Goop for dinner
Gwyneth Paltrow, the actor and proprietor of lifestyle brand Goop, is hosting an extremely sponsored dinner experience in Napa Valley at the The Charter Oak, the new, more casual restaurant from the Restaurant at Meadowood team. The dinner is called a “Road to Table” event, presumably at the behest of corporate sponsor Cadillac, who will drop off a new car for guests to test-drive from San Francisco to the restaurant. There, dinner will be prepared by Meadowood Chef Christopher Kostow, and Paltrow will play sommelier, leading a “one-of-a-kind” wine experience. Don’t worry about over-indulging, as Cadillac will chauffeur you home. $1,300 for two.
Papa November will be gone by November
Potrero Hill coffee stand/anchored food truck Papa November, which opened in 2012, is in its last month, at least in its current incarnation, according to co-owner Paul Yoon. “Not sure what's going to happen next but things will be different one way or another after Halloween,” Yoon tells Eater.
Shuttered Farina officially evicted
18th Street restaurant Farina Focaccia & Cucina, whose estranged sibling restaurant Farina Pizza is still open on Valencia, went dark in June, and has now been officially evicted. It’s the latest and perhaps the last event in the Farina saga: Court documents show the restaurant owed hundreds of thousands in back taxes and penalties, having neglected to pay all manner of bills. To reimburse some of what Farina owed, the state Board of Equalization seized its liquor license in July.
DUM hosts new monthly dinner series
The popular biryani food truck turned 24th Street brick-and-mortar restaurant DUM Indian Soul Food is kicking off a new dinner series, with the first event to be held October 12. Navya, as chef Rupam Bhagat calls the 5-course prix fixe, is a dinner-party inspired affair with one communal seating, and the first menu includes dishes like “BBQ” brisket with cilantro and mint, and “ramen” with pork belly, egg, cuttle fish, and lentils (the quotation marks are the restaurant’s).