Sweet & Spicy Bay Area Food Event Picks for February 2014

With a bounty of citrus and the allure of Valentine’s Day, 2014 brings a bevy of creative food events to singles and those already in the throes of romantic rapture. Check these out:

Barrel-Aged Sriracha Workshop with Oaktown Spice in Oakland

February 11, 2014
Smell and taste the nuances of the flavors between a 1 month aged and 3 month aged sriracha at Oakland adorable spice shop by the lake. And come away from the event learning about how aging and fermentation impacts the flavors of the sauce.

Candied Citrus and Cocktails Workshop with CUESA at the Ferry Building

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Candy citrus, then create delicious elixirs that play on the sweet, tart, bitter, and sour flavors of citrus and the roasted depth of mezcal.

Local Perfumers Salon with Tigerlily Perfumery in San Francisco

February 22, 2014
Tigerlily is proud to present a salon dedicated to four of San Francisco’s rising stars! The olfactory artists behind Bruno Fazzolari, Cognoscenti, L’Aromatica and Mikmoi will present their award winning fragrances alongside perfume-inspired cocktails. Come mingle and meet these wonderful local perfumers! Shoppers will enjoy a 10% discount on all perfume purchases.

delice de la valle cheeseWinter Artisan Cheese Fair at Ramekins in Sonoma

February 22, 2014Taste a dizzying array of cheeses and bites at Sonoma’s long-time annual cheese celebration. You’ll taste cheese made locally and across the country along with beers, sake and wines. Basically a little afternoon in heaven.

Valentine’s Day Appetizer Party at the San Francisco Cooking School

February 14, 2014

Get on the wait list for this fun cooking party where you can come solo or with a friend to make food then eat it! Love.

Other Valentine-y Food Haps of Note

Socola Chocolatier + Barista opens at 525 Folsom on February 11 – amazing local chocolate in time for V Day!

A nice foodie Valentine gift is the March 8 CAAM Fest’s evening of film, food and drinks with the Socola team and martin Yan. The event supports the Center for Asian American Media.

 

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