Beverage-Paired Full Moon Feast

In-PersonMission, San Francisco


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Banquet (20+ Guests)
Local, Organic
Chef Byrd Avellan (The Popcycle, Southern Intentions) will capture the best of our local, seasonal ingredients in a meal that celebrates the beautiful August full moon. Some cultures refer to this moon as the Thunder Moon; others know it as the Sturgeon Moon or Green Corn Moon. From these traditions and others, we will cull ingredients to stimulate the palate and inspire a moon mood. Fun complimentary beverage pairings and insight from interesting local moon experts will accompany each course!

Menu detail

Biscuits and Squash Blossom Honey Butter
Small Plate
Southern-style buttermilk chilve biscuits accompanied by cultured squash blossom honey butter and bacon butter. About the chef: Byrd Avellan hails from Louisiana, where she fell in love with food extremely early in life. She effortlessly combines her diverse experience in both professional and private kitchens and food projects with certification as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor & Diet and Lifestyle Coach from the Mount Madonna Institute. Byrd firmly believes that food is medicine, especially when prepared with love and intention.
White Gazpacho Soup
Chilled, blended soup of fresh almond, cucumber, grape and Sherry vinegar with grilled clams, dill, borage, and piment d'esplette oil. Pairing: Sparkling SeaPalm aperitif
Smoked sturgeon ravioli with green corn
Smoked sturgeon ravioli, pickled green corn succotash, and brown butter, garlic, and thyme. Pairing: 2016 Louisa Mary Smith Mendocino Rosé of Barbera
Melon & Candied violet popsicles with Shortbread
Melon popsicle, toasted almond gelato, mint meringue and candied violet moon dust Pairing: Sequoia nigori sake Moon discussion lead by guest astronomer, Kevin McLin, who earned graduate degrees in in astronomy and astrophysics at Seattle and Boulder, Colorado. His research included supernovae and the gaseous environments surrounding galaxies! After receiving his doctorate, he managed a NASA-funded observatory at Sonoma State University. He now teaches and researches at San Francisco State.
Bay laurel shortbread with herbal tea
Small Plate
Bay laurel-infused shortbread cookie and locally foraged herbal tea

Beverage-Paired Full Moon Feast

In-PersonMission, San Francisco
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)