisco Roasting Works and Training Lab with afternoon and evening launch parties on Thursday, February 19, 2017. The special daytime event featured an intimate coffee tasting and in-depth discussion...

Tonga Room Hosts Ant...

Images by Drew Altizer Photography Chef, best-selling author, and raconteur Anthony Bourdain teamed up with Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar in San Francisco at the War Memorial Opera House yesterday November 16, 2016 during his 2016 North American Live Tour, “The Hunger.” The Tonga Room,...

TORUK – The First Fl...

The new Cirque du Soleil touring show inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR, TORUK –  The First Flight, will be presented at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento from November 30 – December 4 as part of a global tour in arenas around the world. The show is presented by Visa...

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