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Abnormal Beer Co. Anniversary & Chef Celebration Dinners

Plus, Queenstown turns three

Photo: Kim Marcelo
Photo: Kim Marcelo

RANCHO BERNARDO— Abnormal Beer Company is celebrating its first anniversary alongside companion restaurant The Cork and Craft on Monday, April 11 at a very special edition of its well-regarded beer dinners. The eight course meal begins at 6 p.m. with a menu that will see the restaurant's team, led by executive chef Phillip Esteban, alternating courses will Keone Koki, chef de cuisine of Oakland's two Michelin-starred Commis; each dish will be paired with a house beer or wine from Abnormal Wine Company. Tickets are $99. [EaterWire]

AROUND TOWN— Chef Celebration, the local non-profit which funds scholarships for young chefs, kicks off its spring dinner series tonight at Pamplemousse Grille. The multi-chef dinners, which raise money for culinary scholarships, will occur weekly until May, with some of the city's best chefs gathering in kitchens around town. Upcoming dinners are planned for Arterra Del Mar, Terra American Bistro, Tom Ham's Lighthouse and the University Club. [EaterWire]

LITTLE ITALY— New Zealand-inspired Queenstown Public House is turning three with an extended happy hour scheduled for 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 11 that will feature drink and food specials. The restaurant is supporting local Washington Elementary School STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Magnet’s by inviting donations of instruments to the school's music program. Students will also be making flower arrangements to decorate the restaurant, with the public voting on the best creations ($1 per vote). Queenstown will match the donations, with all proceeds going to the Washington Elementary STEAM foundation. [EaterWire]