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Need a break from Christmas shopping? Undecided about what to pour over the holidays? Then come on down on the 20th, 21st, 22nd or 23rd for a tasting of some of our favorite "under the radar" wines to pair with your own Christmas dinner. We're serving an amazing 10-course tasting menu paired with four different wines plus our legendary housemade eggnog as a finale with dessert. (And, yes, we will give out our eggnog recipe on request!)
Cost is a mere fifty-nine fifty plus tax and gratuity for everything including a glass of bubbly, all three wines, a demitasse of eggnog and the entire 10-course "Flavors of Christmas" tasting menu. Hope you can join us! Here's the line-up. 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 menu modification requests whatsoever.
10-COURSE FLAVORS OF CHRISTMAS MENU
1. Potato Leek Bisque | Smoked Salmon | Fresh Caviar
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2. Roasted Beet + Butternut Squash Salad | Feta Crumble | Verjus Emulsion
NV Mas Fi Brut Cava (5 oz. pour)
3. Turkey Confit Tartlets | Roasted Cranberries | Melted Brie
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4. Bourbon Glazed Ham | Mandarin Orange Preserves | Caramelized Bacon Brussels Sprouts
2012 Saxon Brown "Fighting Brothers Cuvée" Semillon (3 oz. pour)
5. Winter Spiced Duck Breast | Chestnut Risotto | Sage Butter
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6. Cider Brined Pork Tenderloin | Roasted Apples | Red Wine Braised Cabbage
2015 Cass Grenache (3 oz. pour)
7. Garlic + Herb Rubbed Lamb Loin | Swiss Chard Gratin | Almond Pistou
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8. Braised Short Ribs | Brown Butter Whipped Potatoes | Demi Glace
2015 Mendel Malbec (3 oz. pour)
9. Brown Sugar Blondie | Warm Caramel | Pecan Praline Ice Cream
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10. Gingerbread Cake | Whipped Cinnamon Scented Cream Cheese
WV&B's Legendary Eggnog (3 oz. demitasse)
RSVP ~ (619) 295-3939
Reservations are highly recommended!
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. On-street parking is also 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
NV Mas Fi Brut Cava ~ $10
(Spain) Winemaker's notes: 40% Xarel-lo, 35% Macabeo + 25% Parellada. An elegant and balanced sparkling wine. Undergoing second fermentation in the bottle, it is aged for 10 months providing its fine bubbles and complex and structured palate. There are notes of white flowers and citrus on the nose, with fresh stone fruits and pleasant creamy flavors in the mouth.
2012 Saxon Brown "Fighting Brothers Cuvée" Semillon ~ $16
(Sonoma County) Winemaker's Notes: Exotic notes of white peach, citrus blossom and fig permeate our incredibly lively, refreshing and food-friendly Semillon. The crisp high-toned fruit flavors are beautifully supported by the wonderfully rich, slightly yeasty mouthfeel. The wine finishes with tremendous length and finesse, ending with a flourish of floral accents. 500 cases produced.
2015 Cass Grenache ~ $20
(Paso Robles) Winemaker's Notes: Aromatic and fruit driven, the nose showcases elements of stewed strawberry, beet juice, tomato stem and gentle undertones of pink peppercorn. The palate is polished with refined acidity and soft tannin. Savory accents weave amongst flavors of ripe raspberry and black cherry leading to a layered finish framed with nuances of bramble berry, cotton candy and dried rose.
2015 Mendel Malbec ~ $19
(Argentina) Winemaker Notes: The aromas of sweet French oak and espresso get more complex with every swirl of the glass, unveiling black plum, ripe raspberry, and violet aromas. The wine is full-bodied, dense, deep and chewy with flavors of black raspberry, plums, roasted herbs, and mint.
WV&B's Legendary Eggnog
A decadent combination of super fresh local eggs, dark rum, Cognac, vanilla, cream and spices. (Recipe on request.)