A Champagne Dinner (and Film!), The Clift Turns 100, Hecho's Monthly Tequila Tasting


Tequila ready for tasting at Hecho. Photo via Facebook.

Join ~NICO~ and wine importer Martine Saunier (founder of Martine’s Wines), plus current president Greg Castells, on Thursday June 4th for a screening of the new film A Year in Champagne and a special four-course dinner. Oh, and maybe some Champagne too (of course). The film spotlights Saunier as she travels throughout Champagne and meets with the producers she works with there, and this fun evening will include many of the wines featured in the film.

The evening starts at 6pm with movie snacks and Champagne to enjoy during the show. Then, midway through the film, chef Nicolas Delaroque will serve a four-course menu paired with even more Champagne (including the rare Gonet-Médeville Champ D’Alouette 2002). The dinner menu will be determined the day of the event for optimal seasonality, but you can check out the wines and snacks here. Tickets are $165 per person and include food, Champagne pairings, tax, and tip. 3228 Sacramento St. at Lyon, 415-359-1000.

Downtown’s ~CLIFT HOTEL~ is celebrating 100 years in business this month. To celebrate, they’re throwing a cocktail party at the Redwood Room on Thursday June 4th from 8pm to 2am, featuring cocktails from many of San Francisco’s best bartenders. Look for drinks from Nora Furst (Lolinda), Shawn Vergara (Blackbird), and Daniel Godinez (15 Romolo), which will be available at the cocktail party and will then become part of the regular drink menu. The party also includes live entertainment and bites. Plus, 15 precent of all drink sales from the month of June will be donated to the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. Cheers! 495 Geary St. at Taylor, 415-775-4700.

On Monday June 8th, head to ~HECHO~ to learn everything you need to know about tequila from bar manager Amar Dillon. Every month, Dillon will be offering a Monday class with different tequilas. You’ll have a chance to sample blancos, reposados, and even some mezcal. Tickets to the class are $45 and include an hour-long class, tastings, and plenty of appetizer bites to keep you sippin’. The class is 7pm-8pm. 2200 Market St. at 15th St., 415-231-6267.