Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon Appetit!
WHAT WOULD RINGO STARR HAVE FOR DINNER?
The legendary Ringo Starr is coming to San Francisco on October 1 to perform at The Masonic Center, and Osso Steakhouse is honoring the music legend with an exclusive Ringo Starr Manhattan made using brandy—instead of bourbon—with sweet vermouth, Fernet-Branca, and topped off with a brandied cherry. The retro favorite is served up tableside in a classic Nick and Nora martini glass, a nod to the décor and era. Now all you need are tickets to the show. // 1177 California St, San Francisco, ossosteakhouse.com
HOW TO HELP THE WILDFIRE VICTIMS
The Lake County wildfire continues to ravage much of Northern California, and thousands of people are being forced to flee their homes. How can you help?Spoonbar is donating half of all of the proceeds from dinner this Thursday evening, Sept. 17, to the victims of the Lake County fires through a fund that Redwood Credit Union has set up for donations. Meanwhile, Kollar Chocolates in Yountville created a s’more bar where 20% of the proceeds will go to victims of both the Lake and Napa Country fires. // Spoonbar: 219 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, spoonbar.com; Kollar Chocolates: 6525 Washington St, Yountville, kollarchocolates.com
GOLDEN WEEK AT HAKKASAN
Ready to get the party started? Hakkasan is celebrating Golden Week – the annual Chinese national holiday – with a limited edition dim sum platter and signature cocktail available only from Sept. 28 - Oct. 18. The supreme platter includes a Lychee and lobster dumpling, Abalone shumai with caviar, an Alaskan king crab dumpling, and a Dover sole dumpling with black truffle. The Golden Iced Tea has also been created for Golden Week made with Belvedere vodka, Tanqueray No. 10 gin, Tapatio Reposado tequila, Diplomatico Reserva rum, Cointreau, orchid tea syrup, peach bitters and Champagne. // 1 Kearny St, San Francisco, hakkasan.com
ORO OPENS IN MINT PLAZA
One of fall's most anticipated restaurants, Oro, opened last Friday in Mint Plaza. The family-style menu offers Fox's take on Californian fare with Mediterranean influences, and features dishes such as roasted whole rock cod with cabbage, summer pepper and celery salsa and beef tartare with cured egg yolk, elderberry capers and flax seed cracker. // 8 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, orosf.com