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CUESA Names Leader; Napa Auction Nets $18 Million

FERRY BUILDING—Ferry Plaza Farmers Market organizing force CUESA has found a new executive director in Marcy Coburn, formerly the director of the Food Craft Institute and communications director for the Ecological Farming Association. [Inside Scoop]

NAPA—This weekend's powerhouse vintner's auction blasted through last year's record with an $18.7 million haul to be distributed towards a range of local causes, with a case of Bill Harlan's forthcoming Promontory wine, a trip to the Oscars and a variety of other luxury prizes going for big bucks (it didn't hurt that dinner came from Christopher Kostow of The Restaurant at Meadowood). [Inside Scoop]

LOWER HAIGHT—If you've been waiting on upcoming cream puff spot Choux, you'll just have to wait a bit longer: the French pastry shop, which initially was targeting a January opening, is still a work in progress, with July looking more likely for a Fillmore Street debut. [Hoodline]