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Slow Sips at Tiger!Tiger! @ Tiger! Tiger!
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Join us for our first Slow Sips of the year. Meet our board and learn what’s up for 2016 in the Good, Clean & Fair Food for All world. Plus, meet the folks behind the meat at Tiger!Tiger! and their friendly bakers.

But wait, there’s more! Light snacks provided and SFUSD members get 10% off food and drinks. RAWR, indeed!

Slow Sips are networking and community-building events put on by Slow Food chapters. It’s one of the ways we celebrate food as a cornerstone of community.

Slow Fish in NOLA! @ Old US Mint
Mar 10 – Mar 13 all-day

Slow Fish 2016Slow Food New Orleans announces it will host Slow Fish 2016 in New Orleans: Gateway to the Americas, March 10-13, 2016 at the Old US Mint and French Market. Slow Fish is Slow Food event that is an international gathering of fishers, scientists, chefs, students and food artisans to address the many environmental, ecological, economic and political challenges that impact fisheries, habitats, oceans, sustainable fishers and cultural seafood systems. Slow Fish has been held every two years in Genoa, Italy. Slow Fish 2016 in New Orleans will be the first time the event will be held in the western hemisphere.

“Gateway to the Americas” is the theme of Slow Fish 2016 in New Orleans. New Orleans was once known as the “Gateway to the Americas” as it is the central port of trade connecting North America with Central and South America. Thus, the theme was selected as both a tribute to New Orleans’ history and to invite Slow Fish & Slow Food delegates throughout the Americas to come to New Orleans.

Slow Fish 2016 in New Orleans will be both a convening of Slow Fish delegates from around the world and also a public seafood festival. The conference portion of Slow Fish will be held primarily in the Old US Mint. Slow Fish/Slow Food delegates from around the world will gather to discuss issues impacting fisheries and oceans and develop strategies to promote small-scale fisheries and preserve heritage seafood traditions. The festival will be held both on the grounds of the Old US Mint and at the Historic French Market. The festival is designed to engage the public in a celebration of the diversity of fishing and culinary cultures across the Americas to promote the Slow Food mission of Good, Clean and Fair Food for Everyone.

In addition to the conference and festival, Slow Fish 2016 in New Orleans will feature a traditional Lenten Friday Night Fish Fry at the French Market, tours of Louisiana’s rapidly disappearing wetlands and coast and other events around town and throughout the region.

SFUSD Education Committee Meeting
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly meeting of SFUSD’s Education Committee. Contact for more info.
SFUSD Education Committee Meeting
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly meeting of SFUSD’s Education Committee. Contact for more info.
Cheese + Wine 101: Oregon @ The Rose Wine Bar @ The Rose Wine Bar
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a night of tasty wine + cheese pairings from Oregon.

We’re bringing in the cheese experts over at Small Goods and together we’ll travel across this diverse state from Portland to the Willamette. Participants in the class will taste through four generous pairings of Oregon Wines married with complimentary cheeses. Wine and cheese experts will be there to explain the pairings, cheesemaking techniques and the terroir.  We’re very excited to be bringing you cheeses and wines you can’t find easily in San Diego: so get in here and taste the magic!

Tickets are $45 to the general public and $40 for our wine club members. (We’ll send you the discount code) Light refreshments and snacks will be provided outside of the cheese and wine.

An Evening of Seafood with Tommy Gomes of Catalina Offshore Products @ Solare Ristorante
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Do you love seafood? If yes, this could be the most special dinner you’ll have! This is because Solare Restaurant will have the amazing Tommy Gomes of Catalina Offshore Products here for an “Evening of Seafood”. The short summary is that we know of no one that knows more about seafood … and who has stronger opinions! … than Tommy. And he is an excellent speaker with fun charisma and he will both delight you and scare you with his talk. It is $75/person for the dinner with Tommy Gomes and Solare, and a special 5-course dinner has been designed by Chef Accursio.

For more information and to RSVP, call (619) 270-9670 or visit their website at

Collaboration Kitchen – Miguel Valdez – The Red Door @ Catalina Offshore Products,
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Collaboration Kitchen Featuring Miguel Valdez of The Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar

Join us on Sunday, April 24th beginning at 5pm for an evening filled with cooking, eating, socializing and educational seminars lead by Miguel Valdez from The Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar.

Alcohol will be provided so please remember this is a 21+ event.

Don’t wait to purchase your tickets, we usually sell out! 

We promise you will learn something new!  Feel free to bring a bottle of wine or beer if you would like (some like what they like)! Also bring an appetite, and dress warmly for a fun filled night of seafood & fresh produce education and tastings, brought to you by Specialty Produce and Catalina Offshore Products.

100% of proceeds from Collaboration Kitchen go to local San Diego Charities. This specific event will honor: Tour de Fresh

Vinavanti Cellar School : Sparkling Wines @ VINAVANTI, AN URBAN WINERY
May 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

CellarSchoolImageThe Cellar School Series : Wine Appreciation & Fermentation 101

On the second Sunday of every month we turn our cellar into a classroom for those who want to dive a little deeper into the world of wine and fermentation. Whether it’s wine tasting, wine making, or wine pairing we have you covered! Keep an eye out for special guest speakers and topics such as cheese & spirits!

May 8: Pet-Nat vs Champagne and the like with the winemaker!

SFUSD Education Committee Meeting
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly meeting of SFUSD’s Education Committee. Contact for more info.
Re:Source – A Series of Unwasted Food Pop-Up Dinners
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join the San Diego Food System Alliance for the first in a series of Unwasted Food pop-up dinners where local chefs and partner restaurants will prepare dishes from ignored or un-coveted food that would otherwise go to waste.

The San Diego Food System Alliance is launching Re:Source, a series of Unwasted Food pop-up dinners where celebrity chefs will use creativity to transform ignored or un-coveted food that would otherwise become ‘waste.’ This pop-up series is inspired by successful initiatives in other cities.

A portion of the proceeds benefits the San Diego Food System Alliance in its mission to build a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system in San Diego County.

Re:Source aims to…

  • Raise awareness of the staggering volume of food that is wasted
  • Inspire new applications for the overlooked byproducts of our food system
  • Redefine food waste as an important resource

April 6th: The Red Door
May 10th: The Land & Water Co

June 21st: Cafe Gratitude


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