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A Warm Winter Menu for a Cold Month, February 2010

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Date, Time, Location & Logistics:

  • Monday, February 1, 2010, 7 PM.
  • Price: $16 (we are prorating annual dues into dinner prices), $15 for seniors/students
  • SF Fair Building (AKA Hall of Flowers), Golden Gate Park, 9th & Lincoln, San Francisco
  • As usual, bring your own tableware, an appetizer to share & a favorite beverage.
  • Car Pooling is encouraged; the roster includes a list of members by city.

Menu

  • Appetizers- Everyone
  • Brined, Roasted Pork Butt Wrapped in Bacon and served with MushroomsGeorge Collier
  • Slaw- Carol and Bill Hellums
  • YamsRussell Johnson
  • Mixed SquashesMonique Carment
  • A DessertMary Ann Swazo
  • CoffeeRemo Arancio

Reservations for this dinner are required, no later than Friday, January 29th.
There are only 60 spaces available – to reserve your space:
contact Stephanie Wright at (510) 654-6279 or lioness@bytewright.com
The Culinary Group dinners are open to current MSSF members and their guests only.
Please limit the number of your non-member guests to no more than two.

January 2010 Culinary Dinner

Monday, December 21st, 2009

January 2010, MSSF Culinary Group

The Rewards of Foraging

Menu:

Appetizers Everyone
We encourage you to bring appetizers made with foraged or wild ingredients (ones you get yourself, or from stores that carry wild foods)
Salad Lisa Bacon
Abalone with Lemon Linguine & Vegetables Carol Reed
String Beans with Roasted Morels Roy Coto
Punch Norm Andresen
Tiramisu David Suurballe
Coffee Remo Arancio

Reservations for this dinner are required, no later than Friday, January 1st. There are only 60 spaces available – to reserve your space: contact Pat George at (510) 204-9130 or plgeorge33@yahoo.com

  • For our website, your photos and commentary are desired.
  • For our February 1st dinner, your culinary ideas and expertise are welcome — join our esteemed group of volunteer chefs.
  • Our raffle is always fun, if you would like 5 free raffle tickets — bring something interesting to add to the collection.

Date, Time, Location & Logistics

  • Date: Monday, January 4, 2009, 7 PM.
  • Price: $16 (we are prorating annual dues into dinner prices), $15 for seniors/students
  • Location: SF Fair Building (AKA Hall of Flowers), Golden Gate Park, 9th & Lincoln, San Francisco
  • As usual, bring your own tableware, an appetizer to share & a favorite beverage.
  • Car Pooling is encouraged; the roster includes a list of members by city.

For a PDF of the flyer: January 2010 Culinary Dinner Flyer

MSSF Holiday Dinner Dec. 14, 2009

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

To celebrate the Holiday Season, the MSSF invites its members and guests to the ANNUAL HOLIDAY DINNER, 7 pm, December 14, 2009, at the SF County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers), Golden Gate Park, 9th and Lincoln, San Francisco. OUR MENU: a grand assortment of Appetizers; Holiday Punch; Pumpkin Soup with a Mushroom Garnish and Creme Fraiche; a Salad of Greens, Endive, Persimmons, pickled Mushrooms and toasted Walnuts; Your Choice of Entrecote of Beef served with pommes Anna, cepes in red wine/beef jus and sauteed greens or braised endive OR a Vegetarian entree of Fettuccine with Porcini or Spaghetti Squash with Porcini served with sauteed greens or endive; Olive Bread Rolls, a Dessert of Apple or Pear Candy Cap-nougatine tart and Coffee.
The dinner cost is $35 for MSSF members and $40 for guests. As the venue does not provide tableware, bring your own utensils and dishes (including a bowl for soup). Also, bring your favorite beverage and, if you care to, bring an appetizer to share. Diners who bring an appetizer will get a ticket for our raffle which features unique items. Diners who donate mushroom-related raffle items will also receive a ticket. For questions about what kinds of appetizers to bring, contact Pat George at (510) 204-9130 or plgeorge33@yahoo.com or Lisa Gorman at (510) 881-7825. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and must be made no later than December 7th. Reservations can be made with Alvaro Carvajal at alvaro.carvajal@sbcglobal.net or (415) 695-0466. Checks should be sent to him at MSSF Holiday Dinner c/o Alvaro Carvajal, 800 Castro St., San Francisco 94114-2809, here is a PDF of the menu and reservation form to print. Please indicate the names of members and/or non-members in your party as well as their entree choices (Entrecote of Beef or Fettuccine with Porcini or Spaghetti Squash with Porcini). Please also provide your address, phone or e-mail should we need to contact you, and the total amount enclosed.
Don’t miss this excellent event.

November Dinner Canceled – it’s CalTrans fault!

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

IMPORTANT – DUE to the uncertainties of the Bay Bridge repairs and bridge closure, the November Dinner is cancelled. The same menu will be prepared for the January dinner.


January 2010, Culinary Group DInner – The Rewards of Foraging

We will meet at the SF County Fair Building (AKA Hall of Flowers), Golden Gate Park, 9th and Lincoln, SF on Monday, January 4, 7 PM. Reservations for this dinner, as for all of our dinners, are required and must be made no later than Friday, October 30th. Seating is limited to no more than 60 diners. To reserve contact Pat George at (510) 204-9130 or plgeorge33@yahoo.com. Bring your own tableware, beverage and an appetizer to share (see below). Car pooling is encouraged. The MSSF Roster has pages listing members by city.
For this dinner we will feature foraged foods.
OUR MENU AND OUR VOLUNTEER COOKS
Punch ……………………………..Norm Andresen
Appetizers – Everyone brings them. We encourage you to bring appetizers made with foraged or wild ingredients (ones you get yourself or from markets that carry wild foods)
Lemon Linguine with Abalone …..Carol Reed
Salad……………………………….Lisa Bacon
String Beans w/Roasted Morels…Roy Coto
Tiramisu……………………………Dave Suurballe
Coffee……………………………..Remo Arancio

We have a raffle at our dinners. Bring something interesting to lovers of mushrooms and cooking, etc., for our raffle and you will receive 5 free raffle tickets. Prizes include tickets for free Culinary Group dinners.

Our next Culinary Group dinner will be February 1, 2010. To be part of the Culinary Group you must be a member of the MSSF.

October Culinary Group Dinner

Friday, September 25th, 2009

October 5, Mediterranean Feast MENU:

  • Appetizers — Everyone
  • Olives — Bill Hellums
  • Goat Cooked in the Caja China — Al Carvajal & Bill Hellums
  • Couscous — Liana Hain
  • Raita — Liann Finnerty
  • Vegetables — Stephanie Wright
  • Dessert – roasted figs — David Lubertozzi
  • Coffee — Remo Arancio

Reservations for this dinner are required, no later than Friday, October 2nd there are only 60 spaces available – to reserve your space: contact Pat George at (510) 204-9130 or plgeorge33@yahoo.com.

Date & Time: Monday, October 5, 2009, 7 PM
Location: Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, 9th & Lincoln, San Francisco
Price: $16 (we are prorating annual dues into dinner prices), $15 for seniors/students
Logistics: As usual, bring your own tableware, an appetizer to share & a favorite beverage.

Miscellaneous

  • Car Pooling is encouraged; the roster lists members by city
  • For our website, your photos and commentary are desired.
  • Our raffle is always fun, if you would like 5 free raffle tickets — bring something interesting to add to the collection.
  • For the next dinner, November 2, your culinary ideas and expertise are welcome — join our esteemed group of volunteer chefs.

More info available from: Pat George, 510-204-9130, plgeorge33@yahoo.com or Stephanie Wright, 510-654-6279, lioness@bytewright.com Please RSVP to Pat.