tasteProject :: Sake | August 14 & 15 2015
Beau Timken Sake Sommelier True Sake
True Sake is the first dedicated sake store outside of Japan, and is also the first sake store in America. Hayes Valley in San Francisco was chosen as the location of True Sake offering American consumers sakes that have never before been available on a retail basis. Their goal is to make sake understandable and accessible to people for every day enjoyment. Ticket price: $120.00. Tickets on sale now!
tasteProject :: All About Pork | August 28 & 29 2015
Stephen Pocock of damn fine Bacon!
Master of bacon and Boccalone alum Stephen Pocock brings everything you love about pork – smokey, salty, sweet, succulent porkiness, it’s more than just bacon … although that is damn fine! Ticket price: $120.00 Tickets will be available approximately one month prior to event date on Sosh our ticketing partner. Photo by Scott R. Kline. Tickets on sale soon!
tasteProject :: Craft Beer Series | September 4 & 5 2015
Jesse Friedman of Almanac Beer Co.
tasteProject alum Jesse joins forces with Michael with pairings of Almanac beer using seasonally driven ingredients and flavors. Highlighting Almanac’s signature style and profile. Ticket Price: $120.00 Tickets will be available approximately one month prior to event date
tasteProject :: Matcha | September 25 & 26 2015
Eric Gower of Breakaway Matcha
Eric writes a popular column for the San Francisco Chronicle called “The Breakaway Cook,” maintains a lively blog of the same name, and is the author of four cookbooks: The Breakaway Vegetarian Cook, The Breakaway Cook, The Breakaway Japanese Kitchen, and Eric’s Kitchen. He is also the founder and director of Breakaway Matcha, a specialty tea company focused solely on hyper-premium matcha. Ticket price: $120.00 Tickets will be available one month prior to event date
tasteProject :: Mushroom | October 8 & 9 2015
Ian Garrone of Far West Funghi
Ian returns for another round at theLab as he takes you through the process of cultivating mushrooms, shares foraging stories while Michael illustrates unique creations of savory and sweet. Ticket price: $120.00 Tickets will be available one month prior to event date
tasteProject :: Bread + Dough | October 23 & 24 2015
Michael Gassen of Noe Valley Bakery
Open since 1995, Noe Valley Bakery has been dedicated to the principle of a small, independent neighborhood bakery, offering quality baked goods with a seasonally changing menu reflecting their passion for bring fresh comfort foods to the neighborhood and beyond. Tickets: $120.00 Tickets available approximately one month prior to event.
tasteProject :: Craft Beer Series | November 13 & 14 2015
Jay Holliday of Pine Street Brewery
“When asked, “Why we started brewing?” The common response back in 2009 was, “We like arts and crafts”. The brewing began in a small apartment kitchen on Pine St. in San Francisco on a stove that could hardly generate a boil. During the first night, it became apparent that we could create the beer that we wanted to drink and the collective that became Pine Street Brewery (PSB) was born. That was goal from the first night of brewing—it was love at first smell.” Join Michael and Jay as they talk about the passions of why they do what they do! Tickets: $120.00 Tickets available approximately one month prior to event.
tasteProject :: Salt + Bitters | November 20 & 21 2015
Mark Bitterman of The Meadow Portland & NYC
Longtime Recchiuti friend Mark Bitterman enlightens us with the history and use of salts found internationally and bitters … a new level of umami as Michael concocts recipes from uncommon flavor enhancers. Ticket price: $120.00 Tickets will be available one month prior to event date through Sosh our ticketing partner.
Sunday Brunch | August 16 2015
Prix-fix Communal Brunch at theLab
Six Course Prix Fixe menu with mini pastry plate + savory & sweet courses, unlimited coffee. Other beverages available from our Libations menu, includes – light craft cocktails, sparkling, white, rose & red wines + theLab European-style hot chocolate with whipped cream. Pricing: $35.00 SavorySweet Brunch Prix-fixe menu + unlimited French press coffee. Add on Libations Carafe $20.00 :: Buy tickets!
Third Thursday Paella “Pop In” | August 20 2015
Good food & friends at theLab!
Check out our Dogpatch “Pop In” events. Open to the general public, come one come all! Third Thursdays : : Doors open at 5:30pm for appetizers, wine, sherry cocktails and beer … Paella hot of the grill at 6:30pm until we run out. Make sure to save room Michael’s special dessert!
tasteProject :: Glass Blowing Series | April 10 & 11 2015
Nate Watson Director of Public Glass
Learn about the parallels of glass and sugar blowing as Nate and Michael create glass and sugar artwork together. Menu items will be served on Public Glass works which will be available for purchase. Ticket price: $100.00 Check out Menu
tasteProject :: Fortified+Urban Wine+Cider | March 27 & 28 2015
Carl Sutton of Sutton Cellars
Renegade urban winemaker Carl Sutton featuring Fortified Wines, Cider & his urban Wines & Vermouth with Michael’s market driven menu. Dogpatch’s revolutionary duo, entertains all. Carl’s wines will be available for purchase the evening of this event. Ticket price: $100.00 Check out Menu
tasteProject :: Craft Beer Series | March 6 & 7 2015
Dave McLean of Maganolia Brewery
For more than 16 years Dave made Magnolia ales in small batches in their little brewery beneath Haight Street, expanding to a destination BBQ, Pub & Brewery here in Dogpatch, we partner up for a redux of tasteProject from the past. Tickets: $100.00 Check out Menu
tasteProject :: Amari | February 27 & 28 2015
Jeff Meisel of Merchants of Beverage
Merchants of Beverage is a luxury destination for impeccable wines, spirits and Champagne, along with hand-blown crystal stemware and professional barware, offering effortless gifting solutions and streamlining the decision process by presenting only the most noteworthy bottles. Jeff has been called upon for his expertise in Amari as we pair and incorporate the unique sweet-bitterness of the various herbs and roots made from century old secret recipes. $100.00 Check out Menu
tasteProject :: Preserves + Syrups | January 23 & 24 2015
June Taylor of June Taylor Jams and The Still Room
Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market friend June Taylor uses traditional methods of preserving, organically grown fruit is hand-cut and stove-top cooked in small batches with the addition of a minimal amount of organic sugar and no commercial pectin, seeking out heirloom and forgotten fruits, hoping to revive the tastes of our collective pasts.Ticket: $100.00 Check out Menu
tasteProject :: Goat Cheese+Heritage Pork | January 9 & 10 2015
Jon Browne of Gypsy Cheese Company
Gypsy Cheese specializing in hand made raw milk goat cheeses located in Valley Ford California. They work closely with local dairies using century old cheese-making processes, in addition to cheese, we have the heritage Mangalista pork. Ticket: $100.00 Check out Menu