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San Francisco Food Events for this Week and Beyond
Thursday (June 13)
Thursday, June 13, 10:00 a.m.
Break out of your morning coffee rut and explore the coffee and tea shops in San Francisco. Choose from one of four different routes to taste coffee and tea from Blue Bottle, Dandelion Chocolate, Blossom Coffee Institute, T We Tea, and a number of others. $30.00. tickets and event details
Whole Fish Fabrication and Preservation Workshop
Thursday, June 13, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Frightened of filleting a fish? Wary of working with whole, fresh seafood? Chef Neil Davidson of Mission Gastroclub and WhipOut! Food Truck gives the lowdown on fish butchery and how to preserve fresh seafood, be it by smoking or poaching in olive oil. $68. CUESA Kitchen, San Francisco Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA; tickets and event details
DIY for Morning After: Make and Blend Your Own Tea
Thursday, June 13, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
You've made just about everything else from scratch, so why not make your own tea? In this class you'll learn about the basic types of tea and how to mix them to create your own tasty blend. You'll go home with two personal tea blends. $38. Workshop, 1798 McAllister Street @ Baker, San Francisco, CA; 415-874-9186; tickets and event details
Friday (June 14)
Huichica Music Festival
Friday June 14, from 7:00 p.m.
Though technically a music festival, Huichica, a weekend-long celebration at the Gundlach Bundschu Winery has its fair share of food on offer, too. Nosh on bites from Bunk Sandwiches, Salumeria, Craftsman & Wolves, Namu Gaji, Rancho Gordo, Mike the Bejkr, and Skylite Snowballs. $18-$80. Gundlach Bundschu Winery, 2000 Denmark Street, Sonoma, CA; 707-938-5277; tickets and event details
Cheesemonger 101: How to Make and Stretch Fresh Mozzarella
Friday, June 14, 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Nicole Kramer Easterday, a seasoned urban farmer, leads you through the history of cheese-making before giving you a hands-on lesson on how to make and stretch mozzarella yourself. After you've made your own cheese, participate in a mozzarella sampling. $44. Workshop, 1798 McAllister Street @ Baker, San Francisco, CA; 415-874-9186; tickets and event details
Saturday (June 15)
DIY Desserts: PIE
Saturday, June 15, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Homemade pie is a staple of any well-rounded summer diet. Head down to 18 Reasons on 18th St. (across from BiRite) to share, eat, and revel in the wonders of pie with fellow pie-bakers and pie-lovers. The event is free if you bring your own pie to share, $10 just to taste. 3674 18th Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-568-2710; event details
Hands-On Fermentation Class
Saturday, June 15, 2:00 p.m.
Join Sean Timberlake of Punk Domestics and learn the tricks behind home-fermentation. From kimchi to sauerkraut, he's got you covered. Macy's Union Square, Cellar Demo Kitchen, 170 O'Farrell Street, Lower Leve, San Francisco, CA; tickets and event details
Craft Spirits Carnival
Saturday, June 15, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Mezcal, absinthe, whiskey, vodka, bourbon, tequila, grappa. Visit the Crafts Spirits Carnival to taste over a hundred different spirits brands. $80 Earlybird ticket, $100 regular ticket. Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA; tickets
Forage & Feast
Saturday, June 15, multiple times
Go on a wild food walk (or an urban sea foraging experience), then enjoy a meal made of some of the Bay Area's foraged finds. This new series from ForageSF includes a foraging class (focusing on land or sea, your choice) and then a light dinner full of local wild edibles. $65, tickets and event details.
Sunday (June 16)Craft Spirits Carnival Sunday, June 16, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mezcal, absinthe, whiskey, vodka, bourbon, tequila, grappa. Head to the Crafts Spirits Carnival to taste over a hundred different spirits brands. $80 Earlybird ticket, $100 regular ticket. Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA; tickets
Monday (June 17)Cervezas y Tamales
Monday, June 17, reservations available from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Roosevelt's Tamale Parlor and Almanac Beer are coming together to bring you a knockout Mexican feast, complete with ceviche, tamales, mole, and ice cream floats made from Almanac's Seasonal Ales. $45 prix-fixe menu. Roosevelt's Tamale Parlor, 2817 24th Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-824-2600
Pie-Making Workshop at Dandelion Chocolate
Monday, June 17, 7:00 p.m.
Get some pie-making skills under your belt at this workshop, where you'll learn to mix the dough for a crust, how to roll it out, and then how to transform your pie dough into a chocolate cream pie. They'll send you off with a disc of dough, a pre-baked pie shell, and, of course, that chocolate cream pie. $75. Dandelion Chocolate, 740 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA; tickets and event details
Tuesday (June 18)
Pasta Class Series
Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 p.m.
After an introduction to the different varieties of flat noodles and pasta dough found throughout Italy, guests will practice mixing dough themselves and try their hands at making flat noodles with a hand-cranked pasta machine and at handcutting noodles like orecchiette with a knife. $200. Central Kitchen, 3000 20th Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-826-7005; tickets and event details
On Becoming Something Else Grand Finale
Tuesday, June 18, 7:00 p.m.
For the month of June, a slew of San Francisco's renowned chefs created a dish inspired by one of seven paragraphs written by artist Ben Kinmont in a collaboration with SFMOMA. The Grand Finale sees all seven chefs coming together at Bar Tartine to share their dishes for an epic feast. $110 per-person for seven courses. Bar Tartine, 561 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-487-1600; event details
Wednesday (June 19)
Delectable Dosa Workshop
Wednesday, June 19, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Don't let the three hour workshop daunt you. This class will serve as a primer on Indian flavors and ingredients. You'll also learn the ins and outs of dosa-making, including the fermentation of the batter. $150. Soma Cooking Loft, 16 Jesse Street #205, San Francisco, CA; tickets and event details