This weekend San Francisco hosted its first ever SFChefsFoodWine bash -- put on by the (controversial) Golden Gate Restaurant Association -- a "foodie" event that saw industry bigwigs (Paolo Lucchesi of Eater, Marcia Gagliardi of Tablehopper, Mary Ladd of SFoodie, Camper English of alcademics, and Michael Bauer of SFGate) mingle with food bigwigs (Joanne Weir, Hubert Keller, Thomas Keller, Tyler Florence, Jamie Lauren), where they foraged for some of the best food and wine that the Bay Area has to offer. And how. Mm.
Also, Mayor Gavin Newsom was there. Trumpets played upon his arrival. No, we're not kidding.
Over the three-day food-binging fest, friends were made, Top Chef Masters DJ'd, food was digested, wine spilled, and Visa Signature VIP Lounges were crashed, repeatedly (ahem). VidSF shot the above video of Saturday's night's BBQ bash. Enjoy.
Stay tuned for photos and a report from "Chocolate Love" (or whatever it was called), SFChefsFoodWine's afterparty in at the Imperial Room at the St. Francis. There, SFist came across Rachel Dratch as well as some of the friendliest and rudest people in the local food scene today.