Peruvian with a view: Jose Calvo-Perez, the executive chef-owner of Pasión in San Francisco, has brought his passion for Latin American cuisine to the upper Peninsula. His Puerto 27 Peruvian Kitchen & Pisco Bar in Pacifica -- a two-story restaurant with ocean views -- seats 140 for small plates, ceviche from the raw bar and pisco-based cocktails.

A San Francisco native, Calvo-Perez cut his teeth in the family's Fresca restaurants, got a culinary school education, then worked at Maritimo in Mallorca and explored the cuisines of the world. Highlights of his opening menu include pork belly with Andean-style potato stew, Peruvian fried rice with sea urchin sauce and, for dessert, the classic Peruvian-style flan, suspiro limeño. Mixologist Enrique Sanchez (La Mar, Rose Pistola) is managing the pisco bar. Details: Open daily at 5 p.m. for dinner. Lunch and brunch will be added soon. Located at the Pacifica Beach Hotel, 525 Crespi Drive. 650-733-7343, www.puerto27.com.

Bittman in Bay Area: Author and New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman will appear twice at Commonwealth Club events: at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (check-in starts at 6:30), and at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in San Francisco. Bittman, the author of "How to Cook Everything" and "VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health ... for Good," will be interviewed by chef Joey Altman. He'll also greet attendees and sign books after the talk. Palo Alto tickets cost $20 for nonmembers, $15 for members, $7 for students. Tickets, details: www.commonwealthclub.org.

Fresh feast: This Saturday marks the inaugural Coyote Valley Family Farm Feast, a celebration of agriculture and land preservation efforts. The nonprofit fair, at the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, will feature hikes, games, food demos, music and several chefs working their creative magic with fresh produce from nearly 20 local farms and food producers.

Look for reasonably priced small plates, salads and desserts from chefs Salvatore Calisi of Odeum, Anna Pizzo of Zona Rosa, Anthony Jimenez of The Table, Carlos Canada of Flea Street Cafe, Bruce Haller of Cafe 152 Burger Co., Maurice Errol Dissels of Birk's, Wes Matthews of Rock Bottom Brewery, Laura Stec of Innovative Cuisine and Chris Leahy of Mission City Creamery. Admission and parking is free; food will cost $2 to $12. Details: Register at familyfarmfeast.eventbrite.com. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11, at 550 Palm Ave., Morgan Hill.

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