SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/17/13 -- The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, a AAA Five Diamond hotel in the heart of downtown, has partnered with Bay Area broadcast veteran Liam Mayclem in launching the Inside the Kitchen culinary tours, a series of exclusive, behind-the-scenes excursions that showcase the craft, talent and history of San Francisco's remarkable food and beverage community. Offered to hotel guests and members of the community, the first four Inside the Kitchen tours will take place on August 10, 17, 24 and 31. Led by Mayclem and featuring notable local chefs, artisans and bartenders, each tour will explore a different theme -- from San Francisco's history and food legends to craft cocktails and chocolate.
"Liam Mayclem is a local treasure and a longtime friend of The Ritz-Carlton. We're honored to be the exclusive partner in his new San Francisco culinary tours. His enthusiasm, expertise, connections and relationships with local chefs, bar stars and industry insiders will make the Inside the Kitchen experience unlike any other available in San Francisco," said the hotel's general manager, Allen Highfield.
The first Inside the Kitchen tours are inspired by San Francisco's neighborhoods, as well as the city's food history and current trends. Each tour includes round-trip transportation from The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, at least four tour stops with tastes along the way, special keepsake mementos, a Ritz-Carlton signature tote, and a four-course group dinner at the renowned San Francisco restaurant, Parallel 37 by Chef Michael Rotondo at the conclusion of the evening.
The Summer 2013 Inside the Kitchen schedule is as follows:
Valencia Street: Gourmet Corridor
Saturday, August 10
Tour begins at 1 p.m. and departs from the lobby at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco,
600 Stockton Street at California
Valencia Street, in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District, has become a hotbed of culinary talent and innovation over the past several years. This tour goes inside some of the area's most buzzed-about kitchens, starting with a taco-making session with Chef Telmo Fario at Tacolicious. Dandelion Chocolates follows, for a tasting and chocolate factory tour, then onto Abbot's Cellar for a craft beer pairing. The final stop is the modern Craftsman & Wolves to learn the secrets to a perfect pastry with chef and owner William Werner, before returning to The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco for dinner in Parallel 37 at 5:30 p.m. ($299 per person, including tax and gratuity and exclusive of optional $60 sommelier-selected beverage pairing during dinner.)
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