Toast of the Town

There’s more to food and fashion besides edible panties (yes, really): the Golden Gate Restaurant Association’s annual ~TOAST OF THE TOWN EVENT~ is themed “Where Food Meets Fashion” this year, with an all-star line up of chefs, and the first-ever edible catwalk. The event will showcase cutting-edge edible designs created jointly by San Francisco chefs and fashion designers.

Tickets are $150, but as tablehopper readers, you have access to a special promotion, with tickets for only $100 (a whopping $50 off). To redeem the offer, select "Rivera PR Toast of The Town" on the ticket page.

Chefs involved in the food fashion runway will include Sean O’Brien of Myth, Hubert Keller of Fleur de Lys, Elizabeth Falkner of Citizen Cake, Loretta Keller of Coco500, and Tim Luym of Poleng Lounge. MC and host Marisa Churchill, from Bravo TV’s “Top Chef,” and Tres Agaves bartender Ashley Miller will also create culinary designs.

Local fashion designers Jessica Summers of I.Kohl Designs, Joui Turandot of Joui Turandot Designs, Amy Kuschel of Amy Kuschel Bride, and Stephanie Verrieres and Kimie Sako of Verrieres & Sako, as well as Elizabeth Delucchi and Sarah Workman, will team up with the chefs and have their life-size food art modeled on the runway. Marisa Churchill will host the fashion show, and there is a pre-fashion show performance by the “ladies” of AsiaSF.

This year’s gala food-tasting event will also feature the sounds of Wonder Bread 5 and will showcase dishes from Chris Cosentino of Boccalone/Incanto, Mike Selvera of Bar Crudo, Craig Stoll of Delfina, Mark Gordon of Terzo, Anjan and Emily Mitra of Dosa, Sharon Adriana of Gialina, Stuart Brioza of Rubicon, Bruce Hill of Bix and Restaurant Picco, Daniel Scherotter and Mimi Young of Palio d’Asti, Staffan Terje of Perbacco, Mitchell and Steven Rosenthal of Town Hall and Salt House, Peter Whitfield Osborne of MoMo’s, Gary Rulli of Emporio Rulli, Steven Scarabosio of Scoma’s, and Gaines Dobbins and Richard Rosen of Chenery Park.

Wine and beverage stations will be situated throughout the great hall, and there will also be a speakeasy, sponsored by Bourbon & Branch, on the 2nd floor balcony. The VIP reception will feature an oyster bar from Hog Island Oyster Company and vodka cocktails by Lotus Vodka.

Toast of the Town benefits the GGRA PAC, which represents and promotes the interests of the food service and hospitality industry in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Toast of the Town: Where Food Meets Fashion
Wed. Sep. 26, 2007

Old Federal Reserve Building
301 Battery St.
Cross: Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94111

event trailer


(VIP sponsor reception begins at 5:30pm)

$100 (normally $150)