Tablehopper Supper: Pho La La La La


Cha Gio (crispy rolls)

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Some Pine Ridge wines we’ll be tasting.

As I mentioned last week, I am hosting a casual tablehopper supper at the delicious Vietnamese restaurant in the Inner Richmond, ~POT DE PHO~, and we’ll be pouring food-friendly wines from Pine Ridge.

Unfortunately the event is currently sold out, but a few openings may occur; just email me to be placed on the waiting list, and I can provide you with the password to buy tickets if a seat opens up. Fingers crossed!

Last week we did a preliminary food and wine tasting (a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it!), and here is the menu we came up with:

Cha Gio ~ crispy rolls (with pork and shrimp)
ForeFront by Pine Ridge Sauvignon Blanc, 2008

First Course
Chao Tom ~ grilled shrimp “lollipop” on sugarcane
Pine Ridge encantado Rosé, 2008

Second Course
Goi Du Du ~ green papaya salad
Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc-Viognier, 2008

Third Course
Bun Cha Ha Noi ~ BBQ pork with rice noodles
Pine Ridge Dijon Clones Chardonnay, 2007
ForeFront by Pine Ridge Pinot Noir, 2008

Fourth Course
Pho Bo Tai ~ rare steak
Chamisal Vineyards Stainless Chardonnay, 2008
ForeFront by Pine Ridge Pinot Noir, 2008

Fifth Course
Che Chuoi Chien ~ fried baby banana with tapioca sauce

Chef Khai Duong is going to show us how to roll up the chao tom in rice paper, the proper way to eat and appreciate pho (plus how to say it!), and he will be telling us more about each of the traditional dishes we’ll be eating. Some courses will be served individually, and others will be served family style. We’re also going to be learning about each of the Pine Ridge wines we’re drinking from Lisa Goff of Crimson Wine Group, and why we chose the pairings we did. An educational dinner never tasted so good!

We’re going to be seated at big communal tables of diners, so you’re sure to meet some great people. The dinner is $49, including all wines, tax, and tip. The reception is at 6:30pm, and we sit down to eat at 7pm. Hope to see you there!

Event Info

Tuesday Dec 29, 2009
$49 all inclusive
Tickets (password protected)
Pot de Pho
3300 Geary Blvd. San Francisco