Oakland's Eat Real Festival is hosting a series of special fundraising dinners called ~KEEPING IT REAL~, pairing restaurants that emphasize local and fresh ingredients with Bay Area nonprofits working on food accessibility and economic development issues. The dinners listed below are taking place in Oakland and San Francisco. Please note that the per-person price for each dinner does not include tax or gratuity.
Sunday August 23rd: Brown Sugar Kitchen and City Slicker Farms
A five-course tasting of the seasonal flavors of the South and the Caribbean featuring fresh herbs and produce from City Slicker Farms' West Oakland farms. Seatings at 5:30pm and 7:30pm. The $45 per person ticket can be purchased online.
Monday August 24th: Camino and Civil Eats
A four-course family-style feast featuring paella made in the Camino fireplace, local and organic summer produce, and cheeses from Andante Dairy and Harley Farms. The meal is $75 per person and includes organic/biodynamic wine. Reservations can be made at 510-547-5035.
Tuesday August 25th: Miss Pearl's Jam House and People's Grocery
A four-course Caribbean-street-food inspired menu featuring organic produce from People's Grocery's Sunol farm. Tickets are $50 per person and reservations can be made directly through the restaurant at 510-444-7171 or online through OpenTable.
Tuesday August 25th: Pizzaiolo and Community Alliance with Family Farms
Starting at 6pm, join CAFF for a reception with wine (Donkey and Goat, Porter Creek, Alhambra Valley, Clif Bar Family Winery), cheese (Harley Farms Goat Dairy, Redwood Hill), Pizzaiolo pizzas, oysters from (Drakes Bay) and live music in the back courtyard of Pizzaiolo. Play bocce ball with farmers. At 7:30pm, sit down for a three-course meal prepared by chef/owner Charlie Hallowell paired with wines by Donkey and Goat. Tickets are $25–$75 and are available online.
Wednesday August 26th: Radio Africa and Kitchen with forageSF and La Cocina
Coffee Bar is the location for a five-course street food-inspired menu featuring wild foraged ingredients donated by Forage SF. Tickets are $50 per person, and are available online.
Wednesday August 26th: Doña Tomas and TransFair USA
A percentage of the evening's dinner sales will go to TransFair USA. Reservations can be made at 510-450-0522.
Thursday August 27th: Flora and Meals for Change
Happy Hour from 3pm–6pm features free street-food-inspired snacks, including house-made French fries, corn dog bites, caramel popcorn, mixed olives, and roasted nuts. A portion of the night's dinner sales will benefit Meals for Change. Reservations can be made at 510-286-0100.
Saturday August 29th: Bocanova and California Food and Justice Coalition
A three-course Pan-American dinner, including a talk by chef and author Laura Stec, beginning at 6pm. Tickets are $55 per person and are available online.
Sunday, August 30th: Bocanova and Marin Organic
A four-course brasserie-style Pan-American dinner incorporating and featuring Marin producers, Allstar Organics, La Tercera, Clark Summit, and Mt. Barnabe. This local and organic meal starts at 6pm and is $65 per person. To reserve your space at the table please email info [at] bocanova [dot] com or call 510-444-1233.
Keeping It Real Dinners
Sun. Aug. 23rd–30th, 2009