Thursday, September 18, 2008

SF FOOD MAVEN Food & Wine Events for the Week of September 22nd...

Monday, September 22nd

Feeling Feisty? Then you must go to A Food Affaire!

What: A Food Affaire
Where: Ruby Skye Nightclub
When: Monday, September 22nd at 6:30pm

Yes, this event is today! For complete details click here.

Wednesday, September 24th

What: Vino Iberico: The Wines of Spain & Portugal
When: September 24th at 6pm
Where: Vessel San Francisco - 85 Campton Street off Stockton

The Dramatic Setting
Uncorked Events will be introducing wines of distinct history, value and quality at the beautiful and sexy Vessel SF nightclub, providing the perfect backdrop. This stunning venue is conveniently located on the edge of Financial District so you can quickly end a days work with over 85 of the very best wines from Spain and Portugal.

The Wine
On the Spanish front, you will taste the hearty reds of the Priorat and Ribera del Duero, the classics from Rioja, bubbly from Penedès , as well as wines from up and coming regions like Jumilla, Toro, Rías Baixas and La Mancha You will taste lots of Tempranillo (the great grape of Spain), along with Cabernet, Garnacha, Albariño, Cava, Viura and many more. When it comes to Portugal, you all have likely had their port - and you will try many on this evening. What you may be less familiar with are the great non-dessert wines of Portugal. How about a little Alentejo or Bairrada, or perhaps a little Vinho Verde? Come experience some of these little known gems that are often in the shadow of this Port empire.

The Extras
Artisinal Spanish cheeses, olives and cured meats will be provided from A.G. Ferrari and DJ Sol spinning flamenco-inspirded lounge grooves.The Bottom LineWhen a wine is extraordinary, Spainards say “Beber este vino es como hablar con Dios” — “Tasting this wine is like talking with God”. You may just might concur by night’s end.

Thursday, September 25th

What: SF Weekly's Dish - an event featuring sampling from local restaurants, a hosted bar, and live music.
Where: Under the Dome - Westfield San Francisco Centre 845 Market Street
When: Thursday, September 25 6pm-9pm

Featured restaurants to include: O Izakaya, Zazil Mexican Cuisine, LarkCreekSteak, Straits, Papalote, Frisee, Clementine, Roots, New Delhi, Buena Vista Café Irish Coffees, and more to be announced.

Proceeds will benefit Project Open Hand.
Space is limited. Click here to purchase your tickets.

Sponsors: Miller Brewing Company, Crunch Fitness, SF Chocolates, SF Explore Card, Yak Pak, Sake2me, and The Art Institute.

What: California Wine Classic
Where: Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, 600 Stockton St.
When: Thursday, Sept. 25 (6 p.m.)

Sip and support. The California Wine Classic benefits the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Enjoy over twenty California wines, fine cuisine from the Ritz-Carlton, a silent and live auction and live music at this special event. This is an evening with one important goal - to find a cure for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative ColitisEnjoy over twenty California wines, fine cuisine, a silent and live auction and live music.All event proceeds are dedicated to medical research and support programs.This year, they are committed to funding a total of $18 million towards critical research, which includes funding local researchers at UCSF, Stanford and Kaiser Permanente.

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