The Napa and Sonoma wildfires have subsided, but thousands are now homeless in the aftermath. In a heartwarming show of support, hundreds of Bay Area restaurants and wineries are uniting to create ChefsGiving. From November 13-19th, ChefsGiving dinners and menu specials across the Bay will raise funds for those displaced by the wine country wildfires.
Here are our top ten ways for wine lovers to support the cause:
ChefsGiving Gala: This is the marquee event for the initiative. On Sunday, November 19th from 3-7 P.M., San Francisco Ferry Building purveyors will join together to offer up over 200 premium wines including Shafer, Silver Oak, Pride Vineyards, Peay, Cristom Vineyards and more. Tickets are $125 and also include food, cocktails, a raffle, and a live auction. Or, up the experience with an extra hour of Dom Perignon, caviar, Opus One, and foie gras with a VIP ticket at $195. Visit ChefsGiving for details.
Parigo SF: Wine geeks will enjoy discovering obscure and emerging varietals paired with three courses, all for the ChefsGiving cause. For just $85, experience a hamachi crudo with Faire la Fete Cremant de Limoux, a little gem salad with quail egg and goat milk feta with 2016 Mayu Pedro Ximenez, and a Snake River Farms Flat Iron Steak with 2014 Chateau Barrejat Madiran. Visit ParigoSF.com for reservations.
Barrel Room SF: Take a journey to Italy with the $85 three-course ChefsGiving menu at Barrel Room SF. The menu includes arancini with smoked mozzarella and pesto aioli with 2014 Terras do Cigarrón Godell, coffee and spice-braised pork sugo over papparadelle with 2014 Giocato Merlot, and a Snake River Farms steak with porcini & truffle cream and 2015 Chateau Les Milieux Bordeaux. Visit BarrelRoomSF.com for reservations.
ChefsGiving with Kusinero Alliance SF: Top Filipino chefs from the SF Bay Area are banding together to bring you a special ChefsGiving event on Monday, November 20, 2017 at BaoDown in Downtown San Francisco. Chefs include Chel Gilla of Tselogs, Enrico Esguerra of Bao Down, Francis Ang of Pinoy Heritage, Jason Angeles of Frozen Kuhsterd, and many more. Tickets are $100 on Eventbrite, or $150 with limited-production, family-owned wine pairings from Copa Fina.
The Riddler SF: 100% of proceeds from a selection of sparkling rosé half bottles, bottles and magnums will be donated to ChefsGiving from November 13-19.
Slanted Door & OTD: Proceeds from local wines will be donated to ChefsGiving from November 13-19.
Piperade SF: Chef Gerald will be offering a family-style menu with wine pairings from Clos Pissarro Winery, with a portion of proceeds donated to ChefsGiving from November 13-19.
Piccino SF: Enjoy a wine dinner with Graham Tatomer of Tatomer Wines on November 15th raising funds for Redwood Credit Union’s North Bay Fire Relief Fund. A 4-course prix fixe menu will be paired with 5 Tatomer wines. Tickets are $125 and available via Brown Paper Tickets.
@piccinosf will be hosting a wine dinner with Graham Tatomer of @tatomerwines during #ChefsGivign week on November 15th to raise funds for Redwood Credit Union's North Bay Fire Relief Fund. A 4-course prix fixe menu will be paired with 5 Tatomer wines; $100 per ticket with a portion of that being donated. . . . . #chefsgiving #giveback #chefsgivingweek #norcalfires #community #norcallove #napavalleyspirit #sanfrancisco #sf #sffoodie #bayarea #bayareafoodie #bayareafood #sffood #bayareabites #bayareaeats #bayareabuzz
Atelier Crenn & Petit Crenn: As the Chair of the Chef & Restaurant Committee, Dominique Crenn is a driving force in the ChefsGiving effort. Both restaurants will feature a four-course tasting menu with wine during ChefsGiving, November 13-19.
Canela Bistro & Wine Bar: Support ChefsGiving with the flavors of Spain. Canela is offering a special $79 four-course tasting menu with wine pairings, with the goal of raising at least $2,500. Courses include a foie terrine with a 2012 Summarroca Brut Cava Reserva, seared wild grouper filet with a 2015 Gancedo ‘Capricho’ Val de Paxarinas Godello from Bierzo, Tempranillo-braised beef cheeks with 2014 Pascaul Larrietta Crianza Tempranillo from Rioja, and a choice of churros con chocolate, cinnamon coffee ice cream, sorbet, or cheese with a 2014 Cesar Florido Moscatel dessert sherry. Reservations can be made at CanelaSF.com or by calling 415-552-3000.