For One Night Only, the Chefs at Foreign Cinema Will Resurrect Stars with Jeremiah Tower

Over its 15-year run, Stars—Jeremiah Tower’s legendary revival of American brasserie cuisine—was a mainstay among actors, writers, artists, and restaurateurs, as well as an inspiration for a generation of aspiring chefs. Two of these chefs, Gayle Pirie and John Clark of the San Francisco restaurant Foreign Cinema, will pay tribute to Tower on November 7 by re-creating the dining experience that shaped their careers.

Alongside Tower himself, Pirie and Clark will recreate Stars at Foreign Cinema for the night. They have sourced old menus through San Francisco’s archives to create an à la carte menu of Stars’ most iconic dishes. California sevruga-caviar blini, beef tartare, poached sea scallops, double loin pork chop, and bavette steak frites au poivre are some of the favorites on offer for the evening, alongside a menu of vintage Champagnes and cocktails. Even Stars’ resident pianist will serenade diners for the evening.

San Francisco chefs who were influenced by Tower and Stars, including Emily Luchetti of Waterbar and Farallon, Loretta Keller of Coco500, Wendy Brucker of Rivoli, and Bruce Hill of Fog City, will be in the kitchen for the night, and many of the reservations have already been booked by other prominent Bay Area chefs. Seats are still available through the restaurant, and proceeds from the evening will benefit the James Beard Foundation. (415.648.7600, www.foreigncinema.com/upcomingevents)

Photo by Daniel Krieger for the New York Times
Few restaurateurs have made as refined an imprint on New York’s dining scene as Drew Nieporent. In...
Part of a larger renovation at the hotel, the new Le Miyako has added a teppanyaki table...
Placed in different kitchens, chefs will create eight-course menus inspired by local cuisine…
Interactive cooking demonstrations with acclaimed chefs, wine and tequila tastings, and an open-air...
Photograph by Deborah Jones
The Michelin three-star chef is also creating a new signature restaurant for the cruise line…
The bistro is a tribute to the meals prepared by Italian mothers and grandmothers everywhere…
Marcus’ welcomes guests with a globally influenced menu and a modern art-filled setting…
Festivities will include musical performances, bourbon tastings, and meals prepared by some of the...
Photo by Christian Horan
The 26,000-square-foot Nobu Doha dishes out a fusion of Japanese and Arabian Gulf delicacies in...
Photo by Deborah Jones
The heart of Napa’s three-Michelin-star restaurant gets a makeover…