July is already here! If you’re like us and plan your life around food, use the following events as your guide to (the real) beginning of summer.
Prix Fixe Before the Opera
Wednesday, July 1st from 4-5pm
Absinthe is offering a special 3 course prix fixe dinner before evening performances of San Francisco Opera’s Les Troyens for $44. The menu will only be offered between 4-5pm.
French Onion Soup Gratinée
Coke Farm Greens Salad, strawberries, rhubarb, candied hazelnuts, ricotta salata, port wine vinaigrette
Pan-Roasted Mussels and Clams, English peas, leeks, lemon-fines herbes broth, grilled crostino
Piedmontese Beef Tartare, violet mustard, green apple, red onion, cornichons, quail egg yolk, crostini
Grilled NY Steak Frites, watercress salsa verde, marinated cherry tomatoes
Potato-Crusted Salmon, Little Gem lettuce salad, kohlrabi, watermelon radish, hard-boiled egg, Niçoise olives
Coq Au Vin, red Burgundy-braised Mary’s chicken, bacon, root vegetables, cremini mushrooms, crostini, persillade
Charred Tomato Flatbread, zucchini & basil blossoms, Laura Chenel goat cheese, arugula, aged balsamic
Macarons packaged to-go
First Friday Wine Tasting
Friday, July 3rd from 3-6pm
On the first Friday of each month from 3-6pm, enjoy a complimentary tasting of a selection from Alta CA’s wine list.
Flowers Winemaker Dinner
Friday, July 10th at 6:30pm
Enjoy a 5 course menu paired with wines from Flowers Winery on the Sonoma Coast.
Roasted peach, porcini oil, genovese basil, pinenut lavash
Chardonnay, Flowers, Sonoma Coast 2013
Seared scallops, summer squash, grilled apricot, lemon sabayon
Chardonnay, Flowers, Camp Meeting Ridge, Sonoma Coast 2012
Roasted Salmon, squid ink tagliatelle, tomato conserva
Pinot Noir, Flowers, Sonoma Coast 2012
Aleppo rubbed lamb loin chop, smoked eggplant, dried tomato, olive jus
Pinot Noir, Flowers, Camp Meeting Ridge 2012
Epoisses, mulled cherries, pinot noir reduction
Pinot Noir, Flowers, Sea View Ridge, Sonoma Coast 2011
Bastille Week Prix-Fixe
Zazie’s is designing a special French pre-fixe menu for Bastille Week between July 13-18. Escargots, Salade Chèvre Chaud, Monkfish Bourride, Îles Flottantes …all the classics will be here! The team is in France now loading up on decorations, so it should be quite the week!
Pink Zebra Pop-Up
Namu Gaji is hosting Pink Zebra for a Monday pop-up dinner series with special wine pairings from Kermit Lynch Wine and Trumpet Wine.
5 course prix fixe menu + wine pairing:
1. Porcini dashi, summer vegetable, goma tofu
2. Crudo of konbu cured shima aji and butter clams, black garlic yogurt, cucumber, seaweeds, space dust
3. Dashi braised beets, spiced onion cream, mustard green and pistachio crumble, smoked/dried apricots, radish dukkah
4. Smoked potato gnocchi, manila clams, konbu butter, miso dashi, lamb chorizo and cabbage crepinette, marjoram
5. Thyme and balsamic roasted “stones” fruits, olive oil cake, tsukudani creme fraiche
Monday, July 13 wine pairings by Kermit Lynch Wine
Monday, July 20 wine pairings by Trumpet Winery
Communal seating only: Seating starts at 8pm and ends at 10pm.
Every Wednesday in July, Spruce will pay tribute to its favorite whiskey makers by opening one very unique and/or rare whisk(e)y and offering one-ounce pours at special prices.
July Wine Event
All month long One Market is offering its entire award-winning list of 500 bottles at half price during lunch and dinner. So come in and try something daring or treat yourself to one of your favorites.
Ryan Gray, Reserve SF