Events You Don't Want to Miss: CUESA's Sunday Supper, Eat Drink SF, and a MoAD Book Launch Party for Black Food

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Part of 2020’s delicious and oh-so-seasonal Sunday Supper Feast! Photo courtesy of CUESA.

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Whatcha doing on Sunday October 17th? The best answer would be opening the dine-in box for CUESA’s Sunday Supper: A Farm to Home Feast and tuning in to their live virtual gala (7pm-8pm)! This annual event is crucial to help CUESA keep their education and food access programs thriving, providing vital lifelines between farms and families in this time of great need, and ensuring a sustainable and equitable food future for generations to come. This event also supports our beloved restaurant community—a portion of your ticket price will underwrite food and labor costs for each participating restaurant.

You’ll enjoy a lavish four-course dinner from the city’s top chefs (including Val M. Cantu, Californios; Kim Alter, Nightbird; Antelmo Faria, Uma Casa; and more), paired with specially selected wines and hand-crafted cocktails—it’s beautifully packaged for pickup or home delivery. Host a gathering with friends (or virtually)—invite some pals to order a feast and join you!

Liam Mayclem will be hosting the virtual gala (which you can access for free with your RSVP)—special guest speakers include Bryant Terry (author of Afro-Vegan, Vegetable Kingdom, and the forthcoming Black Food), Shakirah Simley (Executive Director, Booker T. Washington Community Center), and more. You’ll also visit beloved family farms, go behind the scenes with chefs, and there’s an online auction, with one-of-a-kind packages, such as exquisite private dinners with acclaimed chefs, farm getaways, and exclusive food experiences.

CUESA’s Sunday Supper: A Farm to Home Feast
Sunday October 17, 2021, 7pm-8pm
Feast for One: $250 ($175 tax deductible)

From Friday October 15th to Sunday October 24th is GGRA’s Eat Drink SF and SF Restaurant Week, two great events that are happening concurrently to support the local restaurant community. There will be indoor and outdoor events, prix-fixe menus, chef collaborations, cocktail events, and ticketed experiences, all in adherence with current SF Department of Public Health guidelines. Dining events are listed here (there are some fun collaborations!), and you can [take a look and see which restaurants are offering prix-fixe lunch (two-plus courses for $10, $15, $25) and dinner (three-plus courses for $25, $40, $60). Have fun out there!

Coming up on Friday October 22nd, is a book launch event with Litquake at The Museum of the African Diaspora in SF to celebrate Bryant Terry’s groundbreaking new cookbook, Black Food: Stories, Art and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora. Terry is MoAD’s chef-in-residence, and will be hosting a conversation and book signing from 7pm-9pm.

Black Food is published by Terry’s Penguin Random House/Ten Speed Press-backed imprint 4 Color Books. Writer and organizer Shakirah Simley will facilitate a conversation between Terry, the book’s art director George McCalman, and the imprint’s creative director Amanda Yee, about the process of making Black Food, as well as 4 Color’s plans to disrupt the publishing industry. Special invited guests who contributed art to Black Food include Demetri Broxton, Emory Douglas, Keba Konte, and David Schmitz.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Tickets: $10 general admission ($50 with book); $5 for MoAD members ($45 with book). Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St. at 3rd St.