The Giants are playing in the World Series. Humphh, that’s old news people when there’s food to be eaten or talked about in and around the Bay Area. Here’s a few stops to mark off on the calendar over the next week.
Thursday, October 25 (6:00-7:00 p.m.) – Famed chef Jose Garces will be visiting Omnivore Books (BTW, Celia has killed it with guests over the next two months) to talk about his new book, “The Latin Road Home.” The book takes readers through Garces’ diverse cultural background and how he came to become the chef he is today. The event is free. Omnivore Books is located at 3885a Cesar Chavez Street in San Francisco.
Saturday, October 27 (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) – Baker and Banker in Pacific Heights is celebrating the two-year- anniversary of its bakery by offering the first 100 guests on Saturday a free cupcake with the purchase of any bakery item. Headed by Lori Baker, the bakery, which is adjacent to the restaurant, offers up plenty of treats – from cakes to muffins and bread as well. Baker & Banker is located at 1701 Octavia Street in San Francisco.
Saturday, October 27 (3:00-4:00 p.m.) – SPQR Executive Chef Matthew Accarrino and Wine Director and Co-Owner Shelley Lindgren have had a pretty exceptional week. The restaurant was awarded a Michelin Star and the pair also launched their first book, “SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine.” They will be talking about the book at Omnivore Books for a free event on Saturday.
Saturday, October 27 (6:30-10:00 p.m.) – Meritage at The Claremont Hotel is introducing its new Chef de Cuisine, Scott Quinn, as it hosts an Argentinian Dinner on Saturday night. The five course dinner will feature pairings by Bodega Columé Winemaker Randle Johnson. Quinn has more than 15 years of kitchen experience, mainly in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The dinner is $125 per person. Meritage at The Claremont is located at 41 Tunnel Road in Berkeley.
Saturday, October 27 (7:00-8:30 p.m.) – Television personality Alton Brown is visiting San Francisco on Saturday as part of the second annual Bay Area Science Festival. Brown’s “Ten Things About Food I Feel Pretty Sure About” will offer the crowd at the Castro Theater an interactive presentation in discussing the science of American food, touching on home kitchen experiments to healthy dining. All ages are welcome and General Admission tickets are $35. The Castro Theater is located at 429 Castro Street in San Francisco.
Sunday, October 28 (3:00-8:00 p.m.) – The first annual Asterisk SF Food Tasting Party will be held at Project One Gallery on Sunday. The event, which will be benefitting La Cocina, will combine food, drinks and music. Asterisk San Francisco Magazine is a local bi-monthly publication that covers culture and life in San Francisco. Tickets are $50 and include five tastings, one cocktail, a dessert and a tote with goodies. Project One Gallery is located at 251 Rhode Island Street in San Francisco.