Pull your party dresses and bow ties out of the closet for the kick-off event of the holiday season: Beat them to the Punch: Fall Cocktails of the Farmers Market. While the months ahead will surely feature obligatory office parties and family gatherings, you won’t want to miss this evening of overflowing punch bowls and savory bites with your friends.
Join CUESA and the Northern California chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) in the Ferry Building’s Grand Hall for a cozy night of creative holiday punches, hot spiced drinks, and nogs. An all-star lineup of bartenders and chefs will highlight fresh produce from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, like pomegranates, persimmons, pears, citrus, and other fall delights.
Guests receive two full-sized signature cocktails featuring Herradura Tequila, 11 sample sized drinks, and delicious hors d’oeuvres from ten of the Bay Area’s hottest chefs. A recipe booklet will be shared with attendees featuring all 13 seasonal drinks to inspire future party planning. Beat the party season to the punch and warm your soul with good friends as the winter holidays set in. There’ll be no Chardonnay, baked Brie, or fruitcake at this fete!
Tickets: $45, inclusive of all food and drink. Tickets are nonrefundable. No one under 21 years old will be admitted.
Participating Bartenders and Bars
Mauricio Moe Arce, Monarch
Adam Barr & Ruari Horan, Rock Bar
Tayler Buffington, Range
John DeCarlis, Chapel
Erik Ellstad, Heaven’s Dog
Dillon Lockwood & Alex Smith, Novela
Andrew Meltzer 15 Romolo
Suzie Robinson, Blowfish Sushi
Aaron Sears, Palmer’s Tavern
Vita Simone, The New Easy
Trent Simpson, La Urbana
Mari Urquizo, Ziryab
Featured Fine Spirits
American Harvest Vodka
Breaking and Entering Bourbon
Charbay Pomegranate Vodka
Crystal Head Vodka
Jack Daniel’s Unaged Rye
Jim Beam Signature Craft Series 12 Year Bourbon
Participating Chefs and Restaurants
Adam Carpenter, The Park Bistro & Bar
Benjamin Klein, La Urbana
Hiroo Nagahara, HN2 Group
Mario Tolentino, Betelnut SF
Erica Holland Toll, Prather Ranch Meat Co. American Eatery
Phil West & Rachel Sillcocks, Range
Mike Yakura, Dobbs Ferry
Nick Yoon, Izakaya Kou
Stephane Tonnelier, FIVE
Photos by Valter Fabiano.
CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its educational programs. Learn More »