Keep track of all the delicious Slow Food URBAN San Diego events here!
−Cooks Confab Christmas Dinner1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
From the event website:
The Cooks Confablieri, San Diego’s famed grouping of notable chefs and mixologists, is hosting a premiere event this winter. Taking a step back into the Victorian age realm with a classic British style holiday dinner, Christmas Dinner! will be held at Oliver & Rose on Sunday, Dec. 16th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Cooks Confab has teamed up with its longtime partner Slow Food Urban San Diego to give San Diegans an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind classic British Christmas dinner where guests will enjoy the experience of an old-fashioned Christmas dinner with a variety of activities sure to please.
Cooks Confab is a group of like-minded chefs who band together every few months to create meals centered around a theme or central ingredient. The mission: promote local, sustainable and responsible menus, bring good people and great food together, share the love, and if we educate our guests on the food or its provenance, all the better. Accessible. Affordable. Fluid. Fun. A percentage of the proceeds from each Confab event is donated to Slow Food Urban San Diego, because we all believe in their mission.
For more information, or to buy tickets click here.+1:00 pmCooks Confab Christmas Dinner
−Dinner at Catalina Offshore5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
From the event website:Join us for a celebration of local seafood at Catalina Offshore Products; one of the largest seafood import and export companies in California! Catalina Offshore purchases fresh seafood directly from reputable fishermen who catch seafood throughout the pristine waters of Southern and Baja California.
Your 5 course dinner, prepared by Chefs Jenn Felmley, a local food instructor and Logan Mitchell of Cellar Door. Paired with cheeses by Venissimo Cheese and wine pairings by Quigley Fine Wines, your meal will be served at a single communal table.
Dinner will begin with a sampling of local seafood hors d’oeuvres, a craft cocktail by Gary of Cellar Door, and a tour of the newly remodeled Catalina Offshore. You’ll also meet your fellow guests, local fish monger Tommy Gomes, and food artisans who have contributed to the dinner.The meal will feature 100% local seafood from Catalina Offshore Products. In keeping with our focus on local food culture, other ingredients will be sourced as best as possible from local sources. Each course will be paired with a carefully selected wine, beer or cocktail. At each course, the chef will discuss the ingredients, where they came from, and what inspired each dish.+5:30 pmDinner at Catalina Offshore
−Super Bowl Tailgate Party!2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join Project New Village at their People’s Produce Project Market Street Farmers’ Market for a Super Bowl Tailgate Party. For more information, click here.+2:00 pmSuper Bowl Tailgate Party!
−Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro Grand Opening!12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
From Eclipse’s blog:
We will re-open to the public in our new home in the heart of the neighborhood of South Park in central San Diego. The new Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro has many surprises in store for everyone including:
- Daily service for our Sweet & Savory Brunch
- Full kitchen accommodations for a larger, enhanced brunch menu
- Available grilled panini & seasonal soup menu for all hours of operation
- Private dining room seating for 45
- Craft beer bar seating for 30
- Rotating selection of 8 local brews on tap & the West Coast’s best wines
- Larger retail area with new pastries, chocolates, & confections
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 is a day you will not want to miss! Check out all the exciting things going on:
- Tray-passed samples of the new winter menu for our Sweet & Savory Brunch (12-4pm)
- Platinum Ticket Finale Competition (4-6pm)
- Build-a-Bar Workshop (12-4pm)
- Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Costume Contest (3pm)
- A Year of Chocolate Raffle (12-6pm)
We’ll be open from 12-7pm & as you can see there will be a plethora of exciting things going on all day! Of course, our eight Platinum Ticket Bearers will compete to see who wins our LIFETIME SUPPLY OF CHOCOLATE, but many other prizes & awards will be given out throughout the day including a raffle that runs from 12-6pm. We’ll be drawing winners all day long for fun prizes & the winner of our costume contest will receive a one year supply of chocolate bars ($1000 value)! In total, we’ve got over $25,000 of delicious prizes to award. So come hungry, dressed as your favorite character from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, & ready to dive into a complete day of indulgence.+12:00 pmEclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro Grand Opening!
−Wine and Cheese Pairing Class with SFUSD!6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
From event website:
You love wine. You love cheese. You love enjoying them together. Have you ever wondered why certain cheeses pair so exquisitely with certain wines? This is the focus of our next class, to be held at the new wine and craft beer bar NEXT DOOR near La Mesa. Robert Graff of local cheese haven Venissimo and wine expert Paul Cheyne will be on hand to talk to us more about the complimentary taste profiles of some of our favorite cheeses and wines. Included will be four tastes of each, as well as materials to take home.+6:00 pmWine and Cheese Pairing Class with SFUSD!
−San Diego Winter Brew Fest6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From event website:
The San Diego Winter Brew Fest will celebrate craft beverages from around California and beyond and features; live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Outdoor Outreach and the San Diego Mountain Bike Association (SDMBA).
For more information, visit event website.+6:00 pmSan Diego Winter Brew Fest
−‘Japanese Farm Food’ Book Signing Event11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Nancy Singleton Hachisu will be featured at the next Good Earth/Great Chefs Series at the Chino Farm. Nancy Hachisu is the author of the new cookbook Japanese Farm Food. The event will also feature a cooking demonstration and tasting by Chef Singleton Hachisu, featuring ingredients from the farm.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-889-2271.+11:00 am‘Japanese Farm Food’ Book Signing Event
−Taste of the Market4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
From event website:
Join local chefs and farmers on Sunday afternoon, February 10, for a Taste of the Market at the new San Diego Public Market, providing a look at some of the artisan foods and dining experiences that will occupy the market later this year.
Pete Balistreri – Tender Greens & P Balistreri Salumi
Hanis Cavin – Carnitas Snack Shack
Christian Egger- Supernatural Sandwiches
Trey Foshee – George’s at the Cove
Ricardo Heredia – Alchemy
Craig Jiminez – Roseville Cozinha
Ryan Johnston – Whisknladle & Prep Kitchen
Melissa Mayer – San Diego Public Market & Martini Media
Andrew Spurgin – Andrew Spurgin
Chad White – Plancha Baja Med
Chefs and purveyors like Venissimo Cheese, Julian Hard Cider, Michael Esposito and Snake Oil Cocktail Company will use local farm ingredients, meat, fish and eggs from Suzie’s Farm, Maciel Family Farm, Nicolau Farm, Spur Valley Ranch, Salmon Slingers, Catalina Offshore and more at tasting stations and market purveyors will offer a preview of what’s to come.
Enjoy live music and tours of the 92,000 square foot market property and support the creation of San Diego’s own Public Market.
San Diego’s full time, permanent market (think Pike Place, Redding Terminal Market or La Boqueria…but better) will launch the middle of this year, filling a high-ceilinged former boiler factory with farm fresh produce and eggs, fish and meats, dining adventures, cheese making, salume curing, tortilla slinging, chocolate tempering, coffee roasting, bread baking and more.
Taste of the Market is a Kickstarter Reward event for the San Diegans who supported the launch of the project in late 2012. Limited tickets are available to the public. Order now!
To purchase tickets, click here.+4:00 pmTaste of the Market
−Taste of San Diego Craft Brews 20135:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From event website:
The kick-off to San Diego History Center’s “Year of Craft Beer”
Sample award-winning and specialty beers from regional breweries, served with unique food pairings. Celebrate San Diego’s history-making brews. All attendees will be treated to award-winning beer samples and exquisite food pairings and have the chance to bid on one-of-a-kind auction items. Check out our pairings!
VIP session, featuring special pairings: 5-6 pm
General session: 6-9 pm Please note: General ticket holders will not be admitted before 6 PM.
+5:00 pmTaste of San Diego Craft Brews 2013
−SFUSD Mixer5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Slow Food Urban San Diego for our Mixer at Burger Lounge in the Gaslamp! Be sure to mark us on your calendar for some free bites, grass-fed beef education and good company.+5:00 pmSFUSD Mixer