The Upland Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Taste of the Inland Empire from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday (January 27) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont, 555 W. Foothill Blvd.
Tickets are $75 for the all-you-can-eat-and-drink extravaganza.
As if you needed an excuse to check out Claremont’s restaurant scene, Claremont Restaurant Week begins today (January 16).
The event works as it has in the past: Some participating restaurants are offering prix fixe meal specials, while others are showcasing customer favorite dishes, seasonal specials, and housemade desserts, all as a way to attract folks from across Southern California to dine in the city.
Like I said, as if.
The event runs through January 29.
Head over the jump for a list of participating restaurants.
Sip. Snack. Repeat.
That’s the basic premise of the Claremont Village Wine Walk, which is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday (September 10).
Participants will wander between 40 Claremont Village businesses sipping wine and sampling food from about as many eateries and caterers, including Pine Haven Cafe and Catering, The Brick Deli, Euro Café, Bardot, Last Drop Cafe, The Whisper House, Pappas Artisanal, Nuno’s Bistro and Bar, The Corner Butcher Shop, I Like Pie Bakeshop, à la minute and many, many more.
The eatery will open at noon and will offer $2 short rib sliders and $2 beer specials until 4 p.m.
Fundamental Observation, Darkstar November and Leche Borracho will be available during the tap takeover, which will also incorporate a “steal the glass.”
In years past, we’ve written about the annual Dining Out For Life charity event, during which restaurants help raise money for AIDS service organizations.
Thus far, however, the focus has been on Palm Springs-area restaurants raising money for Desert AIDS Project, which is great, but what about the rest of the Inland Empire?
Well…we’ve got good news: For the first time, Foothill AIDS Project is going to be a beneficiary.
In honor of Pi Day, which took place earlier this week, the Claremont Pie Festival will be celebrated from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today (March 19).
The annual festival, which will run along Second Street between Oberlin and Harvard avenues, will feature pie baking and eating contests, a recipe hunt, entertainment, a “kids korner” and a car show.
In addition to an array of food and drink, the event will feature a Monte Carlo night and an auction.
Tickets are $75 and may be purchased by calling the chamber at 909-204-4465. Tickets might also still be available online by clicking here.
Jack Teeling, chosen as “World’s Best Global Whisky Ambassador” at this year’s World Whiskies Awards is coming to the Inland Empire.
He’ll be paying a visit to Vom Fass Claremont next week.
Teelings’s family has been producing Irish Whiskey since 1782.
The bad news is that these events are booked solid. The good news is that the owners of Vom Fass Claremont are committed to squeezing as many people into the public meet and greet sessions as possible.
The top three finalists in round one will face off in the Industry Day Cocktail Mix Off at Vom Fass, where they will create cocktails using one of three Teeling Whiskeys available at Vom Fass.
Judges will include local business owners, other bartenders and Jack Teeling (of Teeling Whiskey).