Special Food Events: Bon Appetit Grub Crawl, Woodward's Special Dinners, California Olive Oil, More

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Cocktails at the Bon Appetit Grub Crawl in New Orleans. Photo from Facebook.

Did you miss the tablehopper’s evening with Cover last week? Well, here’s a chance to get out and do something similar! Bon Appetit magazine is in town hosting Grub Crawl on Saturday November 8th. There are actually two crawls: an early one through Hayes Valley that begins at 11am and an evening one through the Mission that begins at 5pm. The Hayes Valley crawl includes stops at Souvla, The Boxing Room, and Nojo, while the Mission crawl includes Craftsman & Wolves, St. Vincent, and Tacolicious. Each crawl includes food and drink at every stop, and tickets are $149 per person, but tablehopper readers can get 15% off with code BAGC15. Hayes Valley crawl begins at 11am at La Urbana, 661 Divisadero St. at Grove; Mission crawl begins at 5pm at Tacolicious, 741 Valencia St. at 18th St.

Dana Tommasino and Margie Conard of the recently closed Woodward’s Garden are doing two special nights of dinners on Wednesday November 12th and Friday November 14th at a private studio. The Harvest Feast dinners will include four courses of seasonal, Middle Eastern-inspired dishes, including braised duck with quince, honey, cinnamon, roasted brussels sprouts, and couscous with lemon and kabocha squash. Both dinners from 6:30pm-9:30pm and are BYO; tickets to the Wednesday dinner are $75, and for the Friday dinner are $85. Location will be shared upon ticket purchase.

‘Tis the season for freshly pressed olive oil (“olio nuovo”) here in California, and Séka Hills in the Capay Valley is celebrating their harvest with a special dinner at ~BENCHMARK PIZZERIA~ in Kensington on Wednesday November 12th. In addition to highlighting Séka’s olive oils, they will also be featuring produce from River Dog and Full Belly Farms, also located in the Capay Valley. From 5pm to 9pm, you can order from the special menu à la carte, with dishes like housemade mozzarella on toast with rapini and Séka oil, linguine with Séka oil, garlic, pecorino, and chile flake, and a selection of pizzas. 1568 Oak View Ave. at Curtis, Kensington, 510-647-9724.

Here’s a sweet evening for your radar: bakers Rose Levy Beranbaum, Emily Luchetti, and Alice Medrich will be at the ~JCCSF~* on Tuesday November 18th, in conversation with none other than *Sunset Magazine’s Margo True. The group (who between the four of them have published over 25 books on baking, by the way) will be talking about cookies, cakes, chocolate, pastry, and all things dessert, starting at 7pm. Oh, and of course sweets will be served! Tickets are $25 for general admission, $35 for premium seating, and 10% off for JCCSF members. 3200 California St. at Presidio.

Looking to Do Gouda this holiday season? You can taste some special, award-winning domestic cheeses and raise money for Farms for City Kids on Friday November 14th at Frankeny Images Studio. The evening includes six different cheese tastings, including selections from Jasper Hill, Spring Brook Farms, and Achadinha, along with meats and baked goods from Olympic Provisions, La Quercia, Marla Bakery, and Miette. There will also be beverage pairings. The evening begins with a reception at 6pm, followed by tastings from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Reservations can be made here, and a donation of $40-80 is suggested. 439 Bryant St. at 2nd St.