Eat Drink SF, formerly known as SF Chef has announced early- bird tickets to attend the Grand Tasting events, presented by Lexus®. Now in its sixth year, this premiere San Francisco food, wine, and spirits festival, will be held July 27 – August 3, 2014, with the Lexus® Grand Tastings being held at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center, August 1 – 3, 2014. Eat Drink SF celebrates Northern California’s bounty of ingredients, chefs and restaurants, winemakers and wineries, bartenders and bars, brewers and breweries, farmers, and artisan producers. For the first time in its history, the event will be held at Fort Mason Center, moving from its previous location at Union Square.
As in years past, Eat Drink SF is a week-long celebration honoring the San Francisco Bay Area’s dynamic food and beverage scene. In addition to the Lexus® Grand Tasting events, Eat Drink SF offers guests the opportunity to experience the tastes and flavors from the nation’s finest chefs, mixologists, brewers, and wine experts through classes, cooking demonstrations, and dinner parties. In addition to the ticketed events, Eat Drink SF has also partnered with local television station KPIX to host “KPIX 5’s Eat Drink SF Preview Series” which will be held at CUESA’s Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market each Saturday in July at 11 a.m. This event is open to the public and allows attendees to see some of San Francisco’s favorite and renowned chefs in action amidst the bustle of the busy farmers’ market.
Eat Drink SF is presented by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association (GGRA), with title sponsorship by American Express, and is committed to strengthening the community and continuing to increase its commitment to its charity partners. At least five percent of ticket sales from each Lexus® Grand Tasting event will support the following charities: Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), Slow Food San Francisco’s NOMAD gardens project, and the Golden Gate Restaurant Association Scholarship Fund.