Truly a month for fine food

Slow Food San Francisco presents the Slow Crab Festival, a Portuguese-style dinner by Google chef Nate Keller, featuring locally caught crab. In addition to crab, fine wines and localbeer will be served. Guests will include delegates from Terra Madre, a gathering of 5,000 small scale farmers, fishermen, herders and artisan producers from around the world, as well as local fishermen.

The benefit event is at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at the County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park (Lincoln Way and Ninth Avenue), San Francisco. Tickets are $60 to $100; for more information, visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

In an event from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8, Gourmet Wine Cellar San Francisco, presented by Gourmet magazine, brings San Francisco’s top chefs together for an evening of tastings and entertainment at The Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center. The event will benefit the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (www.cuesa.org). Among the slated participants are Sara Moulton, executive chef, Gourmet; Laurent Manrique and Ron Boyd, Aqua; Mourad Lahlou, Aziza; Alexander Ong, Betelnut Pejiu Wu; Roland Passot, La Folie; Martin Castillo, Limon Restaurant and Sean O’Brien, Myth.

The Design Center is at 101 Henry Adams St. For tickets, which are $115, visit www.gourmetscoop.com/winecellar or call (877) 490-3337.

On Saturday, San Francisco’s popular Buena Vista Café celebrates 55 years of its famous Irish coffee all day. Along with the legendary beverage, the eatery will serve up Irish food and music, celebrity bartenders, drawings for giveaways, Irish toasts and cake. Also on the program: a special appearance by Frank Silletti, 2003 Irish Coffee Making World Champion at the competition in Foynes, Ireland. The restaurant is at 2765 Hyde St. Call (415) 474-5044 for more information.

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