Sunday Supper

It's time for the seventh annual ~SUNDAY SUPPER~, an important fundraising event to benefit The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), the operator of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

It's quite the shindig, starting with a gala reception at 5:30pm in the Ferry Building Marketplace, including 27 hors d'oeuvre stations, four artisan cocktails, and wineries. Times are tight for everyone, so if you can't spring for the dinner, at least consider the reception, which is quite the spread—your ticket helps support such an important part of our local food scene.

The evening continues upstairs in the Grand Hall, with a five-course feast served family-style and prepared by top local talent, including Laurence Jossel, NOPA; Craig Stoll, Delfina; Bruce Hill, Bix and Picco; Staffan Terje, Perbacco; Ravi Kapur, Boulevard; and Elizabeth Falkner, Orson and Citizen Cake. For a complete listing of chefs, click here. The meal will also include quality wine pairings.

To entice you further, I received a sneak peek of a menu at one of the tables—let's check it out:

First course
Taylor Boetticher, Fatted Calf: bresaola with persimmons, shaved fennel, and Taggiasca olives
Wine paring from Chris Deegan of Nopa

Second course
Lane Milburn and Craig Stoll of Delfina: ceci soup with cockles and Calabrian chili oil (minus the cockles for vegetarians)
Beer pairing from Magnolia Brewery

Third course
Jamie Lauren of Absinthe: pork confit with braised greens, pickled beets, and grain mustard sauce
Wine paring from Chris Deegan of Nopa

Fourth course
Farmers Market artisan cheese and dried fruit platter

Fifth course/dessert
Yigit Pura of Taste Catering: slow cooked Tory Farms pluots, Japanese génoise, pluot confit, and Hitachino Nest White Ale sauce
Coffee service from Blue Bottle with Straus cream

The event will be MC'ed by local chef Bryant Terry, and a live auction will include exclusive packages, such as a private dinner for 10 with Michael Pollan at The Moss Room. (Dinner with yours truly and Janet Fletcher is part of another auction package.)

Sunday Supper
Sun., Oct. 4th, 2009

San Francisco Ferry Building
1 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA


5:30pm: reception in Ferry Building Marketplace

7pm: seated supper in Ferry Building Grand Hall

Reception only: $75
Reception & Supper: $200