March 2006

  • Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant - Have you heard of the killer wine classes at the ~FERRY PLAZA WINE MERCHANT~? I totally want to check these out. Each month they offer a couple core classes (Wine Tasting Technique Deconstructed [$45] and Principles of Wine & Food...
  • Frisson - ~FRISSON~ has launched a series of "First Thursdays" events, featuring a new art installation on the first Thursday of every month. Number one brought champagne and cake, and number two in April is "COMICS and COFFEE with a KICK," featuring...
  • MarketBar Restaurant - Save the date and reserve your spot for this one: in honor of the release of The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market Cookbook, there will be a special fundraising breakfast for ~CUESA~ (Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture),...
  • Meet Fritz Maytag of York Creek Vineyards - Arlequin Wine Merchant and Absinthe are pairing up for a pretty special evening this Wednesday, March 22: James Beard Foundation Honoree ~FRITZ MAYTAG~ of York Creek Vineyards (also proprietor of Anchor Steam Brewery and Anchor Distilling Co.) will lead a...
  • Winterland - One of my favorite restaurants, ~WINTERLAND~, is celebrating their one-year anniversary on Tuesday, March 28. They will be offering a six-course prix-fixe dinner for $90, with complimentary champagne with dinner, from 5:30pm-10pm. You can just swing by for cocktails and...
  • Hip Tastes - For those looking for a different groove to taste wine to, there's ~HIP TASTES~, described as "wine tastings [that] are stylish events for adventurous enthusiasts looking to broaden their knowledge of the good stuff." The events definitely seem to draw...
  • Commonwealth Club at the Ferry Building Marketplace - Photo from Fra'ManiOkay, oink oink on this one! On March 21, the Commonwealth Club will be hosting a panel discussing one of my greatest loves, salumi. And not just any old panelists, try Paul Bertolli, (Founder, Fra'Mani Handcrafted Salumi, Berkeley),...
  • Whiskies of the World - Hey, here's something that's NOT Italian. But it sure is boozy. March 24-25 is the ~WHISKIES OF THE WORLD EXPO~ at the Hotel Monaco and aboard a boat, the San Francisco Belle. Not sure who thought hosting a whiskey tasting/expo...
  • Purcell Murray - I went to one of the cooking classes at Purcell Murray in Brisbane (not Benicia) a couple weeks back, and I gotta tell ya, it's a nice little setup. Friendly people, social vibe, good food, and man, what a gorgeous...
  • A16 - You'd think I was Italian or something with all these Italian events for this week. (You might as well get used to it.) This Wednesday, March 8, ~A16~ will be celebrating "La Festa Della Donna," which is International Women's Day....
  • Ottimista Enoteca-Café - This appeals to my Italian blood for obvious reasons: Ottimista Enoteca, the wine bar and eatery on Union Street, is hosting classes on regional Italian wines led by Jerad Ruhl, Ottimista's co-owner and wine director. You'll be kicking it on...

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