Miss Ollie’s Presents “An Evening Of Beer And Soul”
With SF Beer Week fast approaching we are thrilled, humbled and beyond excited to announce a pop-up dinner event. ”An Evening of Beer and Soul” is all about bread and pickles, sweet and sour, and our ongoing mission to weed out the vinyl from the leather…
Chef Sarah Kirnon was raised in Barbados as the youngest girl in a typical Caribbean home. She began to cook at the age of eight, learning from her great grandmother Miss G and her grandmother Miss Ollie, both of whom were cooks on sugar plantations. After moving to San Francisco nine years ago, she placed Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack on the map. Next, Sarah moved on to the Front Porch where she won SF Weekly’s Best New Dish for her Crab and Grits, and also held the title for Best Fried Chicken in the city. Sarah and her extraordinary food have appeared on Food Network, Check Please and Comcast’s Best of San Francisco. In 2009, Kirnon help to open Hibiscus in Oakland to rave reviews, including a Michelin Bib Gourmand recommendation in the restaurant’s first year. She is currently on hiatus, putting together her first cookbook and plans on launching her own restaurant, “Miss Ollie’s” within the year.
Cicerone Sayre Piotrkowski is best known for spending the last three and half years as the “face” of San Francisco’s most ambitious beer-centric restaurant, The Monk’s Kettle. Having recently joined the team at another restaurant slated to open this spring, Sayre is using this downtime, to host special events, promote the idea of “brewery-direct beer” and launch BeerAndSoul.com. Upon observing him during a recent event, 2011 International TOP|SOMM/Best Young Sommelier in America, Ian Cauble said “Sayre Piotrkowski a veritable encyclopedia of beer knowledge and food-pairing expertise—I’ve never met anyone in the beer world like him.” Most recently, Sayre was one of 11 candidates invited to sit for 2011 Master Cicerone Exam. His work has been featured on The Cooking Channel and mentioned in the pages of GQ and 7×7.
Diners will choose between one of the two menus listed above. Each menu was conceived in tribute to one of Sarah’s culinary idols:
Miss Ollie was Sarah’s grandmother and a cook on a sugar plantation in Barbados. It is her recipe that has become Sarah’s signature Fried Chicken dish and she is the inspiration and spirit behind Sarah’s forthcoming Oakland restaurant, “Miss Ollie’s.”
Miss Edna Lewis was a chef and author sometimes called “the South’s Julia Child.” Her seminal cookbook “The Taste of Country Cooking” is considered the classic study on American Southern cooking.
Given that this dinner is taking place in a “house that bread built” We felt it was only appropriate to highlight yeast as the theme for our beer selections. Each course will come with two glasses of beer; The first being a traditionally fermented ale or lager and, the second, being its “alter-ego”— the same grist fermented utilizing an alternative yeast or bacteria.
$49 per person (tax, gratuity and healthy SF not included)
Open seating throughout regular dinner hours
Reservations by Phone: 415.487.1600