Upcoming Wine Dinners at Coi, Mandarin Oriental, and Delfina


The dining room at Delfina. Photo by Eric Wolfinger via Facebook.

On Thursday September 19th, Laurent Sarazin of bubbly purveyor Schramsberg Vineyards will be at ~COI~ as part of the monthly series of wine dinners. Five courses will be served, along with a different pairing for each. The menu won’t be available until the day of the dinner, but we’re sure it will be delicious. The dinner costs $150 per person, including food and wine, and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 415-393-9000.

On Friday September 20th, catch a special New Zealand winemaker dinner at the ~MANDARIN ORIENTAL~. Matt Dicey, winemaker at Mt. Difficulty in Central Otago, New Zealand, will lead a pairing of his wines with four courses from chef Adam Mali. If you’re not into the dinner, you can catch a tasting reception from 5pm-7pm for only $20. This was one of the wineries I visited during my trip to New Zealand—Central Otago has quite the dramatic terrain (it’s the southernmost wine growing region in the world). The full dinner begins at 7pm, and with pairings, the cost is $95 per person, including dinner, wine, and the reception. To reserve a spot, call 415-986-2020.

At ~DELFINA~ on Monday September 23rd, catch a dinner from Italian winemaker collective Cantina Terlano. The winery is based in South Tyrol, in Northern Italy, and a selection of dishes from the region will be available à la carte. The region borders Austria and Switzerland, and you’ll find dishes like sausages with sauerkraut, dumplings, and braised oxtails on the menu. Judith Unterholzner from Cantina Terlano will be on hand to help diners pair the wines with the special dishes, as well. Reservations can be made by calling 415-552-4055.