Photo from Bix.
Does watching Mad Men make you feel lame for eating a turkey wrap at your desk? Can’t remember the last time your ordered something stronger than an iced tea at lunch? Let’s bring some glamour (and sauce) back into lunchtime, shall we? It’s time to shake it up at this ~COMMONWEALTH CLUB TWO-MARTINI LUNCHEON AT BIX~ with yours truly, where my book and booze will figure prominently.
Doors will open at noon for martini number one and passed apps (caviar pillows, Middle Eastern tuna tartare on lavash, and truffle cheese croques). We will then sit down for lunch at 12:30pm, and guests will start with a little gem salad served family style at the table. For the main course, there is a choice of spring halibut, duck meatballs, or the house burger; a vegetarian option will also be available.
The Q&A session will be moderated by Jordan Mackay, a San Francisco-based wine and spirits writer and author of Passion for Pinot, and his upcoming book with Rajat Parr, Secrets of the Sommeliers. The program will conclude with dessert: a choice of Bix’s famed bananas Foster or seasonal sorbet.
There will be a choice of two martinis (gin or vodka) served in proper glassware (read: not 10 oz. fishbowls), or red and white wine (chardonnay and zinfandel) will be available for non-martini drinkers. Books will be available at the event for $17.50.
Thursday Apr 29, 2010
Member price: $67; Non-member price: $77
56 Gold St. at Montgomery, San Francisco