Macy's Cellar: City Bites Series: The Pursuit of Flavor

Macy’s Cellar is presenting the ~CITY BITES SERIES~, four events moderated by local personalities that will showcase a hot gastronomic trend and feature two San Francisco culinary players to bring the topic to life.

Yours truly is hosting and emceeing a special evening I put together called The Pursuit of Flavor, highlighting two talents who I really think push the envelope when developing, playing with, and enhancing flavor: chef de cuisine Ryan Farr of Orson, and Daniel Hyatt of the Alembic.

You’ll be able to witness Farr’s cutting-edge techniques for making chicharrones (fried pork skin) and hamachi kama (yellowtail collar), and Hyatt will show how to highlight fruit flavors with an Evan Williams Single Barrel bourbon-based cocktail. Yup, pig, and kama, and bourbon. A taste of all the prepared dishes and the drink is just $10.

All proceeds benefit CHEFS, Conquering Homelessness Through Employment in Food Service, a nonprofit very dear to my heart that that helps train homeless men and women and place them in culinary positions.

No need to RSVP. Please just make your donation at the door. Doors open at 6pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Additional upcoming events:

Wednesday, 10/8: Altman, Mah & Barker
A well-known television host gets spicy with the executive chefs of two notable restaurants–Midi and Miss Pearl’s Jam House.

Wednesday, 10/29: Deseran, Mitra & Smith
Senior Editor and food writer for 7x7, the owner of DOSA and the wine director for the soon-to-open DOSA on Fillmore, share clever wine pairings.

Macy’s Cellar: City Bites Series
The Pursuit of Flavor

Wed., Oct. 1st, 2008

Macy’s Union Square
170 O'Farrell St.
Cross: Stockton St.
San Francisco, CAÂ 94102


(doors open at 6pm)

free/$10 donation