Producer Dinner with Bi-Rite and Son of Man Cider

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 6:00pm to 8:30pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
Member Price: 
1 slot available

A seated dinner with alcoholic beverage pairings for guests ages 21 and up. Review our reservation and cancellation policies here.

We are excited to host a very special dinner to celebrate the launch of Bi-Rite’s Etxeko cider from Son of Man! 

Sam Mogannam, owner of Bi-Rite Market and co-founder of 18 Reasons, will be cooking a feast featuring the Gravenstein apple, a late summer heirloom varietal on the Slow Food Foundation’s Ark of Taste. Each course will feature a cider pairing from Son of Man, a natural Basque-style cidery in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Wife and husband team Ella McCallion and Jasper Smith are inspired by the generations of cidermakers in Northern Spain and will be joining us in the dining room to share their stories and love for cider!

When Son of Man invited Bi-Rite to collaborate on an exclusive cider, Sam Mogannam and the team were thrilled. Honoring the tradition of Basque Country, where members of the community flock to the cider houses to drink, eat, and debate over their favorite ciders to be bottled exclusively for them, Bi-Rite worked closely with Son of Man’s Jasper and Ella to select the cider blend that best complements the peak of season produce and delicious meals enjoyed by our guests during the late summer and early fall.

Etxeko translates to “of the house” in Euskara, the ancient Basque language. This year’s Bi-Rite Etxeko blend is primarily Gravenstein apples for an incredibly refreshing Basque-style cider. The limited edition Etxeko will be available at both Bi-Rite Market stores starting the week of July 29, while supplies last.



White Gazpacho with Apples, Cucumber and Almonds

Apple Salad With Fennel, Celery, Pt. Reyes Blue and Chorizo Crumble

Cider Braised Pork With Gravenstein 'BBQ Sauce', Fresh Shelling Beans, Caramelized Piquillo Peppers

Gravenstein Apple Galette with Bi-Rite Creamery Salted Caramel Ice Cream
*Menu subject to change due to ingredient availability


This menu contains the following common allergens: Tree Nuts, Dairy, Wheat. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions, please e-mail when purchasing a ticket, so we can make plans to take care of you.

Let’s Eat Together!



Sam Mogannam is the second-generation owner of the Bi-Rite Family of Businesses, a values-driven B Corporation, whose mission is Creating Community through Food. Under his direction, Bi-Rite has grown to include two neighborhood markets (with a 3rd slated to open Summer of 2024), a creamery, a catering division and 18 Reasons, a non-profit cooking school dedicated to empowering the community with the knowledge and creativity they need to buy, cook and eat good food every day. He’s also the co-author of Eat Good Food: A Grocer’s Guide to Shopping, Cooking and Creating
Community Through Food, part cookbook and part instruction manual, to inspire a broader audience about the value of creating community and eating Good Food. In addition to being inducted into the Specialty Food Association’s Hall of Fame, Sam was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and selected to be on Forbes list of Small Giants. 

At Son of Man, we work to perfect a singular craft. Inspired by the generations of cidermakers in Northern Spain, we have set out to make exceptional Basque-style cider. Basque cider is nothing like the sweet alco-pop stuff served in pints here in the states. It is bright and tart, with a hint of Old World funk. Wild-fermented and without added sulfites, Basque cider is as natural as it gets. Visit their website for more information.