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 forty-two 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 ~ $42.50 | WINE PAIRING FLIGHT ~ $20
Carrot + Cashew Soup | Crispy Ginger + Buckwheat Gremolata
2014 Zocker Riesling (3 oz. pour)
Harissa Rubbed Prawns | Toasted Couscous | Cilantro + Pomegranate Pistou | Butternut Squash Puree
2017 Journeyman Chardonnay (3 oz. pour)
Creamy Polenta | Charred Brussel Sprouts | Pork Belly | Balsamic Pearl Onions
2016 Foxen "Santa Maria Valley" Pinot Noir (3 oz. pour)
Coulotte Steak | Yukon Potato Gratin | Roasted Market Cauliflower | Bordelaise
2017 San Lorenzo "Rock Garden" Zinfandel (3 oz. pour)
Carmelized Apple Tartine | Bourbon Caramel | Cardamom Scented Whip
WV&B's Hot Apple Pie Cocktail (3 oz. mug)
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
2014 Zocker Riesling ~ $16
(Edna Valley) Winemaker's Notes: This refreshing, vibrant wine has aromas of citrus, melon, mango and peaches, along with floral notes and a nice hint of white pepper spiciness. It is rich and complex, with honey, citrus and apple flavors, framed by a nice acid structure that balances its natural sweetness.
2017 Journeyman Chardonnay ~ $48
(Russian River Valley) Winemaker's Notes: Flavors of orchard fruit, vibrant mineralogy, lemon ice box pie creamniness. Each lot is harvested dead of night and pressed off as the sun is coming up. All solids go into the tank, are mixed and then broken down into barrels. Zio Tony Chard is the one component that goes into our egg. Each barrel is stirred every day during fermentation, then stirred once a week and topped until it is thru aging and then is moved into the cave where it is then stirred and topped once every two weeks. Only native cultures are used for fermentation. No S02 is added to any lot until it is ML complete. Full solids are preserved all the way until the end of aging. The wine is racked and blended into one tank where it is allowed to settle for upwards of 4 months. It was bottled in Dec, and then released May 1. We source for the two highest acid sites in Russian River AVA.
2016 Foxen "Santa Maria Valley" Pinot Noir ~ $28
(Santa Maria Valley) Review by Wine Enthusiast: 91 Points. Lighter in the glass, this appellation blend shows pomegranate sorbet, cranberry skins, rose petals and wild herbs on the nose. The palate is crisp and tart with raspberry fruit that's lifted by chaparral spice and wild thyme.
2017 San Lorenzo "Rock Garden" Zinfandel ~ $48
(Sonoma County) Winemaker's Notes: 2016 NOTES: Intense and densely structured black raspberry flavors, vibrant wild berry and briar cherry aromas. Huckleberry, sweet floral berry accents, white pepper notes, integrated fine wood tannin leads to a long rich finish.
WV&B's Hot Apple Pie Cocktail
A delicious blend of fresh apple cider, tuaca and cinnamon served hot with topped with fresh whipped cream.