Claremont Restaurant Week kicks off today

Claremont launches its second restaurant week today (July 14).

Unlike some of those other restaurant “weeks,” this one actually does last a week, coming to a close on Sunday (July 20).

However, based on what we sampled at the kickoff event this past Thursday, we wish it were longer.

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Head to Claremont’s Vom Fass today for whisky and waffles

Our friends at the Claremont Vom Fass are celebrating Father’s Day with a special treat.

The gourmet shop will be serving bite-sized portions of seared apricot waffles à la mode with whiskey cream, followed by a whisky tasting.

The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. today (June 15) at the shop, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Suite C2-100.

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Wine, cheese and chocolate event returns to Claremont Vom Fass in April

Claremont’s Vom Fass has posted its schedule for April, and it includes its popular wine, cheese and chocolate pairing event, as well as a new wine event.

The wine, cheese and chocolate pairing event takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24.

The evening includes a collection of wines presented by Regal Wines, paired with an assortment of cheeses from Claremont’s Cheese Cave and delicious handmade chocolates from the Chocolate Angel.

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Claremont’s Vom Fass: Unique shop for oils, vinegars, wine and more

Vom Fass Oils and VinegarsHaven’t yet purchased a holiday gift for the foodie in your life?

We have just the place.

Vom Fass (German for “from the cask”) is a unique shopping experience where you can purchase a variety of oils, vinegars, wines and liquors.

The store (one of three in California, 16 in the U.S. and about 250 worldwide) opened at the end of October.

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Oktoberfest times two Saturday in Claremont, Upland

Claremont Education Foundation OktoberfestIt’s two, two, two festivals in one as Claremont Craft Ales and Upland’s Dale Bros. Brewery team up for Oktoberfest this Saturday.

Partnering with the breweries is Claremont Educational Foundation. The breweries will donate 10% of beer sales to the organization.

The event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday (October 26).

A yellow school bus will shuttle participants between the two breweries every half hour.

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Inka Trails hosting another wine pairing dinner Friday night

Peruvian restaurant Inka Trails is hosting another of its special wine pairing dinners from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday night (September 27) at the restaurant, 1077 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.

The event includes a three-course dinner paired with Peruvian and Argentinian wines.

Cost is $35 (plus tax) in advance and $40 the day of the event.

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Claremont Pie Festival and Village Fair happening today

Do you like pie?

Annika Corbin, owner of I Like Pie, and the Claremont Chamber Village Marketing Group have cooked up the Claremont Pie Festival and Village Fair, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (August 3).

Events, including an apron parade and contest, and pie baking and eating contests, will take place in various locations (Village Square Public Plaza, Claremont Depot, the Packing House) throughout the Village.

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