The warm glow of the Grand Hall. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
As is the case every year, CUESA’s ninth annual ~SUNDAY SUPPER~ is gearing up to be yet another grand gala event. On October 2nd in the Ferry Building Grand Hall, an impressive list of leading local chefs are planning marvelous four-course, whole-beast menus for all you lucky guests, plus you’ll have a chance to chat with other leaders in the food world, like Michael Pollan and Alice Waters.
The event starts at 6pm with a wine, artisan cheese, and salumi reception, where you’ll be joined by Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Food Rules; Alice Waters, of Chez Panisse and founder of Edible Schoolyard; and Peggy Smith and Sue Conley, co-founders of Cowgirl Creamery. Then take a seat at communal tables, where six stellar chef teams will serve unique four-course, family-style meals, each featuring a whole-beast entrée carved tableside, whether four-legged, fish, or fowl. (Vegetarians and those with dietary restrictions can also be accommodated—just make an advanced request.) A guest sommelier will pair each table’s menu with wine and beer. And, there’ll be fabulous auction prizes too.
Here’s the list of participating chefs so far: Ryan Farr, 4505 Meats; Melissa Chou, Aziza; Brandon Jew, Bar Agricole; Craig Stoll and Lane Milburn, Delfina; Thomas McNaughton, Flour + Water; Melissa Perello, Frances; Nate Keller; Lauren Kiino; Scott Youkilis, Maverick; Dennis Lee, Namu; Laurence Jossel, nopa; Chanan Kamen, Osteria Coppa; Brett Cooper, Outerlands; Staffan Terje, Perbacco and Barbacco; Jared Rogers, Picco; Peter McNee, Poggio; Ravi Kapur, Prospect; Michael Tusk, Quince; Chucky Dugo, The Slanted Door; Mark Sullivan, Spruce; and William Werner, Tell Tale Preserve Co.
If you’ve never been (or even if you have been), this is the year to come together with fellow fans of the farmers’ market, chefs, farmers, and food and drink artisans to sup and support a sustainable food system. Tickets are $200 ($150 is tax deductible) and avail online, and proceeds will go towards CUESA, which operates the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its educational programs. Tickets are limited, so act quickly.
Sunday Oct 2, 2011
San Francisco Ferry Building