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Oakland Museum Taste 2018: Good for the Palate, Good for the Soul

April 10, 2018

is thrilled to announce that our fearless leader, Keenan, will be  pouring Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot at the Oakland Museum Taste 2018 event to support Meals on Wheels.  If you’ve never been to this silent auction and and wine extravaganza, supporting such a great cause here in the Bay Area, then you’re in for a treat.  Read on to learn about Oakland Museum Taste 2018 for Meals on Wheels, the restaurants that will be preparing delicious gourmet fare, and the organization all this will be supporting.

TASTE 2018


6:00 P.M.


1000 Oak Street, Oakland CA 94607

Oakland Museum Taste

taste 2018

Enjoy food from the East Bay’s best restaurants, exceptional wine & cocktails, and unforgettable live & silent auction items at Oakland Museum Taste 2018…all the while supporting Meals on Wheels of Alameda County. Our wines will be poured and a select group of chefs from the following restaurants will be providing pairings:



A neighborhood Mediterranean restaurant with a menu is filled with favorites from places like Spain, Greece, Turkey, and North Africa with special twists. All is created with ingredients made here and sourced from local purveyors, just like their kitchen.  In 2017, Shakewell was a Michelin recommended restaurant.

Rich & Rebekah Wood

The proprietors built their early success in the San Francisco restaurant scene in pivotal roles at Rubicon, Farallon, Harry Denton’s & Scala’s Bistro. After 6 years of owning the successful restaurant, Frascati, Rich & Rebekah decided to open a restaurant in a neighborhood closer to their home in Oakland. Wood Tavern embodies the essence of their personalities and provides guests with a sense of comfort unique to the area.

The Bull Valley Roadhouse

Serving a personal take on American fare, prepared from scratch using fresh ingredients from our favorite small farms, along with pre-Prohibition cocktails and our own modern concoctions. The Roadhouse has developed a devoted regional following since opening in November 2012. It was recognized as one of the Bay Area’s top 100 restaurants by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and Condé Nast Traveler named it one of the 70 best new restaurants in the world in 2013.

The Wolf

Presenting French-forward California cuisine, creative reimaginings of Brasserie dishes and ingredients.  You’ll love the Coq au Vin and escargot with fresh locally-grown produce from the Farmer’s Market each week. Lunches include hearty sandwiches and meal-worthy salads. Dinner unfolds in courses as desired, paired with a thoughtful collection of local draft beers, artisanal specialty cocktails and an extensive international wine list.

Rob Lam

This delicious restaurant is very thrilled to finally be opened and part of the amazing Montclair Community. We believe in buying local and connecting with the local community. Our fresh ingredients are locally sourced, mostly from local farmers.


The restaurant that co-owners Melissa Axelrod and William Johnson have always dreamed of — a warm, inviting destination restaurant that serves as a neighborhood gathering place and is known for its sophisticated yet approachable seasonal cuisine, generous and friendly service, and warm, convivial atmosphere. The sophisticated yet approachable seasonal cuisine at Mockingbird utilizes modern inspiration while staying true to fundamental techniques.

Cafe Jolie

Enjoy a unique menu specializing in French American cuisine. Dishes are prepared from local, sustainable and organic vendors. At the restaurant, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu ranges from Croque Monsieur, Steak Frites, to many versions of egg dishes. Join us for great food and French wines. Serving brunch all day long on weekends. C’est Bon!


meals on wheels of alameda county

Meals on Wheels enables homebound seniors to maintain their independence.  The nationally respected nonprofit organization provides financial support and strategic assistance to Meals on Wheels programs that deliver nutritious meals and perform wellness checks. Founded in 1987,  the independent non-profit organization Meals on Wheels closes the hunger gap and alleviates social isolation experienced by seniors in Alameda County.

Home Delivered Meals

  • 2,200 seniors receive nutritious meals.
  • All meals are delivered by friendly volunteer visitors.

Wellness & Safety Checks

  • When volunteers knock on a client’s door, they do more than deliver a meal. Meals on Wheels gives a warm smile and friendly conversation.
  • Volunteers also check on client health and wellness.
  • Meals on Wheels works with emergency contacts or services when needed.