Brooklyn-based "traveling wine saloon" the Noble Rot is coming to San Francisco for two events coinciding with SF Chefs weekend, on Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14. On Friday, at an undisclosed and no doubt fab private residence in Presidio Heights, they'll be doing an event called "Garagiste Meets Establishment: A Tale of Two Winemakers" featuring "theatrical" tastings, food pairings, musical entertainment, and a conversation between one established "estate" winemaker (David Ramey of Ramey Wine Cellars), and one "garagiste" winemaker (Jeff Morgan of Covenant Wines).
Morgan was profiled earlier this year by the Times because his kosher wines have found their way onto lists at Per Se and The French Laundry. And Robert Parker has called 11-year-old Ramey Wine Cellars one of the best wineries in the country.
Both nights will feature food by A Razor, a Shiny Knife, and Saturday's event is an all-day affair, from 3 to 10 p.m., featuring hands-on lessons in immersion circulators and liquid nitrogen, as well as a multi-course meal with wine pairings by the Noble Rot. (See menu below.)
Friday's party promises "full pours" as well as much lively entertainment, and tickets are $62. Tickets for Saturday's demonstrations and dinner are $161. Both tickets can be purchased here.
The Noble Rot [Official Site]
Earlier: The Best Kosher Wine on the Market Is Made By a Guy Who Didn't Go to Hebrew School [Grub Street]
Menu for the August 14 dinner:
Caviar, Duck Fat, Potatoes, Crème Fraîche
Seabass, Stone Fruit, Verjus, Chervil
Duck Egg, Duck Leg, Goose Liver, Summer truffles
Shortrib, Red Wine, Bone Marrow, Carrots
Triple Cream, Nuts and Berries
Chocolate, Strawberries, Methocel, Ultratex