Here are a variety of interesting dinners happening around town, click through for more info if something catches your eye.
On Friday July 8th, the next Farm To Fork SF dinner at THE VILLAGE will be with chef Caesare Assad, cooking with Potawatomi chef and TV personality, Loretta Barrett Oden (she opened one of the first restaurants to showcase Native American cuisine). The six-course menu will feature her own takes on chef Oden’s traditional Native American recipes. A portion of all proceeds from this event will be donated to the Oakland-based nonprofit organization, Mandela Marketplace. 7pm. Tickets are $120, with wine pairing. 969 Market St. at Mason.
Sean and Renee Baker (previously Verbena) are doing a dinner Saturday July 9th at HIGH TREASON in the private dining room, serving 8 to 10 courses for $95, with an additional wine pairing for $95. Tickets here. 443 Clement St at 6th Ave.
On Tuesday July 12th, Melissa Perello will be preparing a four-course prix-fixe menu at ~OCTAVIA~, inspired by chef Alexandra Raij of Txikito in New York and her new cookbook, The Basque Book: A Love Letter in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito. Dinner includes a copy of the book, which you can get signed by the adored New York chefs (Alex Raij and Eder Montero). $150 per person (additional supplement for wine) and reservations (email here) are limited.
Another exciting cookbook-inspired dinner is on Friday July 22nd, when Fabrizia Lanza (of Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School) will be at PIZZAIOLO for a special Sicilian menu inspired by her book, Coming Home to Sicily. Lanza will be signing copies of her book and saying ciao throughout the evening. Reservations are available 5:30pm-10:30pm. They will also be showing Lanza’s short film, Amuri: The Sacred Flavors of Sicily, on the patio at sundown. 5008 Telegraph Ave. at 51st St., Oakland, 510-652-4888.
Chef Alexandra Raij of Txikito. Photo: © Penny De Los Santos Photography.