Friday, November 13, 2009

Sunday Supper: Navarro Wine Dinner!

Navarro Vineyard Wine Dinner!
Sunday, 11/22/09, 5pm
Mercedes Hair of the Dog Cantina
653 Commercial St, SF 94111

California Table welcomes Sarah Bennet of Navarro Vineyards for this month's Sunday Supper! So you guessed right~ a wine dinner centered around Navarro's wines. Out of their 18 wines available right now, we're pairing the perfect grapes to this dinner. Local wines, local food, local people. What more can you ask for?

The price of this prix-fixe dinner is $85 which includes 2 beginning appetizers, the 5-course meal, and of course, the wine pairing. A cash bar will also be available for you to purchase wine a la carte and also to buy bottles for the upcoming holidays! Check out the menu below and start blocking off November 22nd to enjoy this evening of gaiety!


Crispy Red Kuri Squash "Raviolis"
Preserved Meyer Lemon Brown Butter


Family Style Dinner

Butter Lettuce Salad in a Tarragon-Créme Fraiche Dressing
Breadcrumbs, Local Walnuts, Sieved Egg

Risotto with Crescenza & Wild Mushrooms
Cooked in a Parmesan Broth

Lavender & Honey-Rubbed Leg of Lamb
Sunchoke Pure, Grilled Chicories

Lamb Chopper Sheep's Cheese
Fig Puré, Black Pepper Flatbread


Pine Nut Tart
House-Made Baked Apple Ice Cream

*Vegetarian option available

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Summer Time in the Bay Area Means Tomatoes!!

I look forward to this time of year all year-round... "when are those Early Girls getting here??" Now people! (well almost) And in celebration, California Table and Melissa Claire (chef extraordinaire and host of the monthly Thursday night dinners at Cafe Velo Rouge) are joining together to give YOU a Tomato Feast~ A prix-fixe menu showcasing heirloom varietals, Early Girls, sweet cherry tomatoes, golds... on and on. All food will be brought in from local farmers, because well, we can do that here in the bay area.

The night will start off with a few tabled apps for you to munch on (um, with tomatoes, of course) and some bubbles to sip. Everyone will then move to the dinner tables to begin their feast. Mostly the food will be family style, so git yer social bug on... while some things we feel deserve their own plates so will be served individually. Cost for this occasion is $55, with wine pairing offered from our wine rep for an additional $30. Sign up on to join us!


Early Girl Gazpacho Shots

Oven-Dried Tomato Pesto
local sheep cheese, crostinis

Family Style Dinner

Heirloom Tomatoes
purslane, basil, ricotta salata, sea salt

fried green tomato, bacon, arugula, tomato aioli

Herbed-Ricotta Gnocchi
charred cherry tomatoes, chervil

Tomato-Braised Beef Roast
corn polenta, baby carrots, oven-dried tomatoes


Sundried Tomato Compote
over vanilla bean ice cream, wafers