New Year’s Eve at Shokolaat Dec. 31
Shokolaat in Palo Alto is serving a very reasonable $55 four-course prix fixe tasting menu with entrée choices of fennel risotto with white truffle oil and Parmigiano-Reggiano, California Black Cod with eggplant puree, roasted chicken with sage, seasonal vegetables, and creamy herb polenta, or lamb shank shepherd’s pie. A sparkling wine toast is included in the price. Flights of paired wines with the meal are available for an additional $15.

Mountain Winery Holiday Tasting Jan. 2
Enjoy your post New Year’s Sunday afternoon wine tasting at The Mountain Winery. Delight your palate and taste Estate and Reserve wines. While you are enjoying the beautiful vistas, listen to recordings featuring 52 years of artists who have performed at the Mountain Winery. Wine is being poured in the Masson Room where you can check out guitars, albums and signed music posters.

Cooking Winter Bistro Classics with Le Creuset Jan. 2
There is no better activity on a cold winter’s day staying indoors and cooking something warm and delicious. Find your inspiration with Sur La Table’s “Winter Bistro classics with Le Creuset” class. The menu features roasted potato and fennel gratin, braised lamb shanks, a thyme and fresh Chevre tart and dark chocolate and cherry clafoutis.


The Music of Gregory Chen and Wine Tasting at Morocco’s Jan. 6

Come to Morocco’s restaurant to hear talented Jazz musician Gregory Chen and his partner play while you sip five different wines from five different regions of the world. You will receive a free appetizer to pair with your wines. Come for the wine and music and stay for yummy Moroccan fare.
No Corkage Friday at Quattro Restaurant Jan. 7

After a long and no doubt somewhat stressful holiday season, why not unwind in style with your own bottle of wine at Quattro, the Four Seasons Hotel restaurant. You will not be charged a corkage fee and the expert sommeliers at the restaurant will be happy to help you select the perfect food pairing for your unique bottle.