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Craft Chocolate Experience

March 6-8

The Craft Chocolate Experience is a major new festival specifically dedicated to making chocolate. This affects not only the commercial manufacturers, but also smaller growers, manufacturers, pastry chefs and pastry chefs who are focused on moving beans to bars. 95 chocolate manufacturers from more than 21 different countries take part in the tastings. Speakers include John Scharffenberger, Gary Guittard, Michael Recchiuti, Lisa Vega from Dandelion, Angela Pinkerton from Che Fico, Avery Ruzicka from Manresa and Emily Lucchetti from the Big Night Restaurant Group. The Friday night opening party is $ 95, a Saturday or Sunday day pass is $ 35, and a weekend pass is $ 145.

What else is there this week:

  • March 6th: Off the Grid Fort Mason starts its 10th anniversary with the season debut this weekend. The season runs from March 6th to October 30th, and the food trucks roll in every Friday evening. New this year: Sarap Shop, Quesabirria from El Garage and OG Tacos, bone marrow from Golden Mark and soft serve in fish cones from Uji Time.
  • March 7th: The Black Cuisine Festival in San Francisco is celebrating for the 40th time with fried catfish, braised oxtail, sweet potato cake and live music at Bayview.
  • March 8: The Family Cafe in North Beach is hosting a Japanese pop-up to support local sushi chef Tim Phung, who is fighting late-stage pancreatic cancer. He will cook for this event before starting his next round of treatment. Chefs from well-known SF sushi spots like Akiko’s, Robin and Ichi offer a rich multi-course menu for USD 175 (including drinks) with three seats. Both dinners are sold out, but there are still a few places left for lunch.