November 18, 2008

November 18, 2008

Tomorrow, Wednesday November 19th, is the eighth annual ~WINES TO GO WITH YOUR THANKSGIVING MEAL EVENT~ at William Cross Wine Merchants. The wines to be poured are: 2005 Josmeyer Les Folastries Gewurztraminer Alsace; 2007 Isarco Kerner Sudtirol-Alto Adige; 2007 Domaine Amido Les Amandines Tavel; 2007 Domaine de Colette Beaujolais-Villages; 2006 Soter Pinot Noir North Valley Oregon; and 2006 Palmina Barbera Santa Barbara. Ruggiero from Antica and Pesce will be cooking some turkey to see which wines go best with the edible guest of honor. Gobble. $15. 6pm–9pm. 2253 Polk St. at Green, 415-346-1314.

If this gorg weather holds up tonight, I’d suggest swinging by the spacious patio at ~CHEZ PAPA RESTO~ for their new happy hour: all “special” cocktails are $6 (normally $10), draught beer is $3, and there are some small plate specials, like baked goat cheese ($6), a lamb chop with ratatouille ($7.50), tuna tartare ($8), and fried halibut and lemon aioli ($8). Happy hour is Mon–Fri 5pm–7pm. 414 Jessie St. at 5th St., 415-546-4134.

~EL RAIGON~ is offering half off all wine on Monday nights from now through December, with the purchase of one entrée per person. Yup, that malbec just got downright cheap. 510 Union St. at Grant, 415-291-0927.

I heard that Fabrizia Lanza is coming to ~BIONDIVINO~ next Monday. She comes from an amazing family, and has a cooking school in Sicily. She will be preparing a dish to bring with her from Sicily (rumor has it that it might be some focaccia) to pair with wines from her family estate of Tasca d’Almerita. $5 tasting fee, 6pm–8pm. 1415 Green St. at Polk, 415-673-2320.

And in case you were wondering who won the ~THREE ON FIVE~ wine, beer, and cocktail pairing competition at Fifth Floor, Camper English has the deets over at his Alcademics blog. (Hint: the winner’s name has the word win in it.) The next event is scheduled for Wednesday December 17th. Hotel Palomar, 12 4th St. at Market, 415-348-1555.