Sean Baker, Executive Chef and co-owner of Gather Restaurant, will be the featured chef at the Biodynamic Roundtable presented by Dionysian Writes on Thursday, July 12 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Berkeley's Brower Center, in the Tamalpais Room. The price of the event is $85.00 including tax and gratuity.
Reservations, required, can be obtained at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/256876
Chef Baker will prepare six plates of food that will be paired with six biodynamic wines from two top-shelf Napa Valley producers, Grgich Hills and Ehlers Estate. The evening will conclude with biodynamically produced brandy from Marian Farms.
Ivo Jeramaz of Grgich Hills, Kevin Morrisey of Ehlers Estate and Gena Nonini of Marian Farms will be on hand to discuss biodynamics, and Chef Baker will lead a conversation on the pairings. All attendees will receive a packet giving a history of biodynamics, information on the entities involved, and a summary of resources for furthering exploring biodynamics.
The David Brower Center is located at 2150 Allston Way in Berkeley, California. The telephone number is (510) 809-0900.
Gather is located at 2200 Oxford Street, also in Berkeley, and is a part of the Brower Center complex. Gather is a restaurant and organic bar featuring a fairly priced menu of seasonal farm food that is carefully sourced and thoughtfully prepared to appeal equally to omnivores and vegetarians. Acclaimed by customers and critics alike, the restaurant has been designated a Michelin Bib Gourmand, voted the 3rd best California restaurant in the Bay Area on SFgate.com (sponsored by the San Francisco Chronicle), and named a Best New Restaurant in America by Esquire Magazine which also selected Chef Baker their 2010 Chef of the Year. The telephone number for the restaurant is (510) 809-0400 and the web address is http://www.gatherrestaurant.com