Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
Craftsman and Wolves Birthday Party with 826 Valencia
Craftsman and Wolves turns two this week, and the patisserie is teaming up with 826 Valencia to celebrate – and the kids are getting pretty involved in the festivities. More than 30 3rd- and 4th- grade students submitted stories about cakes for the birthday party, and Craftsman and Wolves chose two to be brought to life in the form of cakes - available Friday, June 20 only. The Black Frosting has gluten-free semolina cake, semolina lavender crumble, light vanilla mousse, blackberry frosting, and sprinkles (!) while the Stolen Cake is composed of candied lemon banana cake, caramelized banana, and Valrhona chocolate fudge waterfall. All 30 stories will be displayed throughout the day at Craftsman and Wolves and they're donating 20 percent of all sales to 826 Valencia. Friday, June 20: 746 Valencia Street.
Help Set a Guinness World Record
To celebrate the 5-year anniversary of Tony's Pizza Napoletana, Tony Gemignani is inviting 300 Bay Area kids and adults to participate in the official attempt to set the world record for the most people simultaneously tossing pizza dough. Registration is $15 for kids, and $20 for adults to participate and includes a commemorative t-shirt, a free slice, a raffle ticket, and dough (duh). You'll also witness pizza acrobatics from World Pizza Thrower Slice Chapman. Proceeds benefit Family House, currently conducting a campaign to raise $40M for the new Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House at Mission Bay. Saturday, June 28: Registration begins at 8:15 a.m., pizza toss is at 10:00 a.m., 1570 Stockton Street. Register here.
Whole-Hog Cookbook BBQ With The Meat Hook and 4505 Meats
Butchers Tom Mylan (The Meat Hook) and Ryan Farr (4505 Meats) are celebrating their brand new cookbooks with a BBQ party of epic proportions. Hosted by Bloodhound bar with cocktails from Suerte tequila, Tom and Ryan will celebrate their books, serve big plates of BBQ, and lead a live butchery demo. Tickets include a plate of Whole-Hog BBQ from 4505 Meats, a Suerte tequila cocktail, and a copy of either Meat Book or Sausage Making. Wednesday, June 25: $50, 5 - 8 p.m., 1145 Folsom Street. Get tickets here.
What the Truck! Festival at Jack London Square
If it’s in a truck, it’s at Jack London Square’s What the Truck! extravaganza. This four-wheeled gallery will fill the Oakland waterfront with an eclectic collection of mobile food trucks, glam trucks, gaming trucks, art trucks and more, including the Cruzin’ Closet camper turned mobile kid shop; a mobile VW photo bus; GoGo Glam’s shoe, handbag and accessory boutique on wheels; a bus filled with artwork, Art is Mobile; San Francisco’s first-ever fashion truck Top Shelf; mouth-watering grilled cheese from The Melt’s food truck; and pin ball machines at Little Ju Ju. Saturday, June 21: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Jack London Square
Thursday Wine and Chocolates
Artisan chocolatier Kollar Chocolates will be hosting a Third Thursday wine and chocolate happy hour (June 19, July 17, and August 14) this summer in their downtown Yountville chocolate shop with rotating partner wineries. Enjoy Chris Kollar’s decadent handmade truffles, rochers, and barks with some of Napa Valley’s best wines. And if you choose to indulge and purchase $25 worth or more of Kollar Chocolates (trust me, it’s easy to do) the tasting fee will be waived. Why not start a night out in wine country with dessert first? Thursday, June 19: 5:30 to 6:30, $10, 6525 Washington St., Yountville
Pebble Beach Resorts Brings Back “Under the Tuscan Moon”
On Friday, June 20, guests are invited to “The Legacy of Tignanello,” celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Antinori release that made wine history and changed the art of red blends. Join legendary winemaker Marchese Piero Antinori and Pèppoli Chef de Cuisine Angela Tamura for this once-in-a-lifetime four-course wine event. The dinner will be held in the Tuscan Room at The Inn at Spanish Bay, starting with a reception at 6:00 p.m. Prix-fixe dinner with wine pairing is $230 per person, inclusive of tax and service charge. Friday, June 20: $230, 6 p.m., 2700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach. Call 831-647-7490 for reservation.