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January Culinary Dinner

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Greetings, MSSF Culinary Group Enthusiasts!

January 3, 2011, DINNER NOTICE – A Traditional Italian Winter Dinner

We meet, as usual, at 7 pm in the San Francisco County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 9th and Lincoln, SF.

As usual, reservations are required and must be made no later than Thursday, Dec. 30 by 5 pm (so we can order meat before the New Year’s weekend). A vegetarian choice will be available but you must indicate that you wish to have vegetarian fare. To make your reservation, go to:
Projects/Committees, “* JANUARY 3, 2011 Culinary Dinner” is first in the list, just below the description, click Sign-up…
alternatively, you can phone Pat George at (510) 204-9130 to make your reservation, or for any questions you have about the Culinary Group or the dinner.

We limit our number of diners to 60, including cooks.
Culinary Group dinners are open to MSSF members in good standing and their guests.

The dinner price will be $16, $15 for seniors and students.
A New Menu for the New Year

Appetizers Everyone
Salad Sandy Waks
Punch Norm Andresen
A Ragu of Wild Boar served with a layer of cheese on a bed
of polenta
Norm Andresen, Lisa Bacon and Lisa Gorman
A Vegetarian Ragu on a layer of cheese on a bed
of polenta
Norm Andresen, Lisa Bacon and Lisa Gorman
Panna cotta Honoria Sarmento, Monique Carment
Coffee Remo Arancio

Remember to bring your own tableware as the venue does not provide dishes, utensils, etc., nor beverages. Also bring an appetizer to share. We encourage you to carpool. A listing of our membership by city can be found in the MSSF member roster.

Oh, yes, and we do need you to help clean up and put away chairs after the dinner.

We will resume our grand raffle with Curt Haney at the spinning cage. Bring something interesting to raffle, preferably mushroom themed, your artisan products, etc. and you will receive 5 free tickets.

This is our first dinner for 2011, our next dinner which will be February 7, 2011.

For the February 7th dinner, we are expecting to have a Cajun style Mardi Gras menu prepared by a local chef, Edwin Caba. He’s cooked for us before and everyone asked to have him do it again. The cost will be a bit higher. Details to come.

See you in the New Year,
Pat & Stephanie
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Holiday Dinner!

Monday, November 8th, 2010

An evening of culinary delight.

Saturday, December 11, 7 PM at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany

For more information, email Stephanie Wright, or contact her by phone, 510-654-6279


Round tables seating 7-8 people will be will be pre-set with linens, china, silverware and glasses.
(You do not need to bring your own this year!)


Appetizers are brought by members, who get a raffle ticket in return. Contribution of appropriate raffle items (as determined by Curt Haney), also earns a raffle ticket. Tickets cannot be purchased – they are only available by contribution.


MENU

  • Mixed Greens with Pears and Persimmons, Toasted Almonds and Pomegranate Vinaigrette. Point Reyes Blue Cheese (optional)
  • Wild and Domestic Mushroom Soup with Melted Leeks
  • Your choice of entrées:
    1. Roast Filet of Beef with Seasonal Wild Mushrooms in a Cognac Demi Glace
    2. Seared Wild Alaska Salmon with Abalone and Oyster Mushrooms, White Wine, Lemon, and Tarragon
    3. Portabella Mushroom Stuffed with Chanterelles and Quinoa topped with a Wild Mushroom Ragout. Goat Cheese Garnish (optional)
  • Side Dishes
    • Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes with Sunchokes
    • Garlic Tossed Wilted Greens
    • Roast Baby Carrots and Parsnips scented with Black Truffle Oil
  • Desserts: Assorted Selection

We will have water, punch and coffee available. Bring other beverages of choice.
Note: All side dishes are vegan and gluten free. Some dessert choices will also be vegan and/or gluten free.


The Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue Map, is very easy to get to, and there is ample parking. Use the Buchanan Street exit off 880 or 580, keep to the right, it turns into Marin Ave. (There is a parking lot behind the building, and street parking along the BART tracks immediately adjacent. The venue asks that people not park in the residential neighborhood). We encourage car-pooling as always.

November Culinary Dinner

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Greetings, MSSF Culinary Group Enthusiasts!

November 1, 2010, DINNER NOTICE

We meet, as usual, at 7 pm in the San Francisco County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 9th and Lincoln, SF.

Reservations must be in by Friday, Oct. 29th. Contact Pat George at (510) 204-9130 or plgeorge33@yahoo.com to make your reservation or for any questions you have about the Culinary Group or the dinner.

We limit our number of diners to 60, including cooks.
Culinary Group dinners are open to MSSF members in good standing and their guests.

The dinner price will be $16, $15 for seniors and students.
A French Menu for November 1, 2010

Punch Al Carvajal
Salad Carol Reed
Bread Norm Andresen
Cassoulet Lisa Gorman, Alexis Soule, David Suurballe
Pear and Frangipane Tart Zoe Amey-Caldwell
Coffee Remo Arancio

Remember to bring your own tableware as the venue does not provide dishes, utensils, etc., nor beverages. Also bring an appetizer to share. We encourage you to carpool. A listing of our membership by city can be found in the MSSF member roster.

We will resume our grand raffle with Curt Haney at the spinning cage. Bring something interesting to raffle, preferably mushroom themed, your artisan products, etc. and you will receive 5 free tickets.

This is our last dinner for 2010, our next dinner which will be January 3, 2011.

The holiday dinner will be on Saturday, December 11 – more details later!

We’ll need your help to clean up and put the chairs back where the venue wants them left.

See you there,
Pat & Stephanie
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October Feast

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

The MSSF Culinary Group will meet Monday, October 4, 2010, at 7 pm, SF County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 9th and Lincoln, SF.

As usual, reservations are required and must be made no later than Thursday, September 30th this month. To make a reservation contact Pat George at (510) 204-9130 or plgeorge33@yahoo.com. We limit the number of diners to 60, including cooks.

Culinary Group dinners are open only to MSSF members in good standing and their guests.
The dinner price will be $16.00, $15.00 for students. Remember to bring your own tableware, beverage and an appetizer to share. Members are listed by city in the back of the membership roster should you (wisely) choose to carpool.

OUR MENU FOR THIS MONTH OUR VOLUNTEER COOKS
New Mexico style pulled pork with bolete sauce George Collier
Southwestern Salad Sandy Waks
Rice David Eichorn
Squash Casserole Carol Hellums
Dessert George Willis

Our next Culinary Group dinner will be on November 1, 2010.

More Notes:

  • Please help clean up and put away chairs after the dinner.
  • Consider taking photos at the dinner for our website.

SEE YOU AT THE DINNER…
Pat

THE MSSF CULINARY GROUP SEASON RETURNS!

Friday, August 27th, 2010

September starts the new cooking and dining season with our annual POTLUCK, your chance to fix a favorite dish and impress us all. Or maybe try something new and you will still impress us. As for most potlucks, participants bring enough to serve 8 to 12 people. Naturally, we love to eat mushrooms at the dinners but we love good food in general so dishes without mushrooms are welcome also.

Because of Labor Day, our first meeting will be on
Tuesday, September 7, 2010.

We start at 7 pm at the San Francisco County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 9th and Lincoln, San Francisco.
Enter the left wing of the building from inside the park.

Be sure to bring your own tableware as the venue does not provide dishes, etc. Also, bring your favorite beverage.
Unlike our other dinners, reservations are not required this time. We will collect $8.00 from each person to pay for the use of the facility and the required security person.

We will not have our fabulous raffle this dinner as our rafflemeister may be out of town. We will resume enjoying this activity in October.

If you have questions about the Culinary Group call me at (510) 204-9130 or e-mail plgeorge33@yahoo.com.
If you haven’t joined yet, what are you waiting for?
See you there,
PAT