Whet your appetite for these fun foodie events.
Who said the weekend can't start on Monday night? Drink to becoming a tequila connoisseur at HECHO with fried avocados and delicious tacos on the side. With the help of bar manager Amar Dillion, you can sample a selection from HECHO's five shelves full of tequilas and mezcals. The July 13th tasting is complete with appetizers courtesy of chef Cory Armenta and lessons about the history of tequila— that is, if you can remember them the next morning. // $35, HECHO, July 13, 7-8pm, 2200 Market Street. Tickets here.
Pastry Chef Curtis McDonald of Bluestem Brasserie, a cozy restaurant right next to the relaxing Yerba Buena Gardens, has unveiled a new dessert menu focused on fresh and fruity twists on classic desserts. You can top off a delicious duck confit salad or rich and juicy Brasserie Burger with new offerings like a butterscotch ripple pudding or strawberries and cream with pistachio olive oil génoise. // Bluestem Brasserie, 1 Yerba Buena Lane
Pink Zebra, the "Mediterr-Asian" restaurant project of Jesse Koide, is popping back up for two nights only at trendy Mission eatery Namu Gaji. The elusive (and raved about) Pink Zebra is serving up a 5-course prix fixe menu with beverage pairings—we hear tell of surprises, too. The restaurant within a restaurant experience—and chance to sample delicious offerings like porcini dashi and shina aji and butter clam crudo—can be had on July 13th and July 20th for one seating only. // $110, Pink Zebra at Namu Gaji, July 13 and July 20, 8-10pm, 499 Dolores Street. Tickets here.
Much anticipated Mid-Market restaurant Bon Marché is hosting a preview event at indoor marketplace The Hall to whet your appetite for delicious offerings to come. The Beer & Bites event features a five course small bite pairing menu featuring chilled poached shrimp, charcuterie, and brandade croquettes courtesy of Chef Matthew Sieger. Master Cicerone Rich Higgins offers up the beer pairings set to star at the French-brasserie inspired afternoon, to be held on July 11. //$48, Bon Marché at The Hall, July 11, 4pm, 1028 Market Street. Tickets here.