This week's delicious food news.
Media Noche Opens Thursday
Media Noche, a new Cuban restaurant, opens Thursday in the former Radish space in the Mission. The restaurant is named after Miami's late-night snack, the Media Noche sandwich, a hot pressed Cubano with ham, pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. Chef Telmo Faria (Uma Casa, Tacolicious) was the consulting opening chef, and chef Juan Martinez (Tres, Matador) will be the permanent chef de cuisine. The menu featured other variations on Cubano sandwiches, including a crispy eggplant version, as well as bowls, salads, wine and beer. // Closed Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., 3465 19th St (Mission), medianochesf.com
Ron Siegel Dinner at TORC
San Francisco's legendary fine dining chef Ron Siegel is teaming up with TORC's executive chef/owner Sean O'Toole for a special one-night-only five-course dinner. Siegel, who has cooked at Michael Mina and most recently the Western Room at Rancho Nicasio, will be opening up a restaurant in Marin this year, so this dinner will showcase his new French-cuisine-techniques-with-Japanese-influences cooking concept. On the menu is a sashimi with winter citrus, Mt. Lassen trout, Devil's Gulch rabbit ravioli, and more. // $95/ person, Monday, March 13, 1140 Main St (Napa). Reserve here.
Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like a Somm Dinner Series
Stones Throw's charity dinner series, Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like a Somm, has announced their spring round of chef participants. First up is Jardiniere's chef de cuisine Audie Golder and master sommelier/wine director Alan Murray on Monday, March 27. Then in April, chef Mourad Lahlou of Michelin-starred Mourad will cook. Both dinners will have five-course menus with optional wine pairings, and all proceeds go to Meals on Wheels. Since 2014, diners have raised $110,000 for various non-profits around the Bay Area—a pretty admirable feat. // $60/ person, Monday, March 27, 1896 Hyde St (Russian Hill), stonesthrowsf.com/ChefSommMarchApril.html
Save the Salmon with SF's Top Chefs
The Golden Gate Salmon Association, a coalition of salmon advocates whose mission is to protect and restore California's largest salmon runs, is hosting a benefit dinner with some of SF's finest chefs. The special dinner will feature dishes from Slanted Door's Charles Phan, Waterbar's Parker Ulrich, Fine & Rare's Christine Wells, and more. Beverages will be donated by Seghesio Winery as well as Anchor Brewing. The dinner will be hosted at the Presidio Log Cabin. // $150/ person, Thursday, March 16, 7:15 p.m., 1299 Storey Ave (Presidio). Buy tickets here.
Mezcalito Late-Night Happy Hour
Mezcalito is offering a new late night happy hour from Thursday to Saturday, 10-11 p.m. The happy hour includes $2 off well cocktails, $7 caipirinhas, mojitos, red and white wines, and $8 beer and shot combos. If you're bar crawling on Polk Street, some late night tacos and mezcal just could be the key to keeping the night going. //Thursday-Saturday, 10 p.m.-11 p.m. 2323 Polk St (Russian Hill), mezcalitosf.com