One of the year's biggest food events is just around the corner, and Grub Street would like to send you to the opening reception for free. SF Chefs.Food.Wine kicks off next Thursday with a reunion mixer for San Francisco Chronicle rising star chefs, hosted by Tyler Florence. The party involves trying out cocktails and wine, eating fancy hors d'ovres, and mingling with a crowd of famous chefs and bartenders, like Jamie Lauren, Corey Lee, Richard Corbo, and Martin Cate. Tickets are $125 normally, but enter to win a free pair.
Since this party is all about Rising Star Chefs, we'd like to see who you'd nominate. Send us a suggestion of a restaurant and chef that you'd like to see represented in the Chron's list next year, and a sentence or two as to why. We'll give the tickets to the person who makes the best case. E-mail us your choices by 10 a.m. Monday, and we'll choose a winner later that day. If you just want to buy tickets without bothering with our little game, use the discount code menupages09 into the field here, and you can get 10 percent off the price of the reception.