For the first time this year, the annual SF Chefs fest in August was preceded by a summer full of collaborative dining events featuring some of the best of the best in chef talent around town. Now, the folks behind SF Chefs at Golden Gate Restaurant Association and Andrew Freeman & Company are announcing a series of three dinners this fall that will be keeping the Dinner Party Project alive into a new season. See further details below.
Things begin with an event at RN74 featuring chefs from all of Michael Mina's local restaurants cooking a single menu together. All of these events have limited seating and given the public's hunger for such exclusive dinners these days, we expect they'll sell out fast. (And as with past SF Chefs events, Visa Signature cardholders get a discount.)
WHO: Michael Mina (Michael Mina), Omri Aflalo (Bourbon Steak), Jason Berthold (RN74)
Lincoln Carson (Michael Mina Corporate Pastry Chef), Rajat Parr (Michael Mina Group Wine Director), Ron Siegel (Michael Mina)
WHEN: Tuesday, November 27, 6:30 PM
WHAT: For this dinner, which includes wine pairings from award-winning wine director Rajat Parr, the chefs from the Mina collection are throwing guests a curve ball as Mina and pastry chef Lincoln Carson switch things up, with Mina making dessert and pastry chef Lincoln Carson trying something savory. Ticket Price: $200 / $190 (Visa Signature). All prices are inclusive of beverages and gratuity. Seating limited to 30. Purchase tickets here.
SOULFUL SUPPER CLUB
WHO: David Lawrence (1300 on Fillmore), Hoss Zaré (Zaré at Fly Trap)
WHEN: Thursday, November 29, 7:00 PM
WHERE: 1300 on Fillmore
WHAT: Join these two gregarious chefs, who are also friends, for a special collaboration that will showcase a multicultural menu with wine pairings and lots of laughs. Ticket Price: $140 / $130 (Visa Signature). All prices are inclusive of beverages and gratuity. Seating limited to 30. Purchase tickets here.
MIND YOUR SPQRS AND AQS
WHO: Mark Liberman (AQ), Matthew Accarrino (SPQR)
WHEN: Monday, December 3, 7:00 PM
WHAT: Matthew Accarrino and Mark Liberman are both chefs with serious pedigrees. Together they’ve worked for some of the best chefs in America: Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse, Tom Colicchio and Roland Passot, just to name a few. Now they'll be collaborating for the first time on a dinner filled with seasonal and personal influences, innovative ideas and bold flavors, all accompanied by wine and cocktail pairings. Ticket Price: $180 / $170 (Visa Signature). All prices are inclusive of beverages and gratuity. Seating limited to 40. Purchase tickets here.