October 7, 2008

This Wednesday October 8th is the ~MICHTER'S RYE WHISKEY MIXING COMPETITION~ at Rye, starting at 7pm. Come on down and enjoy complimentary Michter's cocktails and appetizers. 688 Geary St. at Leavenworth, 415-786-7803.

Bourbon? Bacon? Yes, it call all be yours at a ~BOURBON & BACON TASTING~ this Wednesday night (October 8th) at the City Club. This small mixer will feature a variety of pork-inspired hors d'oeuvres, including mini-corn dogs, bacon-wrapped scallops, and pulled pork sliders, plus the apple-maple-bacon donuts from Dynamo, alongside specialty cocktails featuring some of City Club's favorite bourbons. There will also be wine and some non-pork inspired nibbles as well. You must RSVP for this event. Please RSVP reservations [at] cityclubsf [dot] com, or call 415-362-2480 x200. Cost is $25 per person, when calling in your RSVP, please let the City Club know that Roberta Economidis and tablehopper forwarded the invitation. 155 Sansome St. at Pine.

~PRESS CLUB~ has started hosting winemaker meet and greets, with the winemakers pouring behind their individual tables and chatting with guests. On Tuesday October 21st, all four of its Napa winemakers from Chateau Montelena Winery, Miner, Pahlmeyer, and Saintsbury will be there, from 2pm–7pm. And then on Tuesday October 28th, winemakers from Fritz Winery, Hanna Winery and Vineyards, Landmark Vineyards, and Mount Eden Vineyards will be available to offer tasting notes and to answer questions from 6pm–8pm. 20 Yerba Buena Lane at Market, 415-494-2000.

~BUSHI-TEI~ is hosting an omakase and sake pairing dinner on October 22nd, five courses, six sakes, one importer (who will be present). Here’s the menu: amuse and Yuki No Bosha Akitakomachi Daiginjo; hotate scallop ravioli, kiwi fruit vinaigrette, and Eiko Fuji Namazake Junmai Ginjo; Muscovy duck breast, matsutake, yuzu and Shichi Hon Yari Junmai; Saury pike, kabocha risotto, semi-dried tomato chutney and Chikurin Fukamari Junmai; antelope, wild mushroom ragout, chestnut five-spice confiture and Wataribune Junmai Ginjo; nigori poached fruit mélange, St. Andre cheese and Hou Hou Shu Sparkling Sake, plus petit fours. 6:30pm. $85 per person (does not include tax and gratuity). 1638 Post St. at Laguna, 415-440-4959.