This week's tablehopper: bye pumpkins, hello tinsel.


A stunning display at the annual McEvoy Ranch harvest party. Photo: ©

So have you made it through your Thanksgiving leftovers yet? I had the last of my turkey stock with some tortellini for lunch today, but thank God the giblet gravy and stuffing is all finished. That sh*t will get you f-a-t in just three artery-clogged heartbeats. Am also thanking the stars for the gorg weather this week—we can run in the park and ride our bikes to our hearts’ content—literally.

Since one of my favorite combinations is bike riding and dining, I wanted to let you know about a special auction item at this Sunday’s Winterfest, the annual fundraising event put on by the SF Bike Coalition! There are many silent and live auction items, but the one to look for is #150, a progressive dinner avec moi (on bikes!). Thanks to the thoughtful donations of Bar Tartine, Foreign Cinema, and Locanda, we’ll have quite the night (and since those restaurants are ridiculously close, it won’t be a strenuous ride from place to place with a full belly). Winterfest will also have music, beer and wine, and other event treats. Hope to see you there!

Now that we’re getting into the holiday swing, I have a bunch of special holiday news and events for you in upcoming weeks, starting with today’s installment of holiday lunches, teas, and a gift bazaar from La Cocina in the socialite, in addition to some great tasting events in the lush (along with some big news!), and a 707 holiday report.

Let’s party!

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Nov 29 2011