This was a dinner I attended during the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers up in Napa. It was a good three days, and I gleaned some valuable information about publishing. More than that, however, I made some excellent new friends. Not a bad use of time, particularly for people who are just starting their career.
energy drinks and lots of blondes, such as you see at the Nuvo ("the world's first sparkling liqueur") and Rock Star Energy Drink booths.
Check out these events—all happening this week.
1. Native Brew Ha Ha
The Slow Beer Festival being held in Golden Gate Park on Saturday, March 1st, might not be the place to chug a beer in under 15 seconds, but it is the place to enjoy some of the area’s finest cold ones, paired with Hog Island oysters and Fatted Calf charcuterie.
2. Tasting is Believing
7 Food Finds
Check out these seven events, all happening this week.
1. What it Boils Down To
Simply prepared, delicious meats (capon, brisket, oxtail, tongue…) served with an array of sauces and paired with Paolo Sartirano’s selection of classic Italian wines. Where to find it: Sausalito’s Poggio Trattoria will be serving traditional Italian Bollito Misto dinner all this week, February 19-23rd for a very reasonable $19 per person.
1. Celebrating the Sourpuss
Yuzus, kishus, and mandarinquats—oh my! With winter well underway, so is citrus season. Make reservations for Manresa’s Citrus Modernista Dinner on Tuesday, February 26 for a multi-course meal ($140 pp) featuring the bounty of the restaurant’s garden in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
2. Choc it Up