Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Founded in 1999 by owner and winemaker Wells Guthrie, Copain Wines produces elegant, nuanced wines that seamlessly marry California terroir with the lighter touch of French winemaking. While working for Wine Spectator at the beginning of his career, Wells became enamored with the wines of France, particularly those of the Rhône Valley. He moved to the region to learn from the best; he apprenticed with esteemed winemaker Michel Chapoutier for two years and spent time with Jean Louis Chave. At Copain, Wells creates wines that are firmly rooted in California, yet with the sensibilities of the European wines that so moved him. He focuses on chardonnay, pinot noir, and syrah that are lower in alcohol, well-balanced, and pair beautifully with our California-inspired French cuisine. Please join us as we welcome Wells Guthrie to Café des Amis to share his lovely wines, paired with a special menu crafted by chef Matt Sieger.

The Menu

Pinot Noir Rosé, Tous Ensemble, Anderson Valley 2013

Cauliflower Flan, Braised Leeks, Sturgeon Caviar
Chardonnay, Tous Ensemble, Anderson Valley 2012

Red Wine-Braised Monkfish, Bacon and Pearl Onions
Pinot Noir, Kiser En Haut, Anderson Valley 2010

Pan-Roasted Quail, SMIP Ranch  Greens, Sauce Groseilles
Syrah, Tous Ensemble, Mendocino County 2012

Grilled Leg of Lamb, Summer Vegetable Petit Farcis
Syrah, Les Voisins, Yorkville Highlands 2011

The price of this experience is $132, inclusive of gratuity.

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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.


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


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

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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