CUESA's Sunday Supper

CUESA's sixth annual ~SUNDAY SUPPER~ fundraiser showcases the abundance of delicious produce offered at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and the supreme culinary talent of the San Francisco Bay Area. Yes, supreme! Like, supremely scrumptious. Over fifty of the Bay Area’s best chefs, a dozen regional wineries, two local distilleries, and sustainable farmers from across the state will come together in the historic Ferry Building for one memorable night.

There is an hors d'oeuvre reception prepared by 23 chefs, followed by a four-course meal served family style—chefs from 30 restaurants have collaborated in teams of three to provide a unique first course, entrée, cheese course, and dessert for each long table of guests. A few examples to tantalize you/torture you: Boulevard’s Pamela Mazzola, Nancy Oakes, and Ravi Kapur are preparing quail stuffed with braised greens, farro, and pancetta; Quince’s Michael Tusk is doing a duo of tortelli di zucca and caramelle of celery root with balsamico and amaretti; and Fatted Calf’s Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Miller and doing cider-braised pork belly with boudin noir. Uh huh. The desserts are also wicked, including a chocolate mille-feuille with zabaglione from Boris Portnoy.

The chef line-up is set! So is the menu. All I’m gonna say is you’re gonna eat too much. You can see the list of participating chefs here. And here’s the reception menu—one of the better spreads I’ve seen, and hello, yours truly has attended about as many events as Willie Brown. Well, not that many. Anyway.

This year's expanded reception will include 20 hors d'oeuvres stations, a wider variety of cocktails created by local distilleries, a sparkling tea from Golden Star Tea, and more. There will also be winners of the Year of Dining Out raffle, a few grand prizes auctioned off, and guests will hear from a few farmers about what the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market has meant to them.

You can also sponsor a table, and dine in style with nine of your favorite people. Table sponsors receive ten tickets, recognition in the program and on the website, premium wines on their table, and they get to choose one of nine different menus available that evening. View all sponsorship options here.

Sunday Supper

Sun. Oct. 5, 2008

Ferry Building Grand Hall
San Francisco, CA


6pm reception
7:30pm supper

Reception only $60
Reception and supper $200