Wednesday marks the beginning of the SF|NOIR WINE & FOOD EVENT, five days of food, wine, and entertainment; the event is part of the Ninth Annual San Francisco Black History Month Celebration.
Opening night is Wednesday February 24th, with The Shrimp & Grits Taste-Off. Join David Lawrence of 1300 on Fillmore (San Francisco), Michael Law of the Front Porch (San Francisco), Dean Dupuis of Picán (Oakland), Bryant Terry of Vegan Soul Kitchen, Peter Jackson of Miss Pearl’s Jam House (Oakland), Michele Wilson of Gussie’s Chicken & Waffles (San Francisco), and others. Wine tastings will be featured on two floors, including selections from African-American vintners! Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St. at 3rd St., 6pm-10pm, $30.
The Wine & Food Gala! on Saturday February 27th will feature samples of Caribbean, Creole, Southern, soul food, Cajun, African, and vegan cuisine from the Bay Area’s top restaurants and chefs, along with wine tastings of over 120 wines, including selections from several of the African-American vintners from Napa and Sonoma counties, live jazz, and more! The Atrium, 101 Second St. at Mission, 7pm-11pm, $75.
Other events include: In Defense of Food: A Spoken Word Affair on Thursday February 25th, hosted by the Tony Award-winning poet, Poetri, star of the original Def Poetry Jam on Broadway; a book signing and event with Bryant Terry at Marcus Books on Friday February 26th; and an Oakland Jazz Brunch at both Miss Pearl’s Jam House and Hibiscus on Sunday February 28th.
Be sure to look at the sf|noir blog for profiles on a number of people and places involved in the event as well.
Wednesday Feb 24, 2010 – Sunday Feb 28, 2010 Tickets