The Golden Glass Event

This weekend marks the 5th Golden Glass event, Slow Food San Francisco’s annual fundraiser. Over 100 sustainable and regional wine producers will be presenting their wines to taste. In addition there will be an exclusive sampling from Bay Area top restaurants and artisanal producers. Sample signature dishes from local restaurants, charcuterie, cheese, olive oil, seasonal fruit, breads, pastries, and gelato. The wines will mostly be Italian but there will also be wines from Australia, Spain, Germany, New Zealand, and Argentina.

The Golden Glass event 2007

I went to this event last year for the first time and was very impressed. Forget the endless variations of tuna tartare or ceviche you find at most events, at the Golden Glass there were unique artisanal ice creams, charcuterie and cheeses. The wines were from a variety of wineries, including some smaller ones that I had never heard of before. I also found it to be less crowded than other similar events. It’s easy to understand why this is a favorite wine tasting event in San Francisco.

The Golden Glass Event
What: The Golden Glass
When: June 8, 2008 3pm-7pm
Where: Ft. Mason, Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, map
How: Purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are $50.00 if purchased before the event and $60.00 at the door
Why: This is a great chance to try terrific wines from around the world and taste samples of food from favorite local restaurants and purveyors such as Acquerello, Bi-Rite Creamery, Chez Panisse, Delfina, Evvia, Farina, Fatted Calf Salami, Harley Farms Goat Dairy, Kokkari, La Ciccia and Perbacco. Proceeds benefit the new Slow Food SF School Garden Project and Slow Food USA “Ark of Taste.”

Why try wines from far away when we have perfectly good wines in our own backyard?
Because short of traveling the world, it’s the best way to experience the wines from winemakers who are preserving traditional varietals and methods. Perhaps this quote from the San Francisco Slow Food Manifesto says it best “Let us rediscover the flavors and savors of regional cooking and banish the degrading effects of Fast Food….That is what real culture is all about: developing taste rather than demeaning it. And what better way to set about this than an international exchange of experiences, knowledge, projects?”

Event: The Golden Glass 4 June,2008Amy Sherman


Amy Sherman

Amy Sherman began blogging in 2003, because all her
friends and family were constantly asking her where
and what to eat. Three months after it launched,
Forbes chose her blog, Cooking with Amy, as one of the
top five best food blogs, praising her writing as
“smart, cozy and witty”. Since then her blog has been
featured and recipes reprinted in many newspapers and
magazines in the U.S. and the world.

In addition to regularly updating her blog, Amy is a
guest contributor to the blog, and
Contributing Editor of Glam Dish. She also writes
restaurant reviews for SF Station.

Her focus on Bay Area Bites is primarily cookbook
reviews along with some interviews and current events.

Amy is a recipe developer and freelance food writer.
She is author of WinePassport: Portugal and wrote the new introduction to the classic cookbook, Jane Grigson’s Vegetable Book, published by the University of Nebraska Press. She recently completed 45 recipes for a Williams-Sonoma cookbook and wrote her first piece for VIA magazine.

She is currently serving on the board of the San Francisco Professional Food Society and is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Amy lives in San Francisco with her husband, tech journalist Lee Sherman.

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