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Sir Patrick Stewart Loves SF's Dumplings; Special Porky Treats at Tosca Café

Plus, natural wines at Half Orange and dinner with Star Route Farms.

Tosca Café
Tosca Café

FINANCIAL DISTRICTSir Patrick Stewart just can't get enough of Yank Sing's dim sum, it seems. He was back in the Bay yesterday, slurping down soup dumplings in a big way. This wasn't his first dumpling rodeo— the actor tweeted out a picture of himself there in July 2013, too. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND— Head over to the Half Orange in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood, where East Bay importer Selection Massale will be sampling four of their favorite wines for $10. Co-owner Cory Cartwright will be on hand to discuss the wines, pouring from 5pm-8pm. [EaterWire]

NORTH BEACH— It's a full-on pork party at Tosca Café this Sunday. La Quercia, the renowned American producer of high-quality prosciutto, is partnering with Tosca to create a special á la carte menu of porky items, like a spicy coppa panini on pancetta focaccia. The menu will be available from 5pm-2am, 1/11. [EaterWire]

SOMABar Agricole is hosting a three-course dinner with Star Route Farms, California's oldest continuously certified organic grower. The meal will be served family-style on the patio, and feature crab caught off the coast of Bolinas, where the farm is located. The event is $75 and takes place Tuesday, January 13; drinks at 6:30pm, dinner at 7:30.