By Lee Daley. Update: Date night Winemaker Dinners to go: Executive Chef, Joseph Paire of Berkeley’s Limewood Restaurant, in partnership with leading winemakers, will present a series of unmatched 4-course wine-paired dinners for two to-go. Each winemaker dinner will begin with a 30-minute Zoom session featuring  Chef Paire and a regional celebrity Winemaker. These Limewood Restaurant chef-designed date nights have been so successful, two more will follow. Right now, two new date night dinners to go have been scheduled for February 26 and March 12.

Executive Chef Paire brings more than 20 years of fine dining experience to his new post at Limewood Bar & Restaurant. He’s cut his culinary chops most recently as Executive Chef at The Southern Gentleman in Atlanta and boasts an appearance on Guy Fieri’s Food Network Cooking Competition. Known as the Poetic Chef, Paire brings a California-D.C.-Southern spin to the refreshed Limewood menu.

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Curbside pickup: Limewood aims to please. Photo by John Sundsmo.

The evening begins with a private “meet and greet” ZOOM call beginning at 6:00 pm with Chef Paire, who will provide a meal introduction and overview with heating and plating instructions. Guests will then be introduced to the winemaker, who will share tasting notes for the selected wines.

Guests will be encouraged to share their meal and wine pairing notes on social media, tagging both Limewood and the winery partners in their posts. Then it’s time to enjoy your delicious 4-course wine paired date night dinner.

Priced at approximately $150 for two guests, the menu includes a selection of four different quality Wines (4 Oz taste of each wine for each person). Curbside pick-up from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm will be available.

Chef Paire is excited to share that outdoor dining at Limewood Bar & Restaurant has started again! Open Wednesday – Saturday from 4 pm to 8 pm (last seating) and Saturday & Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm (last seating), for Weekend Brunch. The dining experience is currently exclusively outdoors. Reservations are required; walk-ins are not being permitted at this time.

Hours: During Alameda County’s temporary shutdown for indoor dining, guests can also enjoy Paire’s dinner and weekend brunch menus on Limewood’s deck or under a canopy in a space known as the Limewood Bungalow. Limewood Bar & Restaurant is currently open for takeaway and delivery only, per the most recent Alameda County stay-at-home order prohibiting outdoor dining until further notification Visit Limewood’s website to book your Date Night for Two: Limewood Bar & Restaurant (     Read a thorough review of Limewood Bar & Restaurant here:

Health & safety: Measures taken per Limewood’s website: Mask required, Staff wear masks. Staff members get temperature checks, Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits. Call (510) 549-8585 to place your takeaway order

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Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Lee Daley has been producing award-winning travel articles and photographs since the early 1990s. With print and radio media experience, she contributes features on local and international travel destinations to a wide variety of publications, from in-flight magazines to lifestyle and travel periodicals to internet travel sites and radio travel shows.

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