tablehopper supper at Rubicon

Okay my friends, as promised, coming up is a very special ~TABLEHOPPER SUPPER AT RUBICON~. Not only has it been a while since I hosted the last one, but we are also experiencing a dinner prepared by one of my top five favorite local chefs (Stuart Brioza) and pastry chefs (Nicole Krasinski)! Plus, the rest of the staff here is fantastic.

And to top it all off, literally, we'll be featuring a brand-new wine to hit the market, the elegant 2006 pinot noir from Pillow Rd Vineyard. This new wine is from proprietors Pat and Anne Stotesbery of Ladera Vineyards, and hails from two vineyard plots located in Sebastopol on the southern edge of the Russian River Valley (you can read more about this pinot noir here.

We'll also be pouring some wonderful wines from their sister winery, the lauded and loved Ladera Vineyards, including the 2004 Howell Mountain cabernet sauvignon, and 2006 malbec.

We'll be mingling and dining upstairs, enjoying passed hors d'oeuvres from 6:30pm until 7:15pm, when we all sit down for dinner. The crowd at these suppers is always friendly and delightfully unpretentious, so even if you are flying solo, you'll find some nice folks to chew the fat with.

Space is limited, and this supper is seriously over-delivering if you consider the quality of the food and wine. And wait until you try the pig! So book soon, and let's rock. You can make your reservation online with OpenTable; just be sure to specify "tablehopper supper" in the notes field.

Here's the menu to entice you:

tablehopper and Pillow Rd/Ladera Vineyards Dinner

Hors d' Oeuvres
Pancetta Wrapped Peaches
Watermelon-Goat Cheese
Padron Peppers, Anchovy, Coriander Crema

Chilled Golden Beet Soup
Pickled Cubanelle Peppers, Squid, Mussels, Avocado
Ladera Sauvignon Blanc 2007 Napa Valley

Roasted Wild Striped Bass
Lightly Smoked Purple Cherokee Tomatoes
Pillow Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006 Russian River Valley

Slow Roasted, Cabernet Glazed Pig
Lots of Sage & Yellow Eye Beans…
Ladera "Howell Mountain" Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Napa Valley

Old Fashioned Cocoa Custard
Spiced Cashews, Honey Crème Fraîche
Ladera Malbec 2006 Napa Valley

Stuart Brioza, Executive Chef
Nicole Krasinski, Pastry Chef
Cezar Kusik, Wine Director

Please note some ingredients may change according to availability and seasonal shifts and chef caprices and/or inspiration between now and then. I'll keep you posted.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

tablehopper supper
Tue., July 29, 2008

558 Sacramento St.
Cross: Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111


6:30pm reception
7:15pm dinner

$135 per person
inclusive of tax & gratuity

reserve online with OpenTable (specify "tablehopper supper" in the notes)