Photo by Jenn Farrington.
A wine event I look forward to every year, ~THE GOLDEN GLASS WINE EVENT~ is celebrating its seventh anniversary. You’ll be able to taste over 100 sustainable and “slow” wines from around the globe, including wines from our own backyard (Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino), paired with culinary specialties from Bay Area chefs and artisanal food producers. Participating restaurants include: A16, Acquerello, Betelnut, Delfina, E Tutto Qua, Frantoio, Il Cane Rosso, LarkCreekSteak, One Market, Perbacco, Plum Restaurant, Ristobar, Shokolaat, the girl and the fig, Thirsty Bear, and many others. There will be sample-sized plates of their signature dishes, charcuterie, cheeses, olive oils, seasonal fruit, breads, pastries, and gelato presented in a market-style atmosphere for attendees to savor throughout the afternoon.
Chaired by local sommelier and educator Rebecca Chapa—and judged by a panel of acclaimed national wine experts—the 2010 Golden Glass Competition will award golden glasses (as well as silver and bronze distinctions) to the best “slow” wines the world has to offer. Participating wines reflect the Slow Food principles of “good, clean and fair” production practices—whether organic, sustainable, or biodynamic. Restaurant participants will pair up with winemakers to offer prix-fixe menus during the week of The Golden Glass, like Acquerello, Ristobar, and Ottimista Enoteca-Café. More information can be found here.
All entry fees include unlimited wine and five food tasting tickets. Additional food tickets can be purchased at $20 for five tickets (including for guests under 21). The proceeds of the Golden Glass event benefit Slow Food San Francisco’s “Slow Food in School” programs, including school gardens, and the Time for Lunch Campaign, as well Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste program.