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An Olive Oil Tasting at the CIA; Learn to Make Bitters with Seven Stills

Plus, a flight of Sazeracs at Gaspar Brasserie and a party at Penrose in Oakland.

Culinary Institute of America- Greystone
Culinary Institute of America- Greystone
CIA

NAPA VALLEY— Venture up to the Hogwarts-esque campus of the Culinary Institute of America- Greystone in St. Helena for an olive oil lecture, tasting and book signing. Author Nancy Harmon Jenkins will lead the discussion and tasting with Dan Flynn of the UC Davis Olive Center and sign copies of her book, Virgin Territory: Exploring the World of Olive Oil. Seating for the lecture and tasting is limited, so sign up here; all are welcome for the book signing. The lecture takes place on Thursday, February 26 at 1:30 p.m., followed by the book signing at 3:00 p.m. [EaterWire]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT— For $20, Gaspar Brasserie is now offering an entire flight of Sazeracs, the iconic New Orleans drink made with Rye whiskey. The flight includes three versions, including Pre-Prohibition, Post-Prohibition and "Gaspar's Take." [EaterWire]

UNION SQUARE— The pros from distillers Seven Stills and mixologist Kat Valentina will lead a class on making bitters, as well an accompanying signature cocktail, at home. The focus of this class is Meyer lemon, though participants are encouraged to bring other ingredients they've been wanting to try. The class takes place at Bartlett Hall, Saturday, February 21 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; tickets available here. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND— Celebrate the first birthday of Penrose, sleek sister restaurant to Pizzaiolo. For $25 there'll be live music from the California Honeydrops, food and "cheapo drinks for purchase." The party takes place on Sunday, February 22 and doors open at 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m. [EaterWire]

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