This Week’s Events: Tapas, Chickens and Avocado Cocktails



Italian Stallion
Tomorrow, October 8, Petaluma-based photographer (and co-owner of Laloo’s goat milk ice cream) Douglas Gayeton, author and photographer of the gorgeous new book, Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town, will be holding a signing at 18 Reasons. Join him for wine, cheese, ice cream and a sneak peek of his sepia-toned images of Italy. The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. and the cost is $10.

Dine for Soul Food
On October 11, Cane Rosso will be hosting a fundraiser for Soul Food Farm. Tickets for the three-course family-style meal are $50, including wine, and proceeds go to aid in the rebuilding of the farm. There will be two seatings (5:30 and 7:30 p.m.); to make a reservation, call 415-391-7591.

Somebody Pintxos Us
Chef and author Gerald Hirigoyen (of Piperade and Bocadillos fame) will be hosting a wine and tapas event at Bocadillos on October 14 to celebrate his book, Pintxos: Small Plates in the Basque Tradition. Tickets are $45 and the event begins at 4 p.m.—to reserve, call 415-244-9770.

Hen and Now
Cynthia Sandberg of Love Apple Farm will be teaching a chicken keeping class on October 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. At her farm in the Santa Cruz mountains, you’ll learn everything you need to know to keep a flock of you own. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take home three live chicks and a brooder kit. The cost of tuition alone is $45; tuition, chicks and the brooder kit will set you back $110. You must reserve in advance—click here to register.

A Futurist Feast
How to explain the event that defies explanation? Here goes: Join Open Restaurant at the SFMOMA, where the founders (Chez Panisse alums) will be creating a fantastical food experience based on a revisit of FT Marinetti’s Futurist Cookbook, first published in the 1930s. What to expect? Flying panforte, avocado cocktails and an all-female carving station. Believe it. Tickets are $65 ($50 for SFMOMA members) and you can buy them here.


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