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Taste of Bernal Heights: New Masters of California Pinot Wine Dinner
903 Restaurant
San Francisco, CA
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Join wine critic and writer Alder Yarrow (author of Vinography.Com) for the first in a series of intimate wine dinners in conjunction with 903 Restaurant on Cortland Avenue in Bernal Heights.

The wine tasting event that kicked off this series sold out in a single day, so get your tickets now for this exceptional evening of wine and food, only 36 seats are available for this exclusive event.

Alder will be pouring hard-to-find wines from four of California's hottest Pinot Noir producers to accompany an asian-influenced, five-course menu created specifically for the evening by Mutsumi Takehara of Sandbox Bakery and 903 restaurant.

Alder will serve as host and sommelier for the evening, and will be available to answer your questions about the wines. Two seatings will be available: 5:30-7:30 and 8:00-10:00

Stuffed Shishito Peppers with Shrimp plus Seasonal Fish Carpaccio
Farro Salad with Mint and Kaffir Lime
Mary's Organic Roast Duck with Five Spice and Bing Cherries
Niman Ranch Pork Loin with Sautéed Mushrooms
Pinot Noir Poached Peach with Thai Basil Parfait

NOTE: While most food allergies can be accommodated, this meal is not vegan or vegetarian friendly.

Peay Vineyards
Jamie Kutch Wines
Red Car Wines
Chanin Wines

These producers are on the vanguard of Pinot production in California, and are redefining the upper limits of quality for this grape.

WHEN:  Friday August 2 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM or 8:00 - 10:00 PM
WHERE: 903 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110
WHAT: Five course dinner with four wine pairings
HOW MUCH?: $100 per person for dinner and wine pairings. Tips not included.

We hope to see you there!

Since 2004, Bernal resident Alder Yarrow has been publishing Vinography.Com, which is widely regarded as one of the leading alternative sources of wine writing available today.  Vinography was recently nominated for a James Beard Award, and has repeatedly won awards for being the best wine blog around.  Alder's sensitive palate and sharp pen have earned him the title of "the wine world's brightest cyberstar" from San Francisco Magazine, and he has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine Magazine, and more.  Alder is the author of the Sonoma and Marin chapter in the massive wine book Opus Vino, by DK publishing, and regularly contributes to Sommelier Journal Magazine among others.  He is an accomplished speaker and wine guide, having led public tastings at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, Flavor! Napa Valley, and the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers.

Pastry chef Mutsumi Takehara started her career at La Farine bakery in Oakland before moving on to Chez Panisse in Berkeley. Later she moved to San Francisco and became the pastry chef at fine dining restaurant Rubicon. Most recently she spent 10 years as the pastry chef for Charles Phan at his iconic Slanted Door restaurant in San Francisco, winning many accolades. After moving to Bernal Heights and leaving the Slanted Door, Takehara opened Sandbox Bakery which has managed the trick of being one of the most renown bakeries in the city, while at the same time becoming an intimate fixture of the community.  

903, which sits just across Gates Street from Sandbox is Takehara's (and her husband Mike Bradsord's) latest effort.  This small restaurant offers a range of gourmet lunch options to eat-in or take-out, and offers take-out dinners, ranging across cuisines such as American, Japanese, Vietnamese, Mexican, and Thai.
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903 Restaurant (View)
903 Cortland Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States


Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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