The festival consists of a number of different events from Thursday through Sunday, which will highlight diverse parts of the Bay Area’s food scene. Thursday kicks off the festival with the Taco Knockdown presented by Milagro Tequila. Top chefs from 18 different restaurants will compete for the ‘Taco Title,’ judged by a panel of food critics and restaurant owners. The event will be held at Folsom Street Foundry from 6:30-9:30 PM.
Friday and Saturday will consist of three Grand Tasting events at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. There will be over 100 chefs and restaurants and more than 70 beer, wine, and spirits makers featured across all three tastings. The Friday night tasting opens at 7:15, and the Saturday events begin at 1:15 for the afternoon tasting and 7:45 for the evening tasting. In addition to tastings, the events feature presentations on the main stage.
Saturday events also include Guide to Expert Seasoning, Grilling, and Beer Pairing, Classic Cocktail A-Game, and Test Your Wine Knowledge. All of these events are located at the Firehouse Building at Fort Mason and are separate from the Grand Tastings.
Sunday’s event is the Ultimate Brunch Party at Foreign Cinema, which opens at 11:00AM and highlights Foreign Cinema’s famous brunch dishes and drinks to conclude the weekend affair.
The festival is a great combination of food and drink tastings and engaging presentations and programs to keep everyone attending engaged. Tickets are sold to the events separately, or you can buy a weekend pass. VIP passes are also available for additional access to the areas.
San Francisco is a destination for foodies from around the world. As an international city, many different cultures and culinary styles have influenced the area. The Taco Knockdown event is a great example of this diversity with participating restaurants, ranging from traditional taco shops to sushi bars. Every event offers a unique experience and a host of world-class food and drink.
Eat Drink SF partners with The Golden Gate Restaurant Scholarship Foundation and the Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), both of which are nonprofits that support a vision of creating a new generation of food leaders.
The festival is truly a culinary affair and an incredible event that concentrates the best food and drink of the city into one place over one weekend. The ticket price covers all food and drink at the event, so come hungry. The weekend of August 20-23, 2015 is not one to miss.
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd. San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 345 7557