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: $100.00 Purchase Tickets


Sunday Brunch | Past Brunches at theLab

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 ::


Third Thursday Paella “Pop In” | November 19 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 :: Craft Beer Series | November 13 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!


tasteProject :: Bread + Dough | October 23 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.


tasteProject :: Mushroom | October 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.



tasteProject :: Matcha | September 25 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.

tasteProject :: Craft Beer Series | September 4 & 5 2015

Jessica Clare Brand Ambassador of Almanac Beer Co.

Beer connoisseur Jessica 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 Check out the menu


tasteProject :: All About Pork | August 28 & 29 2015

Stephen Pocock of damn fine Bacon!


tasteProject :: Sake | August 14 & 15 2015

Beau Timken Sake Sommelier True Sake


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

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