Star Chefs April Bloomfield and Marcus Samuelsson Headline Omnivore Books Dinners
Omnivore Books on Food is San Francisco's one-stop shop for culinary literature and celebrity chef readings/sightings, and next month owner Celia Sack is kicking it up a notch with two collaborative dinner events featuring acclaimed New York chefs Marcus Samuelsson and April Bloomfield at Oakland's Camino Restaurant (3917 Grand).
Ecco April Bloomfield.
Samuelsson celebrates his book Yes, Chef: A Memoir with a three-course meal on July 11 at 6 p.m. His unique roots as an Ethiopian adoptee to a Scandinavian family in Sweden subtly informs the cooking at his international restaurants, diverse though they are; his businesses include soul food spot Red Rooster Harlem in New York, Norda and Street Food in Sweden, and Marc Burger in Chicago and Orange County.
A three-course dinner with April Bloomfield of New York's offal-ly adventurous The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, and The John Dory Oyster Bar follows on July 25 at 6 p.m. It's a party for her book A Girl and Her Pig, which combines her personal story (which includes a stint at Berkeley's Chez Panisse) with recipes.
Samuelsson's dinner is $85, including wine; the price of Bloomfield's night is to be confirmed. Call Camino at (510) 547-5035 to make reservations for either dinner and to taste the work that is the foundation of these books. Alternatively, you can call Omnivore at 282-4712 to reserve a signed copy of either book to purchase at the store.