Fun Dinners and Food Events This Week


Old World Food Truck.

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Elizabeth Falkner in Iron Chef; photo courtesy of Orson.


RoliRoti chicken; photo from the RoliRoti website.


Photo by Sita Bhaumik from the Cheese School website.

On Wednesday November 9th, Old World Food Truck will host a one-time Eastern European pop-up dinner at ~LA VICTORIA BAKERY~ in the Mission. Guests will move through five courses, each reflecting a unique heritage. Diners will start with gefilte fish, then move to vareniki (the Ukrainian version of pierogi) stuffed with kabocha squash and farmer’s cheese served with caraway spiced sour cream and toasted walnuts. Take a quick jaunt over to Poland to try a classic stuffed cabbage dish called galumpki. The galumpki are salt-fermented cabbage leaves that are stuffed with rice, mushrooms, and bacon, and then baked in tomato sauce. Moving on to the lower Volga region, the dinner will also include braised oxtails and buckwheat with a side of roasted kohlrabi, rutabaga, and turnip topped with crème fraîche and dill. Finally, land in Lithuania with a doughnut filled with poppy seed custard accompanied by candied berries. See the entire menu here. The five-course meal includes tax but not gratuity. BYOB (no corkage). Non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased here. 7:30pm-10pm. 2937 24th St. at Alabama, 415-630-0205.

Join chef Elizabeth Falkner for an exclusive screening of The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs this Thursday November 10th. Watch the show with chef Elizabeth at ~ORSON~ on their digital wall, get the behind-the-scenes info, and dine on hors d’oeuvres inspired by the episode. Orson will be hosting the pop-ups as long as she is competing. Good luck chef! Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. 7pm-10pm.

Also on Thursday November 10th, learn about food trucks at ChromiumForum: A Conversation with Thomas Odermatt of RoliRoti. Would-be food truck entrepreneurs can listen to Odermatt discuss how to build a successful food truck business. Topics will include identifying and seizing opportunities, navigating government regulations, and building a dependable supply chain. Network with other professionals over Odermatt’s famous porchetta and rotisserie chicken (without having to stand in the ever-present long line at RoliRoti!). Tickets are $20. 5:30pm-9pm, ChromiumForum, 440 Brannan St. at 3rd St.

On Friday November 11th, the ~THE CHEESE SCHOOL OF SAN FRANCISCO~ is holding their annual Meet the Cheesemaker event. Along with some new cheeses, there will be grilled cheese, goat milk fudge, salumi, cheese art, and music. Guests can mingle with cheesemakers from Cowgirl Creamery, Bellwether Farms, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., Cypress Grove Chevre, Nicasio Valley Cheese Co., Bleating Heart, Beehive Cheese, Shamrock Chevre, Redwood Hill Farm, Fiscalini Cheese, Marin French, Laura Chenel, Barinaga Ranch, Epicurean Connection, North Bay Curds & Whey, and more. Tickets are $35, and all proceeds go to the California Artisan Cheese Guild. 7pm-9pm, 2155 Powell St. at Francisco, 415-346-7530.