The San Francisco Giants won its eighteenth National League (NL) pennant in typical nail-biting fashion by a score of 3-2 in the sixth game against the Phillies, the 2008 and 2009 NL champs. In front of a sellout crowd in Philadelphia on Oct. 23, Brian Wilson—known to deliver heart-attack inducing saves – struck out slugger Ryan Howard looking on a full count with two men on base. The Phillies learned the hard way to “Fear the Beard.”
Like the rest of the Bay Area, McCalls has Orange October fever. McCalls is thrilled to be part of the team, catering the World Series celebration parties for the Giants.
On the eve of the the World Series, the Giants hosted 2,000 family members, friends and fans at the California Academy of Sciences. McCalls created special-themed menus with the cuisine reflecting the neighborhoods of the Giants’ hometown: the Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach, Mission District and Haight Ashbury.
In her society column for the San Francisco Chronicle, Catherine Bigelow wrote: “McCalls Executive Chef Lucas Schoemaker started ordering food on Saturday. By Monday, he’d pretty much cornered the market on foodstuffs in the hue of black-and-orange.” With a laugh, Lucas told Miss Bigelow: “There won’t be any Halloween candy left by the weekend.” For pictures of the party, please see Miss Bigelow’s column on it.
The Fall Classic starts tonight. Go Giants! Check Major League Baseball’s website for the World Series TV schedule.
Game 1 World Series photo by Lee Gregory