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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Baker and Banker, Perbacco, Farina, La Ciccia Pair Up for La Cocina Benefit

Posted By on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 4:31 PM

click to enlarge La Ciccia's stewed baby octopus.
  • La Ciccia's stewed baby octopus.
We know: What with this weekend's SFChefs kickoff, next weekend's

SF Street Food Festival (and conference), Outside Lands, Eat Real, Bar Agricole ― the Big Gay Ice Cream party, for chrissake ― it's hard to think of fitting in anything else. So we won't yet add Natural Wine Week (Aug. 23-28) to your crammed calendar, except to mention a benefit dinner with kind of a quietly spectacular lineup.

Baker and Banker will host the Aug. 23 five-course benefit for La Cocina. Chef/owner Jeff Banker is doing the first course ― a scallop duo, seared and crudo ― followed by La Ciccia's Massimo Conti, doing his famous stewed baby octopus. Farina's Paolo Laboa will bust out a duo of pasta, right before Perbacco's Staffan Terje's veal with tuna sauce. To finish off, peach crostata with verbena ice cream from B and B's Lori Baker. One seating, $150, all inclusive. Details after the jump.

Natural Wine Week Benefit for La Cocina

When: Mon., Aug 23, 7 p.m.

Where: Baker and Banker, 1701 Octavia (at Bush)

Cost: $150 (includes wine)

Reservations: Call Baker and Banker, 351-2500

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