Heart of SoMa 2010 Gala on Tuesday October 26th


The SoMa community is throwing a variety gala at Terra Gallery from 7pm-10pm on Tuesday October 26th, all to benefit the Hamilton Family Center: ~HEART OF SOMA 2010~ will be an evening of music, dance, art, and food from popular neighborhood restaurants Boulevard, Prospect, EPIC Roasthouse, Waterbar, Fifth Floor, Town Hall, Thermidor, and Chez Papa Resto, plus drinks by Vezér Family Vineyards and Bar Agricole.

Mary Murphy of Fox network’s So You Think You Can Dance will emcee the festivities, musicians and champion dancers will entertain throughout the evening, and Rev. Jesse Jackson will issue a keynote address.

Here’s a partial preview of the menu: during the cocktail hour, Town Hall will provide small bites, such as tuna tartare with Tabasco vinaigrette on a crispy wonton, and warm Brie and wild mushroom crostini. Then expect to try warm truffled cheese sandwiches from Waterbar chef Parke Ulrich. Chef Jan Birnbaum of EPIC Roasthouse plans on offering a trio of croustades: cured salmon with cucumber, radishes, and horseradish on brioche; duck rillette with huckleberry jam on Mayflower bib bread Melba toast; and trotter terrine with quince and grain mustard chutney on Mayflower baguette crouton. Boulevard, Prospect, and Fifth Floor will also be making culinary contributions. Bar Agricole will be mixing cocktails, and Vezér Family Vineyards will be pouring Suisun Valley wines. Chez Papa Resto and Thermidor will serve up food and libations at the VIP pre-party at One Rincon Hill from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

The recently formed San Francisco Residential Concierge Association is spearheading the Heart of SoMa event to raise funds for the Hamilton Family Center, which has been working for 25 years to end homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the largest provider of shelter, eviction prevention assistance, rapid re-housing, youth programming, and support services for homeless families in San Francisco.

Tickets are $75 at www.heartofsoma.com, or $100 at the door.

Event Info

Tuesday Oct 26, 2010
$75 online prior to event; $100 at door
Terra Art and Event Gallery
511 Harrison St. at 1st St., San Francisco