SF CHEFS RETURNS FOR ITS FIFTH YEAR IN SAN FRANCISCO’S UNION SQUARESF Chefs, San Francisco’s food, wine and spirits festival is thrilled to announce a save-the-date for its fifth year, returning to San Francisco, July 28th – August 4th, 2013. Presented by Visa Signature® and produced by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association (GGRA), SF Chefs celebrates Northern California’s bounty of ingredients, chefs and restaurants, winemakers and wineries, bartenders and bars, breweries, farmers and artisan producers.

The festival will be centered around the Grand Tasting Tent, set in San Francisco’s legendary Union Square. New for 2013, each Grand Tasting Tent event will feature a different culinary theme, spotlighting what is truly exceptional about San Francisco’s local dining scene.

In line with the new themes, Sunday’s Grand Tasting Tent will focus on San Francisco’s innovative and growing brunch culture. Featuring an array of breakfast and brunch bites, brunch cocktails and Bloody Mary stations, Sunday’s tent will be deliciously decadent and uniquely San Franciscan.

Notable Bay Area chefs that have already committed to the festival include:

·         Michael Mina – Michael Mina

·         Joanne Weir – Copita Tequileria y Comida

·        Mourad Lahlou – Aziza

·        Craig Stoll – Delfina / Locanda / Pizzeria Delfina

·         Emily Luchetti – Farallon / Waterbar

·         David Lawrence – 1300 on Fillmore

·         Jason Fox – Commonwealth

·         Dennis Lee – Namu Gaji

·         Anjan Mitra – Dosa

·         Brad Farmerie – The Thomas

·         Charles Phan – The Slanted Door

·         Evan Bloom and Leo Beckerman – Wise Sons

·         Joyce Goldstein

·         Thomas McNaughton – Central Kitchen / Flour + Water

·         More chefs to be confirmed in 2013

Sunday, July 28th, 2013 – Sunday, August 4th, 2013; Grand Tasting Tent August 2nd – August 4th

Various Locations in San Francisco, including the City’s Legendary Union Square

For more information, visit www.sfchefsfoodwine.com <http://www.sfchefsfoodwine.com> .