On Thursday April 14th from 7:30pm-10:30pm, Root Division will host its annual spring fundraiser, ~TASTE 2011~, a unique evening of inspired collaborations between food, drink, art, and music where acclaimed local chefs, bartenders, visual artists, and live music unite onsite at Root Division’s gallery and studio space.
Taste 2011 promises an evening of daring culinary delights and a visual feast from the participating restaurants and chefs: Alegrias, Cesar Faedi; Andalu, owner/chef Calvin Schneiter; Beretta, chef Ruggero Gadaldi; Campo de Encanto Pisco, Duggan McDonnell; Cook Club, chef Francisco; Dosa, chef Paul Raj; La Cocina with Tamales los Mayas, chef Alicia Villanueva; Starbelly, chef Adam Timney; and Tacolicious, chef Telmo Faria.
The event will also include a silent auction with gift certificates to Bay Area restaurants, spas, salons, and other venues, and small artworks by local emerging and youth artists. Guests will also have the opportunity to win one of three raffled wine chests, featuring a collection of over 50 bottles of one-of-a-kind, artist-decorated, and collector’s choice wines and spirits.
A limited number of VIP tickets are available, offering early access (6:30pm) to appetizers, artwork, and specialty cocktails, plus a special cooking demonstration by Sharon Ardiana of Ragazza, and a limited-edition screen-printed bag filled with goodies and gifts from venues around town.
VIP tickets are $125; regular tickets are $75 in advance, and $100 the day of the event on an as-available basis. Wine chest raffle tickets are $40 each (2 for $75; 4 for $120). Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online or by calling 415-863-7668.
Proceeds benefit Root Division’s free after-school art classes for Bay Area youth. Root Division is an art and arts education non-profit located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Its mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation.
Thursday Apr 14, 2011
7:30pm–10:30pm; VIP 6:30pm
VIP tickets $125; regular tickets $75 in advance, $100 at the door as available
3175 17th St. at S. Van Ness, San Francisco