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Monday, May 17, 2010

Mix Produce with Booze and What Do You Get? CUESA's Spring Cocktail Party

Posted By on Mon, May 17, 2010 at 4:23 PM

click to enlarge Beretta's Gabriel Lowe at a 2009 CUESA cocktail fest. - CUESA
  • Beretta's Gabriel Lowe at a 2009 CUESA cocktail fest.
On Wednesday, CUESA and the San Francisco branch of the United States Bartenders' Guild will be transforming the front arcade of the Ferry Building into a cocktail party with some of the city's leading bartenders and chefs.

Eleven local bartenders will be serving 10 different cocktails using local farmers' market produce that celebrates spring bounty, ranging from cherries, strawberries, and citrus to rhubarb, pea pods, herbs, and radishes.

At $30 it's an amazingly approachable event, considering the quality and variety of goodies available to taste. List of participants and ticketing details after the jump.

Participating bartenders and bars include:

• Anson Stahl, Jardinière

• Aurora Siegel, Rose Pistola

• Brandon Josie, 15 Romolo

• Darren Crawford, Bourbon & Branch

• David Nepove from the Northern CA chapter of the USBG

• Jessica Maria, Hotsy Totsy Club

• Kate Bolton, Wexler's

• Michael Callahan, Gitane

• Sevan Araneda, Triple Crown

• Tina Marie Brandelli, Gather

• Trip Hosley, Sauce

Hors d'oeuvre provided by chefs and restaurants:

• Chad Newton, formerly of Fish & Farm

• Charlie Kleinman, Wexler's

• Katy Borzee, 15 Romolo

• Lauren Kiino and Doug Borkowski, Il Cane Rosso

• Luis Villavelasquez, Absinthe Brasserie and Bar

• Robbie Lewis, Bon Appétit Management Company

• Sascha Weiss and Pierre Mange, The Plant Café Organic

All proceeds benefit nonprofits CUESA and the USBG, so you can feel good about getting your drink and snack on.

Event details:

Spring in Full Swing Cocktail Party

Date: Weds., May 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: San Francisco Ferry Building

Cost: $30; 21 and over only

Tickets: Available online

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