~SPRUCE~ and St. George Spirits are partnering to offer a four-course “SPIRITual” tasting menu on Monday June 25th at 6:30pm. Each course by chef Mark Sullivan will be paired with a cocktail from bar manager Brandon Clements that highlights different St. George spirits, as well as a straight tasting of the spirits, including Absinthe Verte and Botanivore Gin. St. George’s master distiller Lance Winters will also be in attendance to answer questions about the spirits and distilling process. Cost for the event is $110, and reservations can be made by calling Spruce at 415-931-5100. 3640 Sacramento St. at Spruce.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to mix an excellent cocktail and appreciate individual sprits, head over to ~BERETTA~ this summer for one of their cocktail classes, taught by bar manager Ryan Fitzgerald. Monday July 16th will be “The New Frontier of American Whiskey,” where booze aficionados and beginners alike can learn all about the history (and future) of bourbon, rye, and other American whiskeys. Monday August 13th is “Discover Mezcal,” where students will learn about and taste a variety of mezcals. Beretta will provide snacks for all classes to keep you going. Classes cost $85 per person and will begin at 7pm. Reserve your spot at 415-695-1199 or via email. 1199 Valencia St. at 23rd.