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It's a Classy Affair 

Wednesday, Apr 23 2008
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S.F. is known for great restaurants and fine museums, and every so often the two get together to show you what life would be like if you were extraordinarily rich. This month's effort is the Asian Art Museum's Taste of Asia, which means people get to nibble on food from restaurants like Yank Sing, Betelnut, Dosa, and Anzu while wandering among priceless works of art (the whole museum is open), all like it's no big shit, weird drinks in hand. For the Grand Tasting Gala on April 25, priced at a fearsome $125 per, would it kill you to wear a sport coat?

Today, however, the cost comes down, the lights go up, and the museum pulls back the curtain with a series of Culinary Seminars. "Culinary Adventures Through Asia" features Saveur Magazine editor James Oseland and authors/traveling chefs Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford. "Talking Food -- 2008" brings together media people such as Kevin Blum (The City Dish), Marcia Gagliardi (Tablehopper), and Nish Nadaraja (Yelp). And local foodie greats Cecilia Chiang (the Mandarin restaurant), Patricia Unterman, and Chuck Williams (Williams-Sonoma) close the day with "San Francisco: The Culinary Pioneers." Today's seminars start at 11 a.m.
Fri., April 25, 2008

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