Monday, November 5
Keven Wilson, San Franciso chef and founder of ReFormation Foods is hosting a restaurant pop-up event with a prix-fixe, four-course meal featuring fresh, local ingredients, including a roasted porcini soup, mackerel escabeche, whole lamb with turnips and olive jus, and a pear and pistachio granita. Share in Keven’s passion for good food that is simply and expertly prepared and purchase your tickets here. Tickets are $65 per person, first seating at 5:30 pm and second seating at 8 pm. 248 Church Street
Tuesday, November 6
Cast your vote and skate for free on the Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center. Simply show your ballot receipt (or voter sticker) and receive free admission for a 90-minute skating session. For those who vote and skate, stop by Eclipse Lounge at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco at Embarcadero Center for election themed cocktails specially priced at only $5.00. Sit back, sip and celebrate your vote! The Holiday Ice Rink will be open from 2:00p.m. -10:00p.m. and the Eclipse Lounge will be open from 2:00p.m.-11:00p.m. 2 Embarcadero Center.
Wednesday, November 7
Celebrate the holiday season early at Maverick’s festive Thanksgiving feast paired with notable international wines. Co-Owner and Wine Director of Maverick, Mike Pierce, will be pairing classic dishes such as sautéed brussels sprouts with bacon and pomegranate seeds, cranberry chutney sauce, and sweet potato souffle with walnuts. $35 per person, reservations required, 3316 17th Street
Saturday, November 10
Join in Camino restaurant’s upcoming celebration of James Oseland's new book, "The Way We Cook: Portraits from Around the World." At 11:30am attendees will enjoy snacks and drinks, meet James Oseland (editor in chief of Saveur magazine), and get their books signed. Following the signing, chef Russ Moore will prepare a three-course lunch in the celebrated Camino fireplace that features menu items inspired by James Oseland's book. Tickets can be purchased here. $50 including wine (gratuity and tax not included), 11:30-3:00p.m. 3917 Grand Avenue, Oakland.
Sunday, November 11
Calling crustacean lovers of all ages! Nick’s Cove Restaurant, Cottages & Oyster bar is hosting its inaugural Crab Catch this November. Partake in various crab-centric acitivities ranging from a Tomales Bay crab-catching competition, a cooking demo with Executive chef Austin Perkins, and a three-course Dungeness crab tasting menu with a portion of the day’s proceeds benefiting the Petaluma Educational Foundation. Register for both the cooking demonstration and/or the crab catching competition here. The cooking demonstration will cost $45 and entry into the Inaugural Crab Catch will cost $50 (all participants of the Crab Catch must have a valid crab-catching license, as well as their own boat, bait, and traps). 10a.m.-5:00p.m. 23240 Highway One, Marshall
Monday, November 12
Join Traci des Jardin in her celebration of Jardinière’s 15-year anniversary at a special benefit dinner to raise money for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. The event will be divided into two parts: an Alumni Sous Chef Cocktail Party from 5:30-7:00p.m. and a dinner prepared by many of her alumni chefs including Craig Patzer of Google and Paul Lemieux of Auberge du Soliel. Tickets can be purchased here. $150 for Jardinière Alumni Sous Chef Cocktail Party 5:30 – 7:00p.m. $500, Jardinière Alumni Dinner 7:00p.m. (includes dinner and cocktail party), 300 Grove Street