Get Ready for Star Chefs & Vintners Gala in San Francisco

It’s time to pull out that glittery cocktail dress and bespoke dark suit to mingle with celeb chefs, stuff yourself silly with gourmet food and drink, and help a worthwhile cause.

The 23rd Annual Star Chefs & Vintners Gala is the place to be on May 16, when more than 70 top Northern California chefs will converge on Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion, a short hop from the Fairmont Heritage Place.

Chef Nancy Oakes of the esteemed Boulevard restaurant in San Francisco, returns as gala chef chairperson, to enlist the culinary skills of such chefs as Mourad Lahlou of Aziza in San Francisco, Staffan Terjer of Perbacco in San Francisco, Richard Reddington of Redd in Yountville, and Chris Cosentino of Incanto in San Francisco.

More than 75 leading vintners also will be pouring wines, including J Vineyards and Frog’s Leap Winery.

The evening starts with a walk-around reception, featuring creations at stations manned by more than 30 chefs and vintners. Afterward, enjoy a three-course, sit-down dinner, with each course prepared by one of 27 different chefs.

In between, bid on items at both a silent and live auction. Items up for bids include cooking classes with celebrity chefs; a 10-day Mediterranean cruise; and a party at a luxury penthouse in Sun Valley, Idaho with food prepared by Oakes.

This event is the largest fund-raiser for Meals on Wheels San Francisco, which provides meals for home-bound seniors.

Tickets are $400 each. For more information, call (415) 343-1280.

Hope to see you all there!

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  • Sounds like a fabulous event! Are you going? Can’t wait to see the writeup!

  • oh girl you are so lucky and will fit right in on this one. can i be your date? 😉

  • Wow, this sounds a nice event…look forward to the “report” 🙂

  • Can’t wait to here your take on the event – I’ll be stuffing myself silly with Filipino food the day before. I tell you, that Ft. Mason is never on any best food list, but my goodness – you have this event, the chocolate salon, – I’ve been to an Italian wine tasting – I gotta start hanging around there more often.

  • VanillaSugar: You’re going to have to arm-wrestle my husband for than honor. heehee

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