First a surfer and Navy man, Matthew came to landlocked vineyards via his wine-loving grandfather. After a degree from Davis and stints in wineries in the Southern Hemisphere, Matthew eventually returned north to seek outs what he dubs "rare creatures," lesser-known and truly-fitting varietals. Over the last year's, the sense of "rare creatures" has taken another meaning--rare in their elegance and form, and their straight-up deliciousness. Join us for great wines and great stories.
As always, the dinner runs all evening, only $48 for three-courses and $24 for Matthew's three wines (with some even rarer creatures from his personal cellar), so make a reservation via OpenTable for anytime.
Summer Squash, Black Olive, Preserved Lemon, Ricotta, Sweet Herbs
Semillon, "Nacre," Napa Valley, 2011
Duck Ham, Roasted Apricot, Peas, Spiced Yogurt
Ribolla Gialla, "Sihaya," Napa Valley, 2012
Slow Roasted King Salmon, Smoked New Potatoes, Morels, Favas, Spring Onion Soubise