Friday, August 14, 2009

Eat Out and Do Good

Next week I'll be dining out twice and both times for a good cause. I hope you'll join me!

Masa's


Monday August 17th is "A Tasteful Pursuit" dinner benefiting Share Our Strength, with proceeds going to fight childhood hunger. This is an amazing dinner five course dinner with wine and beer pairings at Masa’s. Tickets are $150 per person, including tax, gratuity and wine pairings. Reception starts at 6 and dinner at 7 pm.

Dungeness Crab - Avocado, jalapeno, tomato, corn sorbet
~ Mark Dommen, One Market

Pan Seared Sea Scallops and Crispy Pork Belly - Daylight farms peas and summer truffles
~ Xavier Salomon, The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

Pan Roasted Medallion of Prime New York Beef - Early Girl Tomato Tartlette, Golden Chanterelle Mushrooms, Roasted Bone Marrow and Sauce “Choron”
~ Gregory Short, Masa’s

Laura Chenel’s Goat cheese “Vol au Vent”- Organic Balsamic Strawberries, acacia honey peach emulsion, Orange-mint sorbet
~ John McKee, Masa’s

Roasted White Chocolate, Coffee Ice Cream - Peaches and their leaves
~ William Werner, Quince

I am big fan of all of these chefs and eating at Masa's, which is a bit like dining at the French Laundry in my opinion, because the chef Gregory Short spent four years as sous chef under Thomas Keller. Tickets are limited, purchase online.





Acme


If you're looking for something a bit more casual but still benefiting a good cause, check out Haute Dog at Acme Chophouse Thursday, August 20th from 4 until 8 pm. A portion of the sales will be donated to Chefs Collaborative, a nonprofit network of chefs that fosters a more sustainable food system.

For $5 get a hot dog from:

4505 Meats by Ryan Farr

Absinthe

Boccalone

EcoFriendly Meats

Fatted Calf

Fleisher's

Flying Pigs Farm

Let's Be Frank

Marlow & Daughters

To go with your dog will be $3 beers from Magnolia Brew Pub and 21st Amendment (I hear their watermelon wheat is terrific)

Not in the mood for a hot dog? There will also be appetizers--flatbread, sliders and their famous mac and cheese for $5 each. Hot dogs and beer, the perfect Summer happy hour(s).