The Taste Talks teaching kitchen. Photo courtesy San Francisco Cooking School.
On Thursday August 8th, the ~SAN FRANCISCO COOKING SCHOOL~ will start its new Taste Talks with a night of discussion from pastry chefs called Stepping Out: The 21st-Century Pastry Chef. The evening opens with an open coffee and cookie bar from Pietisserie and Feve Artisan Chocolatier at 8pm, followed by a panel discussion at 8:45pm moderated by John Birdsall. Panelists include pastry whizzes Michelle Polzine (20th Century Café), William Werner (Craftsman & Wolves), and Belinda Leong (b. Patisserie). Tickets are $20, and the event runs from 8pm-10pm. 690 Van Ness Ave. at Turk, 415-346-2665.