CUESA | Evening Party: Bittersweet Love Potions: Winter Cocktails of the Farmers Market

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Bittersweet Love Potions: Winter Cocktails of the Farmers Market

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

13 bartenders, 8 restaurants, and an unforgettable (and unlimited) night of bittersweet cocktails and bites

Love is a many-splendored thing. It hurts, it burns, it wounds, and it heals. Love makes us laugh and cry, and it drives us to drink in both celebration and sorrow. And it has spawned 10,000 songs.

This Valentine’s week, join CUESA and the San Francisco chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) in the Ferry Building’s romantic Grand Hall for a night of creative love potions that bring forth both the bitter and the sweet. An all-star lineup of bartenders and chefs will highlight California citrus—prized for its bitter rind and sweet flesh—in their original creations, as well as other fresh winter treats from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, like kiwis, cherimoyas, fennel, and more!

Guests receive two full-sized signature cocktails, 11 sample sized drinks, and delicious hors d’oeuvres from eight of the Bay Area’s hottest chefs.

Whether cupid’s arrow pierced your heart years ago or you’re still looking for love in all the wrong places, you won’t want to miss this evening of sexy cocktails and savory bites. As Lennon said, it’s all you need.

Tickets: $45, inclusive of all food and drink. Tickets are nonrefundable. No one under 21 years old will be admitted.

 Winter Cocktails of the Farmers Market


Participating Bartenders and Bars

Marc-Andrew Aguilera, Barrel Aged
Christian Clark, Tosca
Carla Gassner, Pesce
Max Gerasimenko
Michael Goldman, Georges SF
Trip Hosley, Sauce
Dimitri Nazarian, Blowfish Sushi
Ben Riddell , Slanted Door Group
Keli Rivers, Hard Water
Zack Safron, Jasper’s Corner Tap
Lauren Steele, Nopa
Mariangela Urquizo, La Urbana

Featured Spirits in the Signature Drinks

Herradura Tequila
Woodford Reserve

Featured Spirits in the Tastes

209 Gin
Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Black Grouse Scotch
Hirsch Small Batch Reserve Bourbon
Laphroaig Single Malt Whiskey, 10 years
Papa’s Pilar Rum
Remy V
Ron Zacapa 23
St. George Spirits Raspberry Liqueur

Participating Chefs & Restaurants

Ben Paula,Sauce
Matthew Paul, Slow Club
Deepak Kaul, Serpentine
Amy Brown and Joe Wolf, Marla Bakery

And more to come!

Photos and video by Valter Fabiano.



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