Posts Tagged ‘Charles Phan’

August 3rd at the Commonwealth Club: “San Francisco’s 2011 James Beard Award Winners: What Makes a Restaurant Great?”

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

OMG, famous Paolo Lucchesi, Charles Phan, and Michael Tusk will all be on hand at the Commonwealth Club on August 3rd, 2011!

This is going to be mega. Get your tickets right now.

All the deets:

SPEAKERS:  

Joshua Aidlin, Architect, Designer and Owner, Aidlin Darling Design; Owner and Designer, Bar Agricole; James Beard Award, “Outstanding Restaurant  Design”

Paolo Lucchesi, Author, “The Scoop,” SF Chronicle; James Beard Award, “Best Food Section”

Charles Phan, Owner and Chef, The Slanted Door; James Beard Award, “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America Inductees”

Michael Tusk, Owner and Chef, Quince; James Beard Award, “Best Chef in the Region”

Marcia Gagliardi, Founder, Tablehopper.com and DeepDishing.com; Author, The Tablehopper’s Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco - Moderator

 

TITLE:           SF’s James Beard Award Winners: What Makes a Restaurant Great?

DATE:            Wednesday, August 3, 2011

TIME:             6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 reception

PLACE:          SF Club Office, 595 Market St. 2nd Floor

PRICE:           $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)

To buy tickets call 415/597-6705 or register at www.commonwealthclub.org

Several of this year’s San Francisco winners of the James Beard Award, “the Oscars” of the food world in the words of Time magazine, will reveal the secrets of their success and discuss their views on what makes a restaurant great. This panel of chefs, restaurant owners, critics and designers represents some of the brightest stars of San Francisco’s restaurant scene, widely regarded as one of the nation’s richest culinary centers.

Ever more deets, after the jump

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Poor Michael Bauer has a Panic Attack Over a Magazine Article

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Consider poor Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic, and executive food and wine editor. In his words:

“I had a brief panic attack as I stood at a colleague’s desk and leafed through the September issue of Food & Wine magazine.”

MB was so horror-struck, he forgot to link to the source of his consternation. But you can take a look here: ”Chefs Charles Phan and Loretta Keller: Recipes for Sustainability,” where magazine scribe Joshua Davis writes:

“The Academy Café, on the main floor, feels like an interactive exhibit showcasing cuisines from the Mediterranean, Southeast Asia and Mexico.”

Actually, the Academy Cafe (press release here) feels like a construction site.  Here’s what it looks like over there right now, take a gander. Click to expand:

So let’s see here, Food & Wine says everything opens in September:

“The California Academy of Sciences, including the Moss Room and Academy Café, opens September 27. calacademy.org.”

And Bauer says everything opens in October:

 ”The museum and the restaurant aren’t scheduled to open until October.”

In reality, the museum opens in September and the dining places are skedded to open in October. Now we’re all set.

[UPDATE: As it turned out, both the Moss Room and the Academy Cafe opened on September 27th, so ten points for Gryffindor.]

Thus ends another dead-tree/Internet flare up.  Expect another one soon.