An Evening with Nigella Lawson An Evening with Nigella Lawson

An Evening with Nigella Lawson

November 14, 2022 @7pm

Nigella Lawson

November 14, 2022 @7pm

Genre

Guest Speaker

BEGINS

7pm

Doors Open

1hr Before Show

Genre

Guest Speaker

BEGINS

7pm

Doors Open

1hr Before Show


Join us for an evening with Nigella Lawson as she shares the rhythms and rituals of life spent in the kitchen and reflects on how the process of cooking, eating, and repeating embodies the story of her life. Whether asking “what is a recipe?” or declaring death to the “guilty pleasure,” she brings her wisdom about food and life to the fore.

“Cook, Eat, Repeat” books will be available for purchase at the Curran through a partnership with Book Passage. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for this event, which include premium seats, a pre-show reception and a signed copy of "Cook, Eat, Repeat."

Nigella Lawson is an internationally renowned food writer and TV cook whose successful television programs have made her a household name around the world.

Nigella read Medieval and Modern Languages at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and went on to become Deputy Literary Editor of The Sunday Times at the age of 26, followed by a successful career as a critic and op-ed columnist, writing for a range of newspapers, including The Times and The Guardian.

In 1998 she published her first cookbook, How To Eat, The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food. She now has twelve bestselling books to her name, including her latest, Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories. Her books have sold over 12 million copies worldwide. Her first TV series, Nigella Bites aired in 2000, followed by a string of successful series broadcast in the UK, USA, Australia and beyond.

"Open Nigella, and even if you have never done more than cheese on toast, already, you’re listening to her voice. Nigella cookbooks are intimate – something like a diary. Confessionals of failures, flaws, greed, indulgence, accidents good and bad, the joy of doing it right. Of showing off for friend."


—The Guardian

Nigella was a judge on the three seasons of The Taste which broadcast in the UK and US in 2013 and 2014. She has made several appearances on MasterChef Australia.

Nigella was voted author of the year at the 2001 British Book Awards (Nibbies), and Best Food Personality 2014 at the Observer Food Monthly Awards. She lives in London.

Experience

Getting Here

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Restaurants

Tratto

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Italian Cuisine

Tratto

501 Geary Street
(415) 292-0101

Tratto is one of the newest additions to our neighborhood and boy, are we happy that they moved in! Known for their relaxed, communal-style dining, Tratto serves up some of the best Italian food within a short walking distance to the theater. Along with its carefully crafted cocktails, the restaurant also offers an extensive wine list that features both local and Italian wines. We recommend trying the fresh, handmade pastas and pizzas--they're both definitely something to write home about!

Show your Curran ticket stub to enjoy the Theater Prix Fixe - a delicious three course dinner for only $32. Or if you'd rather order a la carte, your ticket stub will get you complimentary Italian donuts for a sweet conclusion to your meal.

Bartlett Hall

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American Cuisine

Bartlett Hall

242 O'Farrell Street
(415) 433-4332

Searching for a lively spot to rehash the show over some tasty bites and drinks? Only a stone's toss away from the Curran, look no further than Bartlett Hall. Lauded especially for its house-brewed beers and barrel-aged cocktails, this laid-back neighborhood haunt also serves a seasonal-driven menu, which always presents diners with a unique challenge to uphold manners and resist the urge to lick their plates! Wine lovers are in luck, as well: Bartlett Hall offers a wide-range of California-focused wines.

Rejoice! Receive a 20% discount when you present your Curran ticket stub.

Urban Tavern

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American Cuisine

Urban Tavern

333 O’Farrell Street
(415) 923-4400

Featuring a full menu of locally-inspired cuisine, Urban Tavern at the Hilton has the distinctive personality of a metropolitan gastro pub, highlighting 50 wines within 50 miles, Bay Area beers and indigenous spirits (yes please!). Pair your drink of choice with selections from a diverse menu highlighting local seasonal ingredients and house specialties.

Show your Curran ticket stub to get the ‘Theater, Park & Dine package’ – Take 20% off your total bill (including drinks) by showing your ticket on the day you’re seeing a Curran show and receive 5 hours of self parking for $10. (Parking is located in the Hilton San Francisco Union Square parking garage, with the self-parking entrance off Ellis and Mason Streets.)

The Saratoga

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New American Eatery

The Saratoga

1000 Larkin St.
(415)932-6464

The Saratoga is a two-story cocktail bar and restaurant focused on luxurious comfort food. This Tenderloin hotspot honors the neighborhood's vibrant history while bringing a swanky, but cozy, modern vibe. With their infamous cheeseburger, over 30 inspired cocktails on their list, and 800 unique spirits on their shelves everyone is guaranteed to find just what they're looking for.

Bring your ticket stubs and enjoy one specialty cocktail with the purchase of an entree!

Cityscape San Francisco

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Bar and Lounge

Cityscape San Francisco

333 O’Farrell Street
(415) 923-5002

With a panoramic 360-degree view of San Francisco, there’s no better place to unwind pre or post show. On the 46th floor of the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Cityscape San Francisco is a gem in the sky. Enjoy the romantic view of the city while sipping on specialty signature cocktails and a San Francisco inspired small plate menu. And while you’re basking in the views, show your Curran ticket stub on the day you’re seeing a show to get 20% off your total bill including drinks.

Benjamin Cooper

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Cocktail Bar

Benjamin Cooper

398 Geary Street
(415) 654-5061

Finding the unmarked entrance to this intimate, speakeasy-style hangout can be a bit of a challenge, (*tip: We find it easiest to access the bar on Mason Street; it is located right next to Ruby Sky on the south side. Follow the stairs up to the bar.) but is worth the effort. Along with serving more traditional drinks, Benjamin Cooper also offers custom crafted cocktails with unique, often unusual ingredients. The staff is delightfully easygoing and will happily explain some of the more complicated-sounding drinks or trade out ingredients.

Eno

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Wine Bar

Eno

320 Geary Street
(415) 678-5321

With its cozy ambiance, Eno makes wine tasting fun and approachable for newcomers and connoisseurs alike. The bar boasts a remarkably diverse wine list from around the world and offers flights for those who can't decide. For a truly enlightening education on wine, ask for Joel, the head sommelier. Tell him we sent you!

Venue

Seating Map

Curran Seating Map

Accessibility

Seating

Curran offers tickets in strict accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

As a historic building that opened in 1922, Curran is unable to provide wheelchair access to the upper levels of the auditorium, therefore a number of accessible seats exceeding the requirement have been set aside in the Orchestra in rows N (on the house left side) and U (on the left and right sides). When the Orchestra is not on-sale in it's typical format, comparable seating is held. You may purchase these tickets online, however if there is any question as to which seats might work best for you, you are encouraged to call us at (415) 358-1220.

Plus-sized patrons may inquire about the location and availability of our swing-arm seats in the orchestra as well as freestanding armless seats in the accessible rows.

Those with mobility devices (canes, crutches, walkers, etc.) will need to check these items with a staff member to comply with local fire code regulations. At the end of the performance, an usher will return the device to the guest, or at intermission upon request.

We strive to accommodate all patrons to the best of our ability. Please try to arrive early if you need help with access so that our staff can be as attentive to you as possible.

Restrooms

As part of our renovation, we have added new restroom facilities. Fully accessible restrooms are located on the lower level of the theater. A lift in the lobby is available for patrons with mobility issues.

Audio Assisted Listening Devices

Devices are available at our boutique in the lobby on a first-come, first-served basis. We ask patrons to leave a state-issued ID or driver’s license as deposit on all devices.

ASL, Open Captioned & Audio Described Performances

Please see show pages for specially scheduled performances or call us at (415) 358-1220.