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Foodie Agenda: A Spanish Feast, Holiday Brunch, and More

Kara's Cupcake's new holiday chocolaty chocolate peppermint cupcake. Photo courtesy of Kara's Cupcakes.

 

Friday, Dec. 7
Enjoy live music and great food while browsing through unique crafts at the fourth annual Gift Bazaar. Each gift and raffle ticket that is purchased will support La Cocina, a non profit that helps low-income entrepreneurs in the community. Highlights of this year’s event include seasonal cupcakes, Tamale Alley, paintings by food illustrator Maria Schoettler and Clairesquares’s famous Brandy Butter, available only during the holiday season. The event is free and will be held at the Crocker Galleria. (Read about more holiday food markets here). 1:00-6:00 p.m. 50 Post Street

Saturday, Dec. 8
Join the Old World Food Truck at the Coffee Bar Saturday and Sunday night to experience holiday dishes inspired by Jewish culture. Dishes include Dark Chicken Consommé, Smoked Salmon, Sufganiyot and more. Tickets will be sold in advance for two seatings, 6:00 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. each night. $55 per person. Purchase tickets here. 1890 Bryant St.

Sunday, Dec. 9
Bring your best hat to Nick’s Cove Holiday Hat Brunch and dine with Bay Area radio personality Jan Wahl. Prizes will be awarded to the best hats and guests will enjoy bottomless mimosas and a three-course brunch and dessert. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Ritter Center of San Rafael, a critical safety net for the homeless and working poor. See more details here. $55 per person, must call for reservations. 23240 Highway 1, Marshall.

Enjoy a Catalan-inspired holiday luncheon held in the sparkling wine caves of Gloria Ferrer. Guests will enjoy a traditional spanish feast prepared by Chef Chris Dressick of The Station, after a private winery tour and a performance by Sol Flamenco. You can purchase your tickets here. $75 a person and $63.75 for wine club members 1:00-4:00 p.m. 23555 Carneros Hwy.

Wednesday, Dec. 12
Join world-renowned chef Joanne Weir at the Commonwealth club as she discusses her latest cookbook, Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence: Dinner Made Simple, in-conversation with SF icon, Chef Gary Danko. Guests will be able to taste her favorite dishes and her award-winning Chardonnay.  Tickets are $25, and $15 for club members, you can purchase them here. 595 Market Street

Thursday, Dec. 13
Kara’s Cupcakes is featuring a new cupcake flavor, chocolaty chocolate peppermint cupcake, to benefit Raphael’s House of San Francisco. They are also doing a sing-along giveaway in their 12-days-of-Christmas countdown, that is running from Dec. 13- 24. In that time, Kara will be posting the specific song lyrics that people must sing at a bakery on Facebook and Twitter. The prizes include free cupcakes and gift cards. 3249 Scott Street

Saturday, Dec. 15
You may want to purchase your tickets now for Holiday Dining with Guest Chef Aida Mollenkamp, hosted by The Bold Italic and Stag Dining group. Guests will be able to experience Aida’s dream holiday five-course meal and gain useful tips for holiday meals. Buy tickets and learn more about the event here. Tickets start at $125, 7 p.m. at a clandestine location in the Mission.