October Events

I’ve got a couple of great events lined up for October. Click on the bold text to learn more and to buy tickets:

A Day of Artisan Beef Butchery at Soul Food Farm: Avedano’s Butcher Shop in San Francisco and Agricola Grass Feed Beef Ranch in Dixon come together for a second year to honor the work of Master Butchers and the beauty of grassfeed local beef. The event will be held on Oct. 15th from 1 to 5 p.m at Soul Food Farm. The day will begin with top Bay Area chefs cooking half of the aged beef and John Fink of the Whole Beast grilling and talking about open fire cooking. At 3 p.m. master butchers will demonstrate how to break down a steer describing both American cuts and Italian cuts. The demo will be followed by a raffle of the cuts of beef. This event is held each year as a fund raiser to support local farms and agricultural projects in the Bay Area.

Homeward Bound of Marin Fundraiser: Duskie Estes and John Stewart of zazu restaurant + farm in Santa Rosa will team up with David Budworth, aka Dave the Butcher, for an evening of fine dining and the butcher’s art on Oct. 20 at Fresh Starts Cooking School. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 415-382-3363 x244. The menu for this delicious event:

  • Pork Cheek Sliders with Salsa Verde
  • “BLT Salad” with Pork Belly Croutons
  • Black Pig Fennel Sausage with Peppers and Polenta
  • Quince Tarte Tatin with Bellwether Farms Fromage Blanc Gelato
  • Philosophy Talk

    I will be a guest on the weekly radio program Philosophy Talk this Sunday, June 19th. The topic is morality:

    MORALITY AND THE SELF (with guest Benoit Monin)
    Social psychologists have discovered that our self-images play a surprising role in our thinking about everyday moral matters. Individuals who feel that they have already proven themselves to be morally good people feel less pressure to do the right thing than someone whose moral credentials are still in question. And people often resent, rather than applaud, the morally admirable actions of others if those actions threaten their own sense of moral adequacy. In this episode, John, Ken and their guest, moral psychologist, Benoit Monin, explore the surprising ways in which our own self-images influences our moral evaluations and reasoning.

    Location: The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St
    Date and Time: June 19th, 12 pm
    Tickets: $15 pre-sale/$20 at door; click here to buy tickets

    Great article.

    Check out this great article from the Atlantic.


    Just a quick thanks to everyone that came to the beef dinner I did at LaTrappe last Sunday. Was such a great time. Wonderful to meet and talk to all you people. I know nobody left hungry or sober. haha.
    I will be doing a pork competition at Cochon 555 in Napa this Sunday March 6th. Check it out at http://www.cochon555.com/. Will be a good time.
    Cheers, Dave.

    LaTrappe Event!

    I am proud to present another “Evening of Butchery and Belgian Beer” on February 20, 2011, starting at 3pm.

    Come on up to North Beach. Join LaTrappe Belgian Bistro and Dave the Butcher for a very special evening. Dave will be joined by Chris Arentz,trained by Dario Ceccini in Panzano Italy. As well as Josh Kleinsmith from Piedmont Meats in Oakland and Zach Gero from the amazing Shoppers Corner butcher shop in Santa Cruz. Dave and Chris will each be breaking down a hind quarter of locally pastured beef in their respective personal styles illustrating the butchering differences between the States and Italy.

    There will be a full set menu of Belgian,Italian, and U.S. beef dishes created by Dave, Chris, and Chef Fai Visuthicho of LaTrappe. All menu items will be paired with a Belgian Bier.

    The event is hosted and sponsored by LaTrappe Belgian Bistro, located at 800 Greenwich St. in North Beach, San Francisco, California. La Trappe features 19 rotating taps of Belgian ale and a library of over 500 bottled Belgian ales. With both casual and formal dining areas, La Trappe hosts numerous events during the year, many associated with Belgian cuisine.

    Tickets are priced at $120.00 per person and include a range of appetizers and beer to fill the most hungry of guest. Ticket sales will be limited to 40 people.
    Tickets available at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1294847925.

    New events

    So as i promised a student at my sausage class last week, iam getting back in the saddle of keeping this site up to date. haha.
    This weekend is the Eat Real Fest at Jack London Square in Oakland.On saturday I will be doing a goat butcher demo at 2pm and competing in the beef breaking competition at 7pm. Sunday i will be involved in the pork cutting competition. This is a great fest. Free to get in and no food over 5 bucks. check out www.eatrealfest.com
    On saturday September 25th Primal returns to the same beautiful vinyard as last year. This going to be an amazing event. I will be on the bill with many talented butchers. Check out www.artofthebutcher.com
    I have 3 other events lined up for Oct. 30th, November 6th and November 12th. Details in the next few days as i lock everything in.
    Hope you are all well and enjoying this great weather.
    Cheers, Dave.

    The Butcher The Chef & The Goat

    Got some great new events coming up. Starting with back to back goat events on saturday may 22 and sunday may 23rd. Go to www.thebutcherandthechef.com for full details. Tix are now live. Both events will have live music, bier pairings from Pacific Brewing Lab and an amazing 5 course menu from Chef Stephanie. Hope to see ya there.

    New event this sunday. 03.21.10

    This sunday at Piccino in Dogpatch, Noon till 5pm. Come celebrate spring. I will be doing a butcher demo with a whole lamb from 4pm till 5pm. Come join me at this great little place. One of San Francisco’s hidden Gems for sure.
    Chef Ginny Evans will be cooking up some amazing lamb dishes. If you have not had her food then you betta get on the boat! All the lamb will be souced through Avedano’s Holly Park Market.
    Hope to see y’all there.

    Butchery & Belgian Bier

    Come on up to North Beach. Join LaTrappe Belgian Bistro and Dave the Butcher for a very special valentines day. Dave will be joined by Chris Arentz, just back to San Francisco from 6 months butchering in Panzano Italy As well as Josh Kleinsmith from Piedmont Meats in Oakland. Dave and Chris will each be breaking down a whole pig in thier respective personal styles illustrating the butchering differences between the States and Italy.
    There will be a full set menu of Belgian,Italian and U.S. pork dishes created by Dave, Chris and Chef Fai Visuthicho of LaTrappe. All menu items will be paired with a Belgian Bier.
    This going to an amazing event. Tix are limited to 45 people.
    Tix are available now at http://beerandbutcher.eventbrite.com/
    or through www.latrappecafe.com

    A perfect way to wrap up bier week!

    Can’t wait to see y’all there!!!!

    “Ye Olde Pig and Swig”

    Ok we have been cleared for takeoff. The first event of the year will be on sunday Jan 31st at 83 Proof Bar – 83 1st St, San Francisco @ Mission. Full details and reservations at http://www.clubave9.blogspot.com/ I will have the honor of cooking and cutting a whole pig with Chef Jeff Rosen. Check the amazing menu Jeff has put together at the above website. Come on out and taste great food as well as libations! Hope to see yall there.