Winemaker Dinners at Salt House and AQ

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Salt House; photo from Facebook.

For those of you who like winemaker dinners, here are a few for your consideration. ~SALT HOUSE~ is launching “In The House,” a dinner series with California winemakers. Each dinner will be three courses with four wines for a very affordable $49 (tax and tip are extra). The first dinner is with Josh Jensen of Calera Wine Co. on Monday February 27th, here’s the menu: late winter vegetable and citrus salad with hazelnut vinaigrette with Calera, Aligoté, Mt. Harlan 2010; Eden Farms pork cheeks with green garlic spaetzle and braised radishes with Calera, Pinot Noir, Mt. Harlan, Reed 2002 and Calera, Pinot Noir, Mt. Harlan, DeVilliers 2009; and Valsetz (St. Maure-style goat’s milk cheese from Oregon) with pear chutney and candied walnuts with Calera, Dessert Viognier Doux, Central Coast 2010. 6:30pm.

Upcoming dinners: Monday March 19th with Frog’s Leap Winery owner John Williams, and Monday April 2nd with Pine Ridge Vineyards winemaker Michael Beaulac. Reservations can be made by email or by calling 415-543-8900.

Also in SoMa, ~AQ~ is hosting Jared Brant of Donkey & Goat Winery on Tuesday February 21st. The five-course dinner with pairings starts at 6pm. Click here for the menu. $80, inclusive of beverages, tax, and gratuity. Advance payment will be taken with a credit card at the time of reservation; call 415-341-9000.