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July 15, 2014

Here’s your chance to win two tickets to Eat Drink SF’s Up Close and Personal with Fabio Viviani! The tablehopper herself will be moderating the conversation, and you know it will be a good Italian time.

Up Close and Personal with Fabio Viviani
Saturday August 2nd, 10:30am-12pm
The Conference Center @ Fort Mason
Moderated by Marcia Gagliardi (tablehopper)

Chef Fabio Viviani (Firenze Osteria, Café Firenze, and Siena Tavern) is joining the lineup at Eat Drink SF this year! The Top Chef All-Star and Fan Favorite will be demoing one of his signature Italian dishes, accompanied by his signature Italian charm. Because the tablehopper will be joining Fabio onstage, we’re giving tablehopper readers first crack at a chance to win tickets to this special event (tickets won’t go on sale until later this week). One lucky winner will receive two tickets to Fabio’s demo!

To win a pair of tickets ($100 retail value), comment on tablehopper’s Facebook page post about the event—make a comment about why you want to win, Fabio, Eat Drink SF, or why you read tablehopper. The deadline to post is Tuesday July 22nd at 12pm. Good luck!

July 11, 2014

Want to enter to win a pair of tickets to Meet My Mentor: An Homage on Saturday August 2nd (at 1:15pm) in the Lexus Grand Tasting Pavilion? Of course you do.

Whether it’s the family kitchen or on the sauté station in the kitchen of a culinary icon, all chefs have been inspired and mentored throughout their careers. On Saturday afternoon, each chef will pay homage to their roots with a signature dish inspired by their culinary mentor. While you nosh on 36-plus unique dishes, you will enjoy wine, beer, and spirits from more than 50 vendors and take in the panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the bay. Throughout the afternoon, we will cook, mix, and play on the main stage with emcee Thirsty Girl Leslie Sbrocco and demos from some of the city’s best chefs and beverage experts. A portion of the afternoon’s proceeds will go to Share Our Strength. #meetmymentor #ieatdrinksf

Guests will experience dishes from some of the Bay Area’s best restaurants, including 1300 on Fillmore, Dirty Habit, Pizzeria Delfina, Souvla, Twenty Five Lusk, and many others.

To enter to win a pair of tickets to this fabulous event (value: $250), all you need to do is forward today’s tablehopper newsletter to one friend (but even more would be so very fabulous), and add a note to your friend(s) about Eat Drink SF, a mentor you’ve had in the kitchen, or why you read tablehopper, or all of the above! Be sure to Cc: or Bcc: me at so I know you sent it—I promise I won’t use anyone’s email address. The deadline to enter is Friday July 18th at 11:59pm. We’ll notify the winner soon thereafter and get your tickets to you! Good luck!