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Lagunitas Dinner At the Claremont

By William Brand
Sunday, July 17th, 2005 at 6:02 pm in Uncategorized.

This one missed my calendar list in the column this past week. It’s a worthwhile event. Check it out, time is short.

Calendar: July must be beer dinner month in the Bay Area. There’s another one coming this Wednesday, July 20 and if you’re only going to one this summer, this would be an excellent choice.
It’s at the Paragon Bar & Cafe at the Claremont Resort & Spa in Oakland.The beer is Lagunitas, Petaluma, CA. Pat Mace of Lagunitas says it’s a three course dinner, each course paired with Lagunitas ales.

Main course, is short ribs braised in Lagunitas Brown Shugga. Cost is $40 per person; reservations, (510) 549-8585. The Paragon is the Claremont’s casual spot; it’s in the front of the hotel with a sweeping view of Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco Bay and San Francisco. An elegant spot indeed for a beer dinner. See you there.

Yes, the Claremont is in Oakland. The border in the Berkeley-Oakland hills meanders. So part of the Claremont’s in Oakland, part’s in Berkleley and the present ownership uses a Berkeley address. I know Berkeley folks think of the Claremont as theirs, and in many ways it is. But truth is, the place is in both Oakland and Berkeley.

If you’re interested, the hotel has a fascinating history page.

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