“It is an odd thing, but every one who disappears is said to be seen at San Francisco. It must be a delightful city, and possess all the attractions of the next world.” – Oscar Wilde
A city with heart.
5A5 Steak Lounge
Appetizers, Cocktails and Six-Course Wagyu Dinners Starting at $30-$2500 ($2500 For Four)
French Bordeaux Menu
2000 Château Mouton Rothschild
97 pts, Robert Parker
2000 Château Margaux
100 pts, Robert Parker
2000 Château La Mission Haut-Brion
100 pts, Robert Parker
2000 Château Haut-Brion
99 pts, Robert Parker
Faster and just as fabulous is a trip downtown. To that end, 5A5 is preparing a four-person six-course meal including Japanese and Australian Wagyu steaks, some of the highest grades of beef available in the world. 5A5 combines the modern American steakhouse menu with Japan’s beef tradition. Aside from the steaks, the menu’s terrine de foie gras, mac and cheese and hamachi shooters join a long list of extraordinary dishes celebrated by critics from SF Gate, Travel & Leisure and Gayot.
Your prix-fixe menu will demonstrate the range of cuisine prepared in the 5A5 kitchen.
5A5 | 244 Jackson Street | San Francisco, CA, 94111
Celebrate Summer with us on the J Terrace (Saturdays and Sundays)
July 20 – October 15, 2011 | Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting)
J Vineyards & Winery Terrace
Event open to: All Welcome
J Vineyards’ J Signature Bar is a must-see destination in the Russian River Valley, offering spectacular sparkling wines and varietals including Pinot Noir, chardonnay and pinot gris and a striking art installation by Napa artist Gordon Huether. Founder and proprietor Judy Jordan established J Vineyards with green practices in mind. The estate’s minimal use of chemical pesticides and reliance on cover crops for soil enrichment bring out the best in its grapes and vineyards.
Four-Course Farm-to-Table Dinner With Wine Pairings for $200
Mission Eatery | 3111 24th Street | San Francisco, CA, 94110
• Exclusive four-course farm-to-table dinner for one on October 25, 2011, at 6:30 PM
• Wine pairings
• Takeaway package with Knead Patisserie sweet quick bread, jam and a bottle of 2006 Clos Saron
Solstice Restaurant & Lounge
Solstice | 2801 California Street | San Francisco, CA, 94115 | (between Divisadero & Broderick Sts)
Enjoy seasonally inspired dishes from Chef Jorge Romero such as a grilled calamari salad with butter beans, jicama, fennel, tomatoes and oregano vinaigrette. Or try the savory chicken cordon vert with broccoli rabe, pistachios, fresh mozzarella and oyster mushrooms. Guests looking for a first taste of fall comfort food can fulfill their craving with house favorites such as Kobe sliders and the famous gorgonzola mac ’n’ cheese made with Granny Smith apples.
Five-Course Dinner with Wine Pairings for Two for $290
Atelier Crenn | 3127 Fillmore Street | San Francisco, CA, 94123 | t: (415) 440-0460
• A five-course dinner for two
• Five wine pairings
Must be 21+ to redeem. Limit two vouchers per table. Reservations must be made in advance. Gratuity is not included in pricing. Menu substitutions may not be made.
Atelier’s Chef Dominique Crenn has a recent win on “Iron Chef America” and the title of “Esquire’s Chef of the Year” in 2008, and is a Michelin-starred chef. After growing up in Versailles, Chef Dominique Crenn arrived in San Francisco in 1988 and fell head over heels for the Bay Area. After working with Jeremiah Tower and Mark Franz of Stars and in the kitchens of Campton Place, 2223 Market and Yoyo Bistro at the Miyako Hotel, Crenn was the first female executive chef in Indonesia. After an eight-year stint at the Manhattan Country Club, Crenn moved back to the Bay and has led the kitchen at Luce in the Intercontinental Hotel—where she earned her first Michelin star—ever since.
Crenn is a nationally acclaimed sustainable food activist for such inspiring events as “Outstanding in the Field” and “Taste of the Nation”; she is also the founder of “A Movable Feast”, a series of dinners honoring CUESA by pairing local chefs with produce from a single local farm.
In January of this year, Crenn opened Atelier Crenn to rave reviews across the board. The cuisine is her craft and the community, her inspiration.
Molecular Gastronomy | Farm-To-Table | Contemporary
Benu | 22 Hawthorne Street | San Francisco CA 94105 | 415. 685-4860
Benu offers two dining options: an à la carte menu and a tasting menu. The à la carte menu invites guests to customize their evening by selecting from several categories including Small Appetizers, Pasta & Rice, Fish & Shellfish, Meat & Poultry and Cheese & Dessert. The tasting menu offers guests a dynamic experience that wholly expresses the cuisine at Benu. Ranging in number of courses, it is a work continually in progress, reflecting seasonality, inspiration and evolution.
Food with Thoughtfulness | Wine Selection by the Glass
Coi | 373 Broadway | San Francisco, CA 94133 | (415) 393-9000
Here is what Coi Restaurant says about it’s Menu: “Our food is made with the best ingredients we can find in our area: cultivated plants grown from heirloom seeds; wild-harvested leaves, flowers, barks and roots; local fish, seaweeds and coastal grasses; pastured meat, poultry and eggs from small farmers. These are the flavors of place. The process of finding ingredients and transforming them into cuisine are not separate events, but one continuous action, constantly informed by cultural expectations and new ideas. We brine, cure and smoke, as cooks have been doing for thousands of years, but we also embrace modern cooking techniques. Our dishes are animated by flavors and textures both familiar and strange—Northern Californian cuisine as it appears to us.” – Coi
Commonweath SF | 2224 Mission Street (at 18th) | San Francisco | (415) 355-1500
Commonwealth is a Progressive American restaurant located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. Executive Chef Jason Fox showcases first rate ingredients, incorporating modern techniques and diverse culinary approaches. Commonwealth donates $10 from each of Chef Fox’s inventive tasting menus ($65) to local non-profits.
Tasting Menu Ranges $65-95 per person
Firefly | 4288 24th Street | San Francisco, CA 94114 | (415) 821-7652
A fun restaurant where you feel like you’re eating at your friend’s house. Innovative cuisine, a definitely fare-worthy story, this is the place you come to dine, laugh, sit back, and savor every menu item you can. Here is what the Chronicle has to say:
“With the warm and efficient service and imaginative but familiar food, the prices are a bargain; nothing on the menu is more than $20, and each plate is well thought out and comes with different accompaniments. Firefly offers the type of experience that makes you stop and appreciate that we live in such a great dining town.”
“Faces of Our Time” – SFMOMA
Face of our Time presents the work of five photographers who share an interest in making pictures that capture what the world looks like. They observe the sometimes-volatile civil and political transformations facing society, recording history as it unfolds over time. Goldberg gives voice to the experiences of refugees in socially and economically devastated African countries. Schwartz studies the effects of globalization across central Asia’s ancient Silk Route. Muholi provides a visual identity for the queer black population so often marginalized in her native South Africa. Aue Sobol combines observations of the rural hunting culture in a remote Arctic village with intimate portraits of his girlfriend, Sabine. And Misrach photographs the graffiti left behind in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art