Friday: A Special Wine and Food Pairing at 903 Cortland


Attention oenophiles! And foodies! And oenophiles who are also foodies! Or vice-versa!

Neighbor Alder Yarrow is the founder and editor of the glamorous Vinography wine blog, and he’s underground-famous in Bernal Heights for the enthusiasm he brings to organizing neighborhood events that combine good wine with friendly mixing and mingling.

Recently, Neighbor Alder joined forces with Neighbor Mutsumi Takehara from 903 Cortland to launch “Taste of Bernal Heights,” a series of cozy wine dinners during which 36 people (in two seatings of 18 each) get the opportunity to taste some primo vino while Neighbor Alder acts as resident sommelier/entertainer for the evening.

The pilot event was a big hit a few weeks back, so now Neighbors Alder and Mutsumi are doing it again this Friday, August 2:

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 Kaffer 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

Peay Vineyards
Jamie Kutch Wines
Red Car Wines
Chanin Wines

Tickets are required, and you can get ’em right here… while they last.

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