A Well-Engineered Evening

On-screen builder and famed debunker Adam Savage has drawn up plans for a tasty, entertaining gala.

A Well-Engineered Evening


Friday, July 5

Gala Dinner with Adam Savage
Price: $95

Adam Savage headshotAdam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what's in his brain and make it real. He's built everything from ancient Buddhas and futuristic weapons to fine-art sculptures and dancing vegetables.

In 1993, Adam began concentrating his career on the special-effects industry, honing his skills through more than 100 television commercials and a dozen feature films, including Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Galaxy Quest, and The Matrix sequels.

In 2002, Adam was chosen along with Jamie Hyneman to host MythBusters, which premiered on Discovery Channel in January 2003. Fourteen years, 1,015 myths, 2,950 experiments, eight Emmy nominations, and 83 miles of duct tape later, the series ended in March 2016.

Today, Adam stars in and produces content for Tested.com, including behind-the-scenes dives into multiple blockbuster films (including Ghost in the Shell, Alien Covenant, and Blade Runner). He also produces and stars in his Brain Candy stage show with Vsauce's Michael Stevens.

When he's not on an airplane, Adam lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and their two dogs.

Dinner Menu

Dinner will begin with a green and red leaf salad with shaved fennel and apple, cranberries, and a citrus vinaigrette.

Entrée options include the following:

  • Herb-infused grilled flat iron steak with green and white asparagus, mashed potatoes, and a Bordeaux reduction
  • Chicken Marsala with a wild mushroom ragout, gratin potatoes, and a Marsala chicken reduction
  • Caramelized onion risotto served with wilted chard and blistered baby carrots

Dessert will include a New York style cheesecake, fresh seasonal fruit, and a raspberry coulis.

Prices listed online are for advance-sale only. On-site meal purchases will include a $10 convenience surcharge per ticket premium. Please note that 10-percent processing fee will be charged for cancellation and refund requests through June 24, 2019. Refund and cancellation requests received after June 24 will be reviewed case-by-case, based on circumstance and event viability.