Eat Drink SF 2017 Friday Night’s Grand Tasting

Eat Drink SF

Eat Drink SF was this past weekend and it was incredible. I am not sure how the Golden Gate Restaurant team does it but each year it continues to get better and better. See all of the fun I had and the amazing programming the event provided for their guests. More of Eat Drink SF 2017 Friday Grand Tasting is below…

Arriving for the first big night of the weekend festivities. It’s always fun seeing industry pals such as Lani of Wagstaff Worldwide, GGRA Board Members, Lee Gregory of McCall’s Catering & Scott Rodrick of MY China & Live Fire Pizza.

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Eat Drink SF I am ready for you and I can’t wait for one of my favorite weekends of the year to begin…

Getting exciting with friend and GGRA Director Gwyneth Borden and hanging out with Dominic Purcell of DPEM (The EDSF Event Producer). Without these two fearless leaders this amazing event would not happen so a huge thanks to them both.

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Eat Drink SF

Hanging with Petra of The Caviar Company, Adrianno of Back of The House & Kory of Tacolicious. This event really is the best bringing the best of San Francisco’s Culinary scene together.

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Kicking off the welcome ceremony with some delicious Caviar Bumps from The Caviar Company

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Golden Gate Restaurant Association Executive Director Gwyneth Borden cutting the sub sandwich kicking off Eat Drink SF.

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed

The VIP Lounge

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Eat Drink SF

The swanky lounge area of the VIP section. These views are really hard to beat.

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One of the most popular tables in the VIP lounge, the Hudson Valley Foie Gras team.  Photo by GammaNine Photography.

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Plaj Restaurant Owner & GGRA Board Member Andrea Sundell, another guest and me

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Hanging with blogger Makenzie of Mak Snacks and her boyfriend Andrew the blogger behind You Drink We Drink

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It’s official, this was my favorite bite of the night. I had 3, ok maybe 4 of these wings so kudos to Bar San Pancho on KILLING it!

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Caught red handed eating yet another of these incredible wings!

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Eat Drink SF

Eat Drink SF

Chef Ben Paula of Sauce SF. Their home made sausage was incredible!

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 A yummy slider from The Monks Kettle

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Eat Drink SF

Eat Drink SF

My old pal and mixologist extraordinaire Simone making incredible cocktails (as usual) with Makers Mark

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Eat Drink SF

Eat Drink SF

Me and Chef Parke of Waterbar & Epic Steakhouse

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Eat Drink SF

The delicious Gazpacho from Le Coloniel

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Eat Drink SF

Eat Drink SF

This was my favorite cocktail of Friday night made by Fords Gin & Derby Cocktail Company. These guys were fabulous and so were their delicious cocktails.

Eat Drink SF

Eat Drink SF

Eat Drink SF

Eat Drink SF

Eat Drink SF

Photo by GammaNine Photography

All photo’s by Toni Zernik photography except those noted as GammaNine Photography 

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