Jesse Kuhn (Marin Roots Farm), Mourad Lahlou (Aziza), and James Syhabout (formerly Manresa, Commis)
The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), is proud to announce the first annual ~A MOVEABLE FEAST: TWELVE CHEFS CELEBRATE SIX FARMERS IN A SERIES OF SEASONAL SUPPERS~, in partnership with leading Bay Area chefs and influential local farmers. Dominique Crenn, executive chef of Luce restaurant at the InterContinental San Francisco, came up with the event concept. The series is intended to honor the relationships within the chef community and between chefs and farmers all while bringing attention to CUESA’s mission. A percentage of each ticket cost will benefit CUESA.
The two guest chefs each evening will create a multi-course dinner together, showcasing the featured farmer of the evening. Spring dinners may showcase asparagus, fava beans, and green garlic, while late summer will offer corn, tomatillos, and sunchokes. Wine paired with each course will also be offered.
Each multi-course dinner will be held the first Tuesday of every month beginning March 3rd, 2009 and will continue for the following six months. Each evening will feature the following chefs and farmers:
TUESDAY, MARCH 3rd
Location: LUCE RESTAURANT
Chefs: Dominique Crenn, Luce, and Chris Kronner, formerly of Slow Club and Serpentine
Farmer: Louis Iacopi, Iacopi Farm
The cool, coastal climate of Iacopi Farm in Half Moon Bay is ideal for growing their signature flavorful peas and beans.
TUESDAY, APRIL 7th
Location: ONE MARKET
Chefs: Mark Dommen, One Market, and Erica Holland-Toll, The Lark Creek Inn
Farmer: David Retsky, County Line Harvest
County Line Harvest, started by first-generation farmer David Retsky at the age of 29, is the latest addition to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and is located just southwest of Petaluma.
TUESDAY, MAY 5th
Chefs: Bruce Hill, Picco, and Greg Dunmore, Ame
Farmer: David Evans, Marin Sun Farms
Evans is a fourth-generation rancher in Inverness raising 100% grass-fed beef, lamb, goat and pork.
TUESDAY, JUNE 2nd
Chefs: Mark Sullivan, Spruce, and Loretta Keller, Coco500 and The Moss Room
Farmer: Kristie Knoll, Knoll Farms
The 35-acre Brentwood-based biodynamic farm is best known for its delicious figs, yet produces over 150 different varieties, including different nectarines, apricots, and plums during the month of June.
TUESDAY, JULY 7th
Chefs: Mourad Lahlou, Aziza, and James Syhabout, Commis
Farmer: Jesse Kuhn, Marin Roots
San Francisco native Jesse Kuhn had no farming experience growing up, and instead was inspired by agriculture classes in college—and is one of the youngest farmers at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 4th
Chefs: Paul Arenstam, Americano, and Chris Cosentino, Incanto
Farmer: Joel Schirmer, Dirty Girl Produce
Schirmer grew up in Santa Cruz and began working at Dirty Girl Produce in 1997—the farm is especially famous for its dry-farmed Early Girl tomatoes.
A Moveable Feast
Mar. 3rd–Aug. 4th, 2009
San Francisco, CA
$80 per person
$100 including wine
(inclusive of tax and gratuity)