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March Culinary Group Dinner

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

No hare this month. Crab instead for our March 7, 2011, MSSF Culinary Group Dinner.
We meet at 7 pm at the San Francisco County Fair Building (aka, Hall of Flowers), Golden Gate Park, 9th and Lincoln, San Francisco. The dinners are open to MSSF members in good standing and their guests. Reservations are required and must be made no later than Friday, March 4th. Make your reservation online or, if you cannot, contact Pat George at (510) 204-9130. We keep our reservation numbers at a maximum of 60 so reserve earlier rather than later.
Be sure to bring your own tableware including a tablecloth, linens, utensils, dishes and glassware as well as your favorite beverage. Also, bring an appetizer to share. The dinner will be $16 per person or $15 for seniors and students.
OUR MENU AND COOKS
Punch ……..Wendy So
Appetizers…Everyone
Roasted Garlic Crab….Alvaro Cavajal, Curt Haney, George Collier, Bill Hellums
Noodles……..Carol Hellums and Jane Colllier
Edamame and Lentil Salad….Liana Hain and Carol Reed
Mango Pudding…….Lisa Bacon, Jeannette Larson, Brandy Reynolds
Coffee…….Remo Arancio
NOTE: Remo can no longer continue to keep making the coffee for our dinners. We will need a volunteer after this dinner. Please consider taking over this important job.

We will have our riotous and righteous raffle so bring an item to donate that would be of interest to our group and you will receive 5 free raffle tickets.
Please help in the clean-up at the end of the dinner.
Be thinking about what you would like to have for the April dinner. Of course, we need volunteers to make that dinner happen.
See you there,
Pat

February Culinary Dinner – Laissez les bon temps rouler

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Hello, Culinary Group Devotees! Welcome to our new world of website reservations. See directions below.

Our February dinner will take you way down south to New Orleans for a special Cajun MARDI GRAS FEAST. Chef Edwin Caba, known and admired by many here in the MSSF Culinary Group, will treat us to an exotic (at least for us Californians) menu.

We meet at 7 pm on Monday, February 7, 2011, at the San Francisco County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 9th and Lincoln, San Francisco. Reservations are required and must be made no later than Friday, February 4, 2011. Make them early. We will accept no more than 60 reservations, including cooks. For this dinner, please register using the mssf.org website Calendar link. Go to the February calendar page and click on “Culinary Dinner” February 7. Then you can go to register for this event and sign up. You must be a current member of the MSSF to make reservations for yourself and your guests.
Reserve soon! Dining spaces are filling up quickly.
All Culinary Group dinners are open to MSSF members in good standing and their guests. The dinner price will be $25, $24 for seniors and students. Be sure to bring your own tableware as the venue provides only tables and chairs. Don’t forget your linens, including a tablecloth or place settings. We are no longer using up our natural resources to cover the tables and then throw away. Bring dishes and utensils, of course, and your favorite beverage. Chef Edwin says that both wine and beer go well with the menu. Be sure to bring an appetizer to share. Mushrooms in your appetizer will be especially appreciated at this dinner as they are not on the main menu.
We encourage you to carpool. Check the list of participants to see who is going in your area.

OUR MENU
Appetizers………….Everyone
Beverages………….Bring your favorite
Turtle Soup au Sherry with a Chopped Egg Garnish……….Chef Edwin
Cajun Jambalaya with Piquant Sauce…….Chef Edwin
Paneed Alligator with Lemon Caper Sauce…….Chef Edwin
Bread Pudding………..Chef Edwin
Coffee…………….. Remo Arancio

Our world famous raffle continues with the esteemed Curt Haney at the spinning cage. Donate something interesting and appropriate for a group of mushroomers and you’ll receive 5 free raffle tickets. Tickets are $1.00 each or 7 for $5.00.

We will seek your help cleaning up the venue after dinner so don’t run off right away.

Our next dinner will be March 7th and after that April 4th, then May 2. Mark your calendars!
Contact Pat George at plgeorge33@yahoo.com if you have any questions.

See you at dinner,
Pat

MSSF Summer Picnic – Sunday, Aug.22, Joaquin Miller Park

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Don’t miss our grand summer picnic. MSSF members and friends meet at the Redwood Glen Picnic area, Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, on Sunday, August 22nd. Bring something to grill, a dish and beverages to share (excluding hard liquor as per our permit), and other picnic stuff including place settings. The MSSF will provide charcoal and good company. Don’t leave valuables in your car, please.

M is for May, Mushrooms and MORELS

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

The MSSF Culinary Group will meet Monday, May 3, 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, April 29th 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
Punch Norm Andresen
Spring Vegetables Paul Plotkin
Rice David Eichorn
Grilled Chicken
with lots of Morels
Lou Prestia & friends
Dessert Liana Hain
Coffee Remo Arancio

NOTE: We do not meet in June, July or August. There will be an MSSF picnic in August. Details are up-coming in the May newsletter and on the website. Our next Culinary Group dinner will be our yearly potluck, the most splendid potluck you can imagine, on September 7, 2010. We do not meet the first Monday that month, September 6, as it is Labor Day. So we are meeting Tuesday instead.

More Notes:

  • We will have our grand raffle again; Curt’s back in town! Bring an interesting raffle item, preferably mushroom themed, and you will get 5 free raffle tickets.
  • 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

A Welcome to Spring Menu for April

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

As Easter Sunday is April 5th, we’ve changed our usual first Monday dinner to the following week.

  • Monday, April 12, 2010, 7 pm
  • SF County Fair Building (aka Hall of Flowers) Golden Gate Park, 9th and Lincoln, SF
  • for a lovely Spring dinner.
  • As usual, reservations are required and must be made no later than Friday, April 9th. Late reservations will not be accepted as food orders must be made early for this dinner.
  • To make a reservation contact Pat George at (510) 204-9130 or plgeorge33@yahoo.com.
  • There are only 60 spaces available including the 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 seniors and students.
  • Remember to bring your own tableware, beverage and an appetizer to share.
  • The MSSF membership roster has a section with members listed by city should you prefer to carpool.
OUR MENU OUR VOLUNTEER COOKS
Punch Norm Andresen
Appetizers Everyone
Salad Liana Hain
Mixed grains pilaf Stephanie Wright
Rabbit in Mustard Sauce Kathleen Madsen & Pat George
Roasted Vegetables George Willis
Asparagus Toni Kiely
Fraisier (layered Genoise with fresh strawberries and a cream filling) Lisa Gorman
Coffee Remo Arancio

NOTES:

  • There will be NO raffle as our rafflemeister, Curt, will be out of the country that night.
  • A black laptop style bag with an “American Society of Hypertension” logo on it and a black and red bag with a pie tin was left at the last dinner.
  • cooks who need large pans for the dinner can obtain them by calling Al Carvajal’s daughter, Catherine at (415) 310-5432.
  • a member would like the recipe for the onions in balsamic appetizer we enjoyed at the Feb. dinner
  • bring containers in case we have leftovers to take home
  • Lisa Gorman lchanterelle@yahoo.com misplaced a large stainless steel lid at the last dinner. Let her know if you found it.
  • We’re recruiting for people to assist with chairing the Culinary Group…

See you at dinner,
Pat