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Eat It: St. Patty's Day, Sake Tasting and Suckling Pig

 

St. Patrick’s Day at Orson
You could go to a rowdy pub and get splashed with green beer, or you could opt for a kinder, gentler celebration at Orson, where the menu will include beer-and-cheddar soup with soda bread crackers, corned beef and cabbage and coffee parfaits with whisky-chocolate centers. The meal is $55 (plus optional beer pairings); call 415-777-1508 to make last-minute reservations.

Sake Tasting at Nombe
On March 18, celebrate the spring release of unpasteurized namazake sake at a special four-course meal at Nombe. The menu will include grilled bamboo shoots, asparagus tempura, lamb belly and other harbingers of spring, and the price (including paired sakes) is $45. To make a reservation, call 415-681-7150.

Meatpaper and SFMOMA kick off the museum’s spring event series
This Thursday, head to the rooftop garden at the SFMOMA and join Meatpaper in kicking off the museum’s spring event series. On hand to welcome you—coffee-inspired charcuterie, meat-inspired desserts and, of course, coffee from Blue Bottle. Admission to the party, which runs from 6-8 p.m. is free with half-price museum admission, and tasting plates are $5.

The Tablehopper Signs Books at Omnivore Books
Ever wondered where to take you out-of-town guests, where to meet your blind date or where to host a birthday party for ten? The Tablehopper, Marcia Gagliardi, has considered all these situations—and hundreds more, and compiled her suggestion into the hot-off-the-presses The Tablehopper’s Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco. She’ll be signing books on March 24 at Omnivore from 6-7 p.m. on March 24.

Suckling Pig Roast at La Ciccia
Advance notice: Neighborhood favorite La Ciccia is planning at suckling pig dinner on March 29—the four-course meal will be paired with Sardinian wines ($80) and promises to be a tremendous feast that’s sure to sell out. Snag your reservation now by calling 415-550-8114.