SF Chefs 2010 -San Francisco's premier food, wine and spirits festival officially kicked off last night with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a sabering of a bottle of local winery Domaine Chandon's Blanc de Noir's. Mayor Gavin Newsom and Chef Tyler Florence were absent for this year's ribbon cutting, but Chef Dominique Crenn (above) sliced the red ribbon and shared a personal poem she wrote about her amour of San Francisco. This culinary star studded event in Union Square, celebrating the second year of SF Chefs was attended by many Bay Area food and wine luminaries including Hubert Keller, Karl Wente Michael Mina, Charles Phan, Mourad Lahlou, Chris Consentino, Hoss Zare, Drew Nieporent, Rolland Passot, David Lawrence, David Burke and Emily Luchetti.
The opening celebration was followed by a packed house Hog in the Fog soiree held under a sprawling white tent surrounded by many of San Franciscos' most luxurious and glityzy downtown boutiques. Once inside, guests were treated to back to back stations of both sweet and savory delicacies from top local restaurants and chefs. No time for dehydration with the multitude of vintners and mixologists on hand serving premium wines and libations.
Here are some pics from opening night. We will be sharing MANY MORE at Food Fashionista on Facebook.
Dennis Lee (Namu)
The Bon Vivants
CIty Club's Sweet Corn Creme Brulee, Candied Bacon, Heirloom Tomato Gelato
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Photos: Kara E. Murphy for Food Fashionista