7 Days of Women in Food
Restaurants act as metaphors for the places that we live. As business owners, they are manifestations of ourselves, an opportunity to share something personal, something honest. As customers, we dine in restaurants not just to celebrate but also to learn, to experience newness and to find comfort.
Reem's California | Preeti Mistry | Jessica Moncada | Belharra Wines
Hosted at 3301 E 12th St. #133 | Oakland, CA 94601 by Chef/Owner Reem Assil of Reem's California in collaboration with Top Chef Preeti Mistry of Juhu Beach Club and Navi Kitchen; and beverages by: soon-to-open Proof: Oakland Bottle Shop's Jessica Moncada and Calicraft Brewing Company, and wine pairing by Belharra Wines by female winemakers Anne Fogerty and Camille Gaio.
Rasoi | The Progress/State Bird Provisions | Calicraft Brewing Co. | OM Vino
Hosted at The Workshop | 1525 Fillmore St. | San Francisco, CA 94115 by Chef Heena Patel of Rasoi in collaboration with Chefs Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza of State Bird Provisions; and Calicraft Brewing Company. Dinner location is accessed by stairs through The Progress.
Minnie Bell's Soul Movement | A16 SF
Sariwa | A16 Oakland
A16 invites La Cocina-born Fernay McPherson of Minnie Bell's Soul Movement to A16 SF and Aileen Suzara of Sariwa to A16 Oakland as Guest Chefs, each featuring a special dish in honor of Festa Della Donna. Make your dinner reservation at A16. With thanks to James Beard Award-winning A16's Wine Director, Shelley Lindgren, on this evening, these dinners' proceeds benefit La Cocina.
A16 SF | 2355 Chestnut St. | San Francisco, CA 94123 | Make a Reservation
A16 Oakland | 5356 College Ave. | Oakland, CA 94618 | Make a Reservation
Bini's Kitchen | Jardinière | Hirsch Vineyards
Hosted at the La Cocina Commissary Kitchen by Chef/Owner Bini Pradhan of Bini's Kitchen | 2948 Folsom Street | San Francisco, CA 94110 | An intimate kitchen experience, closer than Chef's Table, in collaboration with Chef Traci Des Jardins' kitchen crew of Jardinière and wines by Jasmine Hirsch of Hirsch Vineyards.
Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas | Cala | St. George Spirits
Hosted at 23682 Clawiter Rd. | Hayward, CA 94545 by Chef/Owners Alicia Villanueva of Tamales Los Mayas in collaboration with Chef Gabriela Cámara's kitchen crew of Cala Restaurant, with specialty drinks by St. George Spirits, Del Maguey Mezcal, and Cali Craft Brewing Co.
4:30 | Meet at La Cocina at 2948 Folsom Street in San Feancisco for a hosted Bus ride to Alicia's factory in Hayward, featuring on-the-road cocktails by St. George Spirits
5:30 | Dinner at Alicia's Factory to conclude at 7:00 pm
7:00 | Bus ride back to La Cocina in San Francisco by 8:00 pm