As I mentioned last week, I am hosting a casual tablehopper supper at the delicious Vietnamese restaurant in the Inner Richmond, ~POT DE PHO~, and we’ll be pouring food-friendly wines from Pine Ridge.
Unfortunately the event is currently sold out, but a few openings may occur; just email me to be placed on the waiting list, and I can provide you with the password to buy tickets if a seat opens up. Fingers crossed!
Last week we did a preliminary food and wine tasting (a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it!), and here is the menu we came up with:
Reception Cha Gio ~ crispy rolls (with pork and shrimp) ForeFront by Pine Ridge Sauvignon Blanc, 2008
First Course Chao Tom ~ grilled shrimp “lollipop” on sugarcane Pine Ridge encantado Rosé, 2008
Second Course Goi Du Du ~ green papaya salad Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc-Viognier, 2008
Third Course Bun Cha Ha Noi ~ BBQ pork with rice noodles Pine Ridge Dijon Clones Chardonnay, 2007 ForeFront by Pine Ridge Pinot Noir, 2008
Fourth Course Pho Bo Tai ~ rare steak Chamisal Vineyards Stainless Chardonnay, 2008 ForeFront by Pine Ridge Pinot Noir, 2008
Fifth Course Che Chuoi Chien ~ fried baby banana with tapioca sauce
Chef Khai Duong is going to show us how to roll up the chao tom in rice paper, the proper way to eat and appreciate pho (plus how to say it!), and he will be telling us more about each of the traditional dishes we’ll be eating. Some courses will be served individually, and others will be served family style. We’re also going to be learning about each of the Pine Ridge wines we’re drinking from Lisa Goff of Crimson Wine Group, and why we chose the pairings we did. An educational dinner never tasted so good!
We’re going to be seated at big communal tables of diners, so you’re sure to meet some great people. The dinner is $49, including all wines, tax, and tip. The reception is at 6:30pm, and we sit down to eat at 7pm. Hope to see you there!
Cha Gio (crispy rolls)
Tuesday Dec 29, 2009 6:30pm–9pm $49 all inclusive Tickets (password protected) Pot de Pho 3300 Geary Blvd. San Francisco