This week's tablehopper: thrilla from Manila.

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An amuse of an asparagus soup sphere topped with fried beltfish at the Pinoy Heritage pop-up, the subject of today’s review. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

Hey, you enjoying this quick break in between the storms? I’m hoping to get a quick jog in as soon as I hit send on this thing before the next storm rolls in! SF is looking so fresh and so clean clean today.

I want to get something on your radar for this Thursday March 23rd: did you know No Kid Hungry is hosting the 10th annual Taste of the Nation event at City View at the Metreon? Top SF chefs will be there, including chef chair Melissa Perello (Frances, Octavia), plus fantastic wine, cocktails, and more. Check out the socialite for more!

You have any weekend plans yet? Maybe you’ll want to take a page from my busy book. This Saturday, I’m going to swing by the Artisan Cheese Festival in Petaluma on my way to Napa—there will be all kinds of tastings, events, demos, and more, all weekend long. Cheese lover heaven, just sayin’.

On Sunday morning, I’m leading a bubbles and brunch at Flavor! Napa Valley at 11am at Domaine Chandon, would love to see you! Host chef Brian Whitmer (VINeleven) will be joined by Richard Blais and Rick Moonen in preparing this fab brunch.

As soon as that wraps up, I am going to be scooting back to San Francisco, but sadly will only be able to make the tail end of the Omnivore Books’ and Bar Agricole’s Tipple & Snack vintage cocktail book fair and party. It’s going to be a fun one (there will be drinks!) happening on the patio at Bar Agricole (Sunday, 3pm-5pm), and some tablehopper vintage cocktail/bar T-shirts will be available! Check out today’s column for more.

One last thing: big congrats to all the final nominees for the James Beard Foundation Awards! SF has some great representation. The big awards gala will be in Chicago on Monday May 1st.

Okay, let’s dive in here. Have a fantastic week!
Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Mar 21 2017