The sf|noir Wine & Food Festival returns! Join us to celebrate Black cuisine, culture, and contributions to the arts during the last week of Black History Month. From Wednesday February 25 Sunday March  1, 2015, we will honor the region’s best in Black Cuisine, showcasing time-honored dishes with fresh adaptations from within the Diaspora. Come delight your senses as you taste the love poured into traditional dishes by featured chefs from top restaurants in the Bay Area as they provide their interpretations of African American-inspired classics. Engage your mind with our spoken word performances to see your food in ways you never knew you could. sf|noir proudly presents a sensual, playful and meaningful dialogue between you and your senses at The sf|noir Wine & Food Festival with our Shrimp, Grits & Greens event, cooking demonstrations, spoken word, live jazz and more!

The Chefs

Chef Sarah Kirnon - Miss Ollie's

Chef Michele Mabry Wilson - Gussie's Southern Table

Chef Bryant Terry

Nani Steele and Steven Day - The Cook and Her Farmer

Chef Robert Sapirman - Picán

Chef Lala Harrison - Flora Restaurant & Bar

Chef David Lawrence - 1300 on Fillmore

Chef Nigel Jones - Kingston 11

Five Delicious Days of Food, Wine & Culture!

The opening night of The sf|noir Wine & Food Festival combines one of sf|noir’s more popular festival events—The Shrimp & Grits Taste-Off, with Impact Hub Oakland’s popular speaker series—Grits & Greens, which focuses on issues at the intersection of food, art and technology, to bring you Shrimp, Grits & Greens. The best of these two events come together for a wonderful evening at one of Oakland’s premiere locations.

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We all have a certain relationship with the foods we love: chocolate, a juicy piece of chicken, ice cream, that barbequed slab of ribs, or the reasons we’ve become vegetarian or vegan. In Defense of Food: A Spoken Word Affair showcases Bay Area spoken word artists performing pieces that tug at your emotional heartstrings—sometimes sad but often times hilarious—and echo your very sentiments regarding the ways you relate to the foods you love (or hate).

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A new arrival to the The sf|noir Wine & Food Festival, our In The Kitchen series takes place at Bloomingdales in San Francisco and features the culinary art of Chef David Lawrence of 1300 on Fillmore. 

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sf|noir is proud to continue our Community Partnership with the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) as we spend the afternoon with the wonderful team from Oakland's The Cook and Her Farmer.

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Enjoy a leisurely and entertaining Sunday brunch at one of Oakland’s premier new establishments, Kingston 11. Much has been afoot with Oakland’s newly found culinary renaissance and Kingston 11 is one restaurant helping to deliver on Oakland’s growing culinary reputation. Listen to the sounds of live jazz while you enjoy the great flavors of this favored Caribbean offering.

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