Thursday, October 07, 2004

FallFest & Cal-Italia

This weekend there will be Fleet week and Columbus day activities happening around the City. But more importantly, there will be food events.

Saturday there are two promising events. One is FallFest, from 11-4 p.m. at Justin Herman Plaza in front of the SF Ferry Building. This event features a European-style marketplace and food sampling from over sixty purveyors. Many excellent restaurants will be represented such as Aqua, Destino, Fifth Floor, Globe, Quince and Piperade. There will also be wine tastings, and small panel discussions. A fundraiser for Meals on Wheels, tickets are $75.

The other event, is the Cal-Italia Wine & Food Tasting. This event takes place from 2- 6 p.m. at Washington Square Park in North Beach. Winemakers such as Bonny Doon Vineyard, Estancia Estate, Frey Vineyards, and Pietra Santa will be participating. The food will have a definite Italian flair with purveyors including Mozzarella Fresca, AG Ferrari, Liguria Focaccia, Etruria Gourmet products and Gelato Classico. This event is also a fundraiser, benefitting The Salesian School of Historic Saints Peter & Paul Church, and tickets are $35. I find it hard to pass up any event that features salami tasting, so I will be there, fork in hand.