Upcoming Food Events: Fat Rice Team at Motze, Taste & Tribute for Tibet, Civil Eats


The Motze team working on the Fat Rice meal. Photo via Facebook.

Chefs Adrienne Lo and Abraham Conlon of Chicago’s acclaimed Fat Rice are in town to celebrate the release of their cookbook, The Adventures of Fat Rice, which centers on their exploration of the unique food culture of Macau (a blend of Chinese, Portuguese, Malaysian, and Indian foodways). Nick Balla and Cortney Burns of ~MOTZE~ are hosting the duo and preparing a three-course dinner this Wednesday November 16th, $58 per person (tip included, excluding beverages), $35 per book (available for purchase throughout the evening). 5:30pm-10pm. 983 Valencia St. at 21st St., 415-484-1206.

This Friday November 18th is the 16th annual Taste & Tribute event, when 27 Bay Area chefs come together to support the preservation of the Tibetan culture through the Tibetan Aid Project. Chefs work in pairs to create a four-course experience for guests, with paired fine wines. A live and silent auction rounds out the evening. $350 per person. Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market St. at O’Farrell.

Civil Eats, the fantastic nonprofit independent media site by founder Naomi Starkman, is hosting their first in-person event and fundraiser on Tuesday November 29th (they don’t take advertising so they rely on their subscription service, independent donations, and foundation grants to pay their writers and editors). Now more than ever, we need to help support independent coverage of food politics and policy.

It will be a walk-around tasting event, with top chefs from restaurants like Alta CA, Nopa, and Piccino, with the support of purveyors and partners like Bi-Rite Market, Llano Seco, Marin Sun Farms, and Mindful Meats, plus local wine, beer, and spirits. Civil Eats’ advisory board member Alice Waters and many other food movement movers and shakers will be in attendance.

Tickets are $125. If you aren’t able to attend in person, please consider making a donation via the Eventbrite link, and subscribe online. The Civil Eats team thanks you! 6:30pm-9:30pm. The Village, 969 Market St. at 5th St.