#Berkeley: Restaurant Week at Riva Cucina


“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”
― Ruth Reichl

Join #Berkeley as we visit Riva Cucina, West Berkeley’s Michelin recommended Northern Italian restaurant, where owners Chef Massi and Jennifer Boldrini share their menu for Berkeley’s 7th annual Restaurant Week.

Restaurant Week is one of our favorite local traditions and the best time of year to explore the city’s celebrated food scene.  Special value lunch and dinner menus will be at available at over forty five restaurants, from January 17th through the 21st. The variety of offerings is as impressive as it is appetizing so make your reservations today.

For the complete list of participating restaurants and reservations go to berkeleyrestaurantweek.com.

Thanks for watching and happy dining!


#Berkeley: Restaurant Week at Donato & Co.


Join us for our 3-part series, sponsored by Visit Berkeley, featuring chefs from Donato & Co, Akemi, and Pompette, who share what’s on their menu for Berkeley Restaurant Week, and what inspires them in the kitchen.

Now in its 6th year, Berkeley Restaurant Week, is one of our favorite New Year’s traditions. From January 18th through the 28th participating restaurants across Berkeley will be offering special value lunch and dinner menus highlighting the best of the season. Go ahead. Fill your Instagram with food pics from #BRW18!

For the list of participating restaurants, menus, and to make reservations go to berkeleyrestaurantweek.com

First up, Chef Gianluca Guglielmi from Donato & Co in the Elmwood.

3-Course Pre-fixe
Lunch $20 (only available during lunch)
Dinner $35

Sautéed wild prawns, garbanzo bean fritters served on sesame bun,
sour carrot sauce

Carnaroli risotto, organic beets & creamy “caprino’ cheese, fried basil

Dark chocolate “cremoso”, hazelnut crunch, mandarin sorbet



#Berkeley: Restaurant Week Gather, Easy Creole +La Marcha

Bite into the best of Berkeley!

There’s no time like the present to bring together friends and family for a night out. With over 25 restaurants participating in Berkeley’s 5th annual Restaurant Week, offering three-course lunch menus for $20 and dinner menus for $25 or $35, there’s plenty of dining options sure to please a variety of palates, and your wallet.

On our 2nd video for #BRW17, we take you to three more neighborhood restaurants that serve up some of the best bites anywhere.

We start at Downtown Berkeley’s Gather Restaurant where co-founder Eric Fenster takes us through the restaurant’s unique design, and Executive Chef Charis Wahl, shares what’s on the special menu.

Next, we land in the Lorin District for Jess McCarter’s quirky, Creole-Cajun hybrid, Easy Creole. We close out at West Berkeley’s intimate La Marcha Tapas Bar with Chef / owners Sergio Emilio Monleón and Emily Sarlatte.

Make reservations and dig in!


#Berkeley: Restaurant Week Gaumenkitzel, Comal + Ajanta

Prepare to make reservations!

On our latest #Berkeley sponsored by Visit Berkeley we take you to three celebrated neighborhood restaurants participating in Berkeley’s 5th Annual Restaurant Week happening Thursday January 19th through Sunday January 29th.

We start at West Berkeley’s lauded Gaumenkitzel where owner and chef, Anja Voth shares what’s on their Restaurant Week menu. Next, we hop into Downtown Berkeley’s critically acclaimed Comal with Chef Matt Gandin who reveals the inspiration behind their food and cocktail program. We finish at Solano Avenue’s top-rated, Ajanta, where Pratik Thapa and his family are keeping the cooking traditions established by its founder and previous owner, Lachu Moorjani, alive.

Berkeley Restaurant Week is the best time of year to explore new and favorite restaurants, when diners can take advantage of special value menus at over twenty Berkeley Restaurants.

Bon Appétit!

#Berkeley: Restaurant Week 2016

In this episode of #Berkeley sponsored by Visit Berkeley we tour 4 restaurants participating in Berkeley’s 4th annual Restaurant Week, happening Thursday January 21st through Sunday January 31st.

Relatively new to Berkeley, the restaurants Mission Heirloom, Longbranch, Pathos and Tigerlily serve the season’s freshest ingredients with their own culinary twists and traditions. Berkeley Restaurant Week is an ideal time to explore the city’s dynamic dining scene with prix fixe menus at over twenty Berkeley restaurants.

Win 1 of 10 $25 gift cards to a participating Berkeley Restaurant Week restaurant. Like this episode on our Quirkeley Facebook page now through Sunday January 24th at 6pm to be entered into our random drawing on Monday January 25th. Winners will be announced on our Facebook page. You must be able to pick up your gift card from Visit Berkeley (2030 Addison Street, #102) by Friday Jan. 29th, 5pm.

Special thanks to Dan Marengo and Visit Berkeley!

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#Berkeley: 3 Yummy Restaurant Week menus not to be missed!

http://youtu.be/FVRabm7fmuw There’s no better time for a neighborhood dining adventure than during Berkeley Restaurant week happening January 22nd – 31st. #Lisa takes us to 3 stellar restaurants you can’t afford to miss. Chefs from local favorites Rivoli, Bistro Liaison and newcomer Longbranch Saloon share the inspiration behind their special prix fixe menus. WIN a $25 dining gift card! Like our Restaurant Week episode on our Facebook posts, and/or Retweet our video link on Twitter to be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 10 gift cards to participating Restaurant week locations. Two winners will be drawn per day from 1/22 until 1/26. Winners must be able to pick up their gift card from Visit Berkeley at 2030 Addison St, suite #102, in Berkeley no later than Wednesday January 28th. For more participating Restaurant Week locations, menus and to make reservations visit www.berkeleyrestaurantweek.com #Lisa’s wardrobe provided by Stella Studio 1370 10th Street, Berkeley in the Gilman District