EMBARCADERO — Attend an evening dedicated to the “Science of Cocktails” at the Exploratorium on Friday, January 22 from 9 p.m. to 12 p.m. The $120 ticket (available here) includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres and cocktail-related activities.
SONOMA — The 15th annual Martini Madness event is taking place at Saddles Steakhouse on Friday, January 8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in honor of The Sonoma Valley Olive Festival. Twelve local restaurants and bars will compete for the best use of the olive, most creative and best overall martini, and there will also be olive-inspired appetizers; get your ticket here.
SOMA — The Contemporary Jewish Museum is hosting a panel discussion on “How Technology is Reinventing Food” with The Economist’s Anne Schukat moderating. Get your ticket to the Thursday, January 7 event here.
HEALDSBURG — Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen is holding a series of wine dinners celebrating Sonoma County wines that start with a pre-dinner wine tasting and continue with a four-course, wine-paired meal. The next one focuses on Merry Edwards on January 8, followed by Failla on February 5 and Hartford on April 8. Call 707-431-0330 to reserve.