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Foodie Agenda: SummerTini, Cultivate SF and More

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The Foodie Agenda: Our list of this week's culinary to-do's. Take our advice and check out one of these mouthwatering events, your taste buds can thank us later.  

Saturday, June 1

Craving an improved and healthier lifestyle? Allow Rohan Anderson, author of Whole Larder Love: Grow Gather Hunt Cook, to introduce you to a world of sustainable food selections. Don’t miss a life-changing opportunity for insightful and fresh perspectives on cooking and eating choices. The event starts at 7 to 9 pm. @ Omnivore Books, 3885 Cesar Chavez Street.

Wednesday, June 5

Kick off this warm summer season with a celebration at Hi-Lo Club’s one year Anniversary Party while the weather is sweet. Enjoy exclusive summer cocktails during Bourbon & Bacon Happy Hours, and indulge in delicious applewood smoked bacon with any drink order. Here is your chance to turn your dinner into a massive party! @ Hi-Lo Club, 1423 Polk Street.

Let the good times roll at The Art of Mexican Mixology and enjoy some refreshing summer cocktails at Rosa Mexicano. Treat yourself to a La Paloma in a place known for fresh ingredients, modern techniques and a classy ambience. Offer ends June 30. @ Rosa Mexicano, 30 Mission Street.

Friday, June 7

Be a part of one of the biggest food events in San Francisco, Summertini. Enjoy a night of live music, signature martinis, great wines and delicious hors d’oeuvres made by top chefs. There will be live and silent auctions benefiting CHEFS, with many prizes to win such as travel packages and dining experiences. The event starts at 6 pm and tickets are $130 here. @ The Bently Reserve, 310 Battery Street. 

Saturday, June 8

Sit back, relax, and enjoy Shenandoah Valley’s scenic views with a special dinner featuring the legendary wine and food expert Darrell Corti. Corti and winemaker Dave Crippen will discuss how different kinds of wines complement the food through a multi-course dinner at Renwood Winery. The evening begins at 6 pm and tickets are $75 here. @ Renwood Winery, 12225 Steiner Road, Plymouth.

Cultivate SF is a food, music and ideas festival offering free tastings and activities sponsored by Chipotle. It’s always a good day to learn about avocados, enjoy several films promoting a healthier environment, learn about Tabasco’s production and many more! Go on, live a little. The event starts at 11 am to 7 pm. Free. @ Hellman Hollow in Golden Gate Park.

Sunday, June 9

Enjoy a night of contemporary Chinese cuisine and wine tastings with none other than Chef Martin Yan, founder of M.Y. China. Chef Yan will host a Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner in collaboration with renowned guest Chef Charlie Trotter. The reception will include appetizers and a seated four-course dinner, ending with tasty desserts served family style. Limited tickets are available for $200 and can be purchased here. @ M.Y. China, 865 Market Street.

Monday, June 10

Last but not least, Fifth Floor Restaurant and Boston native Chef David Bazirgan team up to host a benefit in light of Boston’s tragic events. The event will cater Boston-inspired food and cocktails, and a chance for attendees to participate in a silent auction to support The One Fund. The event is from 6 to 9 pm and tickets are for $50 here. @ Fifth Floor Restaurant, 12 4th Street.