Can you ever get enough?
Didn’t think so!
Explore heritage breeds of Pork this Saturday at 12noon- while I interview Brady Lowe, Founder of Cochon555
Want to Participate? Visit www.Cochon555.com for information and tickets to the events!
FRIDAY NIGHT Guest Chef Dinner at Bourbon Steak The weekend kicks-off with a group dinner paired with wines, brews, bourbon and ciders. Starts at with cures in the Lounge at Bourbon Steak, RSVP by phone - $150 a person https://www.facebook.com/events/533984176645312/
Everyone Knows a Bartender - We are hosting a bartender competition this year.  Bottle Breckenridge Bourbon +  Punch Bowl = Winners take home a $1000 bottle of bourbon and hopefully a trip to
Sunday! The Big EVENT! at the Four Season San Francisco www.cochon555.com Amazing Chefs, Heritage Breeds, Wine, Spirits and GREAT Food- Be a part of the Action!
Then- an After Party at RN74 following Cochon 555
Mark Richardson, The Four Seasons
Omri Aflalo, Bourbon Steak www.bourbonsteaksf.com
Adam Sobel, RN74 @RN74
Scott Youklils, Hi Lo BBQ @hilobbqsf
Christopher Thompson, A16 www.a16sf.com
Kent Schoberle, 4505 Meats www.4505meats.com
Dennis Lee, Dogpatch BBQ & Namu Gaji www.namusf.com
Saturday April 6th on Dining Around with Joel Riddell
Our report back on visiting
Our Visit to Santana Row www.santanarow.com
Guests Leslie Sbrocco, Journalist, Author and Award Winning TV Personality, Wine Expert and Culinarian www.KQED.org/checkplease *tune in Thursday April 11th !!
Sylvie David, International Spokesperson for Maille Mustard www.Maille.us 265 years of expertise from
Jody Eddy, Co-Author of Come In, We’re Closed: An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World’s Best Restaurants Published by Running Press * co- author Christine Carroll www.jodyeddy.com
Sandor Katz Fermentation – ologist – and Author of “The Art of Fermentation, an In-depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the world”, Published by Chelsea Green www.wildfermentation.com
Martha Holmberg, Chef, Writer and Communications Expert on her new book “Modern Sauces, Sauce Making for Everyone”. Published by Chronicle Books ** also- IACP Communications Director * Book and Blog Expo- tomorrow Sunday April 6th at the San Francisco Design Center- 8th and Brannon in SF * tickets 25.00 www.iacp.org
Vegas Uncorked-Presented by Bon Appétit and Chase Safire May 9th – 12th www.vegasuncorked.com
Cooking for Solutions at the
IACP Conference- for those who are in the industry, or just love culinary concepts- visit www.iacp.com the conference is April 6th – 9th here in SF From Dirt to Digital, Real food in our changing landscape
Season Premiere on Thursday, April 11, at 7:30pm on KQED 9
Bay Area foodies — ready to discover a whole new season of the best local eateries? KQED Public Television’s Check, Please! Bay Area’s eighth season launches with the program’s 100th episode on Thursday, April 11, at 7:30pm on KQED 9. With each episode of the James Beard and Emmy Award–winning program, three local diners are cast as restaurant critics and share their favorite spots — whether it be an artisan beer pub, a new vegetarian destination or the place for ladies-who-lunch. Host Leslie Sbrocco (thirstygirl, Good Morning America) leads the conversation adding a sprinkling of humor and fun, but the question always remains: Will the three guests agree about their favorites?
For video, restaurant information and more, please visit kqed.org/checkplease and follow Check Please! Bay Area on Facebook and Twitter for insider information, behind-the-scene photos and amazing giveaways.
“Wow — 100 episodes! It’s hard to believe that we have reached this incredible moment,” said Sbrocco, who is an award-winning wine expert. “This season builds on last year. You can expect fun and guest fireworks, more wine tips and eateries that you’ve never heard of but that deserve the attention.”
Each episode travels around the Bay Area to visit hidden restaurant gems on the recommendation of the three guests. The food and the personalities featured this season are as diverse as the Bay Area itself. The premiere episode on April 11 features three San Francisco treasures: a Cambodian family restaurant with traditional menu, a spot known for its California cuisine with a hint of Asian influence and a high-end Union Square seafood eatery set in an historic building.
In every episode, each guest chooses their favorite place to eat and the other two guests visit anonymously — the restaurants are not notified that Check, Please! “reviewers” are dining there. After trying each other’s recommendations, they join host and moderator Leslie Sbrocco to discuss, dispute and celebrate their dining experiences with lively commentary. Leslie Sbrocco is an award-winning author, wine expert, newspaper columnist, and speaker.
The series is produced by Tina Salter.