Food Drink Report

Winemaker dinner with AQ Restaurant & Bar and Donkey & Goat Winery

Emphasizing its focus on “fresh local produce and sustainable meats and seafood,” AQ Restaurant and Bar in SoMa San Francisco will host the Donkey & Goat Winemaker Dinner ($80 per person) – a five-course prix fixe meal with wine pairings, on February 21 at 6 PM. Chef Mark Liberman is preparing a winemaker dinner featuring Donkey & Goat Winery – known for wood barrel-aged Rhône varietals and Chardonnay blends, by Berkeley’s own wine producer Jared Brant.

The menu will feature: Celeriac with smoked herring, green apple and wild nettles served with Chardonnay, Goat Poached in Whey with Bergamot oranges, winter wheat, and a Sluice Box, then followed by a risotto of braised octopus with bone marrow and Provolone paired with Perli Vineyards Syrah. The fourth course, Venison Roasted in Vine Clippings with huckleberry must, sweet onion, and salsify will be paired with a Viello Vignes Syrah while the final course, Fresh Cheese with long pepper, Sourdough, and ripe pear, will be washed down with Chardonnay Bubbles. For reservations call 415-341-9000. 1085 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103.