Sunday, March 2, 2008

Union Square Crab Festival

On Saturday, March 1st, the Chancellor Hotel participated for the 6th straight year in the Union Square Crab Festival and Celebrity Crab Cracking Contest. This was one of the best ones yet! The weather was great, the contest was fun and all the food and drink booths were outstanding. Here are some pictures from that day.

Of course, the day starts by wheeling everything over to the Square to set up our wine booth. Our house wine is made by Kenwood Vineyards in Sonoma County and we co-sponsor the wine booth with them. It is great wine and they are great partners.

Our booth is all set and ready to go!

We were pouring Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc or Russian River Pinot Noir. Our Chef, Darren Lacy made some delicious crab cakes to go along with the wine (or beer that was being served by Guiness)

The other restaurants were set up and ready to go.

The Oakroom at the Westin St. Francis was serving their famous Dungeness Crab Chowder made with Anchor Steam Beer.

For the Celebrity Crab Cracking Contest, Chef Lacy was paired with the newly crowned Miss Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

Here he is meeting his partner.

Lamont & Tonelli, that do the morning show on 107.7 The Bone, were the Emcees for the Crab Cracking Contest

Lamont & Tonelli with Sourdough Sam, the 49er Mascot.

The Contest started with a crab cracking demonstration by the Chef de Cuisine at the Westin St. Francis
. The participants were introduced.
Miss Chinese Chamber of Commerce doing her parade wave

Chef Lacy with his partner, Miss Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

To the right of Chef Lacy are Alex Smith, Quarterback of the 49ers and San Francisco Fire Chief, Joanne Hayes-White

49er Kicker, Joe Nedney, looking over the crowd

The contest in full swing...Go Chef!
Sourdough Sam supervising the contest
The Aftermath

Random crowd shots...

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