Barrel sample. Photo courtesy of Penfolds.
If you ended up getting a tax refund this year, here are two wine dinners for you to take a look at. On Thursday May 1st, ~PARALLEL 37~ is hosting a six-course Penfolds Grange Shiraz Dinner. Be some of the first people in the U.S. to taste the release of the 2009 Penfolds Grange Shiraz. A reception begins at 7pm, dinner begins at 8pm. Penfolds ambassador Tim Irwin will be pairing wines from their collection with each course, and guests will receive a copy of The Rewards of Patience, a “form guide” to all things Penfolds. $400 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Call 415-773-6168 to make reservations.
On Tuesday May 6th, ~STONES THROW~ is hosting Jean-Francois Clouet from Champagne André Clouet in conjunction with importer Sacred Thirst Selections. The four-course dinner will include the following Champagnes from Andrew Clouet: Grande Reserve, rosé, 2008, and 1911. Yes, you read that correctly. Dinner is $150 plus tax and tip. There are 20 seats, and it begins at 6pm. Call Stones Throw for reservations: 415-796-2901. 1896 Hyde St. at Green.