Monday, November 26, 2012

Hotel Hosts Pop-Up Hot Chocolate Shop

Every Friday afternoon from November 23rd through December 21st, the Revere Hotel Boston Common is hosting “Pop It Like It’s Hot,” a gourmet hot chocolate pop-up shop, in its lobby.

Free hot chocolate is served, provided by Taza Chocolates.

Via Bostinno

If you want to see more about Taza, their video story is here:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pop-up Museum Exhibition

The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) has announced its new pop-up exhibition at the Dogpatch Café and Gallery in San Francisco.  Charlotte Kruk – Eye Candy, features wearable sculptures designed from discarded candy wrappers created by Charlotte Kruk, who pulls the wrapper back on a culture known for comparing women, particularly well-dressed women, as “eye candy.” The exhibition, curated by Marc D’Estout, opens November 15, 2012 and continues through January 25, 2013.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

King of the Popups, Chef Ludo Lefebvre, plans to end Pop-up life

Apparently after a great time in his native region of Burgundy in France with Anthony Bourdain, Chef Ludo has decided it's time to move on away from the pop-up world, and Ludo Bites.

While there to film an episode of the last "No Reservations" with Bourdain, Ludo felt he should get more back to his roots, and perhaps even open a French-style truck stop in Los Angeles.

Additional reports can be seen in The Braiser, as well as in the Washington Post.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cheeses of France Pop-Up Cheese Cafe

TasteTV visited the recent Cheeses of France Pop-Up Cheese Cafe tasting event, where there was interesting 'fromage', wine, charcuterie, and even cheese sculptures.

Cheese flower sculpture


Grilled cheese and soup

cheese sculpture

TasteTV Events include:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

SF Weekly Pop-up Planner

Pop-ups have become so ubiquitous that now major weekly publications have started tracking them along with other food events.

Case in point: SF Weekly's Pop-up Planner by writer Tamara Palmer.

Samples from a recent planner:

Susan Feniger Pop-Up

Where: Insalata's, 120 Sir Francis Drake (at Woodland), San Anselmo, 457-7700
When: Thurs., Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $110 (purchase tickets in advance via Book Passage)

The rundown: Renowned LA chef and restaurateur Susan Feniger celebrates the release of her new book with a dinner featuring many recipes taken from STREET Food: Irresistibly Crispy, Creamy, Crunchy, Spicy, Sticky, Sweet Recipes. The event, held in conjunction with the food-loving folks at Book Passage, includes passed appetizers, "interactive stations," a family-style meal and take-home spices, all designed to highlight street food dishes from across the world.

Tango & Stache-Up

Where: Dear Mom, 2700 16th St. (at Harrison), 625-3362
When: Mon., Sept. 24, 4-11 p.m.
Cost: $4-14 (items available à la carte)

The rundown: Encouraged by the recent event at Asiento, Tango & Stache is filling up its pop-up dance card with more meals. Head Stache Joshua Wilder Oakley serves up fare such as Negroni pork butt, which has been the T&S calling card in its short history, but he also plans to expand his offerings for this event. The menu will be posted on the event'sFacebook page when it is finalized.

See more
at SF Weekly's Pop-up Planner

Monday, May 7, 2012

Fragrance Salon Pop-up

The current list of participants of the 1st Annual Artisan Fragrance Salon pop-up in San Francisco includes:

  • Yosh
  • Sonoma Scent Studio
  • Artemisia Natural Perfume
  • Ineke
  • EnVoyage Perfumes
  • Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes
  • Velvet & Sweet Pea's Purrfumery
  • Roxana Illuminated Perfume
  • 40notes Perfume
  • Sarah Horowitz Parfums
  • Persephenie
  • Divine Life Perfume
  • smell bent
  • Leila Castle Botanical Fragrance
The premier artisan and luxury fragrance show on the West Coast takes place this Summer at the 1st Annual ARTISAN FRAGRANCE SALON, July 8th, 2012 in San Francisco. Fragrance aficionados, fanatics, buyers and journalists can experience the finest in artisan, custom, niche & premium aromas.

Featuring a quality selection chosen and curated by the Organizers, the 1st Annual ARTISAN FRAGRANCE SALON participants include local, regional and national fragrance makers, as well as Salon highlights featuring olfactory tastings, panels and demonstrations, new product launches, author talks, wine pairings, an art exhibition, and book signings.

In addition to fragrance, wine and art, the fragrances will be judged, and three winners will be named the "Official Fragrance of the

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pop-up Chocolate: Seattle Chocolate Salon on May 6th

The 5th Annual Seattle CHOCOLATE SALON, the premier artisan and premium chocolate event in the Northwest, returns this year on May 6th.

Organized by TasteTV, the full-day Chocolate Salon presents new flavors, textures, combinations, and imagination to tantalize attendee tastebuds. The Salon takes place at Seattle's beautifully located Bell Harbor Conference Center.

Featured Wine:

Precept Wine ("Chocolate Shop Red Wine", "Chocolate Strawberry" and "Crème de Cocoa") and Slo Down Wines ("Sexual Chocolate 2010")

Featured Chocolatiers and Confectioners:

Amano Artisan Chocolate, Intrigue Chocolates, Forte Chocolates, La Chatelaine Chocolat Co., CocoTutti, Taza Chocolate, Theo Chocolate, The TeaRoom Chocolate Company, Smitten Truffles, Monterey Chocolate Company, MDP Signature Chocolates, Pacari Chocolate, and more.

TasteTV Events include:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

San Francisco Chocolate Salon on March 4th

A pop-up chocolate salon? That's what the International Chocolate Salon is.

The premier chocolate show on the West Coast takes place this Spring at the 6th Annual San Francisco International CHOCOLATE SALON, March 4th, 2012 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, buyers and journalists can experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world's great culinary metropolitan areas.

Featuring a delicious selection chosen and curated by the Organizers, the 6th International CHOCOLATE SALON participants include over 50 master chocolatiers, confectioners, wineries and other culinary artisans

Chocolate Salon features include Celebrity Chef demos, the Chocolate Salon Fashion Bar, and the 2nd Annual SF Invitational Wine Salon.

More information at www.SFChocolateSalon.comm