Mission: Jake DesVoignes over at Local: Mission Eatery has been growing a bunch of vegetables on his in-laws' property outside Lodi, and this week he's doing harvest dinners with his bounty of fresh, pesticide-free produce. We're talking marinated green tomatoes with ricotta and chiles, tomato mussel bisque, crispy pork with romano beans and pickled mustard seeds, and black pepper panna cotta with tomato and basil. It's four courses for $48, and an additional $29 for wine pairings. [SFoodie]
Around Town: As noted earlier, Cocktail Week kicks off on Tuesday, and the full schedule of events is now up. It starts with the inauguration of a new bartenders' clubhouse of sorts, called the Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts (1161 Mission) and it ends the following Monday with a Chartreuse Karaoke Gong Show at the Ambassador.
Pacific Heights: Consulting chef Erik Hopfinger and Hoss Zaré (of Zaré at Fly Trap) are hosting an I-talian I-ranian American Spaghetti Feed at the Long Bar & Bistro on Sunday, September 26, at the conclusion of Cocktail Week. $22.98 includes antipasti, spaghetti and meatballs, tiramisu, and a glass of wine. Email RSVP recommended. [via Eater]
St. Helena: Farmstead is doing two new monthly dinner series. The first Farmstead Fish Fry is next Thursday, September 23, with southern-style fried fish (chef Sheamus Feeley is from Arkansas) and accompaniments for $35 per person. There'll be another on October 23. On the first Tuesday of each month starting October 5 they're doing a slow roasted whole fennel pig, which will be family style at $35 per person. They're also doing family-style winemaker dinners on October 13 and November 10, featuring Tuck Beckstoffer from Seventy-Five Wine Company and Brian Nuss from Vinoce respectively. $60 per person including wine. [Grub Street]