SF Chefs Week (and a POMegranate Party)


This week our Northern California chefs are busy prepping for their upcoming participation in SFChefs Restaurant Week; an event highlighting the best chefs of the Bay.  For three days and nights starting on Friday, chefs rule in the middle of Union Square and judging by the feedback from the event debut last year, it will be a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. With world renowned chefs like Hubert Keller and Tyler Florence participating as well as our own chefs from Café Andree, Bar Adagio, Midi, Henry’s, and Americano on hand, the only thing greater than the amazing culinary offerings are the people involved in bringing such an event together.

Our chef Hugo Campos of our Bar Adagio as well as chef Ryan Barnett from Café Andree will be having a lot of fun in the POM Wonderful Double Bubble speak-easy inspired lounge over the weekend.  There will be six signature cocktails featuring POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice and their five other juice blends as well as a POM panna cotta and roasted pork with a POMegranate mostarda and chipotle created by Ryan and Hugo available to taste.  Chef Ryan and Hugo will be there all weekend to offer samples of their intriguing POM inspired creations so feel free to come by and say hello!

Chef Kory Stewart from Americano will be at Macy’s on Sunday afternoon beginning at 4:00pm and both chef Edward Blyden of Henry’s and chef Michelle Mah of Midi will be in the main tent over the weekend. Many of our restaurants are also getting an early start on the festivities by offering a prix-fixe course for $35.00 in honor of SF Chefs week.  To see participating restaurants as well as to purchase tickets to this event, click here.

What are some of your favorite cocktails or dishes to prepare with pomegranate? Leave a comment to for a chance to win two tickets to Sunday’s Grand Tasting in Union Square.


11 Responses to “SF Chefs Week (and a POMegranate Party)”

  1. Mary Says:

    Here is a lovely salad from Epicurious with some of my favorite flavors:

    Arugula, Fennel, Apple, Mandarin Orange, and Pomegranate Salad


    I also enjoy pomegranate juice on ice with a spritz of soda and a lime. Simple & refreshing.

  2. Bob Says:

    Bob Bloom ‎”ChamPom” Cocktail
    2 cups POM
    1/2 cup ginger ale
    1 (750-mill) bottle Sparkling Wine

    …simple to make, yet healthy and refreshingSee More
    46 minutes ago · LikeUnlike ·

  3. Jo Says:

    I love pomegranate drinks. I’ve had one made with carbonated pomegrante juice and basil.


  4. Jo Says:

    I almost forgot! Little gem lettuce topped with candied walnuts, pomegranate seeds, pear slices, shaved parm, and a pom vinaigrette.

    I’m also infatuated with La Med’s pom drumsticks over rice pilaf! It is so good!

  5. Keaton Says:

    I like to eat them fresh, but if I were to cook something with them, I would do a seared duck breast with a pomegranate gastrique.

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  7. Emily Oestreicher Says:

    These are some great comments! Keep them coming because the winner will be announced at 4:00pm today!

  8. Megan Smith Says:

    Pomegranate Grapefruit Gin Fizz – all the obvious ingredients, plus a touch of homemade simple syrup and sparkling lemon-flavored mineral water over ice. Garnish w/ lemon and/or grapefriut. Deeelish!

  9. molly Says:

    I love pomegranate seeds in a winter fruit salad along with persimmons, apples, mint, lemon juice, and honey. Yum! It’s so cold in SF this summer, it almost seems like winter.

  10. Emily Oestreicher Says:

    Congrats to Megan Smith, you win!
    Email emilyo@jdvhospitality and we’ll send your tickets right over to you.
    Thanks to everyone for the comments.

  11. Andrea Gough Says:

    Can’t wait to go!

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