Chez Panisse Chez SoiAround the bay, the Famille Panisse open their homes and intimate spaces for dinners prepared by Chez Panisse alumni chefs, with special guest co-hosts. View the full listing of dinners. $500 - $2,000 per person. Space is limited. To reserve a seat email [email protected] or call Krissa Nichols at 510-843-3800. All proceeds benefit The Edible Schoolyard organization. An Intimate Chinese Banquet An evening with culinary icon Cecilia Chiang and renowned food writer Patty Unterman of the Hayes Street Grill with special guest author Ruth Reichl. Dinner will be prepared by Cecilia Chiang and Bill He from South Legend Sichuan restaurant, at the home of Cecilia Chiang. $1000 per person. Una Cena Sul Campo
Well-known writer, China specialist and former Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley Orville Schell and his wife, filmmaker Baifang Liu, host a Roman dinner à la Chez Panisse in their Berkeley hills home. The meal will be prepared by Chez Panisse alumna Mona Talbott and Rome Sustainable Food Project alumni. Home to the cutting meadow for Chez Panisse Restaurant, the dinner will be held in the exceptionally beautiful wildflower and produce garden. $500 per person. Sicilian Wild Boar Roast Discover the heart of San Franciscos South of Market at artist and Blacksmith Angelo Garros Renaissance Forge. Dinner will be foraged and prepared by Angelo Garro and Chez Panisse alumna Melissa Fernandez. Co-hosted by Boz and Dominique Scaggs with special guest Davia Nelson of NPRs Kitchen Sisters. $1500 per person.
ANGELO GARRO, ART IRONSMITH A Napa Garden Party Supper under the fig trees with a wood-oven dinner from Chez Panisse cookbook authors Patty Curtan and Kelsie Kerr with Cowgirl Creamerys Peggy Smith and Sue Conley. Featuring special guest Margrit Mondavi at the Napa home of Patty Curtan and Oxbow School Director Stephen Thomas. $500 per person. Provençe in California A Provençal-inspired meal by Traci Des Jardins served at the historic Plowman house in the Berkeley hills. Hosted by Ross Levy and Daphne Miller, author of The Jungle Effect, with special guest author Raj Patel. Wines will be provided by Scribe Winery and wildflower arrangements by artist Louesa Roebuck. $500 per person. Supper in the Pantry Travel back in time to the era of hidden salons and supper clubs at this dinner of artists and art, hosted by Sam Hamilton and Jennifer Chaiken, in the illustrious San Francisco interior store MARCH. Tableware designed especially for the event, with hand-crafted breakfast pantry baskets especially prepared for each guest. Dinner will be roasted in the carriage house by Chez Panisse alum Brian Espinoza. $1000 per person. Pig Roast! Join us for a backyard pig roast at the home of Michael Pollan and Judith Belzer. Pitmasters Jack Hitt, Michael Pollan, and Chez Panisse alumna Samin Nosrat will slow cook a local, pastured hog over smoldering hickory for twenty-four hours preceding the event on site in Pollans yard. This is casual, backyard fare, folks. Dig in! $1000 per person. A Middle Eastern Lamb Roast Tour the fabulous contemporary art collection at the Piedmont home of Frank and Maryellen Herringer, SFMOMA Board Member. Chez Panisse alum Michael Emanuel will prepare a Middle Eastern meal featuring roast lamb in the wood oven, bread baked by Tartines Chad Robertson and June Taylor's artisanal jam. $500 per person. ¡Flamenco y Paella! Spanish enthusiast, wine importer (Beaune Imports), and former Chez Panisse restaurant chef Michael Sullivan and Chez Panisse alum Anthony Sueuga prepare a giant Spanish Paella over the fire at this hand-crafted Berkeley hills home. Flamenco on the terrace overlooking the Bay. Hosted by Michael and Sylvie Sullivan at the home of Anthony and Daniella Sueuga. $500 per person. Nose-To-Tail San Francisco chef Chris Kronner, formerly of Bar Tartine, cooks up a carnivorous feast at the home of Jane White in North Berkeley. Hors duvres in the garden with special guest, urban farmer and author Novella Carpenter. $500 per person. Supper in a Jewel Box Sip champagne in the garden of the Russian Hill house of cookbook author and food writer Peggy Knickerbocker and Robert Fisher. Then on to a sublime Italian meal featuring fritto misto, pork tonnato, and wild-herb-wrapped salmon prepared by Chez Panisse Famille members Christopher Hirsheimer of Canal House Cooking, Niloufer Ichaporia King, and Peggy Knickerbocker. $500 per person. Omedetai! A Japanese dinner of fishes, plucked from the waters of Northern California. Sake and ume shu in the garden, followed by sashimi and simmered, pickled and fried dishes. In the Berkeley hills home and artists' studio of Steven Walrod and Lauren McIntosh of Tail of the Yak. Prepared by Chez Panisse alum Sylvan Brackett of Peko Peko catering. $500 per person.
A truly modern renaissance man is Angelo Garro. Born in Cassara,
Siracusa, Italy, he has been exposed to art and the art of life his
entire life and has brought all of that together in a fusion of art,
culture and cuisine in San Francisco.
Mr. Garro was raised in Sicily where his family had a citrus
brokering business. At his mother and grandmothers side, he learned
about the art of cooking and the seasons of life., Angelo Garro was
always fascinated by the local stonemasons carving angels into marble
tombstones and the representations of art that surrounded his life.
Carciofi alla Giudia Carciofi Alla Giudia. A Roman Jewish meal prepared by Christopher Lee, former Chez Panisse downstairs chef, food historian and award winning author Joan Nathan and guest chef Nancy Silverton. Danny and Hilary Goldstine host in their beautiful home, nestled in the Berkeley hills. With special guest Daniel Ellsberg. A Negroni toast in the garden with Alice Waters before dinner. $2000 per person.Shrimp Boil! A Shrimp Boil with Southern Star Scott Peacock at the home of Alice Waters. Alice and her daughter Fanny Singer welcome will host a true Alabama style shrimp boil prepared by James Beard Award-winning chef Scott Peacock. Served in the garden, replete with boiling cauldrons and fried corn bread with sorghum syrup! Special performance of American folk songs by internationally acclaimed countertenor, David Daniels. Space very limited $2000 per person. Thursday August 25th. Space is extremely limited.