On Monday, September 8, Ed and I were invited by our good San Francisco friends Peter Rossler and Belinda Irons, to a lovely black-tie dinner sponsored by the San Francisco Wine & Food Society, at Jardiniere restaurant, in the Civic Center area of San Francisco. Ed certainly looked splendid in his tux! The San Francisco Wine and Food Society is a charter member of the the International Wine & Food Society and hold a dozen or so such dinners throughout the year including, I'm told, a less than black-tie event to watch the '49ers on TV.
The Society has built a nice-sized cellar (6000 plus bottles) from which the wines poured and paired with the various courses at dinner are sources. Among others poured that night was a 2007 Radio Coteau Pinot Noir "La Neblina," from the Sonoma Coast, which paired nicely with the bigeye tuna and chanterelles and butterbeans. For dessert we had a 2009 Arrowood, Late Harvest Riesling "Saralee's Vineyard," from Sonoma's Russian River Valley.