San Francisco’s acclaimed Saison, one of Bon Appetit’s “Best New Restaurants of 2013,” is collaborating with guest chefs to host a series of dinners in October. The Michelin-starred restaurant opened as a Mission District pop-up in 2009 and now has a brick and mortar restaurant at 178 Townsend, where chef Joshua Skenes creates a daily-changing prix fixe menu based on sourced ingredients. From October 8th to 12th, Skenes will cook a 12-course dinner with each of five acclaimed chefs.
The guest chefs include 3-star Michelin chef Laurent Gras, Food and Wine’s 2010 Best New Chef Matthew Lightner from New York’s Atera, former Townhouse chef John Shields, Modern’s Gabriel Kreuther, and Chef Guenter Seeger from the now-closed Seeger’s in Atlanta.
Each dinner will feature alternating dishes created by Skenes and the guest chef of the day, and the seating will be capped at thirty guests every night. Part of the proceeds will benefit the San Francisco Food Bank.
“My impetus for this collaboration was to draw attention and celebrate these chefs’ craftsmanship in the kitchen. These are the chefs whom I’ve become friends with and admired through the years.” Skenes said in a release. “I’m excited to share the opportunity with our team to cook and learn alongside them.