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Foodies pay rapt attention to chef's explanation of technique at 2017 Eat Drink SF. Foodies pay rapt attention to chef's explanation of technique at 2017 Eat Drink SF. Gamma Nine Photography Marc Fiorito

TASTE News Service, August 21, 2018 - Eat Drink SF, San Francisco’s premiere food and drink festival, is ringing in 10 years with an impressive lineup of renowned tastemakers to celebrate the Bay Area’s world-class cuisine.

With three days of curated programming from August 24-26, the festival brings elevated VIP experiences from newcomers like Sorrel and Eight Tables, main stage demonstrations by luminaries like Chef Dominique Crenn and Chef Roland Passot and bar programs from mainstay Pacific Cocktail Haven and Japanese-influenced Kabuki Hotel.

For the 10th year special programming includes:

● A spirits store by Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant for guests to purchase bottles they’ve sampled at the festival.

● A Willy Wonka-inspired Golden Ticket Giveaway at specially selected restaurants in the Bay.

● A Bay Area Top Chef reunion demo and Q&A featuring chefs Tu David Phu, Rogelio Garcia, and Melissa


● RFID technology-enabled wristbands for festival-goers to check-in at restaurant booths to map everything

they’ve eaten.

● Instagram sensation, Museum of Ice Cream will host a special activation at each Grand Tasting.


Grand Tasting Highlights:


Girls pose at Eat Drink SF Picmonkey

  The girls pose for a selfie as they begin their evening          Gamma Nine Photography Marc Fiorito


Friday Evening Grand Tasting

Each Grand Tasting features more than 30 top Bay Area restaurants rotating by session. Friday evening will showcase bites from favorites like Impossible Foods albondigas with shelling beans from The Commissary, clam chowder soup ravioli with squid ink pasta and spicy tomato sauce from Half Moon Bay Brewery Company, and caviar puffs from Comstock Saloon. In VIP, The Conservatory at The Ritz-Carlton will feature Harley Farms goat cheese panna cotta, with heirloom tomato marmalade, and candied tomatoes.


Saturday Afternoon Grand Tasting


Saturday afternoon talent includes

participants from past years like Souvla slinging their spit-roasted Superior Farms whole lamb, Vive La Tarte

serving their Instagrammable jackfruit Tacro, and fan-favorite M.Y. China with a pork and shrimp shumai. In

VIP, International Smoke will serve red curry tom kha, and guests may snack on foie gras potstickers from

high-end Chinatown restaurant Eight Tables.


couples with Trummer Pils Picmonkey

 Not sure about what's in the stemmed glass, but several folks seem to be celebrating with Trumer Pils.         Gamma Nine Photography Marc Fiorito


Saturday Evening Grand Tasting


On one of the biggest nights of the weekend, guests will experience Hawaiian-inspired fare from 'āina, chopped chicken mini pitas with authentic Israeli hummus from Oren’s Hummus, and kombu braised pork tostadas from Son’s Addition. In VIP, newcomer Sorrel will serve yellowfin tuna crudo with white soy and green coriander


Sunday Afternoon Grand Tasting


To conclude the weekend of indulgences, the final Grand Tasting will feature brunch fare from soon-to-open ALX Gastropub, popular Cole Valley market Luke’s Local, Mezcalito, ROOH, and Marin favorite Sol Food. In VIP, Frances will serve charred fennel, guajillo chili, pepita dukkah with a cured egg yolk.

For more information, including tickets, visit https://eatdrink-sf.com/events/


Editor’s note:  If you’re planning on visiting San Francisco for this event, you may also want to check out Taste California Travel’s Resource Directory where you’ll find links to the websites of hundreds of Lodging and Dining options.

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