SF chefs is a yearly event that celebrates SF's finest restaurants and chefs through a series of grand tasting events, cooking classes and competitions. The opening grand tasting started last Friday night and ended today. Featured chefs include Michael Mina, Chris Consentino, Joanne Weir, Tyler Florence, Elizabeth Faulkner and many more.
|with Elizabeth Faulkner|
|with Tom Pizzica|
I was really excited about today since I've never been to this event before. As I enter the event I immediately saw Joanne Weir and Mr. Outrageous food himself, Tom Pizzica (Finalist during last year's Next Food Network star). I told myself, this is going to be one epic foodie day. There's so much happening inside the tent. There are food tastings everywhere from great restaurants, artisan cocktails, contests, cooking classes and a lot more. I liked most of the food that I tasted especially the pork dishes. The standouts for me were Prospect's braised Berkshire pork cheeks, Tom Pizzica's pork with Korean caramel sauce, Gitane's lamb sirloin, Dungeness crab gelee and tomato gazpacho from The Ritz-Carlton and Munch's Panna cotta.
Here are some of the food from today:
|Cliff house - Halibut Crudo|
|Luce - Summer melon, cucumber and tomato|
|Vin Antico - butter poached shrimp, tomato relish, corn pancake|
|Munch - Stonefruit Panna Cotta|
|Boxing Room - Smoked Chicken Gumbo|
|Prospect - Pork cheeks, grapes, preserved orange, ancient grains, herbs|
|The Slanted Door - spiced tofu|
|Tom Pizzica's ground pork with korean caramel|
|Orson - Pork and beans|
|Eve - watermelon, squid and cucumbers|
|Gitane - lamb sirloin, smoked eggplant, yogurt, mint and black olive|
|Nombe - Pulled Pork, Toybox tomatoes, Mustard, Okura, Yuzu cream on a Taro chip|
|Bar Crudo - Marinated Mussels|
|Calafia Cafe - Quinoa folded with Beets|
|Terzo - Panzanella|
|The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay|
|Columbus cured meats|
SF Chefs is definitely San Francisco's greatest food event of the year. I'll make sure not to miss this event next year!