Order a la carte or go for the chef's tasting at Madcap, the first solo project from chef Ron Siegel. (Courtesy of Madcap)

Ron Siegel Returns With San Anselmo's Madcap, 21st Amendment Hosts Augustfest + More

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Hey foodies, here's your weekly to-do list.

Madcap Opens in San Anselmo

After 20-plus years of working in some of SF's finest restaurants (Michael Mina, The Dining Room at The Ritz-Carlton, The French Laundry, to name a few), chef Ron Siegel is opening his first solo project, in San Anselmo. An à la carte menu and also a chef's tasting will highlight Siegel's technique-driven style cooking; here he's playing with Japanese- Italian-inspired fare. Look for salmon belly with zucchini compote, noodles and ponzu, Devil's Gulch rabbit tortelloni with parmesan spuma, Sonoma duck breast with blackberry and purple beans, and shiso panna cotta. // 198 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. (San Anselmo), madcapmarin.com


Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like a Somm

Stones Throw's Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like a Somm charity series returns. This time, the restaurant's teaming up with Wayfare Tavern and Nopa for events in August and September. Each five-course dinner ($60/person) with optional wine pairings will benefit Meals on Wheels. // 1896 Hyde St. (Russian Hill), stonesthrowsf.com

Cochon 555's Heritage Fire Returns

Heritage Fire by Cochon 555 returns to the Charles Krug Winery in Napa on Sunday. Experience chefs grilling locally farmed meats, such as whole lamb, goats, pigs, and more. The chef lineup is impressive, including chef Robin Song, Sara Hauman of Octavia, Sophina Uong of Mestiza, Evan Allumbaugh of Flour+Water, and many many more. Taste from more than 80 dishes as well as wines from local vineyards including Kosta Browne, Rocca Family Vineyards, Rodney Strong Vineyards, and more. // Sunday August 28, 2800 Main St. (St Helena); tickets (starting at $75) are available at eventbrite.com.


21st Amendment's AugustFest

Join 21st Amendment at their San Leandro brewery this Saturday for AugustFest, where there will be plenty of beer, a U2 cover band, a whole hog pig roast from 4505 Meats, a photo booth, and more. Best of all, it's free! // Noon to 8pm, Aug. 27; 2010 Williams St. (San Leandro), 21st-amendment.com


Lucky Rice Feast

Lucky Rice is bringing an Asian food festival to San Francisco with its first-ever plant-based feast. The organization will bring together some of the city's many talented Asian and Asian-influenced chefs to show what they can do with vegetables. There'll be Malaysian fare from Azalina's, Filipino-inspired bites from Chef Tim Luym of Buffalo Theory, modern Indian provisions from Rooh, and more. // Friday, September 8th, 301 Battery St. (FiDi), tickets starting at $88 at eventbrite.com.

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