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Gift A Feast and A Food Gal Giveaway

Monday, 11. November 2013 5:25

Who wouldn't want to receive a gift like this?

Who wouldn’t want to receive a gift like this?

As you start making  your holiday list and checking it twice, you just might want to consider Gift A Feast for the foodies in your life.

The local company sources the best hand-crafted food products in the Bay Area, then assembles them in curated collections that are hand-wrapped and delivered with a hand-written note.

It was started by Gypsy Achong, an environmental microbiologist and engineer, who decided to give up science to pursue her passion for food.

The gift collections range from “A Feast of Ice Cream Toppings” ($44.95), which includes June Taylor’s “Princess Peach” Syrup, Toffee Talk Crumble Mumble, and Cocotutti Cappuccino  Truffles; to “A Personal Tea Ceremony” ($194.95), which includes Cocotutti brandy truffles, June Taylor Candied Meyer Lemon Peel, a creamer wrapped in parchment paper, an eggshell-glazed cup, a tea strainer, bamboo scoop and an Aerolatte frother.

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Meet Chef Bradley Ceynowa of Pizza Antica and the Food Gal at Macy’s Valley Fair

Wednesday, 6. November 2013 5:25

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Are you a fan of Brussels sprouts?

Well, even avowed Brussels sprouts haters have been known to fall head over heels for Pizza Antica’s magnificent warm Brussels sprouts salad with bacon, hard-cooked eggs and caramelized onions.

Learn how to make this best-selling dish for your own holiday guests when I host a cooking demo with Chef Bradley Ceynowa of Pizza Antica at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at Macy’s Valley Fair in Santa Clara.

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Clear Skies with A Chance of Great Chicken at the New Fog City

Friday, 1. November 2013 5:25

Chef Bruce Hill cutting up a chicken cooked with his patented method at Fog City.

Chef Bruce Hill cutting up a chicken cooked with his patented method at Fog City.

 

Fog City Diner has a most storied past in San Francisco.

Long ago, the establishment nourished sailors before they shipped out to do battle in World War II. Then in 1985, Chef Cindy Pawlycn opened the doors there to what was then called Fog City Diner, serving up burgeoning California cuisine in the shiny Airstream-like restaurant.

A month ago, after an extensive remodel by owners Bill Higgins and Bill Upson, it reopened with veteran Chef Bruce Hill at the helm. It jettisoned the “diner” to become just Fog City.

The whimsical artwork on one wall.

The whimsical artwork on one wall.

With Hill’s vast experience as co-owner also of Bix, Picco, Pizzeria Pico and Zero Zero, it’s no surprise that the restaurant charged out of the gate with an impressive showing, as evidenced by the media dinner I was invited to there the week it opened. All around me, booths were crowded and seats at the bar filled with patrons enjoying specialty cocktails such as the gingery “Inside Job” (James E. Pepper Rye, Nocino, Orgeat, ginger shrub and lemon; $11).

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Westfield Valley Fair Debuts New Dining Terrace, One Market Expands Weekly Beast Menu & More

Monday, 28. October 2013 5:25

Artist's rendering of the new Dining Terrace at Valley Fair Shopping Center. (Photo courtesy of Westfiled)

Artist’s rendering of the new Dining Terrace at Valley Fair Shopping Center. (Photo courtesy of Westfiled)

Westfield Valley Fair Unveils New Dining Terrace

If you’ve worked up a hunger after fighting the crowds at the new Uniqlo store at Santa Clara’s Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Center, head to the mall’s spiffy new Dining Terrace.

The revamped 23,000-square-foot space opens to the public officially November 1.

In addition to comfy lounge seating and an alfresco outdoor patio with fire pits, the Dining Terrace will feature 18 fast-casual eateries.

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New Chocolate Shop at Valley Fair, Daniel Boulud at the JCC in San Francisco & More

Monday, 21. October 2013 5:25

Valentino-Caprice truffle. (Photo courtesy of Cocoabella)

Valentino-Caprice truffle. (Photo courtesy of Cocoabella)

Cocoabella Chocolates Opens in the South Bay

Cocoabella Chocolates, which already has two stores in San Francisco, has just opened its first South Bay location at Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara.

Located in the Luxury Wing on the first level of the mall, the store sources small-batch, artisan chocolates from around the world.

It’s also the only retailer in the United States authorized to carry Thomas Haas truffles from British Columbia and Pierre Marcolini bars from Belgium.

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