November 8, 2011

November 8, 2011

~Martha Stewart~ was in town, demoing recipes from her new book at Macy’s San Francisco, swinging by Google for a fireside chat, and was spotted at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market over the weekend (one spotter says he saw her get chided by the Boulette’s Larder crankpots for taking a picture, classic).

But my favorite highlight of her SF tour was hearing about her visit to Mission Chinese Food for dinner. She came in with around 14 guests, and wanted to make noodles with chef Danny Bowien, but he told her she was there to eat (Bowien was recently on her show making hand-pulled noodles with her in New York). She was friendly with other tables, allowing people to take pictures with her, and here’s the best part: she came in to the kitchen at the end of the meal and drank a Budweiser with the kitchen crew. Seems drinking a Buddy out of a can is the new MCF celeb treatment, since Ferran Adrià did the same thing after his dinner at MCF last month. Cheers, Martha!

A tablehopper co-hort writes: “So, I was lucky to go to Slanted Door last night with a group of some of the hottest young chefs from Spain. The guy everybody kept pointing to was Dani García, the two-star Michelin chef of a restaurant called Calima in Marbella. Some consider him the ‘next’ Adrià.”

Folk rock singer/songwriter/musician ~Marc Cohn~ came by Venticello last night for dinner (he is playing tonight at Yoshi’s).