With the SF Chefs.Food.Wine event it's another big weekend for San Francisco, as the Union Square area will be invaded by the hungry, the thirsty, and the people trying to feed them. Hopefully, it all goes down smoothly and happily.
There's a ton of great seminars happening throughout the weekend, so if you haven't examined the program, you should take a look. For instance, you might consider attending my Pinot Noir tasting and discussion tomorrow morning. Got winemakers/reps from some of the best Pinot producers in the state on my panel: Flowers, Tandem, Goldeneye, and Patz & Hall. At 10:30 AM, a little Pinot talk just the right way to ease into your day.
Must say, I'm a little peeved at the short shrift paid bartenders in the event's title. After all, bartenders will be there in a big way and will be serving up lots of specialty, labor-intensive drinks. (Neyah White of Nopa gives a preview of his drink on his blog.) There's an agave seminar, a molecular mixology demo, a cocktail history discussion, and the following bars mixing drinks for Saturday Night's urban bbq: 15 Romolo, Bar Agricole, Bourbon and Branch, Cantina, CONDUIT, Elixir, NOPA, Rye, Smuggler’s Cove. (Note: Bar Agricole and Smuggler's Cove don't even exist yet.)
Anyway, it should be a great time. Make sure you get tickets and attend!