Velvet Room (at the Clift) Hosts Its First Wine Dinner With Chalk Hill

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It's more leather than velvet, but...
It's more leather than velvet, but... Photo: Courtesy of the Clift

Velvet Room, which took over from Asia de Cuba in the space adjacent to the Redwood Room two years back, is hosting its first ever winemaker dinner with Sonoma’s Chalk Hill. They’re offering a $65 prix fixe on September 12, which includes four courses with wine pairings, and that’s a pretty swell deal, all things considered. Also, See more details, and the menu, below.

Also, representatives from Chalk Hill will be on hand to talk to diners about the pairings. Tables are available between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. For reservations, call 415-929-2300.

Menu, September 12

First Course

Crisp Buckwheat Gnocchi / Glazed Pork Belly / Cockles
Chalk Hill Estate Pinot Gris, Sonoma, 2010

or

Wild Chanterelle Pizza / Goats Milk Curd / Crisp Sage
Chalk Hill Estate Pinot Gris, Sonoma, 2010


Second Course

Mt. Lassen Trout / Anson Mills Polenta / Trout Caviar / Nasturtium Jus
Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Russian River, 2010

or

Janssons Temptations / California Anchovies / Onion Soubise / Yukon Gold Potatoes
Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Russian River, 2010


Third Course

Coffee Infused Prather Ranch NY Strip / Mushroom Garden / Baby Radish
Chalk Hill Syrah, Russian River, 2008

or

Smoked Liberty Duck / Fourme d’Ambert / Strawberry Gastrique / Pistachio Dust
Chalk Hill Estate Red, Sonoma, 2008


Fourth Course

Selection Of Local Artisanal Cheese
Chalk Hill Botrytised Semillon, Sonoma, 2008

Velvet Room (at the Clift) Hosts Its First Wine Dinner With Chalk Hill