Michelin-starred chef Dominique Crenn immediately sprang into action during the North Bay fires, calling volunteers to her San Francisco restaurants through Instagram to help her make sandwiches for the displaced victims. Now weeks later, she is the driving force behind the fundraising event Chefsgiving, a gala and full week of special tasting menus from more than 100 restaurants in the Bay Area and across the country. One hundred percent of the proceeds from both will benefit Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund and Restaurants Care in order to help provide temporary and long-term housing throughout Napa and Sonoma.
Taking place the week before Thanksgiving, from November 13 to 19, Chefsgiving Week includes some of Robb Report’s favorite restaurants in wine country. Chef Massimo Falsini’s Solbar at the Solage resort will be serving a five-course tasting menu that includes hamachi crudo, tatsoi cappelletti, white bass, and lamb ribeye. In addition to its a la carte menu, Meadowood’s the Grill will be offering a $30 two-course lunch and a $50 three-course dinner. Chefsgiving guests can also choose items from the current fall menu. Be sure to make all reservations through OpenTable, which will donate $1 (up to $10,000) for every Chefsgiving reservation made through their platform.
The grande finale, November 19’s Chefsgiving Gala, will take place in San Francisco’s Ferry Building and feature more than 400 wines and delectable small bites. General admission tickets are $125 per person. Opt for the $195 VIP ticket for early entry, Dom Pérignon, and snacks from the Caviar Company and Hudson Valley Foie Gras.