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Scoop: Left Bank looks for a new chef

Lifehouse party set for Saturday; organic starts in Marin Country Mart Farmers Market

Chef Sean Canavan is leaving Left Bank Brasserie, Larkspur after two and half years, after service on May 8 to open the new Bluestem Brasserie in San Francisco.

Thomas Bunker, chief operating officer of Left Bank, says there are three likely candidates to succeed Canavan, one from the Bay Area. Stay tuned.  

Lifehouse’sGreat Chefs & Wineries celebratory black tie gala fundraiser in support of people with developmental disabilities is slated for Saturday at Fireman’s Fund in Novato. A few tickets are still available. Last year $350,000 was raised from this event.

The dinner dance is preceded by a dine-around at food stations set up by Marin County chefs and California wineries.

This year for the first time, besides the sumptuous snack around in the tent, attendees will also enjoy a sit-down dinner.

Larkspur and Corte Madera restaurants involved in this popular fundraiser include: Il Fornaio, Brick & Bottle, Left Bank Brasserie, Yankee Pier, Pacific Catch, and the Tavern at Lark Creek.

Chef Bruce Hill of Picco is preparing one of the courses for the sit-down dinner.

• There is a good opportunity, the day before Mothers Day, to buy organic plant starts and get advice from the UC Extension Master Gardeners on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marin Country Mart Farmers Market.

 

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