Thursday, October 01, 2009

McQuade's Celtic Chutney Tasting

18 Reasons
I love the idea of 18 Reasons. It's space where people can connect with artists, food producers and learn about food. I keep eyeing butchering classes, but there are also coffee roasting classes, cheese and beer pairing classes, the lineup changes all the time with many intriguing options. If you plan on attending often, you'll want to become a member because you get a stack of gift cards to Mission favorites like Bi-Rite Creamery and Tartine Bakery in addition to discounts on everything they do.

Tonight for a mere donation of $10 (or $5 for members) you can taste McQuade's Celtic Chutney with various cheeses, paired with riesling. I always say Alison's chutney is for chutney haters because it is nothing like the glop you get at the supermarket. It's fresh chunky and always with a hit of spice and tang. Current tongue tingling varieties include Plum & Black Pepper, Fig & Ginger, Habanero, and Pineapple Red Chili.

I met Alison years ago and interviewed her for KQED's Bay Area Bites and later wrote about her killer Habanero chutney. She has a great story and her chutney is addictive.
McQuade's Celtic Chutney
McQuade's Celtic Chutney Tasting @ 18 Reasons
Oct 1, 2009 from 7pm – 9pm
593 Guerrero St
San Francisco