This Saturday March 5th is Donkey & Goat’s spring release party, and Gather Restaurant’s chef, Sean Baker, will be providing quite the lineup of tasty vittles. Here are the five wines and pairings: 2010 Grenache Rosé, Isabel’s Cuvée, Mendocino with fava leaf salad, grilled squid, charred onion vinaigrette, spring onion ash, and marinated fava beans; 2009 Brosseau Vineyard Chardonnay, Chalone with Mendocino nori-smoked kampachi crudo, avocado purée, corno di toro vinaigrette, mint, and green garlic; 2009 Four Thirteen, Red Wine Blend, El Dorado with Magruder Ranch wild boar trotter, belly, shaved head, smoked tomato beluga lentils, soft egg, and chicory; 2009 The Prospector Mourvèdre, El Dorado with seared chickpea panelle, spring onion butter, D&G Mourvèdre-braised wild mushrooms, San Joaquin Gold, and pine nut herb salsa; and 2008 Fenaughty Vineyard Syrah, El Dorado with D&G syrah-braised lamb shoulder, dried fava bean purée.
$18 in advance (purchase here), or $25 at the door (cash only). Ticket includes a souvenir Riedel glass or save carbon, BYOG (glass) and save money with a $10 off voucher for any wine purchase of $35 or more. 12:30pm-4:30pm. 2323 B 4th St. at Bancroft, Berkeley, 510-868-9174.