We here at SFist are always on the lookout for ways to stuff out faces with treats, especially if it's guilt-free and for a good cause. Enter the 6th annual Sugar Rush, a dessert and wine fundraiser for the community nonprofit Spark, which engages at-risk middle school students through hands-on apprenticeships. This year's event will take place November 7th at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, and a bevy of sweets and drinks will be on offer to go along with your philanthropic support.
Bites from Chez Panisse, Delfina, Farallon, George's, Let's Be Frank, Oola, Scala's Bistro, and more are in the works, as well as beer, wine and bubbly from local producers. We have it on good authority that Oola's chef Ola Fendert will prepare his famous ribs and rib sliders, while Farallon's pastry chef Terri Wu tells SFist that she plans to serve an almond raspberry cake with Valrhona Opalys ganache, fig raspberry pate au fruit, and Cognac Dudognon bittersweet chocolate truffle.
Also included in the proceedings are a silent auction, raffle and photobooth. Perhaps best of all, cocktail attire is requested, so you'll finally get a chance to bust out that snazzy bowtie you're not so sure you can pull off (you can!).