“one cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well…”
~ virginia woolf
Above ~ “RED” #1, Feb 18th 2012 ~ Deb Durant, Heike Liss, Beth Ann McFadden, myself, Christopher Willits, Cecelia Fernandez, David Sullivan.
Above ~ “BLUE” #2, March 10th 2012 ~ Alex Black, Lloyd Bernberg, Ethan Rundell, Eric McKinley,
Genessa Kealoha, Ashley McKinley, Royal, Larry Dickinson, August.
Above ~ “GREEN” #3, March 17th 2012 ~ Paul Costigan, Sara O’Malley, Sandro Rossi, Richard Hylton,
Joey Xanders, Joe, Jenny Rankin, Lloyd Bernberg.
Above ~ Wine Dinner #4 ~ April 7th 2012 ~ Susanne Kauer, Lia Ices, Andrew Mariani, Suzanne Lettrick, Andrew Brown, myself,
Lloyd Bernberg, Chad Arnold, Mark Danner, Ramona Naddaff.
Above ~ Dinner # 5, April 14th 2012 ~ Cal Peternell, Kathleen Henderson, Laura Nader, Ross Levy, Michelle Stock
Lloyd Bernberg, Daphne Miller, August, Royal, Liam.
Above ~ Dinner #6, April 21st 2012 ~ Beth Kaplan, Oona, Esme, Monique Montgomery, Gillian Masland,
Lloyd Bernberg, Pam Esterson, Beverly Berning, Nicholas O’Neill.
Above ~ Dinner #7, May 18th 2012 ~ Lloyd Bernberg, Robin Savinar, Stephen Yafa, Laura Nader, Susanne Kauer,
Glenn Sherman, myself, Tarek Milleron, Suzanne Lettrick, Chad Arnold, Bonnie Dahan.
Above ~ Dinner #8, June 3rd 2012 ~ Janet Bernberg, John, myself, Royal, Ruth Eckland, Bruce Bernberg, Joy Brace.
Above ~ Dinner #9, June 30th 2012 ~ myself, Stephan Schindler, Britt Dionne, Lloyd Bernberg, Emily Schindler,
Ian Burrowes, Carla Swanson, Hector Corral, Julia Curtis, Cameron Jones, Nik, Ivo Daniele, Bojana Jamborcic, Flip Baber.
Above ~ Dinner #10, July 28th 2012 ~ Anthony Sueuga, Lloyd Bernberg, Daniella Sueuga, Charles Ferguson, Joey Xanders, Ariel,
myself, John Walker, Pam Walker, Phil Tippett, Jules Tippett, Dan Wool, Daphne Miller.
Above ~ Dinner #11, August 4th 2012 ~ Bill Mayer, Andrew Browne Susanne Kauer, Raj Parr, Alice Waters, Bill Haney, myself, Josh Jensen, Emily Schindler, Jamie Kutch, Lloyd Bernberg, Stephan Schindler, Kristen Green, Mark Danner Michelle Sipe, Chad Arnold, Roshni Shukla.
Above ~Dinner #12, September 23rd 2012 ~ Jennifer Jones, Stan Sobolewski, Chad Arnold, Tracy Tingle, Jerome Waag, Lloyd Bernberg,
Ian Burrowes, Paul Costigan, Susanne Kauer, Anthony Sueuga, Suzanne Drexhage.
Above ~ Dinner #13, September 29th 2012 ~ Rob Epstein, Charles Ferguson, Judith Ehrlich, Laurel Braitman,
Jennifer Casquiero, Jennifer Zaccharia, Laura Nader, Daniel Ellsberg, myself, Joey Xanders, Gary Lutes.
Above, left ~ Wine Dinner #14, October 28th 2012 ~ Jon Bonne, Emily Schindler, Carlo Mondavi, Jen Torbohn, Mark Thompson, Bill Mayer,
Lloyd Bernberg, myself, Ivo Daniele, Alexandra Foote, Josh Marston, Megan Mondavi, Ted Hope. Right ~ Josh Marston.
Above ~ Dinner #15, November 10th 2012 ~ Nancy, Owen Buenaventura, Monica Reskala, Paco Prieto, Laura Nader, Peter Sahlins, Melanie Abrams,
Ross Levy, Hope Bryson, Josh Jakus, Daphne Miller, Vikran Chandra, Ramona Naddaff, Denny Abrams, Chris Weiss, Ellie Tappe, Guillaume Lafarge.
Above ~ Wine Dinner #16, November 17th 2012 ~ Lloyd Bernberg, Emily Schindler, Raj Parr, Matt Duffy, Zhanara Nauruzbayeva, Syler Silva, Susanne Kauer, Anthony Sueuga, Daniel Gallegos, myself, Royal, Emilie Kramer, Andrew Browne, Chad Arnold, Sara Duffy, Josh Phelps.
Above ~Dinner #17, November 19th 2012 ~ Barry Jenkins, Monique Montgomery, Tom Luddy, Josh Jelly Shapiro, Julie Huntsinger,
Sheerly Avni, Michael Ondaatje, Davia Nelson, David Sullivan, Mirissa Neff.
Above ~ Dinner #18, December 8th 2012 ~ Sabrina, Cadence, Royal, Octavia, Damaria, Nora, Anjolie.
Above ~ Dinner #19, December 23rd 2012 ~ Joy Brace, Bruce Bernberg, Kathy Graburn, Carole Borja, Janet Bernberg, Racheal Matthews,
Lloyd Bernberg, Eric McKinley, Royal, Laura Nader, Nelson Graburn, Katherine Summer O’Neal, Ashley McKinley and Tali.
Above ~ Dinner #20, January 4th 2013 ! Lloyd Bernberg, Chad Arnold, Kelsie Kerr, Raj Parr, Eleanor Bertino, Keven Klancy, Jasmine Hirsch, Gilian Handelman,myself, Cameron Sellers, Joshua Greene, Susanne Kauer, Anthony Sueuga, Sarah Scott.
Above ~ Lloyd’s Birthday & Wine Dinner #21, February 2nd 2013 ~ Lloyd, Mark Dinner and Michelle Sipe, Richard Hylton and Sara O’Malley,
Laura Nader, Paul Costigan, Joe, Emily and Stephan Schindler, Ivo Daniele and Jen Torbohn, Bill Mayer, Chad Arnold, Alexandra Foote.
Above ~ Dinner #22, March 30th 2013, Co-hosted with Scott Constable ~ with Ene Osteraas-Constable, Kitty Margolis + Alfonso Montuori, Karl Kronin, Clio Tilton, Josh Jakus, Julia Curtis, Sandra Kelch, Jennifer Jones, Lloyd Bernberg, William Rihel, Suzanne Tan, Amy Van Every, David Baker, Yosh Asato.
Above ~ Dinner #23, April 14th 2013 ~ Amanda Eicher, Deborah Slater, Alex Conde, Camille Leblanc, Axel Morgenthaler,
Heike Liss, Joey Xanders, Michael Berger, Valerie Imus, Laura Folger.
Above ~ Dinner #24, April 27th 2013 / a Venetian invocation ~ Left ~ Joyce Carol Oates, Charlie Gross, Simon Overduin.
Center ~ August, Jennifer Zaccharia, Tarek Milleron, Charles Ferguson, Ramona Naddaff, Barry Jenkins, Cady Sherman, Lloyd Bernberg,
Robin Savinar, Wadie Said, Laura Nader, Simon Overduin, Katie Milton, Alexandre Dorriz, Right ~ Simon’s Tiramisu.
Above ~ Wine Dinner #25, May 25th 2013 ~ co-hosted with Andrew Browne ~ with guests Kristen Talley, Steve Edmunds, Lloyd Bernberg, Laura Peisl, Chad Arnold, Ted Talley, Susanne Kauer, Jane Mayer, Bill Mayer, Paul Costigan, Tony Keppelman, Ellie Tappe.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #26, June 9th 2013 ~ co-hosted with Charlotte Eyerman ~ with guests julian cox, laura pacchini, tiffany shlain, christine suppes, bette moll, evan shively and madeleine fitzpatrick, jake wall, kelly puleio, ruzwana bashir, colin stanfield, eve love, josh berry.
Above ~ Wine Dinner #27, July 13th 2013 ~ co-hosted with Andrew Browne ~ with guests , lloyd bernberg, cathy corison, hardy wallace, andrew mariani, megan and carlo mondavi, carissa mondavi, matt gerloff, george nixon, dileep rao, alexandra foote, eddie blyden, azadeh fakouri.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #28, July 21st 2013 ~ w/ guests ashleigh and simon allen, julie jaros and george hull, sue gearan, michelle van dyk, ray deleon
caterina bernardi and guido muzzarelli, juliette hannedouche, paul mica and maria bowen, christopher willits.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #29 ~ August 10th 2013 ~ co-hosted with Jessie Williams ~ with guests otto williams, lauren mcintosh + stephen walrod, shoshana berger + tony sax, kristen + gerald lewis, steve smith + cleo papanikolas, steve golden, racheal matthews, monika reskala + chris weiss, brian + patty dougherty.
Above ~ Wine Dinner #30 ~ August 23rd 2013 ~ co-hosted with Andrew Browne ~ with guests lloyd bernberg, michelle van dyk, andy tikofsky, emily schindler, joe bilman, anthony suegua, eve love, joel quigley and cailyn mccauley, geoff garner and alexandra wilson
ashley tudor, stephanie moriarty, ana carreno, suzanne drexhage and stan sobolewski.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #31 ~ september 21st 2013 ~ with guests cari and lloyd, stefan schindler, stephen goldman and amy huang
gilian handelman, keven clancy, wolfgang weber, meika rouda and chris brown, amy louis murray
deb durant and matt winkelstein, mani niall, maria and robert rohe, greg lutes and kristen shouse.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #32, October 25th 2013 ~with collaborator eve love ~ and guests lloyd bernberg, richard hylton and sara o’malley, joe bilman
angelo garro, joey xanders , laura guido-clark, jenny rankin and sandro rossi, chad arnold and susanne kauer
wellington dong, hope bryson and paco prieto, renato sardo and anya fernauld, mani niall, royal, nora, august.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #33, November 22nd 2013 ~ co-hosted with Alex Black ~ with guests lloyd bernberg, genessa kealoha
michelle stock and stu maschwitz, alexandra silverman, robert hillman and olivia crawford, dale djerassi, rosie anderson
micha peled, jason sanders and jessie warner, katerina angelopoulou and thomas winkelmann
tomoko kanamitsu and ross thomas, chaz reetz-laiolo.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #34, December 6th 2013 ~ co-hosted with Jennifer Jones ~ with guests june taylor and perry small, racheal matthews
tina dang and daniel dent, alexandra silverman, michelle stock, diana stock, guthrie dolin, jeff hull
noah guy, diva pyari and tobin lee, marcus lehmann, brad miller and monica miller.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #35, December 22nd 2013 ~ co-hosted with Raj Parr ~ with guests lloyd bernberg, jessica glaeser
alice waters, alexander payne, evan goldstein, mark danner and michelle sipe, michael pollan and judith belzer
soyoung and james scanlan, eve love and david evans, dorka keehn, josiah cain.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #36, December 28th 2013 ~ for lana bernberg + basil bouris ~ with guests lloyd bernberg, scott constable and ene osteraas-constable, daphne miller and ross levy, mari heller and jorma taccone, liam, kathleen henderson and cal peternell, heike liss and fred frith,
charles ferguson, maria zizka, mark schapiro and zoe carter, ant sibthorpe and simone vitucci, john randolf, heather capiello.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #37, January 11th 2014 ~ co-hosted with Alexandra Silverman ~ with guests jamie alexander, tina barseghian, lloyd bernberg,
renee bott, jason deantonis, alicia dougherty-wold, ike feldman, rhea fontaine, flora grubb, april higashi, lara jealous, jamie kidson,
terri loewenthal, david moore, rachel Neumann, sherri olsen, pam paulson, erin scott, alexandra silverman, thomas wold.
Above ~ Wine Dinner #38, January 25th 2014 ~ co-hosted with Chad Arnold ~ with guests susanne kauer, lloyd bernberg,
paul and maureen draper, drake mccarthy, matt gerloff, kristen and ted talley, jill and steve matthiasson
david lynch and josie peltz, anthony sueuga, sarah scott, suzanne lettrick, matthew rorick, kim addonizio, jordan mackay.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #39, January 31st 2014, for sorrel ahlfeld and francesca essay ~ with guests lloyd bernberg, jen chaiken and sam hamilton, rob epstein and gary lutes, gary kamiya, terrel seltzer, michelle stock and stu maschwitz , sara cahill and john sanborn, leonard pitt, susan griffin, christopher willits and janice pillien, sylvia rubin.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #40, February 8th 2014 ~ Kaiser Elementary School Auction Dinner, co-hosted with Jennise Mendoza ~ with guests christine kizziah, molly glockler + cliff flamer, lisette bahamondes, sari + tim henry, lisa + charlie cartolano, alysia + pat mcdonough
kate marx, bill + young tatham.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #41, February 15th 2014 ~ RED Redux, co-hosted with Deb Durant ~ with guests matthew winkelstein, amy cranch & marc l’italien, patrick hooker & joan ellis, barb & tom pridham, noel castellanos & tim molal, leilia & ben peake, mad dog & anne smith-rainey, angelo garro, stela jelincic, racheal matthews, christine sullivan, beth ann mcfadden, marcy & pete lauer, suzanne drexhage & stan sobolewski, amy murray.
Above ~ Wine Dinner #42, February 23rd 2014 ~ co-hosted with emily schindler ~ with guests stephan schindler, cathy corison, connie green, heike liss, tracey & jared brandt, ali smith-story & eric story, luke sykora & kristin, john raytek & phoebe bass
richard & sara hylton, adam mariani & kezia, jonathan waters, collin peter-casey, tess bryant.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #43, April 19th 2013 ~ co-hosted with melanie abrams ~ with guests vikram chandra
yiyun li & dapeng, julia scheeres, xandra castleton, joyce maynard & jim barringer, meredith brody, noah cowan
paul & marilyn rabinow, tom barbash, ilisa barbash, jonathan marlow & hannah eaves, robin mccrosky, kate sofis
cady sherman, liz hasse & joe orrach.
Above ~ Wine Dinner #44, co-hosted with emily schindler ~ with guests lloyd bernberg, stephan schindler, alice fiering, nathan and jenn roberts, jennifer jones, tegan passalacqua, sam bilbro, hardy wallace and kate graham, alder yarrow, janet fletcher, faith and sean foster, ryan glaab
jonathan waters, keven clancy and gilian handelman, ceri smith, ali smith-story.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #45, June 7th 2014 ~ (on the eve of jake’s birthday) ~ co-hosted with eve love and maria ralph ~ with guests jeff ralph, jake wall, jonathan kiefer, marc and jeanne allen, kenneth helman and lon murphy, ben and chris ospital, michael gonzales, leah and jerry garchik, claudia goetzelmann and michael roberts, peter nantell, sid and nancy ganis, lloyd and august bernberg, alexandra foote.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #46, June 28th 2014 ~ co-hosted with royal borja bernberg ~ with guests laura nader, paola gianturco
dayna goldfine and dan geller, catherine wagner and loretta gargan, wendy mcnaughton and caroline paul, laura bathurst and matthew reagan
jessie deeter and rob peterson, naila ahmed and jonathan duffy, jill siefert, kathleen henderson, liam, nancy skinner and lance brady.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #47, July 19th 2014 ~ cocktails by thad vogler ~ with guests niki ford, cathy curtis, gary & cathy meyer, fred womack & patty burn, claire greensfelder, devi jacobs, amy louise murray & walt speak, terrel seltzer, marissa lamagna & john michels, jane white
april quinn & angelino vitaliano sandri, susan griffin, joan muira, sandy blaine, lisa parks & ted scherman, isaac cronin.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #48, August 9th 2014 ~ with guests alison davis + matthew le merle, charlotte eyerman, denise thomas, sophie kitson
jake wall, deanna griffin, debbie chinn, duana fulwiley, mac barnett + taylor norman, ted boerner, tamara strauss + john haymaker, sonya + isaac
maxi lilley + eric faurot, rachel rosen, perry shimon, jamie + larry westdal.
Above ~ Salon Dinner # 49, September 13th 2014 ~ with guests eve love, donato cabrera, erik tarloff & laura tyson, melissa & sam davis, greta caruso, hannah johnson, kathy seligman, gretchen kell, eileen hammer, jen pahlka & tim o’reilly, clementine, phillip & emily mehas, corey weinstein
richard hylton & sara o’malley, bruce rinehart & rachel brahinsky, wadie said & jennifer zacharia, amy finn, and royal.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #50, September 26th 2014 ~ co-hosted with Lisa Parks ~ with guests ted sherman, edward frenkel, erik moore, doug & freya washington, love weinstock & anthony, eddie orton, arild fetveit, johanna Rickne, olle Folke
sarah & andrew rosenbach, cherilyn parsons, joey xanders, anne schukat, tim felkner & cherish mcclure, narda & andy skov
Above ~ Wine Dinner #51, October 11th 2015 ~ co-hosted with Chad Arnold ~ with guests lloyd bernberg, susanne kauer
jen sherman & OT Jones, arild fetveit, bridget & nate davies, anthony sueuga, john khayami, tucker madey, suzanne drexhage, mark middlebrook, emily shepard, brian greenwood & susan kellogg-smith, rachel goldman, matt gerloff, nadia dmytiw, wolfgang weber.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #52, October 25th 2014 ~ an homage to Cal Peternell’s 12 Recipes and Deb Durant’s 50/50 Light ~ with guests eve love, deb durant, gil stancourt, alexandra foote, jennifer jones, jason buening, arils fetveit, colleen queen, lily achatz, clarissa nicosia, racheal matthews
jake wall, amy finn, ged robinson, rebecca beardsley, greg bradshaw & christy bradshaw, monica reskala & chris weiss
britt dionne, bruce rinehart, eve marie blazo, nia povroznik.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #53, November 8th 2014 ~ co-hosted with Suzanne Dexhage ~ and with guests lloyd bernberg,
isabel duffy & dickon pinner, lisa brown & daniel handler, laura nader, ayelet waldman, maggie weiss, amy & david finn
hidemi ena & paul fallon,, natalie zimmerman & michael wilson, michaela d’artois, michael & jill wild, shelley & greg lindgren.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #54, November 15th 2014 ~ co-hosted with Toyota Innovation Hub ~ with guests sarah rosenbach, seiichi tsunoda
david witt, giulia mazza, sho hiruta, sabrina merlo, jay ward, christian alzmann, jen pahlka, greg bradshaw, yosuke ueno, makoto konishi, andrew maclachlan, kazuya uchiyama, daiki isogai, kazuhiro shimura, tatsuya iwai, mayu yamaguchi, feng zhou, kazuhiro sato, kwang ha kim, kentaro matsumoto, yuji fujiwara.
Above ~ Salon “Family” Dinner #55, December 23rd 2014 ~ with guests lloyd, janet & bruce bernberg, carole borja, royal & august, laura nader, ivo daniele & jen torbohn, claudia & james williams, racheal matthews, katherine summer o’neal, ashley & eric mckinley, candace, christine & paul knobel, gretchen & anna kell, eve love, jake wall.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #56, January 3rd 2015 ~ co-hosted with Julia Curtis ~ with guests joey xanders, rosalie faye barnes, alyssa newman, mara brazer, jessie deeter + rob peterson, shoey sindel + david newdorf, jeffrey + jason friedman, deb fink + david streitfeld
morgan schmidt-feng, beth grossman + storrs hoen, arild fetveit, greg meyer + viktoria kamenshine, devan + karen reiff, oblio jenkins.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #57, January 10th 2015 ~ Kaiser Elementary Auction Dinner ~ co-hosted with Jennise Mendoza ~ with guests alysia and pat mcdonough, angela romero, barbara bishr, lisa cartolano, stacey sundarrajan, siobhan van winkel, michael walkman, bonnie allen, maya elena scott-chung + chino lee scott-chung, andrea jason + anjolie enz, stephen + bailey duffy, janice + frank paredes, rachel neumann + jason deantonis.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #58, January 17th 2015 ~ Fashion/Film/Food (co-cooked with eve love and a special toast to b. ruby rich) ~ with guests lloyd bernberg, royal borja bernberg, august isidore bernberg, eve love, b. ruby rich, noah cowan, tony bravo, jennifer jones, emily holt, cal peternell & kathleen henderson, jake wall, nate johnson, dayna goldfine & dan geller, tania ketenjian, shelley & greg lindgren, jennifer devere brody, ceri smith, alexandra foote & daniel patterson, eric wolfinger, chris wiggum & ilana rothman, heike liss, adam sobel.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #59, January 30th 2015 ~ co-hosted with Lisa Parks (co-cooked with eve love, with a special toast to the juxtaposition and balance of milan kundera’s “chance and chance alone has a message for us…” and the idea quoted by john gage in 1984 “the network is the computer”) ~ with guests eve love, jerome waag, linda schacht & john gage, mark danner, ray tang, lisa kleiner chanoff & matt chanoff, tricia & miles perkins, pete & nancy gage, deirdre english, gina leibrecht & frank truncate,, suzanne & italo calpestri, ramona naddaff, maria & jeff ralph
risa nye, angela wellman, ashara ekundayo, shannon service.
Above ~ Salon Dinner #60, February 2nd 2015 ~ co-hosted with julia curtis, claire grennsfelder and alyssa newman ~ and with guests nancy skinner
rosalie barnes, tom price, david hochschild, tom starrs, arild fetveit, susan griffin, camille seaman.
“we cannot live only for ourselves. a thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” ~ herman melville
with many thanks and appreciation to all the collaborators and guests who have helped me over the past 3 years create such a beautifully interwoven collection of memories and moments… here’s to many more ~~~~
To read more about the dinners and their guests ~
* California Alumni Magazine
* my anthropology notebook of recollections and interviews with guests (aka blog)
* pick up this sunday’s february 8th 2015 SF chronicle and read tony bravo’s take on the salon dinners..
or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510.915.1312