Duggan McDonnell, the director of beverage for China Live. Photo: Allison Weber.
Some quick updates for you, starting with the news that barman, Campo de Encanto pisco co-founder, and author Duggan McDonnell has been hired as director of beverage for ~CHINA LIVE~, opening February 23rd. He is working on everything from the cocktails to the wine list (look for some exciting pairings, from sherry to unique Italian selections) to tea service. Not only does his oversight encompass the ground-floor restaurant, Market, but also the second-floor bar, Cold Drinks, and there will be even beer and wine sold off-sale (to take home). We’ll have a closer look as things develop in the coming weeks.
Beer fans, tickets are now on sale and moving fast for SF Beer Week 2017, running February 10th-19th, with more than 125 local breweries taking part in a variety of events. Get tickets to the opening-night gala while you can.