October 2006

  • Wild Game Week at Big 4 Restaurant - Attention meat eaters: here's your big chance to try the outré! How about some cornmeal-crusted crocodile, or lightly smoked corned buffalo hash, or wild boar loin, or rib eye of Himalayan yak! No, National Geographic Explorer is not hosting a...
  • Thanksgiving dinner by Hawthorne Lane or Oakville Grocery - Okay, you water-scorchers out there have nooooo excuse for not having a proper Thanksgiving meal this year. Probably the best deal I've seen is ~HAWTHORNE LANE'S~ "Thanksgiving-to-Go." Starting tomorrow, November 1, you can reserve either a ready-for-the-oven holiday meal or...
  • Ken Wright Cellars and Bindi Wine Growers Dinner - Wines from two of the most acclaimed producers of pinot noir, Ken Wright and Michael Dhillon, will be poured at a special five-course dinner at ~JARDINIÈRE~. The menu will include pinot-perfect dishes like gnocchi with foraged mushrooms, and pan-roasted squab.From...
  • Breast Cancer Fund Benefit - A pamper-iffic event benefiting the ~BREAST CANCER FUND~ will be held at Mani Pedi this Thursday: enjoy a mani and a pedi, get extra-relaxed drinking some delish Mount Tamalpais Vineyards wines, and nibble on some hors d'oeuvres, all for $50...
  • Outstanding in the Field - You all know what a big fan I am of ~OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD~ events (my favorite meal of 2006, and it's not like I don't eat out a lot). Well, the OITF folks are back from their U.S. road...
  • The Gourmet Wine Cellar San Francisco - Here's an event where the food won't suck. In fact, it's one of the better annual food events in the City. ~THE GOURMET WINE CELLAR SAN FRANCISCO~, presented by Gourmet magazine, returns to the Ferry Building. The event brings together...
  • Joseph Phelps Winemaker Dinner - After making your mouth water with last week's write-up of Cortez, perhaps you'll want to check out next Tuesday's winemaker dinner featuring Joseph Phelps. Executive Chefs Louis Maldonado and Seth Bowden will be preparing a six-course menu with dishes like...
  • Fête du Champagne - Okay you bubbly fiends (cheers to that)—K&L Wine Merchants is hosting a ~FÊTE DU CHAMPAGNE~, providing an opportunity to taste dozens of Champagnes from many of the hottest boutique and top producers in France and to meet the winemakers. Several...
  • Anti Defamation League 2006 Food and Wine Industries Achievement Awards - Yes, this is a big-ticket item but it's one heck of an event. The Anti-Defamation League has announced its honorees for the ~2006 FOOD AND WINE INDUSTRIES ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS~. The awards honor those whose involvement in business and community programs...
  • Cooking Classes at Purcell Murray - Some well-known cookbook authors will be teaching some upcoming classes at the Purcell Murray Culinary Lifestyle Center in Brisbane. I know, Brisbane sounds far away, but it's literally 10-15 minutes from the city, tops. First is ~DIANE WORTHINGTON~ on Thursday,...
  • Michelin Guide Panel Discussion - There will be a ~PANEL DISCUSSION AND BOOK SIGNING~ at Williams-Sonoma to celebrate the launch of the San Francisco Michelin Guide. Jean-Luc Naret, Director of the Michelin Guides, will be there for a discussion about the Michelin Guide 2007 San...

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