Liam's List: Rebel Chef, Truffle Feast And BottleRock News

Foodie Chap Liam Mayclem's guide to fitness, food, fun and staying connected in social distancing
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BOOK: THE REBEL CHEFChef Dominique Crenn shares her roller coaster ride of highs & lows in a new personal memoir "The Rebel Chef." Chef CRENN is the only female Chef in Amecia with three coveted Michelin Stars. She is a breast cancer survivor and in the year she was facing mortality she found love. Read all about it in this tasty read. Meet Chef in-person (socially distanced meet & greet) this Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. at The Market, 1355 Market St., SF.

MUSIC: BOTTLE ROCK NAPAListen up BottleRockers, the eighth installment of BottleRock Napa Valley has been rescheduled for Memorial Day Weekend (May 28-30) 2021. Confirmed headliners are Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Dave Mathews Band and Stevie Nicks at the Napa Valley Expo Center in downtown Napa. All 2020 festival passes will be valid for BottleRock 2021. Meanwhile, (Re)LIVE BottleRock every Friday at 5 p.m. I'll see you in-person as I host the WILLIAMS-SONOMA Culinary Stage at BOTTLE ROCK 2021.

FOOD: TRUFFLES TRUFFLES TRUFFLESEnjoy a feast of Truffles at Chef Ken Frank's La Toque in Napa. Known as the "TRUFFLE CHEF," Ken Frank has been hosting truffle dinners for 36 years. Book a seat now and enjoy the meal of your life at La Toque, a safe, socially distanced al fresco dining experience in downtown Napa.

HASHTAG: BE NICEWouldn't it be nice if everyone who dined at a local restaurant was indeed nice and complimentary to the hard working staff who make us happy through food. My pal, business owner and Chef Michael Volpatt has created a hashtag that I hope all might adopt #BeNice. Thank you. PLEASE consider a visit to Big Bottom Market in Guerneville on the Russian River for grab and go and picnic boxes.

HAPPENING: AT THE ZOOGreat news for SF ZOO - it's all happening once again. The lions, tigers, lemurs & bears OH MY are awaiting your return, but reservations are required.

MOVIES: DRIVE INThe good old fashioned movie drive-in is in vogue again. Check the Westwind online home for info about double features playing in both Concord and San Jose.

MUSIC: GROOVES AT THE GROVEJoin us for another "Best of the Fest" by Stern Grove Festival this Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on KBCW-TV featuring Darlene Love and Pink Martini. After the TV broadcast venture  over to the Stern Grove web site for extended performances and more. Yours truly will emcee.

NETFLIX & CHILL: LIFE OF BRIANEach week I try and discover a fave film from the past. This week, it's one of the most quotable comedies ever made. This inspired film follows a man in Judea who is wrongly identified as the Messiah. If this doesn’t scratch your Monty Python itch, the Holy Grail is also on there too.

WINE O'CLOCK: TAMBER BEYIt's wine o'clock at Tamber Bey in Calistoga. Stop for the "party on your palate" - Pinot and stay for the good vibes in their glorious and spacious outdoor patio. Giddy up, the acquire friendly winery is ready to receive you!

Enjoy your weekend and stay home, stay safe and stay connected and don’t forget to #WearAMask.

Liam’s List premieres Fridays on KPIX and is also available to download in a podcast via iTunes.

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