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18 Reasons: Seafood Lover’s Guide to the Mediterranean

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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A hands-on, collaborative cooking class culminating in a family-style dinner served with wine and beer.

The Mediterranean soft golden beaches and sunny climate attract travels from around the globe. A total of 21 countries span the Mediterranean coastlines; among those countries France, Italy, Spain and Israel, all celebrate the variety of fresh fish and seafood the Mediterranean offers. Learn how to open and indulge in fresh sea urchin and local oysters in this hands-on seafood class! Each dish is inspired by the best of Mediterranean flavors and our local produce.


Huitres Nature et Mignonette—Local Fresh Oysters & Mignonette (vinegar and minced shallots)

Oursin Nature et Citron—Fresh Sea Urchin with Lemon

Tartare de Coquille Saint Jacques —Sea Scallop Crudo with Espelette Pepper

Moules et Palourdes—Steamed Mussels & Clams with Fennel & Chorizo served with baguette

Bi-Rite Creamery’s Seasonal Sorbet

*menu subject to change due to ingredient availability

This menu contains the following common allergens: dairy, wheat, shellfish, nuts. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions please e-mail us at info@18reasons.org before purchasing a ticket.

Zoé McLaughlin was born in Paris and raised in San Francisco. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and worked in restaurants in France while she wrote and published her first cookbook – a collection of family recipes influenced by her multicultural upbringing. She now lives in San Francisco, where she works in the non-profit culinary world and hosts online cooking demonstrations. She has a passion for bringing together the diverse flavors and culinary traditions of the Bay Area with the time tested techniques of classical French cooking.


February 28
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


18 Reasons
3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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(415) 568-2710