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A Tasting Menu On A Sailboat; Pairing Science With Food

Also: a benefit with Barry Bonds, vintner dinners and a vaguely food-related crime in the Mission.

Jeremy Brooks

NOB HILL— Ala Romana owners Lorenzo Logoreci and Kelly Steckelberg will host Giants Legends Barry Bonds and Orlando Cepeda for a benefit at the penthouse of the Fairmont Hotel. The event will be emceed by actor Patrick Fabian, from upcoming Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul. Tickets are $250 and proceeds benefit the My HALO Project, which supports orphans in Liberia.


EMBARCADERO— Aside from adding a ramen bar, the Exploratorium is also expanding their nightlife options with a new series called Pairings: Cultivating a Taste for Science Through Food that combines science, dining and occasionally wine tasting. The first edition happens Thursday, November 13th and focuses dirt — specifically why you can't just eat it and how it influences things like the terroir of your wine. Tickets are $15 and include night time museum admission. [EaterWire]

ON THE WATER— Bluxome Winery and Les Clos are teaming up to offer a 5-course tasting menu served on a boat. There are two departures (Noon and 3pm) every Saturday in November. [Zagat]

NOB HILL— Starting Friday November 14th, Parallel 37 in the Ritz-Carlton will be hosting a series of Vintner dinners with $150 seasonal tasting menus and wine pairings. The first edition features Napa's Crocker & Star. [EaterWire]

MISSION— A robbery and assault occurred Wednesday night outside of Joey & Pat's Bakery at 21st and Folsom, but we don't suspect that Joey or Pat had anything to do with it. [Mission Local]