Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth Falkner’

Scharffen Berger Chocolate Baking Class with Celebrity Chef Elizabeth Falkner a Huge Success at CUESA Kitchen

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Before Scharffen Berger Chocolate was purchased by Hershey, you could go on a free factory tour in Berkeley. Good times.

These days the factory’s gone, but Hershey’s says it’s making the same old stuff in Indiana on a national scale. OK fine.

Anyway, over the weekend, celebrity chef Elizabeth Falkner was on hand at the Ferry Building to offer Scharffen Berger Chocolate cooking tips and also to promote a contest. See below.

Le mise-en-scene at the CUESA Kitchen at the front of the Ferry Building near Gott’s Roadside:

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Always with the liquid nitrogen:

If you’re into this kind of stuff, check the CEUSA sched.

All the deets:

Scharffen Berger® Chocolate Baking Classes w/ Alice Medrich & Elizabeth Falkner
Saturday, October 8, 2011 – 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Scharffen Berger® Chocolate Maker Hosts Two Very Special FREE Baking Classes at Ferry Building Marketplace on Saturday, October 8

WHAT:
To launch the “Elevate a Classic Dessert with Scharffen Berger® Chocolate” Contest, Scharffen Berger® Chocolate Maker is hosting two FREE baking classes for baking and chocolate enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Classes, respectively led by two of San Francisco’s most prominent pastry chefs and baking experts, are open to the public with RSVP as space is limited.

WHEN:

Saturday, October 8, 2011

4:30pm-5:30pm: Chocolate Cream Pie with Cinnamon & Ancho Chile with Alice Medrich

Alice Medrich is an award-winning, best-selling cookbook author and one of country’s foremost experts on chocolate and chocolate desserts.

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Chocolate Gelato Sundae with Chocolate Cake Crumbles and Marshmallow Cream with Chef Elizabeth Falkner

Elizabeth Falkner is the Owner and Executive Chef of Orson Restaurant and Citizen Cake, and a star of The Next Iron Chef.

WHERE:
CUESA Kitchen in the Ferry Building Marketplace
1 Ferry Building, San Francisco

San Francisco Restaurant Community Comes Together to Help Crime Victim – Benefit at Ragazza January 24th

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Haighteration has the story this AM about how the San Francisco restaurant community is coming together to help one of its own, someone who is still reeling from a crime committed late last year:

“In late November, a beloved member of the Ragazza staff, and broader San Francisco restaurant community, was the victim of a terrible crime. To help this individual get back on their feet, Ragazza, along with several other establishments, are hosting a fundraiser. All proceeds will benefit the crime victim. Funds will be raised through several sources.”

And check out all the local businesspeople who are contributing, below.

“1. On Monday, January 24, Ragazza will donate 100% of sales proceeds to this cause. For this evening, Ragazza will hold an intimate benefit dinner, with a special menu designed by Chef Sharon Ardiana.  The meal will be served family style, with antipasti, salad, pizza, entree and dessert.  Seatings are at 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm or 9:00 pm.  The cost is $35/person, including wine, excluding gratuity and tax.  As of 1/13/11, the 7pm seating is sold out.  To make a reservation or to be put on the 7pm waiting list, please email Laurie at laurie@aocsf.com.

2. A variety of items will be auctioned off on eBay, between Friday, January 21st and Monday, January 31st. Auction items include special meals at notable San Francisco restaurants, cooking lessons, private meals prepared by Bay Area chefs, art, photography, wine and other items. To see all items up for auction or to bid on an item, please visit this link.

3. You may send a cash donation to benefit the victims of this crime. To do so, please send a check made out to our fiscal sponsor, La Cocina, Inc. Please write Ragazza Fundraiser in the memo line so that your contribution goes directly to our cause. Donations may also be made on the evening of January 24 at the restaurant. For your donation to be tax deductible, it will need to be made via check payable to La Cocina, Inc. Donations may be sent to:

La Cocina

2948 Folsom Street

San Francisco, CA 94110-4028

Note that all auction items and donations made via check to La Cocina, Inc. are tax deductible over the fair market value of the item (in the case of auction items). La Cocina is a registered 501c3 organization.

Full details coming soon, along with links to the eBay bid pages once the auction is live (anticipated to be on Friday, January 21).  Here’s a preview of some of the items we will have available for bid…..

Dinner for 8 in your home, cooked by Frances Chef/Owner Melissa Perello.
Italian cooking lesson, wine tasting and dinner for 4 prepared in your home by Chef/Owner of Ragazza, Sharon Ardiana and  Suzanne Drexhage
Dinner for 2, with wine pairings, at your choice of either A16 or SPQR
Wine dinner for 4 at Andalu
Dinner for 2 at Bar Tartine
Chef’s Dinner for 2 at Cafe des Amis, with wine pairings
Customized meal for 2 at Delfina, menu designed by Chef/Owner Craig Stoll
Customized meal for 2 at Flour + Water, menu by Chef/Owner Tom McNaughton, with wine pairing
Wine dinner for 4 at Garibaldi’s
Dinner for 2 at Gialina..and you can go to the head of the line!
Dinner for 4 at Nopa, seated with Chef/Co-Owner Laurence Jossel and Wine Director Chris Deegan
Dinner for 4 at the Chef’s Table of Rotisserie & Wine – meet Tyler Florence and Chef Jeremy Fox
Customized cake by Elizabeth Falkner of Citizen Cake, sized to serve 40 people!
2 dozen cupcakes from Kara’s Cupcakes, delivered by cupcake maven and owner, Kara Lind
Marlowe‘s famous Marlowe burger, delivered to your office w/all the fixin’s…for 8 people
Carnitas dinner for 4, delivered to your door by Nopalito.
Sundae making party for 24 by Bi Rite Creamery
Cocktail making class for 15, along with signed copies of Art of the Bar at Comstock Saloon
Coffee tour/tasting for 6 at Equator Coffees & Teas-  the coffee of Ragazza & The French Laundry
Cooking clases at La Cocina
Poker party for 5 at Le Club….burgers, bourbon or champs, your own dealer & private table
Pizza Politana pizza party for 15 at your home
High end tequila tasting for 4 at Tres Agaves
Margarita party for 20 at your home by Tortilla Heights
A case of mixed Italian red wines, selected by Chamber and Chambers Wine Merchants
Gift certificates to Boulevard18 ReasonsBi Rite MarketOminvore BooksAbsintheLori Anderson Skincare, Pal’s Takeaway SandwichesIncanto and more!
A day of custom photography, with Katie Newburn, photographer
2 custom art pieces by artist Michelle White
50 custom cards/envelopes, designed and printed by Olive-Route letter press.
Custom canvas printing of your favorite photo by photographer, Nick Vasilopoulos
2 hours of custom tattoo work with the amazing Shannon Archuleta
And still more to come……

Jerry Brown Electrifies Youthful Voters in SoMA – San Francisco Young Democrats Host – Orson Packed to the Rafters

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Get up-to-speed with last night’s blockbuster right here.

And here’s a full run-down from the Chronicle’s Beth Spotswood.

Here’s Attorney General Jerry Brown chilling with his posse on 4th in SoMA in front of the famous Hotel Utah last night. Also in there is Jane “The Kingmaker / Queenmaker” Morrison, the doyenne of Bay Area politics:

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But let’s start at the beginning, during the Long Wait for Jerry to Show Up. Oh here, at their regular seats at the huge bar at Orson Restaurant Bar + Lounge, are Beth Spotswood of CBS 5 and Brock Keeling of SFist – they’re the reigning King and Queen of San Francisco, Bay Area, Northern California blogging:

And various…

Jerry…

Brown…

boosters…

and fans:

Oh here he is, receiving rock star treatment, it’s JB, finally:

So, after a brief slideshow, and an acoustic Semi-Charmed Kind of Life from Stephan Jenkins, of Third Eye Blind, and introductions from S.J. and Equality California Executive Director and Stanfoo Law grad Geoff Kors

…the overflowing crowd listened to Jerry’s words:

Orson was packed to the rafters:

See?

And this was the mood outside:

Time for a brief shot with the San Francisco Young Democrats*:

And a few parting words…

…with Stephan….

…and then Jerry was off in the night.

His campaign for Governor started off with him destroying Gavin Newsom’s expensive venture By Simply Doing Nothing. Jerry Brown’s campaign for Governor continued with him Saving His Pennies For October.

This approach seems to be working well, huh? We’ll find out soon enough.

*Here’s the SFYD and their local endorsements, if you’d care to take a look. And you’re young, right? Well, then you could join and get in on the fun…

Executive Board

 

Maxwell Szabo – President

Emily Salgado – External VP

Renee Darner – Internal VP

Dean Ignacio – Secretary

Allie Fisher – Treasurer

Jen Longley – Immediate Past President & CA Young Dem’s VP of Membership

Mike Kim – Endorsements Chair

Outreach and Organizing Committee – Chair: Emily Salgado

 

Members: Kai FederKevin BardAimee EllisHolli BertMatt HaneyJen LongleyJack SongMary Watts

Finance Committee – Chair: Allie Fisher

Members: Aaron GoldsmithBrenda MartinJohn Bozeman.

Communications Committee - Chair: Leah Rowell

Members: Matthew VilleneuveMike KimNick GilbertMatt Haney.

Membership Committee – Chair: Renee Darner

Members: Sarah SingerMary WattsDean Ignacio.

Issues and Action Committee – Chair: Alex Volberding

Members: Emily SalgadoKai Feder, Aaron GoldsmithMatthew VilleneuveRenee DarnerLeah RowellMatt HaneyChris Gembinski*, JR Eppler*.

SFYD’s endorsed candidates are as follows:

    District 2 Supervisor: Janet Reilly
    District 4 Supervisor: Carmen Chu
    District 6 Supervisor: No Recommendation
    District 8 Supervisor: Rebecca Prozan
    District 10 Supervisor: Chris Jackson
    Assessor/Recorder: Phil Ting
    Public Defender: Jeff Adachi
    City College Board of Trustees: No Recommendation
    Board of Education: Kim-Shree Maufas & Hydra Mendoza
    BART Board of Directors: Bert Hill

Party With Jerry Brown and Stephan Jenkins from Third Eye Blind at Orson Wednesday Night – Just $25!

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

 The San Francisco Young Democrats would like to invite you to a party at Elizabeth Falkner’s Orson Wednesday, October 6th, 2010:

“Please join SFYD in supporting Jerry Brown for Governor on Wednesday, October 6th.  This is the ONLY young professionals event for Jerry in San Francisco from now through November 2nd. Attendees will enjoy drink specials, a hosted VIP lounge, light h’ors d’oevres, and the always entertaining company of Attorney General Jerry Brown. Special musical performance by Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind.  Delicious wine provided by Navarro Vineyards.  
Where: Orson, 508 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 
When:  Wednesday, October 6th, doors open at 6:30

Tickets: ONLY $25″ 

See you there!

Bart: You guys gather food for the big feast tonight! And maybe a little wine for the older kids.
Nelson: Delicious wine?
Bart: Exactly.”
“Das Bus”

“SF Chefs Food Wine” Festival Coming to Union Square August 6-9, 2009

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Step right up and get your tickets, cause the Golden Gate Restaurant Association will soon put on their big August festival.

San Francisco is abuzz. Check it:

SF Chefs. Food. Wine is a four day food and wine event celebrating the unique flavor, diversity and bounty of Northern California. The main tasting tent will be in Union Square, where chefs, wine makers and distillers will offer an exploration of taste featuring local products. Classes and seminars will offer interactive opportunities for the public to participate with local farmers, ranchers, chefs, winemakers, distillers, media, luminaries, authors, vintners, mixologists and culinary experts in an entertaining forum.

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Event Dates: August 6-9, 2009
Location: Union Square and surrounding hotel and retail spaces as well as restaurants throughout the city.
Guests: 1500 attendees per day
Tickets: Go on sale Friday, May 22nd. Click on the ticket icon about for more information. Children free at Sunday family activities.

The Cause. The event supports four charities. San Francisco Food Bank (a member of Feeding America) provides food to over 133,000 people every year through more than 600 community programs. Meals on Wheels provides food and meal delivery especially to seniors and others with mobility issues. The Golden Gate Restaurant Association Scholarship Foundation provides funding for culinary and hospitality students based upon economic need. Project Open Hand provides Meals with Love to people living with HIV/Aids in San Francisco. All four charities will receive funding from the weekend’s activities.

And all your favorite  celebrities will be there, like Thomas Keller, Chris Cosentino,  Martin Yan, Hubert Keller, Cindy PawlcynMichael Chiarello, Joanne Weir and Top Chef-ers Jamie Lauren, Jennifer Biesty, Elizabeth Falkner and Ryan Scott.

See you there!
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