(Photo courtesy of La Boulange)
Macarons for PRIDE Month
All through June, La Boulange bakeries throughout the Bay Area will salute PRIDE month with a limited edition box of rainbow-hued macarons.
What’s more, La Boulange will donate $1 from each box sold to the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation, which raises funds for AIDS service organizations through the production of entertainment programs.
The limited edition box of seven macarons is $12.50.
Santa Clara City Library Card Perks
And you thought a library card was only good for checking out books?
Not the Santa Clara City library card.
Now, show that library card at participating local businesses to reap discounts such as 10 percent off at Athena Grill, $10 off a tab of at least $50 at Justin’s Restaurant, 10 percent off at Fuji Florist, free coffee with purchase at Stan’s Donut Shop, 10 percent off Mission City Creamery and many more. For a full list, click here.
StarChefs SF Rising Star Chefs
StarChefs will salute its 2013 “Rising Star” award winners 6:30 p.m. June 13 at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Martin Yan (Photo courtesy of the chef).
Martin Yan Hosts An All-Star Dinner at M.Y. China
Charlie Trotter, who shuttered his famed eponymous Chicago restaurant last year, will be the special guest of honor at a 6 p.m. June 9 dinner hosted by Martin Yan at M.Y. China in San Francisco.
If that weren’t enough of a draw, the dinner will be created in part by Chef Michael Rotondo, former executive chef of Charlie Trotter’s and now chef de cuisine at Parallel 37 in the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco. Dessert will be made by Yigit Pura, the first winner of “Top Chef: Just Desserts” and now proprietor of Tout Sweet Patisserie in San Francisco. And M.Y. China’s executive chef and master noodle-puller, Tony Wu, will be on hand to show his dough-twirling prowess.
The evening will begin with appetizers and sparkling wines from Domaine Carneros. That will be followed by a seated four-course dinner with wines by the Michael Mondavi Family Estate. A live auction also will be held.
The dinner, a benefit for the James Beard Foundation and the Chef Martin Yan Scholarship, is limited to 100 people. Tickets are $200 per person or $175 per person for James Beard Foundation members. Tickets can be purchased at MyChinaSF.com or by calling (415) 580-3001.
Pastry Chef Yigit Pura. (Photo courtesy of the chef)
Calling all sweet tooths: The Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco will be the place to be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 5.
That’s when 20 of the Bay Area’s best pastry chefs will ply you with all manner of signature sweets at “Dessert First!,” a benefit for Project Open Hand, which provides meals for people afflicted with breast cancer or HIV/AIDS, or are home-bound and critically ill.