Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
Marla Bakery Launches New Menu
Marla Bakery is launching a new menu as co-founder Chef Amy Brown returns to the kitchen. Brown, a former pastry chef at Nopa and creator of its famed custard French toast, will work her magic on the savory side of things. Some new dishes include city ham and pea greens flatbread, an oven roasted pork belly with spiced white bean cream, mussels and clams in escabeche, and whey brined roasted half chicken. Yum! // Open daily, 3619 Balboa St. (Outer Richmond), marlabakery.com
Lunch with Mario Batali
Join celebrity chef and Italian food genius Mario Batali for a luncheon at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael. The lunch will feature dishes from his new book titled Big American Cookbook, which is Batali's deep dive into American Regional cooking. Guests will receive an autographed copy of the publication and will have to chance to shake hands with the legend himself. // $125, Thursday, Oct. 27, 12:30pm, 100 Yacht Club Dr. (San Rafael), Get tickets here.
Michelin Awards Stars in San Francisco
On Tuesday, The Michelin Guide announced the San Francisco recipients of its highly coveted stars for 2017. Most notably, Quince was awarded a third star, joining the likes of Benu, French Laundry, Saison, Manresa, and The Restaurant at Meadowood. This also means that SF now has the same number of three-star Michelins as New York. Also noteworthy is the addition of Mister Jiu's to the Michelin guide with a well-deserved one star, and the exclusion of Rich Table from any stars, because that literally makes no sense. //michelinmedia.com
Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like a Somm Dinners with Souvla and Del Popolo
Stones Throw is hosting two upcoming dinners with Souvla (October 24) and Del Popolo (November 14) for their Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like a Somm series. These collaborative dinners are held annually, and raise money for local non-profits. This year, the proceeds from the dinners will go toward Old Skool Café, a local organization that provides at-risk, previously incarcerated, and foster care youth with a variety of career opportunities. // Monday, Nov. 14 at Del Popolo, 855 Bush S. (Nob Hill), Reserve here.
Jack London Square Farmers Market Harvest Festival
Join CUESA for some fall festivities this Sunday at the Jack London Farmers Market Harvest Festival. There'll be a pie contest, apple cider pressing, pumpkin decorating, a cooking demo with Dominica Rice-Cisneros of Cosecha, and more. Costumes are encouraged. // Sunday, Oct. 30, 9am-2pm, 472 Water St. (Oakland), cuesa.org
Poole's Book Signing at Omnivore
Ashley Christensen will be signing copies of her book Poole's: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner this week at Omnivore Books. Christensen owns Death and Taxes, which made it on Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurants List this year. Poole's honors the traditions of Southern cuisine while adding a modern spin on things (think meatless mains and simple sides that are intense with flavor). As per usual Omnivore fashion, there will be a talk and a book signing. // Sunday, Oct. 30, 3pm-4pm, 3885a Cesar Chavez (Noe Valley), omnivorebooks.com