The OMNIVORE WORLD TOUR will be sweeping into town this November, with a variety of chef events, special dinners, and master classes. The tour is put on to encourage, support, and celebrate “100 percent Jeune Cuisine,” or young, innovative cuisine from young, innovative chefs.
There are a few different ways to check out the tour, from daytime workshops to evening parties. During the day on Saturday November 10th and Sunday November 11th, you can catch master classes on both food and wine taught by the likes of Danny Bowien, Dominique Crenn, and Mark Bright at the Observation Post in the Presidio. Ticket prices range from $9.99 to $14.99, and food trucks will be on hand between classes for a “lunch break.” On Sunday, there is also a cool class planned for kids, focused on the five senses. Chefs will set up five different stations, and each will focus on a different sense and how it’s reflected in food. A box lunch prepared by Le Cordon Bleu is included. The children’s class costs $14.99. For a full list of the classes available and to get tickets, go here.
Then, in the evenings on Friday November 9th and Sunday November 11th, check out the collaborative dinners at various restaurants around the bay. Each dinner features a local chef, plus an out-of-town guest chef, as they collaborate on special courses (like Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn is hosting Davy Schellemans of Veranda in Anvers, Belgium). Details about the dinners can be found here, and reservations must be made directly with the restaurants. Prices vary; contact restaurants for reservations and pricing. And please, try to ignore this line obviously written by someone who doesn’t live here: “Don’t miss this unique opportunity to rediscover Frisco’s best eateries.” (My eyes, they burn!)
On Saturday night, cap it all off with the Omnivorious Party (their spelling, not mine!), at the Observation Post in the Presidio. The evening begins at 6:30pm with French apertifs, and then moves on into DJ music and dancing, with wine and bites provided. Cost for the event is $39.99, including two glasses of wine and three bites.
A chef’s demo table, ready for a master class. Photo courtesy Omnivore World Tour.
Friday Nov 9, 2012 – Sunday Nov 11, 2012 Times vary; check website for details. Prices begin at $9.99 for masterclasses. The Observation Post at the Presidio 211 Lincoln Blvd. at Graham