April is not the cruelest month when you can enjoy a spring-inspired feast of food and poetry at Gardenias restaurant in San Francisco! Litquake’s celebration of National Poetry Month features fabulous farm-to-table cuisine, courtesy of the former owners of Woodward’s Garden, as well as readings by two sensational new poets, Kimberly Grey and Solmaz Sharif.
Gardenias is the new restaurant owned by Margie Conard and her wife Dana Tommasino, who has been called "a poet on the page as well as on the plate.” Their former restaurant, Woodward’s Garden, earned a Michelin Guide notation and was a top SF pick by Martha Stewart, who said that Tommasino and Conard "spearheaded the farm-to-table movement.”
The evening will include a sumptuous three-course meal (menu here) with complimentary wine, as well as performances by award-winning young poets, curated by Guggenheim Fellow D.A. Powell.
Poets' price: $75 per person
(includes author readings, three-course prix fixe, wine)
Patrons' price: $100 per person
(includes author readings, three-course prix fixe, wine plus signed copies of books by each reader)
Benefactors' price: $125 per person
(includes author readings, three-course prix fixe, wine, signed books and invitation to private reception preceding the dinner)