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The JBF Chef Tour Stops at the CIA This Weekend; Toast Bay Grape at Its One Year Birthday Party

Plus, check out a tomato feast with Robert Sinskey Wines and eat a Mexican meal with beer pairings.

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

ST. HELENA — The James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour has made its way to the Bay and will be stopping at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone this Saturday, August 15 for a multi-course, beverage-paired dinner from chefs like Jeff Jackson (The Lodge at Torrey Pines) and John McConnell (Clif Family Winery).Tickets, tickets. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Cult favorite wine shop Bay Grape is soon back from vacation and will be celebrating its one-year anniversary with a blowout party on Saturday, August 22 from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. Expect guest winemakers the Matthiassons, Iron Horse Vineyards, Ryme Cellars and Copain as well as Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. and Reef Points Cider. [EaterWire]

SOMA — There's no better time than late summer to eat tomatoes, which is why AQ is hosting an heirloom tomato and wine pairing dinner with Robert Sinskey Wines on Monday, August 24. There are four totally tomato-focused courses and a pre-reception featuring the winery's highly sought after vin gris rosé — check out the full menu and buy tickets here. [EaterWire]

BERKELEYFind out how small batch beer pairs with Oaxacan Mexican food at Comal's beer pairing dinner with HenHouse Brewing Company and Social Kitchen and Brewery this Tuesday, August 25. Dishes include yellowtail crudo with a black pepper and coriander saison, and grilled chicken livers with a coffee stout brewed with oysters. [EaterWire]