Back in December, the Cooks Confab had a wonderful street food event at the Little Italy Mercato to benefit a favorite program of theirs, Arts: A Reason to Survive.
Well, these are dedicated chefs and the program is getting another lift from them this Sunday with a picnic at the Pat D'Arrigo Arts Center at the NTC Promenade in Liberty Station. That's at 2820 Roosevelt Road in Pt. Loma in case you've been under a rock for awhile.
Here's the scoop: Cooks Confab chefs Andrew Spurgin and Donald Coffman (Waters Fine Catering), Antonio Frescia (Stingaree), Brian Sinnott (1500 Ocean), Christian Graves (JSix), Paul McCabe (Kitchen 1540), Trey Foshee and Trang Huynh (George's at the Cove), Olivier Bioteau (Farm House Cafe), and Katie Grebow (Cafe Chloe) will be joined by Brian Malarkey (Searsucker), Melissa Mayer, Aaron LaMonica (Blind Lady Alehouse), Lisa Altmann (Viva Pops), Ian Ward (Snake Oil Cocktail Co.), Jack Witherspoon, and Isabel Cruz (Isabel). All these wonderful chefs and the cost is only $50 for adults. Kids under 12 get in free. There will be craft beer, arts and entertainment, games for the kids, and just a whole lot of fun. Here's the menu:
"I wanted to come up with a fun and relaxed culinary theme for them," Andrew Spurgin told me. "Friendly for the kids and a great way to spend a summer afternoon. Throw down a blanket, nosh on some great picnic tucker prepared by some great chefs who care about the ARTS kids! Drink some craft beer and a fun creation from Ian Ward of Snake Oil Cocktail Co."
The event is from noon to 4 -- rain or shine. Bring the kids, bring a picnic blanket, and have a blast! For tickets, go to artspicnicbasket.stayclassy.org.