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
Smoked Trout Salad | Salmon Caviar | Heirloom Radishes | Lemon Crème Fraîche
2016 Mauritson Sauvignon Blanc (3 oz. pour)
Roasted Kuri Squash | Winter Root Vegetables | Caper + Sumac Vinaigrette
2016 Stolpman "Estate" Roussanne (3 oz. pour)
Country Fried Quail | Sorghum Roasted Yams | Bacon Braised Greens
2015 Tres Picos Garnacha (3 oz. pour)
Roasted Bistro Steak | Butter Ball Potatoes | Charred Young Broccoli | Dried Chiles
2013 Saxon Brown "Fighting Brothers" Zinfandel (3 oz. pour)
Dark Chocolate Tart | Hazelnut Caramel | Coffee Scented Crema
WV&B's Legendary Irish Coffee without the Coffee (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 Mauritson Sauvignon Blanc ~ $15
(Dry Creek Valley) Winemaker's Notes: Our Sauvignon Blanc is gorgeously fruity. The aroma is a beautiful balance of young white peach flesh, papaya, and delicate white blossom. There is a pervasive vein of minerality and fresh pine sap. The entry is bright and focused. On the palate, notes of candied grapefruit dance with flavors of summer melon and lime zest. The finish is clean and soft with balanced acidity. Enjoy this wine with light appetizers, salads, seafood dishes or on its own on a warm summer evening.
2016 Stolpman "Estate" Roussanne ~ $22
(Ballard Canyon) 88% Roussanne + 12% Chardonnay. Winemaker's Notes: Intentionally cloudy, boasting a mix of neon yellow and peachy cream, this wine is singularly unique in appearance. Tangerine orange blossom, honey and a continuum of lemon sing all the way through the palate. The toasty oak framework lies underneath the fruit profile, lifting and supporting it. The creamy, zesty texture goes on forever, well beyond a typical white finish. Secondary notes of Jasmine, tropical guava, green apple, pear, apricot, and Marzipan all emerge ion this vivacious, high toned, silky beauty.
2015 Tres Picos Garnacha ~ $17
(Spain) Winemaker's Notes: Very intense cherry red color with tones of purple. Nose has a great concentration of ripe red fruit aromas with floral nuances. A well structured, rich wine with flavors of blackberry and plum balanced with background notes of leather and vanilla in the evolution and with soft silky tannins in the long finish.
2013 Saxon Brown "Fighting Brothers" Zinfandel ~ $26
(Sonoma Valley) Review by Wine Advocate ~ 93 points: Displays notes of Provencal garrigue, pepper, kirsch, liqueur and black currants in a complex, intense style. This is very Mediterranean in character, but full-bodied, hedonistic, and just a total joy to smell, taste and appreciate.
WV&B's "Irish Coffee without the Coffee"
(Ireland) A decadent blend of Irish Cream, Irish Mist and Irish Whisky served chilled in a shot glass for sipping. (2 oz. pour)