May 26, 2009

May 26, 2009



Nothing quite like winning a dinner for two, right? Especially when you've got two female badass chefs in the kitchen: Top Chefs Jennifer Biesty (executive chef of Scala's Bistro) and Stephanie Izard (Top Chef season four winner). These two talented chefs are partnering up to present a five-course menu at Scala's Bistro on Sunday May 31st. Seatings begin at 6pm.

Here's the menu:

Starter:
Arancini di riso

First Course (Stephanie Izard):
Chilled sweet onion soup with crab salad

Second Course (Jennifer Biesty):
Squash blossom handkerchief pasta, veal polpettini, favas, fiddleheads, and nasturtiums

Third Course (Stephanie Izard):
Seared diver scallops with braised pork belly and cilantro-pistachio butter

Fourth Course (Jennifer Biesty):
Roast duck breast, garnet cherries, farro, baby fennel, and hazelnut

Fifth Course: Dessert (Scala's Executive Pastry Chef Tim Nugent):
TBD

As a special prize to tablehopper readers, I have two comped spots at the event to give away to one lucky winner. Food, wine, and tax are all included in the giveaway, but gratuity would be appreciated. Since the event is this coming Sunday, the giveaway timing if going to be short. All you need to do is forward this week's tablehopper newsletter to two buddies, but even more would be so very fabulous. Just tell your friend(s) why they would dig a subscription to the tablehopper e-column (if you call it a blog, you are disqualified, I am so not kidding!), or feel free to tell them about this event, or the tablehopper wine tasting, or Drew in the starlet—whatever tickles yer fancy. Just CC or BCC luckyme [at] tablehopper [dot] com so I know you sent it—I promise I won't use anyone's email address.

Deadline to enter is midnight Thursday May 28th—I'll notify the winner on Friday.

In case you don't win (or just don't want to wait), tickets are only $65 for dinner, and $35 for wine pairings. Reserve your seats by calling 415-395-8555. 432 Powell St. at Post.

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