Nothing like a good cause to justify a night of eating and drinking. The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation is hosting their 11th annual WINE AND WISHES event on Saturday February 4th at City View at Metreon, and tablehopper readers get a 10% discount off the Gourmet Food & Wine Tasting portion (5pm), which will be followed by the four-course Winemaker Dinner (7:30pm) prepared by nine celebrated Bay Area chefs.
Over 60 restaurants and wineries are participating in the Gourmet Tasting this year. Lots of restaurants you’re sure to recognize: Barbacco, EPIC Roasthouse, Farallon (oyster bar!), Luce, Millennium, Oola, Ozumo, the girl & the fig, The Slanted Door, TRACE, Twenty Five Lusk, Wayfare Tavern, and more. Plus even more purveyors of wine and drink: Merry Edwards Winery, Testarossa Winery, Williams Selyem, Speakeasy, and a specialty cocktail from HAAMONII Shochu, just to name a few. Don’t forget to check out the silent auction during the Gourmet Tasting.
For the Winemaker Dinner, Roland Passot of La Folie will head up a team Bay Area chefs, including Mark Dommen, One Market; Gerald Hirigoyen, Piperade; Matt Masera, Wayfare Tavern; Peter McNee, Poggio; Xavier Salomon, Navio at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay; Arnold Eric Wong, E&O Trading Co.; and Hoss Zaré, Zaré at Fly Trap. Each of the four courses will be paired with select wines from local sommeliers, like Eugenio Jardim, Jardinière, and Shelley Lindgren, A16 and SPQR. Live auction action here too: look for wine, culinary, and travel lots.
tablehopper readers get a 10% discount off the Gourmet Tasting tickets (regularly $150) using the code “wish4” online. Winemaker Dinner tickets start at $350 and include the Gourmet Tasting. The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation grants over 300 wishes per year to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Saturday Feb 4, 2012 5pm Gourmet Tasting, 7:30pm Winemaker Dinner $150 Gourmet Tasting; $350+ Winemaker Dinner Info/tickets City View, Metreon 101 4th St. at Mission, 4th Fl., San Francisco 415-982-9474