2013 Grand Tasting Tent

5th Anniversary Friday Night Opening Celebration

2013 GRAND TASTING TENT

5th Anniversary Friday Night Opening Celebration

Be a part of history as SF Chefs celebrates our fifth anniversary! San Francisco’s Union Square is again transformed into a food lover’s paradise, filled from end to end with mouthwatering tastes from the city’s most coveted restaurants, innovative handcrafted cocktails prepared by top mixologists and premier wines and beers from an esteemed collection of wineries and breweries. To mark the fifth anniversary, top pastry chefs will go head to head in one, big, delicious cake competition. You’ll be the judge and decide which chef will take home the prize from Guittard Chocolate Company. Feast on the wonders of San ...

Tent opens at 6:30pm for VIP Ticket holders and at 7:15pm General Admission


Saturday Day: The Five Tastes – Bitter, Sour, Salty, Sweet and Umami

2013 GRAND TASTING TENT

Saturday Day: The Five Tastes – Bitter, Sour, Salty, Sweet and Umami

Revel in an afternoon of culinary exploration with a fête to the five tastes. Take an all-you-can-savor culinary journey with the Bay Area’s most innovative and passionate chefs. Premier wineries, brewers and spirits purveyors will serve a thrilling selection of libations while distinguished culinary experts will cook, mix and play on the demo stage with emcees Chef Ryan Scott and Thirsty Girl Leslie Sbrocco. Eat. Drink. Eat some More. The Golden Gate Restaurant Association will donate a portion of the proceeds to benefit La Cocina. Tent Class & Demo Schedule On The Sub-Zero Wolf Demonstration Stage: 1:30 PM: Kyle Itani ...

Tent opens at 12:30pm for VIP Ticket holders and at 1:15pm General Admission


Saturday Night: Decadence After Dark, The Menu is in the Music

2013 GRAND TASTING TENT

Saturday Night: Decadence After Dark, The Menu is in the Music

Fantastic things happen after dark, especially when food and music mingle! Ignite your taste buds for an evening with San Francisco’s hottest chefs. Song will transform the Grand Tasting tent into a bustling, sexy stage for culinary creations inspired by the chefs’ favorite tunes and bands. Sip fine wines and expertly crafted cocktails while you swap favorite songs and concert stories with the Bay Area’s culinary elite. Dance into the night on the legendary Union Square. The Golden Gate Restaurant Association will donate a portion of the proceeds to benefit CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture). PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS: ...

Tent opens at 7:00pm for VIP Ticket holders and at 7:45pm General Admission


Sunday Day: Brunch by the Bay

2013 GRAND TASTING TENT

Sunday Day: Brunch by the Bay

This is brunch like it has never ever been done before. SF Chefs is taking the Bay Area's favorite meal to a whole new level of lavishness. A roster of trend-setting chefs -- some who are known for creating the area's most exclusive spreads and others who will serve this meal for the first time -- will come together to create one unforgettable experience. This culinary wonderland will feature a diverse sampling of cuisine - from traditional French pastry to Dim Sum. Our winemakers, brewers and mixologists will serve their favorite creations: morning cocktails galore, a host of elegant wines, ...

Tent opens at 11:00am for VIP Ticket holders and at 11:45am General Admission