Tickets include food, wine, and gratuity!
The opening night of CABFEST features exclusive dinners hosted by winemakers that showcases the depth of the hand-selected wine in an intimate setting. Dinners will emphasize the glamour and prestige that surrounds the grape and the city.
Friday, November 8th starting at 7:00 PM
Michael Mina Restaurant - Ghost Horse World & Anderson Conn Valley
In the late 90’s, Todd Anderson, owner and winemaker of Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards, started to develop the most heard about, talked about wine in the world and kept it a secret for 10 years. The first vintage of Ghost Horse was 2000 and it wasn’t until December of 2009 that the world discovered that these legendary wines did indeed exist. A double blind tasting called Cult Wines against Ghost Horse was held in New York City and Ghost Horse wines have been some of the most talked about wines in the world since.
Wine lineup:Whites2017 Sarah’s Cuvee2015 Ghost Horse ChardonnayRed2016 Elogé (Bordeaux blend)2016 Gustaf (cab Franc)2016 Estate Reserve Cabernet2015 Signature Cabernet2015 Aurum (Cabernet)2015 Ghost Horse Fantome2015 Ghost Horse Premonition
Marianne's Restaurant - Angwin Estate & Ballentine Vineyards
SMOKED SALMON DEVILED EGGCreme Fraiche, caper, shallots and dillTARTARE OF ANGUS BEEF CROSTINIhorseradish, caper and dill7:45 PM SEATED DINNER APPETIZERS - SERVED FOR THE TABLEPaired with Ballentine Chardonnay ReserveSAN DANIELE PROCSCIUTTOwarm ‘nduja stuffed dates, burrata and wild arugulaCANDIED BEET SALADchili vinaigrette, spiced yogurt, baby kale and crispy quinoa ENTREES -GUEST CHOICE OF THE FOLLOWING: Paired with Angwin Cabernet Sauvignon and Ballentine Cabernet ReserveWILD MUSHROOM AND SWISS CHARD RAVIOLO ricotta, burrata and black truffleGRILLED HERITAGE PORK CHOP celery root purée, caramelized pear, vanilla bean, fines herbs and scotch jusCERTIFIED ANGUS RIBEYEbone marrow gravy and beef dripping chipsDESSERT - GUEST CHOICE OF THE FOLLOWING:Paired with Angwin Cabernet Sauvignon (library wine) and Ballentine Cabernet Franc ALMOND JOY CAKEcoconut cake, chocolate-coconut glaze and vanilla ice creamSTRAWBERRY RHUBARB CRUMBLEoat-almond crumble and mascarpone whipped cream
Park Tavern Restaurant - Trefethen & Omina Romana (Italy)
Chardonnay- Paired with either crab cakes, scallops OR beef carpaccio with calamariCabernet Sauvignon 2014 (this is more the premier cru line, fresher less complex)- Bacon-wrapped, med-rare filet mignon with roasted garlic pomme puree and bone marrow demi glaceCabernet Sauvignon Ars Magna 2015 (this the grand cru line)- Herb crusted rack of lambCabernet Franc Ars Magna 2015 (also grand cru)- Baked creamy wild mushroom bucatini with togarishi kale chips and pecorino gremolata
One Market Restaurant - One Hope Wines & Smith Devereux
*CABFEST combines the perfect blend of winemakers, local artisan chefs, and of course world renown Cabernet Sauvignon. The Grand Tasting event on November 9th will feature wines at the stunning Westfield Under the Dome space- one of San Francisco’s most pursued and chic venues.