Special Dinners: Festa Della Donna at A16, Fowl and Friends at Bourbon Steak

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Photo from A16.

It’s time again for the wonderful Italian celebration of Festa Della Donna, or festival of the woman, in support of National Women’s Day on Saturday March 8th. This year, ~A16~ is celebrating a very special woman who tragically passed last year: Judy Rodgers. They are working with the crew at Zuni Café to make several of her menu staples, along with wines from three different female producers. Megan Glaab and Chrystal Clifton both produce wine here in California, and Angela Biagiotti produces wine in Tuscany. All their wines will be on offer, and all other wines by glass available that evening will be from female vintners, as well. You’ll definitely need a reservation, which can be made by calling 415-771-2216.

For a break from the usual “tastes like chicken,” ~BOURBON STEAK~ is hosting a special dinner on Monday March 17th called Fowl and Friends, featuring meat from non-chicken fowl. Guest chefs David Bazirgan (formerly Fifth Floor), Peter Armellino (Plumed Horse), Chris Bleidorn (Atelier Crenn), and Kim Alter (Plum) will each prepare a course using birds, including guinea hen, squab, duck, and pheasant. Take a look at the menu here. The dinner costs $105 per person, with optional drink pairings for $65. Prices do not include tax and gratuity; reservations can be made by calling 415-397-3003.