Hope you can join us for Historic Libations – Back to the Future: A History of Bay Area Food and Drink at the Old U.S. Mint on Tuesday, November 27. Guests will hear Tasty Talks by historic and current chefs and drink makers from around the Bay, enjoy pop-up tours of the mint’s vaults, and more.
Don’t miss this night of flavorful diversion at the Old U.S. Mint for the 10th annual Historic Libations. During this year’s event, which is themed is Back to the Future: History of Bay Area Food and Drink Innovation, guests will hear short tasty talks from both historic and current local food and drink makers, enjoy pop-up tours of the mint’s vaults and historic spaces, and much more!
Between 6:15 and 8:00PM, food and drink makers will provide short, 10 minute presentations and provide guests with tastings.
Small bites, cocktails, beer, wine, and Irish coffees by The Buena Vista Cafe will be available throughout the main floor of the Mint. World folk music by Banda Sin Nombre.

Tasty Talks Lineup
6:15 PM: Culinary Historian Erica Peters will tell stories of innovative tastes from throughout San Francisco history, exploring flavors originating in the Bay Area from cioppino and sourdough bread, to Rice-A-Roni and Pisco punch.

6:40 PM: Amy and Gary Guittard of Guittard Chocolates will discuss how, over the last 150 years, their company has made high quality chocolate by melding old world small-batch processing with modern techniques.

7:00 PM: Bob Klein of Oliveto and Community Grains will speak on the history of California as a wheat state and how modern wheat production is a blend of innovation in farming, milling, and science with older, more traditional techniques.

7:20 PM: Lance Winters of Saint George Spirits will explore the ethos of the distillery, which has been at the vanguard of artisan distillation since its founding in 1982.

7:45 PM: Susan Coss of Mezcalistas will talk about the complicated relationship between California and Mexico as told through agave distillates.