This week's tablehopper: fall back, fall color, fall down.


Christa Manalo’s milk punch.

Yeah, there are a couple events in this week’s lush that will contribute to the falling down part. The same could be said of the milk punch, martini, and Normandy cocktail at the SF Food Wars Ultimate Potluck Cocktail Brunch on Sunday morning at the Ferry Building, celebrating the launch of Amanda Hesser’s The Essential New York Times Cookbook. The event definitely had a fall feeling, from Jake Godby/Humphry Slocombe’s Indian pudding to Jen Musty/Batter Bakery’s date spice cake to Elisabeth Prueitt/Tartine Bakery’s wonderful poached pears—everything was made from/inspired by recipes in the cookbook.

Hey, are you thinking about dining out this week? If you’re going out tonight, please take a look at the list of restaurants on the Bay Area Dine Out for Meals on Wheels page. A percentage of the proceeds from your dinner will help provide meals for seniors in need. And if you’re going out on Wednesday night, please consider dining at one of these 35 restaurants in the Mission, all part of the Food For Thought charity dining event for Mission Graduates.

And be sure to check out the weekend’s upcoming OPENwater event in the socialite—it’s one you won’t want to miss. I will also say the same thing about my Thursday evening book and bubbles event at Domaine Carneros!

See you!

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Nov 9 2010