Well coming to San Francisco is the San Francisco Chefs Food and Wine Festival planned to take place the weekend of August 6th to August 9th 2009 and is being presented by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, a 70 year old organization with over 900 independently owned and operated restaurants within the San Francisco Bay area. The event itself and the events that make up this major event feature some of the best in local talent from the Bay Area, with a focus on dishes and preparation of culinary presentations using ingredients from the local area including spins on locally noted cuisine. Attendees to this event will be exposed to an entire weekend of fun, flair and festivities that include sample tasting sessions, dinner events, classes and instructional seminars by well known professionals and much more. The majority of the individual events are scheduled to take place in and around historic Union Square, while indoor classes, cocktail parties and other events are planned to be held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.
Officially the event begins on Thursday August 6th and closes on Sunday August 9th, with a possible extension through to Monday August 10th for tours to wine country and getaway tours.
Tickets and other packages available for attending this event will go live sometime by the middle of April 2009. For more information check the official web site at the SF Chef Food and Wine Festival.