San Francisco

SF Interactive Meal

Play with your food in this interactive experience featuring a 4-course meal with beverage pairings, hands-on cocktails, and interactive foodie activities all in a setting designed for easy, authentic connection.

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Interactive Private Dining Experience for Groups in San Francisco

The Interactive Meal is a unique and fun private dining experience in San Francisco that’s easier than a cocktail class and more exciting than just making a group dinner reservation. Guests will enjoy a welcome drink and snacks upon arrival, as they mix and mingle. Then, guests will make and shake their own cocktails while enjoying delightful appetizers. Next, they’ll sit down to savor a hearty entrée with a third beverage pairing, play food and drink trivia for prizes, savor a specialty dessert and then conclude the meal with a special flavor finale. It’s a unique and fun way to connect with your group over delicious food and drinks.

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8-100+
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From $190 Per Person
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2 Hours
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Single Restaurant
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4 Courses & 3 Beverage Pairings
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Private Experience Only

How it Works

What’s Included

All of our SF Interactive Meal packages include the following. We offer three package options (Classic, Premium, and Deluxe) which feature different caliber restaurants and dishes. Download our proposal for more package details and pricing.

  • 2-Hour Hosted Dining Experience 
  • Trained & Vetted Avital Emcee Host 
  • 4-Course Meal with Amuse Bouche, Appetizers, Entree, and Dessert 
  • 3 Alcoholic Beverage Pairings
  • Hands-on Cocktail Making
  • Interactive Food & Drink Trivia with Prizes 
  • Flavor Finale Tasting Experience

“Had a work event hosted by Avital and it was wonderful!”

Had a work event hosted by Avital and it was wonderful! The staff was incredibly attentive, great food and fun times overall!

Zac C. via Google
SF Interactive Meal

Example Dishes & Drinks

This private dining experience includes 4-courses and 3 beverage pairings, including a hands-on cocktail. The prix fixe menu changes by the package you choose, location, and season,  but here are some possible tastings to satiate your curiosity!

kale salad in a bowl from 1601 bar and kitchen

Raw Kale Salad with Coconut Meat, Black Garlic-Lime Vinaigrette and Parmesan

soup from 1601 bar and kitchen in san francisco restaurant

Mulligatawny Soup with Chicken Confit and Pickled Black Mustard Seeds

chicken curry in a bowl with rice at fine dining sri lankan restaurant in mission district

Rich Chicken Curry with Matsutake Mushrooms and Basmati Rice

brisket taco at west of pecos on a mission district food tour

10-Hour Smoked Brisket Tacos with Pickled Onion and Lime

dessert of semifreddo in a bowl at sri lankan san francisco restaurant

Refreshing Ceylon Tea Semifreddo

six churros with chocolate sauce on a plate from west of pecos restaurant in san francsico

Grandma’s Churros with Sweet Cajeta and Mezcal Cream

low abv adonis sherry cocktail from 1601 bar and kitchen

Adonis Cocktail with Fino Sherry, Sweet Vermouth, and Orange

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Mezcal Margarita with Fresh Lime and Sal de Gusano

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Cherrier Sancerre Rose

Example Restaurant Venues

This dining experience takes place at a single restaurant location in the SF neighborhood of your choice. Based on the package you choose, your group, and event goals, we’ll match you with one of our curated restaurant partners. All of our partners not only serve outstanding food and drinks, but have numerous awards (think James Beard Nominees, Michelin Plate, and Eater’s Top 38), and have a staff committed to storytelling and guest engagement.

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1601 Bar & Kitchen

Upscale and minimalist with Sri Lankan flavors and French culinary techniques awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand

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China Live

Captivating with sleek, industrial finishes, serving seasonal and sustainable multi-course Chinese

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Barbara Pinseria

Lively Roman restaurant with rustic tradition, serving Pinsa-style pizzas and Italian classics

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One Market

Upscale New American eatery, a SF-institution serving American cuisine with CA ingredients and French techniques 

Where Is It?

The Interactive Meal takes place in a single restaurant location in the SF neighborhood of your choice. During booking we’ll match you with one of our curated restaurant partners based on your group size and event goals. 

San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, USA

Run of Show

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1: Meet Expert Host, Welcome Drink & Amuse Bouche

Guests are welcomed to the restaurant by their Avital Host before enjoying a delicious welcome drink and amuse bouche as they mix and mingle.

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2: Make Your Own Cocktail & Eat Tasty Appetizers

Next each guest will craft their own cocktail with expert tips and appetizers along the way.

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3: Seasonal Entree & Beverage Pairing

Take a seat at your reserved tables for a seasonal entreé course and another perfectly paired beverage as you chat and connect. 

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4: Interactive Food & Drink Trivia with Prizes

Then team up for fun, interactive foodie trivia with delicious prizes!

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5: Dessert Course

We hope you saved room for the delicious dessert course and more time for authentic engagement.

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6: Perspective-Shifting Flavor Finale

The experience ends with a special, perspective-shifting flavor finale featuring flavor tripping and Electricdust  lollipops.

Looking for a Seasonal Experience?

Our Interactive Meal is the perfect way to celebrate any holiday with season-specific activities and flavors. Just ask your Culinary Curator during booking!

Current Seasonal Offerings 

  • AAPI Month ❤️
  • Cinco de Mayo 🇲🇽
  • Kentucky Derby 🏇
  • Pride 🏳️‍🌈

The Essentials

Availability

This private experience is available any day of the week, at any time! 

Gratuity

Gratuity is included in your package price! 

Lead Time

We can accommodate advance and last minute bookings. Submit a booking request and we’ll get back to you right away.

Alcohol

The Interactive Meal includes 3 alcoholic beverage pairings for guests over 21. We can accommodate requests for non-alcoholic substitute beverages, including mocktails for hands-on drink experiences.

Group Size

This private experience does not have a minimum or maximum number of people.

Private Experience

Our Interactive Meal is only available for private groups. It’s great for team building, client entertainment, birthday parties, and large groups. 

  • Reserve Your Preferred Day & Time
  • Any Group Size
  • Private Avital Emcee Host For Your Group
  • Customize Your Food & Drink Package

“The hands-on interaction was enough, without making me feel like I had to work for my meal.”

The food was awesome. I loved the chef’s explanations of the food. The hands-on interaction was enough, without making me feel like I had to work for my meal.

 

Anonymous Guest
SF Interactive Meal

Upgrades & Add-ons

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Branded Print Materials
$10 / Person

Add your logo to printed event materials, like the menus and cocktail recipe cards

Dietary Restrictions

We can accommodate all dietary restrictions on private group dining experiences. You will be asked to submit your group’s dietary restrictions one week before the Interactive Meal. If you are unsure if we can accommodate your restriction, please ask your Avital Culinary Curator during the booking process.

Why Choose Avital for Your SF Private Dining Experience?

  • Expertly Hosted: Our SF Interactive Meal is hosted by an on-site, vetted and trained, expert Avital Emcee Host. You can sit back and enjoy as your host takes care of all the logistics with rich storytelling and group engagement throughout. 
  • Unique & Memorable: Easier than a cooking class, but more exciting than just booking a table. A cool new alternative to traditional dining!  
  • Experienced Team: A full support team to ensure a turnkey booking and seamless experience from start to finish.
  • Designed for Connection: The Interactive Meal creates the perfect balance of authentic conversation and curated experience. 
  • Customizable: Inclusive, accessible, and customizable to a variety of use cases, from small team gatherings to large, multi-city events. 
  • Dietary Restriction Friendly: We understand dietary restrictions and want everyone to leave feeling cared for and full! We’ll ask for your restrictions after booking.
Interactive Meal FAQs

How to Book Your Private Event

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1: Explore Packages

Download the PDF proposal to view packages and pricing for each experience. Still have questions? Schedule a call with your Culinary Curator.

 

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2: Start Your Booking

Submit your event details to get started. Upon submission, you’ll also have the option to make an initial, refundable deposit to reserve your date right away.

 

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3: Finalize Details

A real human will be in touch to finalize your event details, like confirming your package, how to submit request for dietary or alcohol accommodations, and when your final headcount is due.

Start Your Private Booking