Okay, these ~TABLEHOPPER SUPPERS~ are just too much fun, and there are so many places to host them, so I’m going on a monthly schedule for now and am hosting another one this March! This supper is special for a variety of reasons: first, it’s at the ever-charming Piccino in Dogpatch, which has a knack for making me happy every time I’m there.
Piccino is closing the restaurant and making it a private space for the tablehopper supper; anyone who has been there will understand—the place is super tiny (hence the name!). So we’ll only have room for about 20 folks total—it will be cozy and intimate with all of us seated around one table. (And attention event planners and folks seeking a private room for a party: did you know you can rent Piccino for the night and have it all to yourself for a dinner party!? Dreamy!)
Secondly, I’m fired up on this event because it’s going to be featuring Donnafugata wines. Since trying these wines at a wine tasting event a while ago, I’ve wanted to do something with them besides just drink them. Duh, a wine dinner! These wines hail from three vineyards in Sicily—you can read more about the Rallo family and their winery here.
And now, the menu!
While mingling in the beginning, there will be two seasonal pizzas passed around, plus baked clams stuffed with lemon and fennel confit. There will be prosecco from Villa Sandi Prosecco Claxa (the only wine not from Donnafugata) to start, plus Donnafugata’s AnthÃ¬lia white, IGT Sicily, ansonica and catarratto.
A seasonal salad course.
Midcourse: baked mackerel filets served on bruschetta with romesco sauce, with SedÃ ra IGT Sicily, nero d’avola.
Entrée: Marin Sun bollito misto, with marrow bones and traditional sauces (salsa verde, etc.); contorni of boiled/roasted new potatoes, carrots, spring onions, and braised greens, with Tancredi, DOC Contessa Entellina, nero d’avola and cabernet sauvignon.
Dessert: mascarpone and blood orange tart, and Gorgonzola dolce latte-stuffed figs, with Ben Ryé DOC Passito di Pantelleria, zibibbo, a scrumptious dessert wine.
The $100 price is all-inclusive (tip and tax included). Come feast with a fun and passionate group of fellow friendly gourmands! I look forward to seeing you there.
Sun., March 2, 2008
801 22nd St.
Cross: Tennessee St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
For reservations, reserve with a credit card—call Margherita 415-407-0019 or Sher 415-298-9535