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Good People, Good Food & Good Wine = A Good Cause & a Good Time

June 24, 2010

On Friday night I will be cooking alongside chefs Gary Danko, Traci Des Jardins, Craig Stoll, Yigit Pura and Yank Sing Restaurant to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of San Francisco Pride at the new SOMA gallery 12 Gallagher Lane. Proceeds from the evening will benefit The James Beard Foundation and AMFAR. This is going to be a great party.

The VIP hosts include Anne Kronenberg, Maggie Rizer, Alex Mehran, Susan Ungaro, and Denise Hale. The mistress of ceremonies for the live auction will be Joanne Weir.

The food will be as amazing as you would expect from this great line up of chefs. Here’s a listing of some of the food that will be offered:

 

Jewish Artichokes with Lemons and Aïoli
Sweetbreads alla Saltimbocca
Assorted Dumplings > Shrimp, Snow Pea Shoot, and Spinach
Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai
Devil’s Gulch Rabbit Escabèche with Fava Bean Crostini    
Herb-Crusted Beef Filet Mignon with Spaetzle, Cippolini Onions, and King Trumpet Mushrooms
Brown Sugar Oat Crisp Ice Cream Sandwiches with Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
Turkish Delight 2010 > Crispy Honey-Baked Kadayif with Creamy Citrus-Scented Mascarpone Jelly, Glazed Apricots, and Almonds
Baked Lavender Pavlova with Chinese Lychees, Raspberries, and Tahitian Vanilla Chantilly
Housemade Valencia-Roasted Peanut Butter Cups with Fleur de Sel
Citrus-Scented Panna Cotta with Cucumber–Lemongrass Gelée and Candied Fennel
Hamada Farms Meyer Lemon Parfait Pops with Strawberry–Lemon Verbena Leather
Layered Pistachio Cake with Sour Cherry–Chocolate Gum and Spiced Sicilian Pistachio Buttercream
Housemade S’more Stacks with Tonka Bean Ganache

And to Drink

Miura Sparkling Cava NV
Hall Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Basil Gimlets with SKYY Vodka, Basil, and Lime Juice

12 Gallagher Lane, the location of the event, is the exclusive west coast gallery for artist Hunt Slonem, San Francisco, California. It’s tucked between 4th & 5th and Howard & Folsom. Slonem grew up in the south and the outside of the building is reminiscent of his two restored plantation homes in Louisiana.

The VIP Reception starts at 6:00 P.M. and the Tasting Soirée & Live Auction begins at 7 and runs until midnight. We hope to see you there.

For ticket information go to: http://www.scribd.com/doc/32950593/Pride-Soiree

This is the week for anniversary events. Sunday I will be cooking at a luncheon at Sakonnet Winery in Rhode Island, celebrating their 35th anniversary. If you happen to be near Little Compton (just outside of Providence) come by for some Passion Fruit Pound Cake with Strawberries and Chantilly Cream. Savory courses will be prepared by Anne Quatrano from Atlanta, Jasper White from Boston, Johanne Killeen and George Germon from Providence and Casey Riley from Newport. Go to www.sakonnetwine.com/events.cfm for more information.

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2 comments

  1. Both events sound like great fun – enjoy!


  2. I remember seeing you at Sakonnet Winery years ago; it was a great event. Best wishes for another success!



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