All Kinds of Special Dinners and Events in March
By: Marcia Gagliardi "The Tablehopper"
The Barolo room. Photo from Perbacco’s website.
March right in folks and eat up ‘cause there’s a boatload of special meals and events going on here this month. If you need an excuse, say it’s for National Nutrition Month (the meals will surely be nourishing), Women’s History Month (lots of women chefs), or just ‘cause the menus sound so dang tempting.
March 15th–18th, chef Alicia Jenish unleashes the first in her Misfit Dinner Series at the Grand Café, adding six whole-goat specials to the menu that you can order à la carte, like a mixed goat grill ($34), and goat tartare ($16).
501 Geary St. at Taylor, 415-292-0101.
Sign up for Dinner Tales at Perbacco on Tuesday March 20th, 6:30pm–9:30pm, for a four-course Italian menu paired with wine, plus cocktails, canapés, and jars of ‘nduja to go. Just a few spots remain. $125.
230 California St. at Battery, 415-955-0663.
Carlos Moreira of Allpa Culinaria is doing the Guest Chef thing March 20th–April 1st, with five to six contemporary Peruvian numbers like Dungeness crab with pisco and aji amarillo-infused crème fraîche, or seared duck breast over rice and Peruvian beans with carob syrup. More info.
5337 College Ave. at Manila, Oakland.
At Atelier Crenn, join the dialogue between chef Dominique Crenn and Miles Watson of Pure Berlin (Berlin) on Wednesday March 28th and Thursday March 29th. 11 courses, 5 from each chef, ending with a collaborative course. Seating starts at 6pm. $300 including wine pairings, $200 without. Reservations online.
3127 Fillmore St. at Filbert, 415-440-0460.
Woodward’s Garden presents Come to Dinner & Come to Your Senses, a dinner all about scents. Chef Dana Tommasino and author Alyssa Harad will create “scent courses” inspired by five California perfumers. Thursday March 29th, 6pm, $65.
1700 Mission St. at Duboce, 415-621-7122.
Marcia Gagliardi writes a popular insider weekly e-column about the SF dining scene, “the tablehopper.” Subscribe for free at www.tablehopper.com.
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