Foodievents: Salmon Aid, Golden Glass

We haven’t really done much in the way of Father’s Day recommendations, but the following two events are definitely things our father would enjoy, so maybe yours would too:

• The Salmon Aid festival stretches from today through Sunday in two locations. Starting with a salmon bake at Ocean Beach at 6:30 this evening, and then moving to Oakland’s Jack London Square for the rest of the weekend, the event is all about educating people on sustainable fisheries management. If that sounds boring, well, it is, but as you learn how to restore the rivers and rebuild our decimated fishery, you get to eat sustainable salmon cooked by people from Waterbar and Fish, so suck it up.

• On Sunday, Fort Mason will play host to the 2009 Golden Glass, a massive wine-tasting event put on by Slow Food San Francisco and benefiting the Slow Food in School programs. The event includes more than 100 winemakers, both domestic and international, “who strive to protect, nurture, and revive the indigenous and classic varieties of their regions.” They’re organized by region. You stand to learn a lot, or drink a lot, or possibly both. Tickets are $20 to $60

[Photo: Via nagillum/flickr]

Foodievents: Salmon Aid, Golden Glass