Fall’s the season for lots of wonderful things — pumpkin spice, cozy sweaters, crisp strolls through the park and of course, fresh oysters! Briny, sweet, creamy and plump — our favorite bivalves satisfy all of our flavor cravings. Topped with a squeeze of lemon, dollop of cocktail sauce and a pat of horseradish, we could slurp these oceany, refreshing bites all season long. Here are a few of our favorite spots to knock back a few dozen with chilled wine, cold beers and good friends.
Check out some of the best sushi restaurants in SF and pair your meal with world-class sake.
Starting this October, Hinoki & the Bird’s executive chef Brandon Kida is opening up his kitchen with a new Travel-Inspired Guest Chef Series. To kick things off, join third generation paella maker Chef Perfecto Rocher for a culinary adventure full of the flavors of Valencia, Spain every Sunday and Monday night in October.
You may have noticed that Pope Francis, history’s first Latin American pope, was in town this past weekend. The Pope honored Philadelphia’s history at Independence Mall, and through Reserve, you can similarly celebrate the Pope’s roots by trying these delicious Latin American influenced dishes served up at some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants.
What to do this week? Dive into haute Hawaiian cuisine at an East Village restaurant by Per Se alumni, sip on delicious cocktails at a reimagined neighborhood favorite and kick back at two casual yet polished spots from Marc Murphy.
40,000 oysters. 30 chefs. 3 bands. 1 day. Island Creek Oysters are ubiquitous. Not only are they served at the famed Island Creek Oyster Bar in Kenmore Square, but also in hundreds of other places across the country, from The French Laundry to The White House.
ALDEN & HARLOW serves thoughtfully sourced, honest American food. Inspired by the gathering of family and friends at his home kitchen table, Chef Michael Scelfo prepares flavorful dishes in a subterranean, modern space. The large sweeping bar is a comfortable spot to enjoy a beer or handcrafted cocktail.
Michael Dimin believes there’s nothing better than freshly caught, wild seafood. His lifelong passion for fishing led him to found Tobago Wild, today known as Sea to Table, which connects sustainable fisheries to the best chefs and restaurants in the country. He spoke with us recently about the health and ethical reasons for choosing sustainable seafood, the exceptional taste of a fresh catch, and why the modern fisherman has the most dangerous job in America.
Did you know that over 250 million kids around the world can’t read? That’s the entire population of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco combined, times 10. Pretty astonishing considering it’s a basic skill that most of us take for granted.
Reserve is excited to be partnering with Michelin-starred Telepan on an exclusive 4-course chef’s tasting menu with cocktail pairings, from the minds of Beverage Director Sam Clifton and Chef/Owner Bill Telepan.