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
House Cured Wild Salmon | Wild Arugula | Shaved Fennel | Lemon Infused Oil | Maldon Salt
2018 Borsao Rosé (3 oz. pour)
Porcini Mushroom Flan | Black Truffle | Egg Yolk Foam | Toasted Black Pepper Focaccia
2017 Croix "Narrow Gauge" Pinot Noir (3 oz. pour)
Prosciutto Wrapped Quail | Caramelized Pearl Onions | Raisin + Thyme Compote | Marsala Reduction
2016 Tres Picos Garnacha (3 oz. pour)
Pan Roasted NY Steak | Charred Balsamic Radicchio | Bûrléed Gorgonzola Dolcelatte
2016 Rockpile "Rockpile Ridge" Zinfandel (3 oz. pour)
Lemon Scented Olive Oil Cake | Sweet Whip | Toasted Pistachios
2018 Michele Chiarlo "Nivole" Moscato d'Asti (3 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
2018 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.
2017 Croix "Narrow Gauge" Pinot Noir ~ $44
2016 Notes: (Russian River Valley) Winemaker's Notes: A fuller, broader and savory style of Pinot Noir, the nose opens with aromatic concentrations of sweet tobacco, rose water, black cherries and allspice. The palate is exotic, expansive, yet focused with tongue curling acidity and a savory glide that finishes with substantial length on the palate. The body is surprisingly full without overwhelming the tasting experience. This is pure enjoyment. Bravo! Anticipated maturity: 2019 to 2025.
2017 Tres Picos Garnacha ~ $17
(Spain) Winemaker's Notes: Very intense cherry red colour with tones of purple. Presents in the nose a great concentration of aromas of ripe red fruit with floral nuances. In the mouth, it is a well structured rich wine that evokes tastes of blackberry, plum and tones of leather and vanilla, with a soft and silky tannin.
2016 Rockpile "Rockpile Ridge" Zinfandel ~ $42
(Rockpile) Winemaker's Notes: 95% Zinfandel 5% Petite Sirah. Focused and beautiful aromas of dried fig compote, crushed walnut, and boysenberry reduction overlay coffee grounds. The wine shows real elegance on the palate, including purity of fruit, a silky textured mid-palate and soft refined tannins. There is a savory element in our 2016 Rockpile Ridge Zinfandel that complements the signature minerality that runs through all of our Rockpile Zinfandels. In its infancy, our 2016 Rockpile Ridge Zinfandel would benefit from at least 1-2 years of bottle age. Enjoy this wine over the next 10-12 years.
2018 Michele Chiarlo "Nivole" Moscato d'Asti ~ $23
(Italy) Winemaker's Notes: This sweet, fragrant, lightly sparkling wine has vivid aromas and flavors of peach, apricot, grapefruit and sage on a light body with a delicate finish typical of Moscato d’Asti. An excellent companion to fresh pastries and fruit such as strawberries and peaches.