The memorial gathering for Robert Steinberg at the incredible St. George Spirits in Alameda united his family with several hundred friends from many walks of life: childhood, college, lifelong, co-workers. Alice Medrich commented that people Robert encountered often became his good friends. From heartfelt elegies I learned he changed the lives of many both with his sentiments to take action and passion for food and life.
He’s an inspiration to many (especially me) of how to live and love. Here’s how I knew him.
Thanks to organizing efforts of friends, Bi-rite, provisions from the Bay Area’s best chefs, libations Lou Bustamante from St. George Spirits crafted, and delicacies from home chefs, we celebrated Robert’s life with gusto. I’m pleased to have been a part of this in so many ways. Thank you.