October 20, 2015

October 20, 2015

Attention brunch and macaron lovers! EatWith is hosting two amazing events that are tailored for you this October.

Chef Dimitri is throwing Build Your Own Brunch at 11am on Saturday October 24th, a toast-y brunch packed with playfully delicious toppings such as bacon marmalade, peppered honey, and smoked ricotta (sorry that we’re drooling already). Spread these irresistible toppings on an assortment of grilled sourdough and housemade focaccia. They’re so good that we won’t judge if you lick your fingers! Cocktails such as mimosas and Gordon’s Breakfast will also be served at the cash bar from 2293 Mission.

Have you always wanted to learn how to make macarons but didn’t know where to get started? Fear no more. Chef Lindsay has studied the trade secrets herself and experimented to perfection at her own kitchen. She’s hosting her very own French macaron class, French Macarons & Bubbly, with a simple, foolproof recipe so you can re-create these heavenly bites in your kitchen at home. You’ll be guided every step of the way and get hands-on experience with baking and decorating the delicacies (we just can’t say no to glitter and sugar flowers) while enjoying a flow of Champagne. Even Ladurée will drool and lust over your macarons!

Did you know EatWith hosts pop-up meals in more than 150 cities in the world? Explore many EatWith dinner events and reserve a seat at eatwith.com with this 50 percent off code: HOPPER50.

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Attention coffee lovers! (And we here in the Bay Area LOVE our coffee.) There’s a new hand-harvested, farm-to-cup, small-batch coffee coming your way via the magical island of Kona, Hawaii, the origin of some of the world’s most delicious, sought-after coffee and the only source of coffee produced in the U.S.

Carta Coffee Merchants is a new start-up farm and coffee venture dedicated to producing the finest 100 percent Kona coffee expressions. In the final week of a Kickstarter campaign to offer coffee lovers an exclusive chance to preorder its first release of artisan roasts, Carta is also sharing money raised with the Kahalu’u Bay Education Center, which educates the many visitors to Kona’s beautiful Kahalu’u Bay on proper reef etiquette and ecosystem stewardship.

Foodies take note: Carta founder Scott Burr—a California winemaker-turned-coffee farmer—is using his winemaking background to present some really innovative techniques to his customers, which will be the cornerstone of the Carta Coffee portfolio. He’ll offer side-by-side samplers of different processing styles and will present roast and harvest selections from specific growth plots.

Already excited about bringing this taste of Hawaii home with you? Well, it gets better: in this final week of the campaign, Carta Coffee is offering tablehopper readers a chance to double their coffee rewards. Back Carta’s Kickstarter campaign with $25 or more and email proof of your donation to tablehopper. The first 10 supporters will automatically get your “own” coffee tree (with plaque included!) on Carta’s home estate, Nolyssa Farm, along with extra Carta Coffee and a Carta Coffee Merchants mug. Backers will also be entered into a drawing for an additional pound of coffee and some cool merchandise (T-shirt, French press, gift cards with beautiful photos of Carta’s Nolyssa Farm, or other gift item). The extra coffee alone is valued at roughly $40! Carta’s official online store will launch next month.

Follow Carta’s farm-to-cup journey on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Cheers to good coffee!