Tickets for The Wine & Food Gala on Saturday 2/23 will be available at the door - 101 Second Street @ Mission.
FOUR DELICIOUS DAYS OF
FOOD, WINE & CULTURE!!
The sf|noir Wine & Food Event, a unique culinary event celebrating the best in Black and Southern-inspired cuisine from eminent Bay Area chefs returns for Black History Month, February 20-24, 2013! The week-long series of events features wonderful culinary delights by premiere Bay Area soul-food chefs paired alongside a diverse variety of wines presented by distinguished producers from the region and beyond, including award-winning wines from African American vintners and selections from South Africa.
Mixology is defined as the "art or skill of preparing mixed drinks." San Francisco has enjoyed a re-birth of the Mixologist in recent years with venues like Beretta, Otis, Bar Agricole, Locanda and many others, dedicated to the art of crafting some of the best cocktails found anywhere.
Kicking off The sf|noir Wine & Food Event, a novel twist on the enduring mixology trend through an evening where top African-American Mixologists create an original cocktail menu starring fresh 'remixes" of storied traditional American cocktail recipes, as well as favorite libations representing global Black culture from around the world. You won't find this cocktail menu anywhere else! If you're a cocktail enthusiast, you won't want to miss this! (FREE entrance, guests responsible for their beverages).
Want to know more about wine? The right questions to ask and what to look for when you're tasting? Terms like acidity, tannins, bouquet and the breadth of varietals have you a little confused?
Long time San Francisco Bay Area wine connoisseur, Omar White, breaks down the fundamentals of wine tasting. He'll lead the audience through an informative, guided journey through the wonderful world of wines and how to completely enjoy the process of wine tasting. Omar is a wine consultant, formerly at Chez Panisse for 15 years and helped to launch acclaimed wine programs at popular Bay Area restaurants like Pizzaiolo, Hibiscus, Tinderbox and Eat+Lounge.
Enjoy the wines at this engaging wine tasting along with bites to complement your palate. You'll benefit from a very up, close and personal interaction at this special wine event. Tickets are limited!
Following its previous sold-out showing, The Wine & Food Gala! is back on Saturday February 23! Join hundreds of Bay Area food and wine lovers at this one and only, unique evening of food, wine & culture.
San Francisco is commonly referred to as the "cuisine capital of the world," and in this era of the "foodie" we felt it was time to shine the spotlight on the unique flavors of Black Cuisine. We are excited to present this unique culinary event celebrating the best in Black and Southern-inspired Cuisine from eminent Bay Area chefs paired alongside a diverse variety of wines presented by distinguished producers from the region and beyond.
Taste over 80 types of wines from top vintners including Award winning wines from select African American vintners, and sample delectable delights from premier Bay Area chefs and soul food restaurants on 2 levels!
Much has been afoot with Oakland’s newly found culinary renaissance over the last few years.
Capping off a full weekend of festival happenings, sf|noir will invite attendees to conclude the event with a trip to Oakland for a jazz brunch at one of Oakland’s latest culinary offerings, Miss Ollie’s! This much anticipated establishment is the new creation from Executive Chef Sarah Kirnon who brought us popular Bay Area establishments like The Front Porch in San Francisco and Hibiscus, also in Oakland.
Audience members will dine to a special Jazz brunch menu while they soak in the sweet jazz sounds of the Marcus Shelby Trio for a wonderful afternoon of great food, jazz and culture to close out the 2013 sf|noir Wine & Food Event. (FREE entrance, guests responsible for their food and beverages).