June 28, 2011

June 28, 2011

Plenty of special dinners for you to choose from, starting with a six-course Champagne dinner at ~ATELIER CRENN~ this Wednesday June 29th. There are just a couple seats left. $175. RSVP.

On Thursday June 30th, ~FOREIGN CINEMA~ is hosting Italian wine importer Oliver McCrum of Oliver McCrum Wines. The four-course meal will be paired with Piedmontese wines (details here), and hosted on the mezzanine. 6:30pm. $100, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations: 415-648-7600.

On Monday July 11th, ~OZUMO SAN FRANCISCO~ will host master brewer Philip Harper, the British-born maker of Tamagawa sake in Kyoto, Japan. Executive chef Alejandro Morgan will serve an assortment of small plates, sushi, and other snacks to accompany Harper’s sakes. $40. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Reserve online. (Harper will also be at Ozumo Oakland on Wednesday July 13th; $35.)

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Starting July 1st, the ~LARK CREEK RESTAURANT GROUP~ will be offering half-price bottles of wine during brunch, lunch, and dinner service at all their restaurants through the month of July. Restaurants include Fish Story, The Tavern at Lark Creek, LarkCreekSteak, Lark Creek Walnut Creek, One Market Restaurant, the new Cupola Pizzeria, Yankee Pier (locations in Larkspur, Lafayette, and Santana Row in San Jose), and Parcel 104 at the Santa Clara Marriott (Friday evenings only).

Through Thursday June 30th, ~CREDO~’s dinner guests can each exchange six corks for a glass of wine (limit one per customer). The restaurant is trying to encourage cork recycling by partnering with the National Resources Defense Council. The corks Credo collects will be recycled through ReCork. For more information on cork recycling, please visit 100percentcork.org.

And as the ~HIDDEN VINE~ nears its closure on July 9th, the current owners will be offering all bottles of wine at 20% off from July 7th-July 9th, 5pm-2am. The Hidden Vine’s new location in the Financial District—slated to open in September—will feature a more extensive wine and food program, a wine club, private room, and outdoor bocce court. 620 Post St. at Taylor; entrance on Cosmo Pl.

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Photo from Telstar Logistics.

Many folks in the Bernal neighborhood have been wondering about the fate of ~SKIP’S TAVERN~, which is under new ownership. The new incarnation is The Lucky Horseshoe, and the plan is to open this Wednesday June 29th. Sounds like the owner is doing what she can to secure an entertainment license, and keep the bar’s live music tradition alive. In the meantime, you’ll be able to watch the Giants game on their 55-inch screen. You can read all about the bar in this piece by the fine folks over at Bernalwood. 425 Cortland Ave. at Andover.

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