SF: This Week’s Hautest Dining And Drinking Happenings

LUCKYRICE San Francisco 2014
LUCKYRICE San Francisco 2014

Photo Credit: Courtesy LUCKYRICE

With San Francisco being the place for foodies and cocktail connoisseurs, there’s never a shortage of dining and drinking happenings. Here are two that are sure to deliver this week: the 6th Annual LUCKYRICE San Francisco Feast, hosted by chef Charles Phan of the famed Slanted Door, and a Silver Oak wine dinner at the Big 4. Read on for more details.

6th Annual LUCKYRICE San Francisco Feast

LUCKYRICE San Francisco 2014
LUCKYRICE San Francisco 2014

Photo Credit: Courtesy LUCKYRICE

The 6th Annual LUCKYRICE San Francisco Feast, hosted by Phan and presented by Bombay Sapphire EAST Gin, takes place on Friday, August 7th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Bently Reserve. The LUCKYRICE Feasts bring together dozens of chefs and mixologists, serving up both authentic night market street food, innovative chef-driven dining and cocktails galore – all re-imagined through a locally global lens that spotlights each city’s exploding Asian food revolution. With San Francisco being home to one of the country’s largest Asian American populations, you know you’re in for a haute time here. Grab yourself a VIP [or a general admission] ticket to enjoy the evening, themed “A Californian Summer Feast.” In addition to Phan and the Slanted Door, participants include: M.Y. China, Open Blue, Paula LeDuc, Dosa, Kainbigan, Spice Kit, Azalina, Hawker Fare, Butterfly Kitchen, E&O, Hakkasan, Hopscotch Restaurant and Bar, Betelnut, Attic, Hotel Nikko, Dirty Habit, ICHI Sushi, and Roots & Rye. These chefs reflect the diversity of Asian food experiences in San Francisco – whether iconic Chinatown favorites, celebrity-chef driven concepts or local interpretations of traditional dishes. LUCKYRICE will also bring celebrated mixologists from Hopscotch, Hotel Nikko (Robert Albright), Dirty Habit (Brian Means), The Starlight Room (Ryan Hall), BDK (Kevin Diedrich), Benjamin Cooper (Mo Hodges), and Forgery Bar, who will serve custom cocktails featuring BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East gin and other spirits. Sip pre-dinner Bombay Sapphire East cocktails that pair masterfully with the exotic dishes. With this being the year of the sheep, you’ll won’t want to miss the signature cocktail, “Feeling Sheep(ish),” a cocktail specifically crafted with soothing ginger syrup and chamomile tea to honor the traditional tender and calm characteristics of the Sheep (goat, or ram). Expect Asahi Beer and Bruce Cost Ginger Ales as well. General admission and VIP tickets are available for $88 and $150, respectively, at www.luckyrice.com.

Life is a Cabernet: Silver Oak Wine Dinner at Big 4

Partnering with Silver Oak Winery, Big 4 Restaurant [inside The Scarlet Huntington hotel] is hosting an extravagant wine dinner on Thursday, Aug. 6th at 6:30 p.m. that will offer wine connoisseurs and food lovers one of the first opportunities to try a yet-to-be-released 2011 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, along with a five-course menu by Big 4 Restaurant executive chef Kevin Scott. Wine educator Kate Stromberg will lead the discussion.

You’ll enjoy a wide array of sumptuous gourmet dishes, complemented by signature wines, during this five course dinner that features:

1. Sea Scallop Carpaccio (Preserved Lemon, Wild Fennel, Sicilian Oil)

  • Twomey Sauvignon Blanc 2014

2. Sonoma Duck Leg (Cherries, Puntarelle)

  • Twomey Soda Canyon Vineyard Merlot 2010

3. Wyoming Buffalo (Romano Beans, Marrow Sauce)

  • Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

4. Local and Imported Cheese

  • Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

5. Petit Fours

An added bonus is the live piano music in Big 4’s lounge. Tickets are $150 per person. For reservations, call 415-205-7362 or email Mark Gleason at Mgleason@thescarlethotels.com.


The Big 4
The Big 4

Photo Credit: The Scarlet Huntington