Monday Five: Foie Gras at DOSA, Asha Tea House Opens on Kearny, and More

Happy Monday! Here are five exciting foodie tidbits to get you going through the remaining four-and-a-half work days before you can get really drunk again without your co-workers knowing.

[jump] 1. Foie and Caviar at DOSA on Fillmore
Starting tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 6) and lasting for a week, fanboys and -girls of South Indian cuisine can pop into DOSA on Filmore for a special menu featuring osetra caviar from California Caviar Company and Rougie foie gras sourced from Canada. Seared foie gras with pickled grapes and tamarind chutney over mini uttapams ($16) sounds particularly great. Pair it with a Bengali Gimlet (Tanqueray Rangpur gin, curried nectar, fresh lime).
Oct. 6-13, at DOSA on Fillmore, 1700 Fillmore St.

2. Dinner Series at Fine & Rare
Ted Wilson and Scott Peterson of Fine & Rare are partnering with Healdsburg’s Banshee Wines (Oct. 8) and Pt. Reyes Station’s Heidrun Meadery (Oct. 15) for multi-course dinners with wine pairings (or, in the case of the mead, Methode Champenpoise-style mead pairings). You better believe there will be oysters on the half shell at the latter. Tickets are $75.
Fine & Rare, 555 Golden Gate Ave.

3. Asha Tea House Opens on Kearny
Three-year-old East Bay tea house Asha, founded by tea exporter David Lau, brings its tableside teapot service and milk teas to a new location on Kearny Street downtown, a neighborhood newly thick with third-wave coffee. Try a honeydew green tea, a raspberry oolong, or the Hong Kong milk tea that the East Bay Express loved so much.
Asha Tea House, 17 Kearny St.

4. Boozy Tweets and Drunkstagrams
Our buds at Inside Scoop reported Friday that Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill permitting alcoholic beverage brands to inform people over social media of where their products can be purchased. Currently, they can only tell you if you ask them directly (and even then, have to provide two answers, to eliminate the appearance of playing favorites). The new law takes effect Jan. 1, 2016. Now, dammit, where's my Zima?

5. Beef: It’s What’s Not for Dinner
The “land of the free, home of the Whopper” (in the words of Peter Griffin) is starting to fall head over hoof for pork. According to Bloomberg, years of high beef prices (owing to the drought) will push pork consumption to a record high in 2015 while Americans eat only 53.9 pounds per person this year, the lowest since 1970, when the Beatles were still charting records.

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