Chef Tu David Phu talks about going “Private”, Vietnamese food and the future

Private Chefs of the SF Bay is thrilled to welcome Chef Tu David Phu to its ranks. Chef Tu’s resume reflects a reverence for American culinary greats, skilled in classical European traditions. His stints include the nation’s top Michelin-rated restaurants: Chez Panisse, Quince, Acquerello, Daniel Boulud, Breslin, Gotham Bar & Grill and Gramercy Tavern. Most … Continue reading Chef Tu David Phu talks about going “Private”, Vietnamese food and the future

Discover Mexico’s Comida Cuaresma (Lenten foods): Plantain & Bean Stuffed Chiles

(Author’s note: The following is an excerpt from Celebraciones Mexicanas: History, Traditions and Recipes, by this columnist co-authored with Adriana Almazan Lahl and available on Amazon.)   The first day of Lent is Ash Wednesday and the forty-day holy interval ends with Holy Week (Semana Santa). This year, Lent started on February 10th and ends … Continue reading Discover Mexico’s Comida Cuaresma (Lenten foods): Plantain & Bean Stuffed Chiles

3 nights of Spanish food & wine come to the Mission directly from Catalan, Spain

will host three (3) nights of fine Spanish Food & Wine @ The Producer’s Loft Studio; located in the heart of San Francisco’s culture rich Mission District. Chef Jordi Guillem, direct from Catalonia, Spain will be in San Francisco to present his special culinary dishes and kitchen magic. Chef Guillem is chef – owner at … Continue reading 3 nights of Spanish food & wine come to the Mission directly from Catalan, Spain

Meet and Eat: Join me at my premiere pop-up event, Cinco de Mayo Brunch this Sunday in the Mission

PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT HAS PASSED. CHECK BACK FOR UPCOMING EVENTS, OR BETTER YET, FOLLOW ME! I am cooking up brunch at a pop-up event sponsored by Feastly this coming Sunday, May 3rd in The Mission, so for those of you who were just waiting for a chance to taste my food, this is it!. … Continue reading Meet and Eat: Join me at my premiere pop-up event, Cinco de Mayo Brunch this Sunday in the Mission

Sangrita, Verdita and the Casa Noble Tequila Ritual: catch them all this Sunday at Feastly’s Cinco de Mayo Brunch!

First, full disclosure: I am cooking up this brunch at a pop-up event sponsored by Feastly this coming Sunday, May 3rd in The Mission, so for those of you who were just waiting for a chance to taste my food, this is it!. There will be a tortilla-making class first, starting at 10 a.m, then … Continue reading Sangrita, Verdita and the Casa Noble Tequila Ritual: catch them all this Sunday at Feastly’s Cinco de Mayo Brunch!

Update on sugar skull-making in SF’s Mission District

How lucky are we to live in a neighborhood with so much rich Mexican culture and cuisine?! Aside from the option to participate at Galeria de la Raza, learning to make sugar skulls for Dia de Los Muertos with Michele Simons  now there’s another opportunity, at the Mission Community Market, today, Thursday, Oct. 30th. Check … Continue reading Update on sugar skull-making in SF’s Mission District

Meet Your Mission Neighbor: Michele Simons, Sugar Skull Artist

 As Dia de Los Muertos approaches, puestos, or market stalls, selling sugar skulls, begin to appear all over Mexico; and even here in San Francisco’s Mission District, at Galeria de La Raza. Rarely produced outside of Mexico because of the molds required to make them, Michele Simons has found a way to create sugar skulls, … Continue reading Meet Your Mission Neighbor: Michele Simons, Sugar Skull Artist