Today marks the official start to SFChefs 2010, San Francisco’s “premier food, wine and spirits week.” Presented by Visa Signature and produced by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, SFChefs supports the Golden Gate Restaurant Association Scholarship Foundation, a foundation that grants need-based scholarships to Bay Area students requiring financial assistance to pursue an education in culinary and hospitality programs.
Starting tomorrow, August 10th, classes and seminars on an assortment of topics in the food and beverage industry will be available for both industry personnel and consumers. The seminars will involve professionals from all facets of the industry, including local farmers, ranchers, chefs, winemakers, distillers, media, luminaries, authors, vintners, mixologists and culinary experts. The seminars will take place in The Westin St. Francis Hotel, kicking off with Tales From The Still, a panel featuring various distillers, moderated by none other than Mutineer’s Editor in Chief, Alan Kropf.
- Tales From The Still
- Date: Tuesday, August 10th
- Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
- Location: The Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco CA
- Tickets: Visa Signature cardholders, $25 (purchase here).
Non Visa Signature cardholders, $35 (purchase here).
- Seminar Description: At only 27-years-old, Mutineer Magazine Publisher and Editor Alan Kropf is a leader amongst the next generation of beverage professionals and has extensive knowledge and experience with a range of beverages. Join him as he leads a panel of distillers, Bryan Alex Davis (Obsello, Absinthe) and Duggan McDonnell (Encanto, Pisco) as they discuss the ins and outs of the business, highs and lows and how to make heads or tails of the art of distilling.
If you are located in or around the Bay Area, there is really no excuse not to partake in some aspect of SFChefs 2010 (unless you hate awesome food and fine beverages, which is rather unfortunate). A plethora of SF restaurants have created special Pre-Fixe (between $35 and $50) “SFChefs Showcase” dinner menus, all of which feature one or more courses with some sort of pork product (FTW!). Naturally, options for those who choose not to divulge in meat consumption will also be available. A list of participating restaurants and menus can be found on the SFChefs website. And if copious amounts of pork products and fine beverages were not reason enough, the following highlight video will surely coax even the non-California residents into attending: