What to Eat at Masa’s Five-Chef Fundraiser

Photo: Courtesy of Masa’s

As fund-raising dinners go, the Tasteful Pursuit series benefiting Share Our Strength really casts a wide net. Instead of a huge annual black-tie banquet or something like that, the touring event hits a dozen participating cities one at a time, collecting top local chefs to cook one dinner at one restaurant in town. Next Monday will be San Francisco’s turn, when Masa’s will host Xavier Salomon (Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay), Mark Dommen (One Market), William Werner (Quince), John McKee (Masa’s), and Gregory Short (Masa’s) each taking a course in the fixed menu. All the trappings of a high-end fund-raiser are there, including a reception and silent auction beforehand and likely more neckties than one usually finds in one place in San Francisco. Tickets (which you can buy here) go for $150, and include wine or beer pairings. If you’re curious about what that gets you, exactly, check out the menu below.

Dungeness Crab - Avocado, jalapeno, tomato, corn sorbet
~ Mark Dommen, One Market

Pan Seared Sea Scallops and Crispy Pork Belly - Daylight farms peas and summer truffles
~ Xavier Salomon, The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

Pan Roasted Medallion of Prime New York Beef - Early Girl Tomato Tartlette, Golden Chanterelle Mushrooms, Roasted Bone Marrow and Sauce “Choron”
~ Gregory Short, Masa’s Restaurant

Laura Chenel’s Goat cheese “Vol au Vent”- Organic Balsamic Strawberries, acacia honey peach emulsion, Orange-mint sorbet
~ John McKee, Masa’s Restaurant

Roasted White Chocolate, Coffee Ice Cream - Peaches and their leaves
~ William Werner, Quince

What to Eat at Masa’s Five-Chef Fundraiser