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U.N. World Environment Day

June 1st - June 5th, 2005

WED Comes to San Francisco
Green Cities
5 Days - 5 Themes - 5,000 Great Ideas

Sustainable Cuisine Program
Calling All Restaurants - How to Participate
Participating Restaurants


World Environment Day Comes to San Francisco

The United Nations Environment Programme selected San Francisco to be the global host for World Environment Day 2005, the first time in the event's 35-year history that the big show will be in the United States.

This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the United Nations, which was founded in San Francisco in 1945.

Green Cities

WED 2005 will bring together the mayors of the world's most populous 100 cities to establish universal benchmarks of urban environmental progress, and identify tools to achieve these targets. These Urban Environmental Accords will be the roadmap to a livable urban future, and may be the greatest legacy of San Francisco's turn as a host.

We are also at a point when the majority of the world's population now resides in urban areas, consuming 75% of the planet's natural resources. As urban populations grow, it's essential that we balance the environment, economy and social equity in order to support our future generations.

5 Days - 5 Themes - 5,000 Great Ideas

Each of the five days has a different theme. Mayors will attend seminars and events focusing on each environmental area, and local organizations are hosting hundreds of related events and exhibitions for the entire community.

June 1: Pure Elements
Food, Water, Air
June 2: Redesigning the Metropolis
Recycling, Green Building, Smart Growth
June 3: Cities on the Move
June 4: Urban Power
Energy, Renewables, Energy Conservation
June 5: Flower Power
Open Space, Biodiversity, Greening the Urban Environment

photo courtesy of
Millennium Restaurant

Sustainable Cuisine Program

Clearly the program dear to our heart, Om Organics is honored to collaborate with the World Environment Day committee, OpenTable.com, and the Coca-Cola Company to host the Sustainable Cuisine Program throughout the WED week.

June 1st-5th -- Organic Dining in the City
Close to 100 restaurants in and around San Francisco support the program, and will be showcasing dishes made with 100% organically/sustainably-grown ingredients throughout the WED week. We aim to:

  • raise awareness about the environmental impact of how food is produced,
  • demonstrate the quality and economic benefits of a locally-sourced food supply, and
  • promote local growers and chefs who are helping make change!

Join us in celebrating our conscientious community of producers, preparers and consumers -- who share the mission of environmental preservation and improved public health.

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June 1st -- Organic Indian Cuisine Banquet
at Gaylord's Restaurant
Presented by Indo Americans of the Bay Area and Native Americans of the Bay Area. Gaylord India Restaurant will host an all-organic Indian cuisine banquet in honor of WED 2005 at their spectacular panoramic location in Ghiradelli Square.

Date: Wednesday, June 1st, 2005
Location: Gaylord India Restaurant, 900 North Point Street, Ghirardelli Square

To register or for more info, please call Gaylord's at 415.771.8822.

June 2nd -- Sustainable Cuisine Cooking Class & Luncheon
at Viking HomeChef with Millennium Restaurant & Mariquita, Frog Hollow, Happy Boy and Capay Organic farms
Learn all about sustainable cuisine -- and dine on the final product -- in a special cooking demonstration and luncheon by Eric Tucker from Millennium Restaurant along with presentations from local organic farmers. 3 delicious courses + hors d'oeuvres and a Frog Hollow Farm dessert.

Date: Thursday, June 2nd, 2005
Time: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Cost: $25
Location: Viking HomeChef, 3527 California St./Locust

To register, please call Viking HomeChef at 415.668.3191. Class participants will receive a re-usable Viking Gift bag.

June 5th -- Straight-From-the-Farm Organic Dinner
at Globe Restaurant
Each Sunday, Jason Tallent of Globe Restaurant prepares a delectable dinner using all the farm-fresh produce he picks up at the Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market. Join us on the 5th for a special all-organic meal to close the end of a great U.N. World Environment Day week!

Date: Sunday, June 5th, 2005
Cost: $29 for 4 courses (several options to choose from!)
Location: Globe Restaurant, 290 Pacific St./Battery

To reserve a table, please call Globe at 415.391.4132.

More Food & Agriculture events during WED.

Calling All Restaurants - How to Participate

If you would like to participate in our city-wide Sustainable Cuisine Program, please email wed2005@omorganics.org, or call 415.205.9766.

Also, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Participating Restaurants

Below is a preliminary list of restaurants participating in the Sustainable Cuisine Program. (Also, see above for more special events.)

Each restaurant that allows online reservations via OpenTable.com displays a link that goes to their individual reservation page.

Please note: We will be adding additional restaurants each week.

1550 Hyde Café & Wine Bar
Chef: Peter Erickson
Address: 1550 Hyde St.
Location: Russian Hill, SF
Phone: 415.775.1550

2223 Market
Chef: Melinda Randolph
Address: 2223 Market St.
Location: Castro, SF
Phone: 415.431.0692

New American
Make a reservation
Chef: Christophe Hille
Address: 2355 Chestnut St./Divisadero
Location: Marina, SF
Phone: 415.771.2216

Italian (Campania)
Make a reservation
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
Chef: Ross Browne
Address: 398 Hayes St.
Location: Hayes Valley, SF
Phone: 415.551.1590

Mediterranean-French brasserie
Make a reservation
Acme Chophouse
Chef: Thomas Fox
Address: 24 Willie Mays Plaza
Location: South Beach/SBC Park, SF
Phone: 415.644.0240

Make a reservation
Chef: Leland Jung
Address: 1972 Lombard St.
Location: Marina, SF
Phone: 415.923.1052

Raw, vegetarian
Chef: Paul Arenstam
Address: 8 Mission St./Embarcadero
Location: SOMA, SF
Phone: 415.278.3777

Modern Italian
Make a reservation
Chef: Arnold Wong
Address: 448 Brannan St./4th
Location: SOMA, SF
Phone: 415.904.4100

New American-Mediterranean
Make a reservation
Chef: Bruce Hill
Address: 56 Gold St.
Location: Downtown, SF
Phone: 415.433.6300

American supper club
Make a reservation
Chef: Loretta Keller
Address: 598 4th St.
Location: SOMA, SF
Phone: 415.543.2222

Make a reservation
Blue Plate
Chef: Cory Obenour
Address: 3218 Mission St.
Location: Mission, SF
Phone: 415.282.6777

New American comfort food
Chef: Nancy Oakes & Pamela Mazzola
Address: 1 Mission St.
Location: Embarcadero, SF
Phone: 415.543.6084

Make a reservation
Butler & The Chef, The
Chef: Joel Martin
Address: 155A South Park
Location: SOMA, SF
Phone: 415.896.2075

French bistro
Café Gratitude
Address: 2400 Harrison St.
Location: Mission, SF
Phone: 415.824.4652

Vegan, mostly raw
Campton Place
Chef: Daniel Humm
Address: 340 Stockton St.
Location: Downtown, SF
Phone: 415.955.5555

Make a reservation
Côté Sud
Chef: Eric Lanvert
Address: 4238 18th St.
Location: Castro, SF
Phone: 415.255.6565

French bistro
Make a reservation
Crissy Field Center Cafe
Address: 603 Old Mason St./Halleck
Location: Presidio, SF
Phone: 415.561.3042

Sandwiches, soups, baked goods, juices, drinks
Chef: Arnold Wong, Danny Guerrini
Address: 901 Cole St.
Location: Cole Valley, SF
Phone: 415.566.3063

California-Asian small plates
Make a reservation
Foreign Cinema
Chef: John Clark, Gayle Pirie
Address: 2534 Mission St.
Location: Mission, SF
Phone: 415.648.7600

Make a reservation
Chef: Sarah Schafer
Address: 244 Jackson St.
Location: Downtown, SF
Phone: 415.956.3004

New American
Make a reservation
Gaylord India Restaurant
Chef: Kishore Kripalani
Address: 900 North Point
Location: Ghirardelli, SF
Phone: 415.777.8822

Chef: Renee Schembri
Address: 615 Cortland St.
Location: Bernal Heights, SF
Phone: 415.647.0118

Chef: Joseph Manzare, Jason Tallent
Address: 290 Pacific Ave.
Location: Downtown, SF
Phone: 415.391.4132

Greens Restaurant
Chef: Annie Somerville
Address: Building A, Fort Mason
Location: Fort Mason, SF
Phone: 415.771.6222

Make a reservation
Grow Cafe, The - CA Academy of Sciences
Address: 875 Howard St./5th
Location: SOMA, SF
Phone: 415.321.8020

Breakfast, sandwiches, salads, soups, party platters, snacks
Hawthorne Lane
Chef: Bridget Batson
Address: 22 Hawthorne St.
Location: SOMA, SF
Phone: 415.777.9779

Asian-influenced Californian
Make a reservation
Chef: Chris Cosentino
Address: 1550 Church St.
Location: Noe Valley, SF
Phone: 415.641.4500

Jack Falstaff
Chef: James Ormsby
Address: 598 Second St./Brannan
Location: SOMA, SF
Phone: 415.836.9239

New American-Mediterranean
Make a reservation
Chef: Traci Des Jardins, Robert Lewis
Address: 300 Grove St.
Location: Hayes Valley, SF
Phone: 415.861.5555

Make a reservation
Juicey Lucy's
Address: 703 Columbus Ave.
Location: North Beach, SF
Phone: 415.786.1285

Juices, smoothies, vegan baked goods
Chef: Erik Cosselmon
Address: 200 Jackson St.
Location: Downtown, SF
Phone: 415.981.0983

Modern Greek
Make a reservation
Le Colonial
Chef: Mike Yakura
Address: 20 Cosmo Place
Location: Nob Hill, SF
Phone: 415.931.3600

New French-Vietnamese
Make a reservation
Le Petit Robert
Chef: Robert Cubberly, Alicia Jenish
Address: 2300 Polk St.
Location: Russian Hill, SF
Phone: 415.922.8100

French bistro small plates
Make a reservation
Levende Lounge
Chef: Jamie Lauren
Address: 1710 Mission St.
Location: Mission, SF
Phone: 415.864.5585

World-fusion small plates
Make a reservation
Chef: Sharon Ardiana
Address: 2247 Market St.
Location: Castro, SF
Phone: 415.621.5256

Global, fun small plates
Make a reservation
Magnolia Pub & Brewery
Chef: Sam Kimerling
Address: 1398 Haight St.
Location: Haight, SF
Phone: 415.864.7468

Chef: Rick Hackett
Address: Ferry Building Marketplace
Location: Embarcadero, SF
Phone: 415.434.1100

Make a reservation
Chef: Stephen Barber
Address: 2029 Market St./Dolores
Location: Upper Market, SF
Phone: 415.621.7000

New American
Make a reservation
Chef: Eric Tucker
Address: 580 Geary St./Jones
Location: Downtown, SF
Phone: 415.345.3900

Innovative vegan
Make a reservation
Chef: Morgen Jacobson
Address: 1652 Stockton St.
Location: North Beach, SF
Phone: 415.989.7800

New American
Make a reservation
One Market
Chef: Mark Dommen
Address: One Market St.
Location: Embarcadero, SF
Phone: 415.777.5577

New American
Make a reservation
Chef: Ola Fendert
Address: 860 Folsom St.
Location: SOMA, SF
Phone: 415.995.2061

New American
Make a reservation
Pauline's Pizza
Chef: Sydney Weinstein
Address: 260 Valencia St./14th
Location: Mission, SF
Phone: 415.552.2050

Cornmeal-crust California pizza
Pizzetta 211
Chef: Ria Ramsey and Sher Rogat
Address: 211 23rd Ave.
Location: Richmond, SF
Phone: 415.379.9880

Thin-crust pizzeria
Chef: Michael Tusk
Address: 1701 Octavia St.
Location: Pacific Heights, SF
Phone: 415.775.8500

Chef: Trish Tracey
Address: 557 Valencia St/.16th
Location: Mission, SF
Phone: 415.565.0207

Spanish tapas
Rose's Café
Chef: Mark Gordon
Address: 2298 Union St.
Location: Cow Hollow, SF
Phone: 415.775.2200

Chef: Stuart Brioza, Nicole Krasinski
Address: 558 Sacramento St.
Location: Downtown, SF
Phone: 415.434.4100

Make a reservation
Rue Saint Jacques
Chef: Eric Lanvert
Address: 1098 Jackson St./Taylor
Location: Nob Hill, SF
Phone: 415.776.2002

Slanted Door
Chef: Charles Phan
Address: 1 Ferry Plaza
Location: Embarcadero, SF
Phone: 415.861.8032

Chef: Tia Harrison, Karlis Celms
Address: 3665 Sacramento St./Locust
Location: Presidio Heights, SF
Phone: 415.921.3200

Make a reservation
Chef: Harveen Khera
Address: 4230 18th St.
Location: Castro, SF
Phone: 415-437-6722

Indian-French small plates
Chef: Moaya Scheiman
Address: 1599 Howard St./12th
Location: SOMA, SF
Phone: 415.864.2446

California-South American tapas, focusing on tamales
Thirsty Bear
Chef: Trish Tracey
Address: 661 Howard St./3rd
Location: SOMA, SF
Phone: 415.974.0905

Spanish tapas
Make a reservation
Town's End Restaurant & Bakery
Chef: Mary and David Sperber
Address: 2 Townsend St.
Location: Embarcadero, SF
Phone: 415.512.0749

Californian, popular for brunch
Warming Hut
Address: Building 983, West Crissy Field Dr.
Location: Presidio, SF
Phone: 415.561.3042

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