Dungeness crab season brings all kinds of events around town—I know many of you are crab crazy, so here are a couple that have crossed my desk here at ‘hopper HQ. First is the sixth annual ~CELEBRITY CRAB FESTIVAL AT UNION SQUARE~, when San Francisco 49ers team up with local chefs for this fundraiser for the San Francisco 49ers Foundation. A noontime demonstration about cracking crab will be followed by a timed crab cracking and cleaning contest to see who can clean the most crab.
Local restaurants will provide tastes of Dungeness crab, and there will be a Wine & Beer Garden. Tickets for food, beer, and wine tastings are $5 each, or six for $25. Tickets can be bought the day of the event at a designated ticket booth—cash only. Music from Diego’s Umbrella, family entertainment including a children’s booth, and raffles will be featured throughout the day.
Union Square chefs include: Mike Koenig, Scala’s Bistro; Keira Moritz, Puccini & Pinetti; Robert Helstrom, Kuleto’s; Robert Petzold, Ponzu; Sharon Nahm, E & O Trading Co.; Fernando Padilla, Master Baker, Boudin Bakery; James Chan, Bistro Boudin; Thomas Rimpel, The Oak Room at the Westin St. Francis; Richard Slusarz, Grandviews Restaurant atop Grand Hyatt San Francisco; Darren Lacy, Luques Restaurant & Bar at the Chancellor Hotel; and Mauro Pando, The Grand Café.
Celebrity Crab Festival
Sat., March 1, 2008
San Francisco, CA