Cuesa's Annual Summer Celebration

Event has passed (Sun Jul 14, 2013 - Sun Jul 14, 2013)
San Francisco Ferry Building
6pm - 9pm
Food & Drink, Food Event
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An Evening Supporting 20 Years of Connecting
Urban Eaters and Local Farmers and Artisans

At CUESA's third annual Summer Celebration, star chefs and bartenders focus their palates and talents on six culinary families — berries, nightshades, grains and legumes, alliums, leaves and flowers, and of course stone fruits — creating original tastes that celebrate the height of the summer harvest.

Guests will feast on unlimited food and drink at the themed tasting areas, where chefs and bartenders have been challenged to create dishes that highlight each grouping. Imagine an eggplant baklava with tomato honey (nightshades) or pork confit with a blackberry-habanero salsa (berries) or a sip of an aperitif made with California poppies (leaves and flowers). And what CUESA event would be complete without the presence of farmers, displaying their bounty and offering farm-fresh tastes, as well as hands-on educational activities and fun?

Proceeds from the night provide much-needed support for CUESA's ongoing education initiatives, including free cooking demos, kitchen skill-building classes, the Schoolyard to Market youth entrepreneurship program, and sustainability scholarships for farmers.

Tickets are $125, $85 of which is a tax deductible donation.

Participating Chefs & Restaurants

Ryan Farr
4505 Meats

Adam Dulye
Abbot's Cellar

Kory Stewart
Americano Restaurant & Bar

Staffan Terje
barbacco eno trattoria

Jen Musty
Batter Bakery

Ruggero Gadaldi
Beretta & Delarosa & Pesce

Alexander Ong & Mario Tolentino
Betelnut Restaurant

Gilliam Shaw
Black Jet Baking Company

Francis Hogan
Bluestem Brasserie

Ryan Pollnow
Central Kitchen

Brett Emerson

Joseph Ahearne
El Porteño Empanadas

Michael Bilger

Alicia Jenish
Grand Café

Robin Song
Hog & Rocks

Tim Archuleta
ICHI Sushi

Lauren Kiino
Il Cane Rosso

Mike Ransom
Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen

David Barzelay
Lazy Bear

Luis Villavelazquez
Les Elements Patisserie

Jake Des Voignes
Local Mission Eatery & Local's Corner

Alejandro Morgan

Ben DeVries

Vincent Russo
MarketBar Restaurant

Isaac Miller

Meg Ray

Michelle Pusateri
Nana Joes Granola

Dennis Lee
Namu Gaji

Michael Rotondo
Parallel 37

Daniel Capra
Paula LeDuc Fine Catering

Tu David Phu
Precita Park Cafe

Pressed Juicery
Pressed Juicery

Thomas Odermatt
Roli Roti Gourmet Rotisserie

Pablo Estrada
Rose Pistola

Deepak Kaul

Larry Finn
Scala's Bistro

Charles Phan
Slanted Door Group

Matt Paul
Slow Club

Alison Mountford
Square Meals

Adam Timney

Telmo Faria

Sean Thomas
The Blue Plate

Chad Blunston
The Fairmont San Francisco

Matthew Dolan
Twenty Five Lusk

Evan Bloom & Leo Beckerman
Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

Participating Spirit Companies, Wineries,
Breweries & Other Beverage Companies

Almanac Beer Co.

Blue Bottle Coffee

Bourbon & Branch

Campo de Encanto Pisco

Charbay Winery & Distillery

Drake's Brewing

Drinkwell Softers

Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant

GRAND POPPY Organic Aperitive

Kivelstadt Cellars

Magnolia Brewery

Peet's Coffee & Tea
Rye & Rye on the Road


Square One Organic Spirits

St. George Spirits

Wait Cellars


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