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Photos: Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco's 25th Anniversary Year

On October 23, Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco launched a milestone celebration with an opening event at their new signature restaurant, Brasserie S&P.

Executive Chef Adam Mali presented a stunning menu that showed off Brasserie S&P's sophisticated yet approachable take on California cuisine. The lively crowd also enjoyed the lobby level bar's gin-centric cocktails—they boast the largest selection of gins in the city—and explored their beverage menu of over 600 wine selections and crafted beers.

Chef Adam's menu for the evening included:

Photos: Maker's Mark Cocktail Party 2012 at The Wreck Room

On October 18, 7x7 concluded the late summer event series, The Cocktail Party 2012 with Maker's Mark, with a super-packed happy hour at the popular sports bar The Wreck Room on San Francisco's Nob Hill.

Photos: 7x7's Hot 30 2012 Celebration at Jones

On October 17, 7x7 honored our Hot 30 2012—our editors' annual roundup of San Francisco's most promising and prominent innovators in food, sports, the arts, science, technology, design, business, nonprofits, and more—with a private, exclusive event at the fantastic Jones lounge and restaurant nearby Union Square.

Photos: Bloomingdale's New York Nights in San Francisco

On 10/11/12, Bloomingdale's in the Westfield San Francisco Centre staged a fun and lively shopping event to celebrate their favored Loyallists, presenting their first-ever preview night with music, bites, gifts and style.

Photos: Roselyne Chroman Swig Receives 2012 San Francisco Arts Medallion

On October 15, the Museum of Performance & Design celebrated Roselyne Chroman Swig for her outstanding leadership in the arts. The presentation of the medallion took place at a luncheon in Alexandra’s Ballroom at the Westin St Francis Hotel in San Francisco. Mrs. Swig was presented the medallion by the museum's Board President Elyse Eng and incoming Executive Director, former San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer Muriel Maffre.

Prior to the presentation of the medallion, Harrison Swig Watkins—Mrs. Swig’s grandson—gave an artful, touching and amusing tribute to her remarkable enterprising and devoted life of philanthropic and civic service.

Photos: 7x7's Lit Crawl 2012 Program at The Lone Palm

7x7 was proud to sponsor this year's highly-anticipated Litquake, and was especially excited about our very own Lit Crawl program on October 13th—Post-Century Moderns—at the Mission's snazziest white-tablecloth bar, The Lone Palm.

Photos: Kenneth Cole "Suits You, Sir" with Hal Rubenstein

On October 10, Kenneth Cole in the Westfield San Francisco Centre hosted a very special menswear event with fashion expert Hal Rubenstein.

The evening included delicious bites, refreshing bubbly, and a special tasting station with The Glenrothes Whisky. The highlight of the evening: guests enjoyed styling sessions with Hal Rubenstein—fashion director of InStyle magazine—who suggested pieces from Kenneth Cole Collection, the new, directional fashion collection that is the ultimate expression of their unique style.

Photos: SF Dogma 2012 Presented by the SF SPCA and 7x7

On September 30, the SF SPCA and 7x7 turned Patricia's Green in Hayes Valley into San Francisco's center of petcentricity for the second annual SF Dogma—one of the city's liveliest street fairs where hundreds of supporters came out to meet local artisans, merchants, and proprietors of all things pet-related. It was a gorgeous, warm and sunny day for petlovers to meetup, catchup—and possibly pickup a new furry friend!

Photos: Maker's Mark Cocktail Party at Reed & Greenough

On October 3rd, 7x7 continued the late summer event series, The Cocktail Party 2012 with Maker's Mark, with a packed happy hour at the beautifully-designed Reed & Greenough in San Francisco's Marina District.

The series' election theme became especially relevant that night as the bar broadcast the entirety of the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney on their TV screens.

CUESA's 10th Annual Sunday Supper Brings An All-Star Lineup of Chefs

One of the fall season's best foodie functions is coming Sunday, October 14th, prepared by a dizzying array of the Bay Area's very best culinary talent, including Ryan Farr (4505 Meats), David Bazirgan (Fifth Floor), Kory Stewart (Americano), Brandon Jew (Bar Agricole), Brett Emerson (Contigo), William Werner (Craftsman & Wolves), Craig Stoll (Delfina), Melissa Perello (Frances) Scott Youkilis (Hog & Rocks) and many, many more.

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