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JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS WINEMAKER DINNER

JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS WINEMAKER DINNER
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

In the late 1960’s, Joseph Phelps was running one of the largest construction companies in the United States, Hensel Phelps Construction Company, when he won the bid to build Souverain Winery (now Rutherford Hill) located a few miles outside of St. Helena. It was at this time that he won the bid to build Souverain winery (now Rutherford Hill) located a few miles outside of St. Helena. Enamored with the beauty of Napa Valley and contemplating a career change, in 1973 he purchased 600 acres in Spring Valley, and began planting his vineyards. In 1974, the winery was completed, the first grapes were crushed, and the first vintage of Insignia was produced.

Four decades later, Insignia is recognized as one of the world’s greatest wines. Today, the winery is run by Joe's son, Bill Phelps, whose core focus is keeping the winery family-owned and -operated while continuing to produce wines of exceptional quality. Representing the third generation and the wines on this evening is Joe’s son, Will. Please join us for an exclusive presentation of their wines, paired with a menu crafted by chef Matt Sieger.

The Menu

Chilled Watercress Soup / Brioche and Caviar
Sauvignon Blanc, Joseph Phelps, Napa Valley 2012

Pan-Roasted Halibut / Summer Beans / Lemon Verbena Tomato Consommé
Chardonnay, Joseph Phelps, Freestone Vineyards, Sonoma 2011

Roasted 21-Day Dry-Aged Duck / Chanterelle Mushrooms and Rhubarb
Pinot Noir, Joseph Phelps, Freestone Vineyards, Sonoma 2011

Grilled Côte de Bœuf / Fondant Potatoes / Sauce Bordelaise
Cabernet Blend, Joseph Phelps, Insignia, Napa Valley 2010

Cherry Clafoutis / Blackberry Ice Cream
Scheurebe, Eisrébe, Napa Valley 2012


The price of this experience is $125, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Call us at 415 563 7700 to reserve.

Mondays: No Corkage

No corkage, 5 p.m.-close!

Tuesdays: Half-Priced Bottles of Wine

Enjoy half-priced bottles wine when you dine! Mondays, starting at 5 p.m.

Thursdays: The King of the Crustaceans

Thursday Nights

Feast on two pounds of grilled Maine lobster, served with sauce Louis, lobster-infused oil, garlic butter, and mixed lettuces. Pre-cracked for your enjoyment.

$28

Limited availability.

Plan ahead by making a reservation, 415 563 7700.

Every Tuesday. Every Wine. Half Off.

That’s right! Our entire wine selection that we offer by the bottle is available for half price every Tuesday night. This is a time to be adventurous, a time to discover new producers and varietals, at extremely generous prices. So, grab your loved one, your friends,
or come by yourself, and enjoy one of your favorites from our list of over 300 French (and some from California) selections.

~ Tuesday Nights, 5:00 p.m.until 11:00 p.m. ~

Happy Hour

Available in our bar, our lounge, and outside at our bistro tables; Monday through Friday, 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

~Beer (daily selection) $3

~Glass of Red or White Wine (sommelier’s choice) $6

~Moscow Mule $6

~French 75 $6

~Chef's Selection of Oysters $1.25

~Chicken Liver Mousee $5

~Pâté de Campagne $5

~Cheese Tasting $12

Cheers!

Private Dining

Our luxurious private dining options are the perfect setting for your next celebration. Nestled behind the main dining room on the mezzanine floor, the private dining room comfortably seats up to 40 guests, or 50 for a standing cocktail reception. We also offer semi-private dining options in our dining room, and the entire restaurant can be bought out. Custom private dining and event planning services are also available, and we will work with you to tailor your experience specific to your needs. Whether you are planning an over-the-top multi-course dinner with wine pairings, a casual get-together, or a business meeting, our team will create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

To learn more or to schedule a tour of our private and semi-private dining spaces, please contact Alexandra Lafite at 415 346 3708, or by email at events@cafedesamissf.com.

Michelin Stars

We'd like to take this time to congratulate our big sisters, Spruce and The Village Pub on their Michelin Stars!

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