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    • Sunday, June 04, 2023
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • The Monk's Kettle - 665 Del Ganado Road, San Rafael
    • 2

    Marin Member Meetup

    The Monk's Kettle 

    June 4th, 2023 at 12:30pm

    655 Del Ganado Road

    San Rafael 


    Join our June Member Meetup in Marin, a casual no-host lunch at The Monk's Kettle in San Rafael, co-owned by Dame Alison Jordan, on Sunday, June 4th, at 12:30pm. 


    The Monk’s Kettle Terra Linda is a family-friendly craft beer tavern, kitchen, and bottle shop, featuring local and sustainable food and beverages. Nestled in the Terra Linda community of San Rafael, it's the Marin version of the flagship and original Monk’s Kettle San Francisco, a neighborhood craft beer tavern that’s flourished in San Francisco’s Mission District for nearly 15 years. 


    A true neighborhood gathering spot, The Monk’s Kettle Terra Linda was recently featured on Check Please! Bay Area. Check out the episode here and visit their website for menus and more.


    For Farmers’ Market lovers, San Rafael has a fabulous Sunday Farmers’ Market at San Rafael Civic Center nearby. Visit the market before coming to lunch and tell us about your favorite buy of the day.  

    Dame René Matthew is the ambassador; please contact her for questions at

    • Thursday, July 20, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Joanne Weir’s San Francisco Home
    • 9

    At Home with Dame Joanne Weir: An Intimate Evening of Tequila & Tacos 

    A fundraiser for the San Francisco Chapter

    San Francisco Chapter member Dame Joanne Weir will host an in-depth tequila exploration in the kitchen studio of her San Francisco home on Thursday July 20th, from 6-9pm. Open to 12 guests, this intimate event offers an exceptional opportunity to taste and contrast a blanco, reposado, and añejo tequila from a top-shelf producer, guided by two tequila experts; Joanne and Paul Markowitz, bar manager of Copita, Joanne’s Sausalito restaurant. 

    Following the tasting, Joanne will serve Mexican fare from Copita, including ceviche, chips, salsas, guacamole and tacos with a margarita. The evening concludes with an Oaxacan chocolate milkshake. Each guest will receive a copy of Joanne’s book, Tequila: A Guide to Types, Flights, Cocktails, and Bites, and be eligible for a special tequila-inspired raffle!

    Joanne is generously hosting this event to raise funds for the San Francisco Chapter’s philanthropic work. It is open to both members and non-members. 

    San Francisco Dames will have a two-week exclusive registration opportunity. If there are seats remaining, we will extend this invitation to Sonoma and Sacramento Chapters. There are no refunds however purchased registrations can be transferred to someone else.  

Past events

Sunday, May 07, 2023 Spring Fling in Sonoma: Prix-fixe Brunch at Valley in Sonoma
Friday, April 14, 2023 DECANTsf Member Meetup
Friday, March 10, 2023 New Frontiers in Meat & Dairy: Improving our Food System With Innovative Biotech - A Virtual Panel
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 East Bay Member Meetup
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 New Member Reception
Monday, November 14, 2022 L’Etoile Scholarship Fundraiser at Nightbird
Monday, October 10, 2022 DEI in the Food and Wine Industry Education and Celebration Luncheon
Sunday, September 18, 2022 New Member Induction Lunch & Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Karola Saekel Craib Excellence in Food Journalism Fellowship Celebration
Saturday, April 30, 2022 Blissful Sound Bathing Experience & Bubbles
Thursday, March 31, 2022 Reduce Stress, Increase Energy, Improve Relationships with Coaching
Monday, March 21, 2022 UPCYCLING! The future of Food and the Planet: Thinking Bigger About Food Waste
Monday, February 28, 2022 Ten Real-Life Breathwork Tips for Busy Women in Food and Wine
Monday, February 28, 2022 3-part LDEI-SF Wellness Series for Mind, Body & Spirit
Thursday, December 16, 2021 LDEI-SF 2021 Holiday Toast
Friday, August 13, 2021 Always a Good Day for Rosé! Wines curated by Dame Tonya Pitts in San Francisco
Sunday, April 11, 2021 Focaccia Barese Cooking Demo with Linda Carucci
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Coast-to-Coast: A Conversation with Dame Jesse Cool in San Francisco and Patti Simpson in New York: Rethinking Fair Wages & the New Restaurant Paradigm, moderated by Dame Kimberly Belle
Tuesday, February 09, 2021 The Evolution of Artistry in Premium Chocolate
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Welcome to 2021!
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 Wine Wednesday - Three Grapes to Know
Monday, September 14, 2020 LDEI-SF 2020 New Member Induction Celebration
Wednesday, September 02, 2020 First Wednesdays Virtual Happy Hour
Wednesday, August 05, 2020 First Wednesdays Virtual Happy Hour with Roberta Klugman and Rachel Levin
Wednesday, July 01, 2020 First Wednesdays Virtual Happy Hour
Thursday, May 28, 2020 Cowgirl Creamery Virtual Cheese Tasting
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 Dames connecting in the time of Corona: A Virtual Happy Hour
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Members Only Virtual Happy Hour
Sunday, March 22, 2020 Wine Pairing Lunch at Taste Catering
Monday, February 24, 2020 Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Trends & Tasting
Monday, January 20, 2020 Cocktails at Prospect Restaurant
Sunday, November 03, 2019 New Member Brunch 2019
Monday, September 23, 2019 LDEI-SF 2019 Annual Induction Dinner
Sunday, April 28, 2019 Emily Luchetti April 28
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 LDEI-SF Spring Event with Ruth Reichl
Monday, February 11, 2019 LDEI-SF Winter/Spring Events
Monday, January 14, 2019 LDEI-SF Cocktail Social
Sunday, November 04, 2018 New Member Brunch 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018 LDEI-SF 2018 Annual Induction Dinner
Thursday, September 06, 2018 Asian Dumplings Demystified
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 LDEI-SF Master Class
Monday, June 25, 2018 Members Only Pop-up
Sunday, June 03, 2018 Mole & Mezcal!
Thursday, April 19, 2018 Masterclass in Fig Bread with Michael Gassen
Thursday, February 08, 2018 Bay Area LDEI Chapters Mix and Mingle
Sunday, November 05, 2017 New Member Brunch 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017 LDEI-SF 2017 Induction Dinner
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 SingleThread Farm Tour
Saturday, May 06, 2017 Fundraiser for Karola Saekel Craib Excellence in Food Journalism
Monday, January 23, 2017 Winter Business Meeting--CANCELLED
Sunday, December 04, 2016 New Member Brunch 2016
Sunday, November 13, 2016 A Literary Feast--Registration is Now Closed
Monday, September 19, 2016 LDEI-SF 2016 Induction Dinner
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Exclusive Day at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars--CANCELLED
Saturday, May 07, 2016 Les Dames' Garden Project Shower
Friday, April 01, 2016 Heath Ceramics Tour
Saturday, February 13, 2016 MFK Fisher's "The Theoretical Foot"
Monday, January 18, 2016 Ancestral Potluck 2016
Sunday, November 08, 2015 November 8: New Member Brunch
Thursday, October 29, 2015 Save the Dates Oct 29-Nov 1: LDEI Conference
Monday, September 21, 2015 LDEI-SF Induction 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015 Bonny Doon Tour & Tasting Now Open to Guests: Space is Limited!
Saturday, July 18, 2015 July 18: Sunset Magazine Lunch--SOLD OUT
Monday, June 01, 2015 Giusto's Central Milling and the original Della Fattoria
Monday, April 13, 2015 SHED Tour
Saturday, January 31, 2015 Mead & Honey
Monday, January 12, 2015 Ancestral Potluck
Sunday, November 09, 2014 SF Dames Potluck Brunch
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Celebrate our Chapter's 25th Anniversary!
Saturday, October 11, 2014 Spend the Day at McEvoy Ranch
Monday, September 22, 2014 Induction Dinner 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014 Fig Day!
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Noe Valley Bakery Tour
Friday, May 16, 2014 MFK Fisher/Audobon Benefit
Monday, March 24, 2014 Cheese Meets Beer
Monday, January 27, 2014 Ancestral Potluck
Sunday, November 10, 2013 New Members Potluck Brunch
Saturday, November 02, 2013 Kitchen Memories
Monday, September 23, 2013 Induction Dinner 2013
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 Hakka Feast with Linda Anusasananan--SOLD OUT
Sunday, June 02, 2013 The Art of Eating-MFK Fisher
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Paris to Provence
Monday, April 08, 2013 IACP Reception
Monday, January 14, 2013 Ancestral Potluck
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 Green Table at Tres Sabores
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 Anatomy of a Start Up
Saturday, May 19, 2012 Full Belly Farm Tour
Saturday, March 24, 2012 Extra Virgin!
Friday, June 01, 1990 1990 Annual Meeting

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