This week's tablehopper: red, red wine.


It’s about that time! Plump grapes at Jordan Winery. Photo: ©

Happy foggy Friday to you. I also think if you attended last night’s tablehopper singles event, you may be experiencing another kind of fog—the one that comes from drinking too much wine! Last night’s event at MKT Restaurant—Bar at the Four Seasons was a blast. I mean, really, what’s not to love about being in an elegant room with 30 fabulous gay men all at once? Total catnip. Huge thanks to everyone who came to the event, to the fantastic Four Seasons team who helped me pull off another fun singles event (the logistics on these things are not easy, let me tell you), and especially to our sponsors—Purple Wine Company, Charbay, and Boisset Family Estates—who helped everyone get verrrrrry comfortable as the night went on, heh heh.

More wine! Today I have a totally awesome giveaway in the sugar mama: a Coravin Wine Access System! (I was so fired up over the technology that they generously gave me one to give away to y’all.) Check it out.

Quick shout-out to the amazing team at Bar Tartine, which was the scene of my dear sister’s birthday dinner party on Wednesday evening. How is it possible that the food just keeps getting better over there? The smoked potatoes were already magic, and now they’re really beyond. Ditto the farmer cheese dumpling, wow. And you have to try the tomatoes with smoked salmon sauce and laver. The entire meal was such a bounty—thanks all for such a memorable meal!

Okay, last tidbits: Over on, here’s my monthly recap of five new restaurants to check out now (so many openings!) and here’s my Tablehopping column at the SF Bay Guardian (check out that pic of the Nombe ramenburger!).

All righty folks, have fun this weekend, I’ll see you next week. Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Friday, Sep 13 2013