Saturday Evening Grand Tasting

Eat Drink SF | August 26, 2017

Saturday Evening Grand Tasting

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August 26, 2017

VIP: 7:00PM $189 - $209

GA: 7:45PM $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 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM | VIP entry begins at 7:00 PM | GA entry is at 7:45 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 restaurants, enjoy unlimited pours of over 70 different beer, wine, and cocktails.

Restaurants & Chefs:

  • Alba Ray’s, Adam Rosenblum
  • Asian Box, Grace Nguyen
  • August (1) Five, Manish Tyagi
  • Bistro Boudin, Misael Reyes
  • Causwells,  Justin Minnich
  • Chaya Brasserie, Yuko Kajino
  • Contrada , Jason C. Tuley
  • Dobbs Ferry Restaurant, Mike Yakura
  • Emmys Spaghetti Shack, Emmy
  • Espetus Churrascaria Brazilian Steak House, Fernando Teles
  • Flores, Alejandro Morgan
  • flour + water, Thomas McNaughton & Ryan Pollnow
  • Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, Leo Baptista
  • Frozen Kuhsterd, Jason Angeles
  • Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Federico Godeinz
  • Hillside Supper Club,   Jonathan Sutton & Tony Ferrari
  • International Smoke, Jeremy  McMillan
  • Lolinda, Juan Torres
  • Media Noche, Casey Rebecca Nunes
  • One Market Restaurant, Mark Dommen
  • Ozumo, Jason Shimizu
  • PABU and The Ramen Bar,  Kevin Schantz and Ken Tominaga
  • PICCINO,  Chandler Diehl
  • Presidio Social Club, Wesley Shaw
  • Salt House, Evan Gotanda
  • Sessions at the Presidio, Michael Bilger
  • The Alembic, Rachel Aronow
  • The Bird, Blair Warsham

Watch renown chefs and bartenders do demonstrations on the main stage.

Main Stage Programming:

  • 8:10 – 8:40 p.m. Top Secret, So secret, We Can’t Name Our Demo: Chef Ryan Scott and Ike Shehadeh roll out a top secret, never been seen, hamburger that has been in the works over the past five years.
  • 9-9:30 Join Maker’s Mark Diplomat, Dave Kearns, and one of San Francisco’s finest barmen and Certified Spirit Professional, Chris Sinclair, for a special tasting and cocktail demonstration. Learn what it takes to make whisky bourbon, what sets Maker’s Mark apart and taste across the Maker’s portfolio, including Maker’s Mark, Maker’s White Dog, Maker’s Mark Cask Strength and Maker’s 46, alongside two custom cocktails that you can recreate at home. Couple with bragging rights that you sampled the newest innovation coming out of the Loretto, KY distillery – their new custom barrel program, Private Select, here –  you know it’s going to be a great time!
  • 9:50 – 10:20 Elevate your go-to drink: Ketel One leads you through a demonstration on creating this summertime staple with three farm fresh ingredients. Presented by Ketel One.

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

SF Wine School Beverage Classroom

  • 8:00 – 8:20 p.m. Do Points Matter? with David Glancy, MS, CWE
  • 8:45 – 9:05 p.m. Savvy Blanc: Too Cool for the Pool with Fred Swan, DWS, CS
    9:30 – 9:50 p.m. The Dark Side of Pinot Noir with Fred Swan, DWS, CS

Enjoy more wine from Château Minuty, Freemark Abbey, Guarachi Wine Partners, Premium Port, Rock Angel, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, ViniPortugal, Virginia Dare, and Wente Vineyards.

Play lawn games and hang out in Backyard Bites zone. 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:

  • Black Bark BBQ, David Lawrence
  • Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Jack Mancino
  • ICHI Sushi, Tim Archuleta
  • MICHAEL MINA, Raj Dixit
  • Valrhona Chocolates with Chris Kollar, Kollar Chocolates
  • Spirits & Such: Don Julio 1942, Tequila Don Julio Higher Marques, Don Julio Anejo
  • Oban Single Malt Whisky, Monkey 47 Gin, Kevita
  • Chateau d’Esclans Rock Angel presented by Wine Spectator
  • Laughing Monk Brewing Co. presented by San Francisco Brewers Guild

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

We can’t wait to celebrate with you on Saturday afternoon, August 26!



***UPDATE 8/26 9:00 AM***

The rally has been called off at Crissy Field and SFMTA has restored all Muni service to the Marina and all public transit options are open, the latest update from MUNI As an additional precaution, we will still be checking bags as attendees enter Grand Tastings.