September 27, 2011

September 27, 2011
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Over 30 area restaurants and retail stores have teamed up with the wines of Languedoc to bring you unique wine tasting opportunities for the first three weeks of October: L’Aventure Languedoc. The Languedoc, in the South of France, is France’s most dynamic wine region, where adventurous producers are redefining traditions and producing some of the country’s most exciting wines. The region is blessed with some of the best terroir in France for winemaking. An auspicious blend of soil, wind, sun, and the Mediterranean Sea produces naturally healthy vineyards and results in wines which wrap an enticing character in a voluptuously smooth mouthful. Come try some today!

For a list of participating restaurants and retailers, visit LanguedocAdventure.com.

CUESA’s ninth annual Sunday Supper fundraiser convenes farmers’ market lovers, chefs, farmers, and food artisans for a four-course whole-beast feast to benefit their work in educating eaters and supporting farmers.

Join Bay Area food luminaries Michael Pollan and Alice Waters for a reception in the Ferry Building Grand Hall. After appetites are whetted, guests will enjoy a four-course meal. The entrée course will feature a whole beast carved tableside. Wine and beer are paired with each menu by a guest sommelier. (Vegetarian meals are available upon request.)

Visit the event site for a complete list of participating chefs, wineries, breweries, spirit companies, and more.

TICKETS: $200 ($150 is tax deductible!)

Sunday October 2nd • 6pm-9:30pm • San Francisco’s Ferry Building Grand Hall

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In a world that is speeding up and heating up, losing its soil and its sense of common purpose, what makes more sense than taking a small amount of money and putting it to work where we live, in things that we understand—starting with food?

The Slow Money National Gathering on October 12th-14th at Fort Mason is part venture fair, part farm-to-table celebration, part forum on the future of the economy with 100 speakers scheduled plus sessions—both practical and inspiring—on topics ranging from farmland preservation to investment clubs. Each day includes music, films, local foods vendors, and networking between potential investors and small businesses like Berkeley’s Gather Restaurant, which was built with Slow Money capital.

Register online by October 3rd and get a 15% tablehopper discount off the regular $595 rate for individuals and startups. Note: there are no other registration discounts available to the general public as generous as this tablehopper offer.