Monday, July 09, 2007

Gastronomy by the Bay

September 1-3
Join David Kinch for Gastronomy by the Bay at the San Francisco Ferry Building over Labor Day Weekend. This is the first international gourmet food festival where European and local chefs have the opportunity to come together to explore current and future culinary trends.

The festival’s three full days of culinary events include round table discussions, European and local chefs, gourmet food demonstrations, exclusive receptions, chef book signings, and an all-star gala dinner. Topics addressed include current news from the wine industry, organic produce and sustainable growth, as well as the booming new world of gourmet guides from Michelin to Zagat to Internet blogs.

Cooking demonstrations will be held during the Farmers Market on Saturday. Book signings will include Bay Area and Napa Valley star chefs, culinary authors and international stars. For information and tickets call 415.551.5190 or visit Gastronomy by the Bay. Please note that Manresa does not sell tickets.

Join David Kinch for the Sunday Morning Roundtable, September 2
Gourmet Ethics vs. Gourmet Chic
Sustainability and biodynamics, Slow Food: current news
Moderator: Joyce Goldstein, Chef, Author, Culinary Consultant
Tom Worthington, Monterey Fish, San Francisco, CA
Andy Griffin, Mariquita Farm, Watsonville, CA
Chef Marsha McBride, Cafe Rouge, Berkeley, CA
Chef John Ash, John Ash & Co, Vintner's Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Chef David Kinch, Manresa, Los Gatos, CA
Julie Johnson, Tres Sabores Winery, Napa Valley, CA