SF Chefs is doing a series of special one-off dinners called The Dinner Party Project through the whole of July, leading into the main event at the end of the month (July 30-Aug. 5), and there are still at least a few seats remaining at all of them. Here's a rundown of the four dinners, all of them bringing chefs from different great restaurants together in one kitchen. See if any strike your fancy, and jump on it soon if you'd like to attend. These tickets won't last much longer.:
1) Commonwealth & Crenn, July 8th
Jason Fox will join Dominique Crenn in the kitchen at Atelier Crenn to create a multi-course extravaganza exploring the similarities between their cooking sensibilites. The dinner is sure to suspend your disbelief with all manner of molecular cookery: ash, foams, liquid nitrogen, "snow," you name it. Tickets here.
2) Modern American Picnic, July 9
Lori Baker and Jeff Banker of Baker and Banker join their old friend, Bar Tartine chef Nick Balla and his pastry chef Cortney Burns to create a tasting dinner at Baker and Banker inspired by American picnic classics. Of course there's nothing plain or pedestrian about the menu's Old Bay fried chicken with sweet corn croquettes and huitlacoche mayonnaise. See the full menu and purchase tickets, here.
3) Family Night: Going Basque, July 16th
Scala's Jen Biesty joins Grand Cafe's Alicia Jenish to create a menu for lovers of French and Spanish cuisine, including fresh spins on salt cod brandade, baby octopus and hay-roasted suckling pig. The dinner takes place at Grand Cafe, and you can purchase tickets here.
4) Street Feast, July 19th
The head honchos in the kitchens at Betelnut, Tacolicious and 4505 Meats will create a family-style street food feast at Tacolicious, including a whole pig roast and platters of Asia- and Mexico-inflected fare. In a festive twist, master butcher Ryan Farr will also auction off cuts of a whole animal and a chef dinner for ten people. Menu and tickets here.
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