Taste of Compassion at Florentine restaurant,  Nov. 22.
Try a new restaurant or a new dish at an old favorite while benefitting West Valley Community Services at Florentine restaurant. Tickets are $24 with reservations or $26 at the door and 50 percent of the proceeds will benefit WVCS.

Thanksgiving at the Plumed Horse, Nov. 25.
Join Michelin-starred chef Peter Armellino at the Plumed Horse on Nov. 25 for a four-course Thanksgiving menu with Armellino’s interpretation of the classics. Choices include kabocha squash soup with diver sea scallops, oven roasted turkey with the traditional accompaniments, roasted fall vegetable risotto or roast New York strip with a warm Valhrona chocolate fondant for dessert.

Thanksgiving at Parcel 104, Nov. 25.
Parcel 104 continues its tradition of Thanksgiving feasts with a selection of the seasons finest. Celebrate a day of thanks with all natural Mary’s turkey, sourdough “dressing” and crème fraiche whipped potatoes, Bellwether farms sheep’s milk ricotta gnocchi, cauliflower puree and braised greens, slow braised beef short rib and candied yams and blue lake green beans. Sweets include Chocolate crème brulee, banana gianduja and Grand Marnier or Pumpkin pie, brandy Alexander and cardamom.

Surf City Art and Wine, Nov. 26.
Escape the shopping frenzy of Black Friday, find your holiday gifts made by talented local artists and enjoy wine tasting at the dozen tasting rooms of the Surf City Vintners group of wineries. Bring a non-perishable food item, new clothing, or a new toy to donate to the Walnut Avenue Women’s Center and the winery where you leave the donation will waive its tasting fee.

Sake Tasting, Nov. 27.
Discover the world of sake at Mountain View’s Artisan Wine Depot from 2-5pm.