Feast of the Seven Cultures at Acacia House
Chris Cosentino (SF’s Cockscomb) is about to have company in St. Helena, where his restaurant, Acacia House, begins hosting its annual Feast of the Seven Cultures on November 29. The seven-night dinner series starts with Alon Shaya (Saba, New Orleans and Safta, Denver), cooking in his Israeli style but with Bay Area ingredients; Think hummus with Dungeness crab, butter, and cinnamon cap mushrooms. The whole roster includes Sarah Grueneberg (Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio), Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec, Los Angeles), Stephanie Izard (Girl & The Goat, Chicago), Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish, Los Angeles), Paul Kahan (Blackbird, avec, Big Star, and Publican Anker, Chicago), and of course, Chris Cosentino himself. Tickets are $125 before tax and tip, with an optional beverage pairing for $95, and a portion of proceeds going Chefs Cycle: No Kid Hungry.
Hundreds of breweries join Sierra Nevada’s Camp Fire relief efforts
Chico-based brewery Sierra Nevada is leading a fundraising effort for Camp Fire relief, in part by brewing a benefit beer. To help make more of it, they’ve also reportedly recruited hundreds of breweries to help. Beer makers from San Diego to Virginia say they’ll chip in to brew more than 2,000 barrels of it, following Sierra Nevada’s recipe. Teamwork.
Churro croissants in downtown Sonoma
After striking a nerve with their churro croissants and more baked goods at the Napa Valley Farmer’s Market, couple Albert and Zaclyn Rivera are readying their new bakery, Sweet Pea Bake Shop, at 720 West Napa Street in Downtown Sonoma. They’ll open on December 1 with classic French macarons (in non-classic flavors like Rice Krispy treat), croissants, sourdough english muffins, scones, and kouign amanns.
“Sparkling pear prosecco” pot gummies
Speaking of confections, Kiva — the pot-laced treats company known for its chocolates — announces an expansion into the gummies game. The 2010-founded early edibles brand has four new cannabis-infused gummies products with various levels of potency and THC/CBD and flavors like sparkling pear prosecco. What a time to be alive.