Like fickle frogs on the lookout for loftier lily pads, chefs often hop from restaurant to restaurant. Not Annie Somerville. She's been working the stoves at Greens
for nearly every one of the restaurant's 30 years. On April 10, she will be honored at a party simultaneously benefiting a variety of Zen Center efforts (San Francisco Zen Center
owns Greens), including the farm apprenticeship program. Hopefully, she'll get a gold-plated whisk for her decades of service. The Greens staff will prepare sweet and savory bites to pair with locally sourced organic and biodynamic wines and live jazz. Huey Johnson, founder and president of the Resource Renewal Institute
, and cookbook scribe and founding Greens chef Deborah Madison
will give the keynote address. Event details after the jump.
At Play in the Fields: Celebrating 30 Years of Greens Restaurant
Date: Sat., April 10; reception 5:30-7 p.m.; gala 7-10 p.m.
Where: Greens Restaurant, Fort Mason, Building A, 771-6330
Cost: $50 for the pre-event reception, $200 for the gala
Reservations: Buy tickets online