Picnic on the Plaza: Summer Cocktails of the Farmers Market
Savor Summer's Best, One Sip at a Time
Break out the picnic tables and fire up the grill! With daylight hours lasting long into the evening, CUESA and the United States Bartenders Guild are taking advantage of the sunshine to set up a city-style picnic in front of the Ferry Building. In our pop-up urban oasis, cool down with craft cocktails from the Bay’s best bars, featuring peak summer produce and classic picnic ingredients—think corn, peppers, watermelon, tomatoes—and snack on upscale cookout fare from the city’s hottest restaurants.
Guests receive three full-sized, signature cocktails featuring Disaronno, Larceny Bourbon, and Cointreau, along with unlimited sample-size drinks. Restaurants provide small bites in this happy hour event, where you’ll unwind with our summer playlist, best your besties in foodie lawn games, and vote for your favorite drink and bite to win prizes. At the end of the evening, catch twilight descending on the waterfront in a perfect finale to a city summer night.
All proceeds from the evening support CUESA’s sustainable agriculture educational initiatives and the USBG’s professional development programs. This is our last Cocktails of the Farmers Market party of 2016—don’t miss out!
Suzu Christian, 15 Romolo
Jessi Lorraine, Absinthe
Brice Sanchez, Blackwater Station
Max Gerasimenko, Cafe du Nord
Anthony Cozeck, Comstock Saloon
Raul Ayala & Brian Means, Dirty Habit
Nicolas Torres, Lazy Bear
Nick Jones, Pabu Izakaya
Pilar Reyes & Matt Harrison, Penrose
Jeff Lyon, Third Rail
John Codd, Tradition
Karlo Pentic, Twin Peaks Tavern
Maritza Rocha-Alvarez & Jr. Tonatiuh, Whitechapel
Presenting spirits include:
Tasting spirits include:
No. 209 Gin, Batiste Rhum, Ilegal Mezcal Reposado, Lo-Fi Apertifs, The Real McCoy Rum, Sipsmith London Dry Gin, Singani 63, Spirit Works Distillery Vodka, Suerte Tequila, Bruto Americano by St. George Spirits, Venus Spirits
Participating restaurants include:
CUESA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to educate urban consumers about sustainable agriculture and to create links between urban dwellers and local farmers. We have managed the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market since 1999. We envision a healthy world nourished by environmentally sound, humane, economically viable, and socially just food systems.
About the USBG
The USBG is the most skilled, knowledgeable, and professional association of bartenders in the industry, uniting dedicated professionals in service to the traditions of our trade. Our mission is to empower bartenders in their careers, foster collaboration between members, and connect with the communities we serve.
Please note: Must be 21 years to attend. Tickets are nonrefundable but are transferable. For nondrinkers and designated drivers, we will offer a few clearly marked nonalcoholic options.
Photos by Amanda Lynn Photography and Valter Fabiano.