The Rundown: Studio Gourmet is taking a break from exclusively filming shorts to host its own TV show. Expect interviews with local chefs, a live cooking demonstration, then cocktails to follow.
The next taping on March 27 will feature local chef Arnold Wong cooking his signature Shitake Mushroom Dumplings. Wong's dumplings have been craved by the city since they were introduced 15 years ago when Wong founded his first wine bar restaurant, Eos.
After the cooking demonstration, Studio Gourmet will tape a one-on-one with Wong. The host will delve into Wong's experiences growing up at his family's market, opening Eos (soon to close under a different owner), and cooking as a chef at E&O Trading Company-- where his coveted dumplings are currently served with a drizzle of foie gras miso sauce.
No word as to where the TV pilot will be aired, Studio Gourmet is still working to sell its show to a local outlet.
All guests will be treated with beer and wine provided by Circolo. But the most important portion of the show is your shot at the spotlight: tasting Wong's dumplings. Food lovers and critics wanted.
Tickets cost $50, e-mail RSVP@studiogourmetsf.com to save your seat. Visit Studio Gourmet's website for more information.