Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
The Haight may not be know for its food scene, but Avital Tours is looking to change that by launching their brand new 3-hour walking tour in the historic 'hood. The theme is "Eat Your Drink" and includes an off-menu dill lactart soda created exclusively for the tour at the Ice Cream Bar, an exclusive peek at the garden behind Alembic where their herbs are grown to use in experimental cocktails, off-menu “piggy” tacos and bacon Mexican hot chocolate from Bacon Bacon, and the Southern Exposure cocktail and paired pickled quail eggs inside from Second Act, among many more. Come thirsty!
Sundays: 2:30 -5:30 p.m., $84, Begins in front of Victorian Row at the corner of Waller and Masonic. Get more details here.
Le Dix-Sept Pâtisserie is joining forces with Whisk, to host a unique Pop Up experience you won't want to miss. Featuring brunch items like brioche, summer vegetable quiches, the return of the Apricot Rosemary Tart, and the debut of a lovely “Paris-SF” cream puff, you'll be able to relax in the cozy courtyard space while enjoying the scrumptious pastries. Le Dix-Sept Nougat Blanc and Chocolat will be on hand, plus Four Barrel will be dishing out cold brew and pour overs to caffeinate the afternoon.
Sunday, June 8: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1217b Fell
Acquerello Alumni Dinners
In celebration of its 25 year anniversary this July, Aquerello is launching an Alumni Guest Chef Dinner Series including the likes of Liza Shaw (Merigan Sub Shop), Tim Nugent (Shakewell Bar & Kitchen), and Michael Shwe (Proof Baking) for the first dinner. The 9-course, prix fixe menu boasts Housemade Pork Cracklings with Fried Panelle and Maionesa; “Frutti di Mare” with salsa verde and shaved Bottarga; Deconstructed “Terrina Sub” ala Merigan Sub Shop; Swiss chard and ricotta “Malfatti”; Smoked Striped Bass, with grilled frisee, arugula, and “Historic” roast tomato vinaigrette; Raviolini Quattro Formaggi with Australian black summer truffles; “Arista Re-invented" – Rubbed and roasted Heritage pork loin, Red Flint polenta, braised rapini, and Charred Jimmy Nardello peppers; Sicilian Lemon Shave Ice with Limoncello; and Pistachio Semifreddo with cherries and pistachio brittle. Yum! Wine pairings will be selected by Acquerello’s Wine Director Gianpaolo Paterlini and 10 percent of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the local non-profit New Door Ventures.
Tuesday, June 3: $125, additional $75 for wine pairings. 1722 Sacramento Street, For reservations call (415) 567-5432.
Oyster and Music Festival
What could be better than an entire day of oysters and live music? The Central Coast Oyster & Music Festival returns for a third year of tasty eats, top of the line libations, the “Best Oyster of the Central Coast” competition, art installations, a rad line-up of live music, and of course, oysters! Ten chefs will compete for the “Best Oyster of the Central Coast” award and guests will vote for the “People’s Choice Award” as well. The festival will also feature a shucking contest where locals can show off their skills, and the popular Aphrodisiac Lounge (wink, wink) where guests can take the festival to the next level with a raw oyster bar, oyster shooters, sparkling wine, port, chocolates, and cheeses. Part of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the Guerrilla Gardening Club.
Saturday, June 7: 12:00 - 8:00 p.m., $20 admission (food and drink purchased separately). 6464 Ana Bay Rd., San Luis Obispo. Get tickets here.
LIOCO Luncheon and Healdsburg Jazz Fest
Going down this Friday at SHED is the LIOCO Luncheon and a jazz fest! The luncheon is part of SHED's monthly three-course wine and food pairing. After the meal, stick around for the Healdsburg Jazz Festival with pianist Marc Cary. If you can't make lunch you can also grab tickets for a special prix fixe meal before Cary's performance.
Luncheon: 12:00 to 2 p.m., $50.
Jazz Fest: 5:30 p.m., $42; concert at 7:00 p.m., $25.