Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fabulous Foodie Events

Can't Miss Foodie Events!
I hope you are all checking out my Bay Area Food Events calendar (the Google calendar in the right hand column) from time to time. I focus on fun and affordable events. That said, sometimes there are some fantastic events supporting worthy causes that I do believe you should consider attending. These three range in price from $40 t0 $169 and are coming up soon. Hope to see you there!

April 18, 2010
Noon - 4:30 PM
Fort Mason Center
A Taste of Tamales By The BayFeaturing tamales and premium tequilas. Also tastes of heirloom beans, specialty nuts, coffee and more. Tickets are $40 online. Vendors include Cocina Poblana, my favorite tamal seller, La Espiga de Oro, Rancho Gordo, The Tamal Factory and more! Tickets raise funds for Benchmark Institute, a training and performance development organization dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of legal services to low-income communities.

April 22, 2010
5:00 - 7:00 PM VIP Tasting $169
7:00 - 10:00 PM Grand Tasting (Included with VIP purchase) $89
Taste of the TownWar Memorial Opera House
This event will feature over 500 wines and spirits plus dishes from 30 top San Francisco restaurants, a stellar opportunity to sample superlative wines and foods while benefiting the S.F. Food Bank. Participating restaurants include étoile at Domaine Chandon, Farallon Restaurant, Chez Papa Resto, Cindy Pawlcyn’s Backstreet Kitchen and Le Mar Cebicheria Peruana.
Tickets can be purchased online.

April 29th, 2010
VIP Admission 5:30 to 9:30 PM $140
General Admission 6:30 to 9:30 PM $85
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation AT&T Ball Park Club Level

This event features top chefs and mixologists and a gourmet extravaganza. Sample tastes from 40+ of the finest chefs in San Francisco including Steffan Terje of barbacco, Jennifer Biesty of Scala’s Bistro, Mark Sullivan of Spruce, Matthew Accarrino of SPQR, Hoss Zaré of Zaré at Fly Trap and many more. Indulge in signature cocktails from local mixologists and taste wines from around California. 100% of ticket sales go to Share our Strength.