Monday, July 27, 2009


I'm absolutely thrilled to be attending a fabulous 4-day event in San Francisco on August 6-9. SFChefs.Food.Wine. is the city's premier culinary weekend event showcasing top Bay Area chefs, artisan food producers, cookbook authors and fantastic wines and spirits. Everyone who's anyone in the culinary field in the Bay Area will be there - the list of participants is amazing.

The festivities begin with an opening reception on Thursday evening featuring Rising Star Chefs and Bar Stars as recognized by the San Francisco Chronicle, including Joie de Vivre's own Michelle Mah, Executive Chef of Midi. I'll be attending sessions each morning and afternoon for the next three days, including one entitled "The Chocolate Chronicles" with Alice Medrich and Michael Recchiuti (lucky me!). On Saturday evening The Back Burner Blues Band, a band of local chefs, is going to rock Union Square and Hubert Keller of Fleur de Lys will offer his spinning talents as DJ (can you believe it?). The night doesn't end there - from 10:30 pm to 1 am I'll be at a late-night after party called "Chocolate Enchantment" at Victor's on the Imperial Floor atop The Westin St. Francis, which will feature chocolate confections from executive pastry chef Jean-Francois Houdre.

It's going to be one long party, and believe me, no one knows how to party better than a group of chefs! If you have the opportunity to attend even one of the three days I would encourage you to do so. It's gonna be a blast!

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