Please join us (21 and up only, please) this Saturday anytime from 5:00 on for our weekly chef's 5-course tasting menu. The menu selections and wine flights change every week. Cost is a mere thirty-nine fifty for all five courses and twenty bucks for all five paired wines. If you'd prefer not to order the paired wine flight, wines by the glass or bottle, as well as beer and cocktails, are also available. Here are the details for this upcoming Saturday. Wine notes and bottle prices are at the end of this announcement if you're interested.
NOTE: Due to the complexity of this menu we regret that we will be unable to accommodate any modifications to the menu. This includes allergies and food sensitivities.
CHEF'S 5-COURSE TASTING MENU ~ $39.50 | WINE PAIRING FLIGHT ~ $20
Pulpo + White Bean Salad | Grilled Fennel | Winter Citrus | Pepper Olive Relish
2016 Bodegas Borsao Rosé (3 oz. pour)
Shellfish Arrabbiata | Pasta Nera | Toasted Garlic Bread Crumbs | Uni Butter
2015 Etre Chardonnay (3 oz. pour)
64 Degree Egg | Polenta | Truffle | Grana Padano | Crispy Guanciale
2017 Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais Nouveau (3 oz. pour)
Potato Gnocchi | Wild Boar Ragout | Housemade Ricotta
2012 Seghesio Barbera (3 oz. pour)
Roasted Pear Crostata | Thyme + Burnt Honey Ice Cream
Belle de Brillet Pear Cognac (1 oz. pour)
LOCATION & PHONE
Wine Vault & Bistro is located in the heart of San Diego between Little Italy and Old Town at 3731-A India Street on the upstairs terrace. Follow the black handrail up the stairs from the sidewalk to our front door. Our phone number is (619) 295-3939.
PARKING ~ FREE & PAID
Valet parking is available for $8.00. The drop-off point is two doors south of our entrance in front of Shakespeare Pub at the corner of India and Winder. Also, on-street parking is usually available within a 3-block radius. Remember that it’s OK to park in yellow commercial zones after 6:00 and that meters are also free after 6:00. You can also park in the lot behind Shakespeare Pub two doors down, but do not park in El Indio's lot unless you want your car towed! If you can’t find parking next to the restaurant, there’s always LOTS OF PARKING on San Diego Avenue and the adjacent side streets just past the Chevron station across Washington Street. So please don't drive yourself crazy endlessly going around in circles waiting to pounce on that perfect spot when there's TONS OF PARKING less than three blocks away!
WINE NOTES & BOTTLE PRICES
2016 Borsao Rosé ~ $9
(Spain) 100% Grenache. Winemaker's Notes: Red luminescent color with warm glows. Has a strong aroma of berries and sweets. Very young and fresh in the mouth, well balanced with its acidity, rich in floral nuances and spices.
2015 Etre Chardonnay ~ $23
(Sonoma Coast) Winemaker’s Notes: Nose of fresh pippen apples with background aromas of pineapple and lemon oil. Bright acid and oyster shell minerality bring everything into balance in this true Chablis-style Chardonnay.
2017 Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais Nouveau ~ $18
(France) 100% Gamay Beaujolais. The first wine of the new vintage!
2012 Seghesio Barbera ~ $23
(Alexander Valley) Winemaker's Notes: Nose exhibits freshly opened cherry blossoms in spring, light and delicately lifted by oak-imparted vanilla aromas. Bright acidity highlights the entry and finish with soft tannins in the mid-palate.
Belle de Brillet Pear Cognac
(France) This classic elixir is a blend of Brillet Cognac and the essence of Williams pears (Poires Williams) grown in the Alsace region of France. The perfectly matured pears, personally selected by Jean-Louis Brillet, were picked at their peak of ripeness, macerated, and then blended with fine Brillet Cognac. A whopping 22 pounds of pears go into each bottle!