This Week's Events: Holiday Cocktails, Gastronomic Gifting and Mr. Keller
Tonight, December 2, CUESA will be hosting a happy hour tasting of holiday farmers market-inspired cocktails from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.. Your $30 ticket will get you two full-sized cocktails, eight miniature cocktail “tastes,” hors d’oeuvres from Butterfly, 15 Romolo, Tacolicious and CUESA chef Sarah Henkin, as well as a nice midweek buzz. To purchase a ticket, visit click here.
Penning a Perfect Evening
Two nights only! Bar Tartine will be hosting a very special post-harvest dinner for Sonoma’s Scribe Winery both tonight and tomorrow nights (December 2 and 3). Guests can look forward to feasting on bone marrow, roasted root vegetables, grass-fed rib eye steak and more, all expertly paired with the inaugural releases from Scribe. Dinner (including wine pairings) is $85, although a la carte menu and wine options will be available. To save your seat, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-487-1600.
What better way to spend a Friday night then leisurely shopping for gastronomic gifts with a glass of wine in hand? On Friday, December 4, La Cocina is hosting a gift fair that promises to be chock-a-block full of delicious gifts for everyone on your list. Choose a few items or go whole-hog and order a couple of gift boxes packed with an assortment of goodies from the La Cocina kitchen (perfect for bosses, in-laws, and anyone else who eats). The event runs from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Mission Cultural Center (2868 Mission St.) and the beer and wine is free.
On Saturday, December 5, Slow Food San Francisco is hosting its third annual Slow Crab and Oyster Dinner. For $65 ($60 for Slow Food members) you can gorge on first-of-the-season crab, local oysters and beer and wine, all while listening to a live blues band and benefiting the Slow Food SF School Garden Projects. Buy your ticket here now.
Doing the Laundry
Sir Thomas Keller will be on hand, live and in the flesh, at Omnivore Books on Saturday, December 6. Shop for new and antiquarian cookbooks for your food-loving friends then acquire a signed copy of Keller’s latest book, Ad Hoc At Home, the first in the Keller literary pantheon that appears to include real recipes real people can really cook at home.