Our special selection of things to experience this week:
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo by Joyce Goldstein on Saturday, July 18, at 11 AM, featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
EatDrinkFilms contributor Joyce Goldstein is a consultant to the restaurant and food industries, where she improves existing recipes, adds new ones to complement the menu and works with culinary staff to refine flavors and execution. She was Executive Chef at Chez Panisse, owner and chef of SQUARE ONE, and the founder of the California Street Cooking school. Joyce has written over twenty books. Her most recent is Inside the California Food Revolution: Thirty Years That Changed Our Culinary Consciousness.
A book signing will follow the demonstration.
All demos take place in the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in front of the Ferry Building) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.
For a schedule of upcoming cooking demos at Ferry Plaza, check here.
Movie Week at the Symphony
This week, the San Francisco Symphony features three different programs where popular movies meet a live orchestra.
Friday and Monday bring J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek. Enjoy the film on the big screen as the Symphony performs Michael Giacchino’s Grammy Award-nominated score live. USA Today raves, “When it comes to sheer spectacle, Star Trek, as reimagined by J.J. Abrams, delivers.”
Back to the Future shows Saturday and Sunday. Recharge your flux capacitor and get ready to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future as you’ve never experienced it before. Watch Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and the Doc (Christopher Lloyd) in this cult-hit, time-traveling adventure as the Symphony performs Alan Silvestri’s Grammy Award-nominated score live, complete with a live appearance by Silvestri.
“The Spy Who Loved Me: Music from the Bond Films & Favorite Spy Movie Themes” will fill the Davies Symphony Hall on Thursday night. “The Name Is Bond … James Bond“—as dashing and debonair as the character, Bond movie themes evoke international intrigue, glamour and suspense. Two-time Grammy® Award-winner Sheena Easton, the featured singer on the Bond soundtrack For Your Eyes Only, will seduce you into the world of Goldfinger, The Spy Who Loved Me, and Skyfall, plus “spy” songs from Mission: Impossible, Austin Powers, and more. (There will not be film clips at this concert.)
At the intermission, enjoy a Vesper Martini (gin, vodka, lillet, and lemon peel garnish)!
For a calendar of events, and to buy tickets, check here.
Livermore Valley’s premier food and wine affair spans four delectable days. Thursday July 23, 2015 brings the annual quest for food and wine pairing excellence, which has 19 winemakers partnering with Bay Area chefs to compete for honors. Taste pairings and cast your vote for the coveted People’s Choice award! Next Friday through Sunday, wineries across the region host ten food and wine events, including cooking classes, wine seminars, vineyard tours and more.
For the complete schedule of events and to buy tickets, look here.
A range of vintners and wineries will showcase their fine wines at the Oakland Wine Festival. Wine enthusiasts, curious novices, and those who appreciate having world-class vintners within arm’s reach will enjoy tastings on Saturday, July 18 at Mills College. There will be panels, seminars, a Master Class, food and lots of tastings. Each event has a separate admission. For the complete schedule check here.
Last-minute discount: Use this code to receive 50% off all tickets: wownow18
The Oakland Wine Festival benefits numerous local charities. Read more about it in Luke Tsai’s East Bay Express article “What the Fork”.