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Premier Cru Scandal Inspires TV Show, Two New Happy Hours, More A.M. Intel

Four things you need to know today

Declan Mckerr

Premier Cru wine scandal is getting immortalized

Sometimes real life is better than anything you can make up, as evidenced by “Connoisseurs,” a new, hour-long USA Network drama starring John Cho of Star Trek Beyond and Harold and Kumar fame. Cho will play Clay Park, “a con artist who dupes the wealthy into paying millions for fake wine,” eventually attracting the attention of the FBI — just like at Berkeley’s Premier Cru and the Rudy Kurniawan scandal.

Delarosa and Aatxe launch happy hour

Following its recent late night happy hour addition, Delarosa is adding real-time happy hour on Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. On the menu are cocktails, wine, beer, pizza, and antipasti, all for under $6. It’s at both locations, and food includes dishes like salami pizzetta, fried artichoke hearts, and saffron risotto arancini.

As for Aatxe, it’s calling its food and drink specials “pintxo hour,” because there are $1 pintxos, as well as $2 cañas (small beers), $8 gin & tonic, and $8 wine on offer every day from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Delfina is down a chef

After 11 years with the company, executive chef Anthony Strong has decided it’s time to depart Delfina Restaurant Group to pursue his own project, Inside Scoop reports. Stay tuned for details on his next move, as well as who will replace him.

Tout Sweet says goodbye to Palo Alto

As of today, Tout Sweet Pâtisserie is closing the doors on its Town and Country Village store in Palo Alto. According to chef/owner (and Top Chef Just Desserts winner) Yigit Pura, the cafe is focusing on wholesale, corporate, and e-commerce sales, which primarily makes up the business. The San Francisco Union Square location is still safe.