Wednesday, September 10, 2008

SF FOOD MAVEN FOOD & WINE EVENTS for the Week of September 15th...

There are so many great Food & Wine events in San Francisco. And I thought it would be a great idea to do Sunday posts which tell you What, Where & When these events are. If there are any events that you may be interested in attending, then please feel free to contact me and maybe we can meet there or go together.

So, What's in Store for This Week?
Well, here it goes...


This Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Sexy Nirvino Event at Sens Restaurant at 4EC - Show Me Your Cachaca

WHAT: Show Me Your Cachaca
WHERE: Sens Restaurant
WHEN: Tuesday Sep 16th, 2008
From 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Cost: FREE for Nirvino members so join now!

Nirvino, a Beer, Wine & Cocktail social domain, where one can connect with other such enthusiasts, is hosting a Mixology Event featuring Brasilian-style cocktails in a beautiful setting, at Sens restaurant in Embarcadero Center 4. They will host a crew of master mixologists to create some fantastic Cabana Cachaca-based drinks.

Event highlights:

• Mixology Contest - Five of San Francisco's hottest bartenders
• Mobile Judging - Bring your iPhone, Treo, or Blackberry. We'll be reviewing the drinks live at the event to select the winner of the mixology contest
• Limited Space - This is a private event exclusively for our active Nirvino members
• Your Mission - Rate each of the cocktails from your mobile phone and choose the best drink of the evening.

VIP Early birds can come promptly at 6:30 for a special, super-secret cocktail. The early bird special will be made by Cabana's in-house mixologist, Alex Metzroth, and complemented by Glace Luxury Ice.

According to an interview with Nirvino, Cabana Cachaça was launched in 2006 by Matti C. Anttila, a twenty-something New York investment banker turned spirits entrepreneur who first discovered cachaca while experiencing the heady nightlife of Rio de Janeiro. Anttila explains, "This new campaign helps to communicate the authentic essence of Cabana, and distinguish it from the other mass cachacas starting to come into the US market. It is the first truly super-premium cachaça, worthy of sitting alongside Grey Goose, Patron and other ultra-premium and luxury category leaders."

Sounds like a sexy, fun event. Who's in?

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

WHAT: San Francisco Culinary History with GraceAnn Walden and Pablo Estrada
WHERE: Macy's Union Square - 170 O'Farrell St - San Francisco, CA
WHEN: Wednesday, September 17th at 6pm
Local food writer GraceAnn Walden takes you on a culinary tour of San Francisco at Macy's Union Square in The Cellar! During this 4-part series she'll be visiting with local chefs.
Enjoy a taste of the featured recipes, a glass of wine compliments of the Jug Shop, and neighborhood history from GraceAnn. GraceAnn also offers tours of the city; you can find out about more here.

This series is on Traditional North Beach with Pablo Estrada, chef de cuisine of Rose Pistola

Explore this vibrant neighborhood with food maven-history buff GraceAnn Walden and enjoy a Ligurian dish by Pablo Estrada, chef de cuisine of Rose Pistola restaurant. The cuisine of Rose Pistola captures the authentic flavors, brought here by the Italian immigration of the 19th century.

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

WHAT: San Francisco Restaurants Unite to End Hunger
WHERE: One Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA
WHEN: This Thursday, Sep. 18th from 5:30pm–7:30pm
Cost: Tickets are $40 and are available at the door at One Ferry Plaza, directly behind the Ferry Building

This is a special Gourmet Food & Wine event, that has been organized to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank. The SF Food Bank has been having a tough year and they are hoping to get a great turnout for this event. This is a great way for Food Lovers to give back to their community. The $40 ticket price includes live entertainment, drinks, and savory hors d'oeuvres from 30 San Francisco restaurants.  Guests may also enter a raffle to win $100 gift certificates to the participating restaurants, listed here:

Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
Acme Chophouse
Bistro Boudin
Chaya Brasserie
The City Club
E&O Trading Company
Epic Roasthouse
Fifth Floor
Fior D' Italia
Foreign Cinema
Grand Café
Il Fornaio
Jillian’s at the Metreon
Joe DiMaggio’s Italian Chophouse
Le Colonial
McCormick and Kuleto’s
One Market
Palio D'Asti
Shanghai 1930
Thirsty Bear Brewing Company
Tres Agaves

This event is sponsored by San Francisco Private Dining Venues and their member restaurants, Estate Groups/Sonoma Cutrer and San Francisco Event Music.

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

A Taste of South Beach/Mission Bay Street Fair

WHAT: “A Taste of South Beach/Mission Bay” Street Fair

WHERE: Historic South Park
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 20th. 11am-6pm.
Cost: Free

This Saturday will be the first annual “A Taste of South Beach and Mission Bay” Street Fair. The goal of the fair is to bring attention to this rapidly expanding area of San Francisco by inviting the community of South Beach and Mission Bay as well as neighboring SF Bay Area communities to participate in a quality celebration of local cuisine.
This all-day block party will feature tasty treats from some of your favorite South Beach & surrounding restaurants and bars, including: Tres Agaves, 21st Amendment, Anchor Brewing Co., District, Local Kitchen and Wine Merchant, MoMo’s, O’Neill’s Irish Pub, Paragon, Pete’s Tavern, and more...

The focus of the fair in its first year will be on the many excellent Restaurants and Bars in the South Beach and Mission Bay Area. Local restaurant’s signature dishes and drinks will be available for purchase at a moderate cost. There will also be two stages featuring terrific, live entertainment.

Admission is Free and proceeds from the event will benefit the South Beach/Mission Bay Merchant Association and the South Park Improvement Association.

Well.. There you have it. This weeks notable Food & Wine events in San Francisco.
Looking forward to it and hope to see you at one of these events!

Yours in Food,

SF Food Maven

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