Get out the cutlery! It’s time to celebrate French gastronomy in San Francisco. Rendez-vous for a large party with extravagant French dishes and champagne at the University of San Francisco (Lone Mountain campus) on September 20, from 6pm to 9pm, as a part of “La Fête de la Gastronomie.” There will be 10 food stations serving the signature dishes of renowned French chefs, wine pairings and champagne, charcuterie, fromage, and traditional sweets.
Organized by the university’s hotel management program and L’Apéro events, this event will be the first California edition of the Fête de la Gastronomie, an initiative dreamed up in 2011 aimed at celebrating French culinary know-how.
The selection of chefs who will be present at the party is a culinary dream: Dominique Crenn (Chef at Atelier Crenn), Emmanuel Poulard (Chef for the French Consulate in San Francisco), Roland Passot (Maitre Cuisinier de France, owner and Chef at Folie SF and LeftBank Brasseries), Fabrice Marcon (Maitre Cuisinier de France, Chef at Berkeley City Club), Claude Le Tohic (Meilleur Ouvrier de France, owner and chef at ONE65, San Francisco, trained at Atelier Joël Robuchon), Joël Guillon (Maitre Cuisinier de France), David Bastide (Chef at Left Bank in San Jose) and Gerald Hirigoyen (Maitre Cuisinier de France, owner and chef at Piperade).