SF Bakesale for Planned Parenthood, Mixology Fun & More
Zuni Cafe and Guittard Chocolate Team Up With A Host of Bakers For A Grand Bakesale
Get your sweet fix — and support a worthy cause — at the “SF Bakesale for Planned Parenthood,” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 in Rose Alley between Gough and Market streets (behind Zuni Cafe) in San Francisco.
Modeled after a similar event in New York City, this local one is presented by Annie Callahan of Zuni Cafe and Amy Guittard of Guittard Chocolate Company. It will feature a tantalizing array of baked goods for sale by some of the city’s top restaurants and bakeries. A live auction also will be held, with one of the items up for bids a dinner at NOMA Copenhagen.
Among those baking the sweet treats are: Atelier Crenn, Bi-Rite Creamery, Boulevard, Cala, Che Fico, Frances, Liholiho Yacht Club, Mister Jiu’s, Nightbird, Quince, Rich Table, Saison, Tartine Bakery, 20th Century Cafe, and Zuni Cafe.
Unable to attend the event, but still want to help? A GoFundMe site has been set up to take donations.
Mixology Classes From The Mulberry Guy
You know him as the Mulberry Guy, the farmer who brings prized, fresh-picked mulberries to sell at the Palo Alto Downtown Farmers Market in the summertime. Now, Kevin Lynch is putting a newfound hobby to work — he’s hosting mixology classes in his backyard full of mulberry trees.
Lynch and his wife are both teachers, so they know how to instruct so that the lessons stick.
Their 2-hour cocktail classes are designed for 8 to 12 participants. You’ll learn how to make at least eight different cocktails. Light snacks and pizza from the Lynchs’ backyard oven also will be served.
For more details, check out their web site, City of Cocktail.
Get Ready For Soirée du Vin Wine Auction
The annual event, a benefit for the International School of the Peninsula’s Charlotte de Géry Endowment Fund, includes a wine-paired gala dinner and live auction.
Among the items up for bid are a hot-air balloon ride over Paso Robles, an 8-course tasting menu with wine by Chef Francis Ang of Pinoy Heritage, and a private tour and tasting for five at Ridge Vineyards estates that includes a a signed 3-liter bottle of 2013 Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon.
Tickets are $275 each.