Friday Evening Grand Tasting

Friday Evening Grand Tasting

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August 25, 2017

VIP: 6:30PM $189 - $209

GA: 7:15PM $99 - $119

2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States (View Map)


All food, drink and culinary programs are included in the price of your ticket.

General Admission Tickets: Early Bird – $99 | $109 | $119
VIP Tickets: Early Bird – $189 | $199 | $209

Event time is 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM | VIP entry begins at 6:30 PM | GA entry is at 7:15 PM

Eat Drink SF’s signature Grand Tastings are a food lover’s paradise. They feature amazing flavors and one-of-a-kind experiences enjoyed under one roof on San Francisco Bay’s waterfront. Your ticket gets you in the door and no wallet is needed inside. Make your way through tastes from top Bay Area’s top restaurants and enjoy unlimited pours of over 70 different beer, wine, and cocktails:

Restaurants & Chefs:

  • Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, Eddie Arriaga
  • Bar San Pancho, Quinten Frye
  • Barcino, Athman El-Kindiy
  • Bellota, Joel Ehrlich
  • Black Cat, Alicia Jenish-McCarron
  • Canela Bistro & Wine Bar, Mat Schuster
  • City Counter, Eric Kocmich
  • Crystal Jade, Jarvis Yuan
  • EPIC Steak, Dirk Tolsma
  • Farallon, Jason Ryczek
  • Foxtail Catering and Events, Tommy Halvorson
  • Hog & Rocks, Michael Espinoza
  • Indian Paradox, Kavitha Raghavan
  • La Mar Cebichería, Victoriano Lopez
  • Le Colonial, Jean-Paul Peluffo
  • Locanda, Melissa Reitz
  • Mestiza Taqueria, Sophina Uong
  • Mission Bowling Club, Ryne Dinglasan
  • Nick’s Cove, Joshua Seibert
  • Pacific Catch, David Gingrass
  • Robin, Adam Tortosa
  • Sauce Restaurant Group, Tom Ryan
  • Serpentine, Tommy Halvorson
  • Stag Dining Group and Derby Cocktail Co, Ted Fleury Terzo, Miguel Tzab
  • The Commissary, Rogelio Garcia
  • THE MONK’S KETTLE, Matt Woods
  • ThirstyBear Brewing Co, Robert McCarthy
  • Uma Casa, Telmo Faria
  • Waterbar, Justin Baade

Watch renown chefs & bartenders do demonstrations on the main stage:

  • 7:35 -8:05 p.m. Tacos and Tequila! Don Julio González created Tequila Don Julio for his closest friends and family, so we’ve partnered with our friends from Mezcalito for a live demo of our twist on everyone’s favorite pairings. Follow along as Bar Man Joseph Cleveland creates a Don Julio Blanco Blackberry Habañero Margarita and Don Julio Reposado Grapefruit Lemongrass Paloma to enjoy alongside Chef Matt D’Ambrosi’s mouth-watering marinated & grilled Prime Rib Tacos & chili butter poached Maine Lobster Tacos. Presented by Tequila Don Julio
  • 8:50 – 9:20 p.m. Give Em’ The Bird: #CluckYeah- Learn how to make the best damn fried chicken sandwich from chef, Blair Warsham. Presented by The Bird, co-hosted by Jordan Grosser (Stag Dining) & DJ Dylan Macturk

Learn about wine in the San Francisco Wine School Beverage Classroom:

  • 8:00 – 8:20 p.m. Wine 101: Speak Like a Geek with David Glancy MS, CWE
  • 8:45 – 9:05 p.m. 50 Shades of Gris with David Glancy MS, CWE
  • 9:30 – 9:50 p.m. Cabernet is King? with David Glancy MS, CWE

Enjoy more wine from Bouchaine Vineyards, Château D’Esclans, Duckhorn Wine Company, Hess Family Estates, Joel Gott Wines, Marqués De Riscal, Quintessential Wines, Takara Sake, and 19 Crimes.

Play lawn games & hang out in Backyard Bites zone. And meet the chefs and personalities that make the Bay Area a world-class dining destination. Eat Drink SF is San Francisco’s premier food and drink festival, be part of this unparalleled and delicious experience.

For a more curated experience, our VIP ticket holders will enjoy early entry (45 minutes prior), access to a special area within the festival to relax (with additional seating and private restrooms), and a selection of exclusive food and beverage offerings.

Exclusive VIP Lounge:

  • Alexander’s Steakhouse, Marc Zimmerman
  • Cotogna, Neil Stetz
  • Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Jack Mancino
  • Osteria Divino, Elena Fabbri
  • The Perennial, Chris Kiyuna
  • Valrhona Chocolates with Belinda Leong, b. patisserie
  • Spirits & Such: Don Julio 1942, Tequila Don Julio Higher Marques, Don Julio Anejo, Oban Single Malt Whisky, Monkey 47 Gin, KeVita
  • Duckhorn Wine Company, presented by Wine Spectator
  • Fort Point Beer Co., presented by San Francisco Brewers Guild

Picture yourself there, check out the gallery from last year’s Friday Evening Grand Tasting to get a taste of what’s in store.

We can’t wait to celebrate with you on August 25, 2017!


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