The butcher, the baker and … pretty much everyone else who makes incredible craft food and drink are coming to the Ferry Building to help CUESA and the Northern California chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild kick off their Cocktails of the Farmers Market series. In honor of the upcoming Good Food Awards and their newly formed Good Food Merchants Guild, we’re gathering several of our own local guilds and hosting a special evening of sips and bites.
Enjoy two full-sized signature drinks and 10 samples-sized cocktails plus unlimited bites from artisan food producers in this walkaround tasting in the Ferry Building Grand Hall.
Some of the Bay Area's most talented bartenders will highlight citrus from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, which is at the peak of its season, in their craft cocktails. Bearss lime, Oro Blanco grapefruit, Bergamot orange, Buddha’s Hand citron, Meyer lemon, and Kishu mandarin are just a few of the incredibly versatile fruits that will inspire the evening’s bright, creative drinks.
The evening will also feature a special insider's tasting of artisan products from the Good Food Award finalists before the awards are unveiled on Saturday—we’re talking the crème de la crème; the best artisan food producers in the whole country. Meet the makers and sample chocolate, charcuterie, pickles, confections, preserves, cheese, and coffee. Bakers, butchers, bartenders, brewers, and artisan cheese makers from our local guilds will give you an inside look at their craft, share some secrets, and encourage you to try your own hand at making these treats. You’ll get to taste the results of all their hard-earned knowledge.
Scott Baird, Trick Dog / Bon Vivants
Morgan Young, 15 Romolo
Keli Rivers, Hotsy Totsy Club
Josh Trabulsi, Burritt Room
Priscilla Young, S&P Brasserie
Seth Laufman, Comstock Saloon
Vita Simone, The New Easy
Nat Harry, Revival Bar and Kitchen
Kristin Almy, At Large
Adrian McCarron, Rye
Reza Esmaili, Sweetwater Music Hall
Lenny Gumm and Fatima Wehidy, Dosa