2008 Golden Glass Winemaker Dinners

Plenty of folks are fired up for Sunday’s 2008 Golden Glass event (me included). I also wanted to draw attention to some spiffy ~GOLDEN GLASS WINEMAKER DINNERS~ happening around town this week:

Thursday June 5, 2008 at Fifth Floor:

Enjoy a chance to meet the masters of tempranillo and founders of Ribera del Duero, the esteemed Alejandro Fernandez and Tinto Pesquera. Nine special wines and six courses. Reception 6:30pm for 7pm dinner. Cost: $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, contact The Fifth Floor at 415-348-1555. View the invite.

Friday June 6, 2008 at Acquerello:

Featuring celebrated winemaker Marco Caprai from Umbria and a rare vertical of his ‘25 Anni’ Sagrantino, paired with Suzette’s exquisite cooking! Reception 6.30pm for 7pm dinner. Cost: $350 per person, includes tax and gratuity. For reservations, please contact Acquerello at 415-567-5432.

Saturday June 7, 2008 at Farina:

Enjoy an exclusive Ligurian dinner by Genovese chef Paolo Laboa, featuring Farina’s World Champion Pesto, paired with the premium Piedmont wines of the following estates:

Cascina Bongiovanni
La Gironda
Marchese Incisa
De Stefanis

All the producers will be at the restaurant and can give you first-hand information about their wonderful wines. For reservations, please contact Farina at 415-565-0360 or visit Open Table.

Saturday June 7th, 2008 at Perbacco:
On Saturday June 7, join Perbacco for dinner and meet some of the best wine producers in Piemonte. Their wines will be featured by the glass, quarter and half liter as well as by the bottle. The following winemakers will be present at the restaurant:

Tenuta Ca’ Meo
Bricco Maiolica
La Corte
Villa Giada
Ruggeri Corsini
Cantina del Pino
Germano Ettore
Ghisolfi Attilio

To make reservations, call 415-955-0663 or go to the website at www.perbaccosf.com and reserve online.

Monday, June 9th at South Food + Wine Bar:
Meet Nick Nobilo and some of the great New Zealand producers attending the Golden Glass. Anna Weinberg and Gerard O’Bryan have prepared a special menu to pair with the best New Zealand wines. Reception at 6pm for 6:30 dinner. Cost $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, contact South at 415-974 5599 or make a reservation online.

2008 Golden Glass Winemaker Dinners
Thu. June 5th–Sun. June 9th, 2008

Various locations
San Francisco