On Friday August 2nd, catch a wave of pinot at 903 with wine critic Alder Yarrow of Vinography.com at the first dinner in a series of Taste of Bernal Heights events. The evening includes five courses prepared in partnership with Mutsumi Takehara of Sandbox Bakery, and four pinot noir wine pairings (including wines from Peay Vineyards, Kutch Wines, Red Car Wine, and Chanin Wine). Tickets are $100 (not including tip), and there are two seatings: 5:30pm and 8pm. 903 Cortland Ave. at Gates, 415-678-5759.
Don’t miss one of ~ATELIER CRENN~’s special wine dinners on Thursday August 8th from 7pm-11pm. This one features mature wines (and a visit) from Piedmontese winemaker Giorgio Pelissero, starting with a glass of 1992 “En Tirage RD.” The rest of the wines (six) and the menu are still being determined; in the meantime, get your reservations by emailing or calling Rachel Lewis at 415-823-6723. The dinner goes from 7pm-11pm and costs $275 per person.
On Tuesday August 13th, head to ~CENTRAL KITCHEN~ for a dinner with Aaron Inman of Romililly Wines, a longtime friend of chef Ryan Pollnow. The dinner features five courses, all paired with Inman’s Russian River wines, and will be served in the Salumeria seating area. Seatings are available at 5:45pm and 9:15pm, and tickets are $195 per person.