The holidays are just around the corner so you know what that means; there will be food, fun and festivities for all to enjoy. It’s time to put on your party dress and bow tie and usher in the holiday season in style at Beat them to the Punch: Fall Cocktails of the Farmers Market, hosted by CUESA. Sample a cross-section of San Francisco flavor, find a new nearby favorite, and take home signature seasonal recipes sure to inspire your personal parties. Far from the obligatory family gathering, this social setting will allow attendees to enjoy an evening of overflowing punch bowls and tasty bites with friends.

A Fall Harvest Showcase
Forget the fruitcake, this is how all holiday gathering should be. On Wednesday, November 20th from 5:30-8pm the Ferry Building’s Grand Hall is the setting for this cozy night, as attendees enjoy creative holiday punches, hot spiced drinks and nogs.  A lineup of local bartenders and chefs will highlight fresh produce from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, such as pomegranates, persimmons, pears, citrus and other fall delights.

Attendees will receive: two full-sized signature cocktails featuring Herradura Tequila, 11 sample sized drinks, and delicious hors d’oeuvres from ten of the Bay Area’s hottest chefs. A recipe booklet will also be shared with attendees featuring all 13 seasonal drinks to inspire your future party planning.

Tickets: $45, inclusive of all food and drink

Participating Bartenders and Bars:
Mauricio Moe Arce, Monarch
Adam Barr & Ruari Horan, Rock Bar
Tayler Buffington, Range
John DeCarlis, Chapel
Erik Ellstad, Heaven's Dog
Dillon Lockwood & Alex Smith, Novela
Andrew Meltzer, 15 Romolo
Suzie Robinson, Blowfish Sushi
Aaron Sears, Palmer's Tavern
Vita Simone, The New Easy
Trent Simpson, La Urbana
Mari Urquizo, Ziryab

Participating Chefs and Restaurants: 

Adam Carpenter,  The Park Bistro & Bar
Benjamin Klein, La Urbana
Hiroo Nagahara, HN2 Group
Mario Tolentino, Betelnut SF
Erica Holland Toll, Prather Ranch Meat Co. American Eatery
Phil West & Rachel Sillcocks, Range
Mike Yakura, Dobbs Ferry
Nick Yoon, Izakaya Kou

NOTE: Tickets are nonrefundable. No one under 21 years old will be admitted.

Own a Piece of the Place You Love
The Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square is a residential-style, all-suite San Francisco luxury hotel and Private Residence Club. Owners receive a host of privileges including exclusive membership as Fairmont President’s Club Circle Members, and preferred privileges to stay in the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissotel hotels and resorts network of worldwide destinations.

GHIRARDELLI SQUARE SALES GALLERY is located at 900 North Point Street @ Polk San Francisco, CA 94109 email:  ph. 415.292.1000. Be sure to join FHPGS on facebook and twitter for the featured events, news and ownership opportunities.

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