KQED celebrates master chef Jacques Pépin’s 75th birthday with a series of events, benefiting KQED and the production of his upcoming new TV series The Essential Pépin.
Thursday, September 30 Celebrate Southern France’s cuisine with Jacques Pépin and Chef Roland Passot at Left Bank Brasserie in Menlo Park. A wonderful time is guaranteed when these two French friends get together both in and out of the kitchen. Join KQED for a Bonne Fête Dinner and Live Auction with KQED host Greg Sherwood. Auction items include dinner with Jacques Pépin, seats to watch the taping of his show in the KQED studio, two pieces of Jacques’ original artwork and a farmers’ market tour followed by brunch at Chef Roland’s home.
Saturday, October 9 Join Jacques for “Fantastic Food, Terrific Techniques and a Tempting Taste” and be present for a taping of a special TV fundraising show. Experience all this in the enchanting underwater fantasy setting at Farallon Restaurant. Jacques demonstrates recipes, chats with Chef/owner Mark Franz and KQED’s Greg Sherwood. You can sample the food and join in the toast with mimosas and a surprise birthday cake for Jacques.
Farallon Restaurant 450 Post Street, San Francisco 10am to noon OR 1pm to 3pm $95 per person Get Tickets
Thursday, October 14 Wine and Sustainable Seafood Hors d’oeuvres Reception Toast and sing happy birthday to Jacques Pépin in San Francisco while basking in the panoramic views of the Bay at this spectacular setting. Chef/Owner Mark Franz, Executive Chef Parke Ulrich, and Executive Pastry Chef Emily Luchetti will be there to help celebrate.
Waterbar* 399 The Embarcadero South (between Folsom and Harrison) 6pm – 8pm Wine and Sustainable Seafood Hors d’oeuvres Reception $125 per person Get Tickets
*Waterbar will also be offering a Jacques Pépin Inspired Special Menu on October 14. For dinner reservations, call 415.284.9922
Reservations for Jacques Pépin’s 75th Birthday celebrations are available through City Box Office at 415.392.4400 or cityboxoffice.com