Several prominent, young members of the "new generation of European chefs" are in town this weekend for the Omnivore World Tour. It's dubbed as a "global food festival," and it's the creation of Luc Bubanchet, originating in Paris and hitting twelve cities worldwide. They've already made stops this year in Shanghai, Moscow, Montreal, New York, and elsewhere, hosting master classes with up-and-coming chefs in each city, and bringing along young European chefs as well. The San Francisco leg of the tour features local names Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn), Corey Lee (Benu), Joshua Skenes (Saison), Danny Bowien (Mission Chinese Food), and Roland Passot (La Folie), all of whom are teaching master classes that are open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11.
In addition, there are classes in wine tasting and pairing from Saison's Mark Bright, and Caleb Mosely of Araujo Wines in Napa, and master classes with European chef Davy Schellemans (Veranda in Antwerp), L.A. chef Thomas Lim (3rd Street), and NY chef Jeremiah Stone (Contra).
On Saturday night at the Presidio Observation Post is the Omnivorious Party for which tickets are $40, and where attendees will be treated to bites from Schellemans, Crenn, Lim, Jason Fox of Commonwealth, and others.
And there is still space available for one of the special dinners they're hosting at Commonwealth on Sunday, which will be a collaborative menu from Fox and Lim.