Matthew of Forlorn Hope

  • Local Mission Eatery 3111 24th St San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States

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

Alvarelhao, "Suspiro del Moro," Lodi, 2014