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Food and Drink

Food and Drink

DIY Kombucha
In this class, students learn how to make Kombucha, a fermented beverage filled with probiotics. The process is fairly easy and can make a gallon for less than $2. May 19, 1-3 p.m. $60. Lisa's Counter Culture (Private kitchen), address given upon registration, Palo Alto.

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Easter brunch at The Sea
The Sea offers a special three-course prix fixe menu for Easter Sunday. Tuna tartare, lobster scrambled eggs, scallops and New York steak will be some of the courses available. April 20, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $45. The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse, 4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

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Left Bank Easter Dining
For Easter, Left Bank will serve select regular menu brunch, lunch and dinner items, as well as holiday specials including duck confit hash, smoked salmon and grilled asparagus frittata, bay scallops and Loch Duart salmon mousse, Alaskan halibut, and harissa marinade lamb chops. Easter Bunny will give out candy and pose for photos. April 20, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Prices vary. Left Bank Brasserie Menlo Park, 635 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.

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Easter Dining at LB Steak
For Easter, LB Steak Menlo Park will be open extended hours for brunch and dinner, with brunch specials, select dinner items and a prime rib prix fixe all day. For brunch the restaurant will offer Belgian waffles, steak and eggs, eggs Florentine, maple glazed pork belly and warm beignets with chocolate sauce. April 20, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Prices vary. LB Steak Menlo Park, 898 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.

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'SHARE' cookbook event
Women for Women International activist Laurie Pastrone and chef and Flea Street Cafe owner Jesse Cool will tell the story behind "SHARE The Cookbook that Celebrates Our Common Humanity." Sample dishes from the book will be on-hand. Please RSVP. April 24, 7 p.m. Free. Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.
 

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Krazy for Kefir
This class will cover how to make both water and dairy kefir. Kefir is a beverage rich in probiotics with live active yeast and bacteria, and it makes delicious beverages and foods. April 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $55. Lisa's Counter Culture, address given upon registration, Palo Alto.
 

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Hazon Jewish Food Festival
Hazon Bay Area has partnered with Palo Alto's JCC to hold this festival celebrating the meeting point of food and Jewish life. Activities will include music from OctoPretzel and the Banana Slug String Band, lectures, food from local vendors like Oren's Hummus Shop and King Knish, hands-on cooking workshops, a Beyond Bubbie Bake-Off and more. April 27, 10-5 p.m. $18 general; $15 senior/student; $5 children 8-13; free for children 8 and under. Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

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'Coffee: From Tree to Beans to Brew and Everything in Between'
This one-day symposium on the history, biology and economy of coffee will feature several speakers -- including James Freeman of Blue Bottle and Stanford professors -- local coffee roasters and baristas, tastings and more. Registration required by April 26. May 3, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $195. Address provided upon registration, , Stanford.
 

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Woodside Farmers' Market
The weekly market features organic fruits and vegetables, farm eggs, nuts, dried fruits, honey, olive oil, local seafood, oysters, handmade sausages, vegetarian salads and entrees, organic pasta and sauces, nut butters, vegan cheeses, fair trade coffee, jams and pickles, grass-fed beef, a gluten-free bakery and crafts. Sundays, April 6-October 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Woodside Farmers' Market, 3195 Woodside Road, Woodside.

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520 Chef's Table at Garden Court Hotel
Garden Court Hotel's private chef and kitchen debut 520 Chef's Table - a local event with a lively atmosphere, cocktails and culinary creations by executive chef Clive Berkman. Third Thursday of the month, March until November, 7-9:30 p.m. $168 (includes tax, service fee). Garden Court Hotel, 520 Cowper St., Palo Alto.
 

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Mountain Goat Farmers' Market
The weekly farmers' market will feature organic fruits and vegetables, farm eggs, honey, fresh local seafood, oysters, handmade sausages, nut butters, vegan cheeses, fair trade coffee, jams, pickles, grass-fed beef, local baked goods and more. Wednesdays, April-December, 3-7 p.m. Free. Mountain Goat Farmers' Market, 17285 Skyline Blvd., Woodside.
 

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Portola Valley Farmers' Market
This farmers' market at the Portola Valley Town Center features organic fruits and vegetables, local grass-fed beef, free range eggs, fair trade coffee, wild and local seafood, hot free range rotisserie chickens, local honey, organic olive oil, gluten-free baked goods, organic fruit popsicles, nuts and nut butters, pickles, jerky, artisan breads, empanadas, goat’s milk chocolates, flowers, crafts and music. Thursdays, year-round, 3-7 p.m. (summer hours). Free. Portola Valley Farmers' Market, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.