Join us in supporting the ACLU!
Mar
13
May 31

Join us in supporting the ACLU!

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We are happy to announce that The Barrel Room will be donating to support the ACLU during the months of March, April, and May. Order any menu item with an asterisk (*) next to its name, and we'll send profits to the ACLU on a biweekly basis!

Across the country, people's rights are being violated. But with your help, the ACLU can fight back. Right now, the ACLU is:

  • Fighting efforts to suppress free speech and the right to protest 
  • Defending people who were unconstitutionally jailed for being too poor to pay court fines
  • Working to defend people who are being discriminated against under the banner of religion

Let's make a difference and support the services of the ACLU!

 


A Rare Opportunity... Taste Old Vintage Scarpa Wines!
Feb
23
5:00 pm17:00

A Rare Opportunity... Taste Old Vintage Scarpa Wines!

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This Thursday, February 23rd, The Barrel Room San Francisco is offering a very rare treat between 5pm and 8pm...

We will be pouring four older vintage Scarpa wines as a special flight. This is a one-time opportunity to taste some of the most fascinating wines from Italy's Piemonte. See below for the wines:

1994 Scarpa 'La Selva di Moirano' Freisa
1996 Scarpa 'La Bogliona' Barbera
1998 Scarpa 'Rouchet Briccorossa' Monferrato Rosso
2008 Scarpa 'Tettinieve' Barbaresco

All four wines will be served for $50 per flight. Only 20 guests may participate in the tasting, so if you're interested, please make a reservation by clicking here and type "Scarpa!" into the reservation notes!

Help support Planned Parenthood at The Barrel Room!
Feb
21
Mar 7

Help support Planned Parenthood at The Barrel Room!

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Join us in support of Planned Parenthood!

As part of our effort to donate to organizations at risk of defunding under the current administration, we will be donating proceeds from some of the dishes on our menu to Planned Parenthood, our chosen organization for the next two weeks.

To help us make a difference, just order any dish from our menu with an asterisk (*) next to it. All proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood to assist women and families in need!

Help us support the International Rescue Committee at The Barrel Room!
Feb
8
Feb 20

Help us support the International Rescue Committee at The Barrel Room!

Join us in support of the International Rescue Committee!

The IRC helps immigrants and refugees whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and regain control of their future. Defunding of this organization has threatened its continued existence.

Order select dishes from our menus to help! Proceeds from these dishes will be donated to the IRC. Let's join the IRC's $5 million emergency appeal now!

A special New Year's Eve Dinner!
Dec
31
5:00 pm17:00

A special New Year's Eve Dinner!

We're celebrating the end of 2016 in San Francisco with a special 5-course prix fixe menu on New Year's Eve... with, of course, optional wine pairings and a complimentary glass of bubbles!

Vegetarian menu options available... please make notes of dietary restrictions when making a reservation. Open seating from 5pm-10:30pm.

View the menu here!

 

Winemaker Dinner with Steven Mirassou of Livermore's Steven Kent Winery
Oct
6
5:00 pm17:00

Winemaker Dinner with Steven Mirassou of Livermore's Steven Kent Winery

  • The Barrel Room

Taste some of the best wines of Livermore! This appellation was the original California wine region and boasts the oldest winery in the state. And here, Steven Kent Winery's winemaker, Steven Mirassou, makes some very impressive examples of what the valley can do best.

Come experience the wines of Livermore Valley through this 4-course tasting menu with wine pairings. Steven will be on hand to discuss the wines and the region. Steven Kent wines will be available to take home for a special low retail price only Thursday night at The Barrel Room!

$80 per person, 5pm-8:30pm, reservations recommended. Reserve your seat here!

5-Course Wild Boar Dinner.. Limited Seating!
Sep
18
5:00 pm17:00

5-Course Wild Boar Dinner.. Limited Seating!

  • The Barrel Room San Francisco

San Francisco: Sunday, September 18, we'll be hosting a 5-course wild boar dinner with wine pairings. Hear from our chef, our sommelier, and our special guest: Attila, our hunter.
 

We'll be offering seatings at 5pm and 8pm, 20 people per seating. $150 per person including wine pairings. Reservations required.

Reserve your spot now by clicking here!

Tasting with  Local Winery, Two Mile in Oakland
Jun
23
6:00 pm18:00

Tasting with Local Winery, Two Mile in Oakland

  • The Barrel Room Oakland

Two Mile is an Oakland based winery, sourcing grapes from some of the best growers from Sonoma, Napa, and the Central Coast. They have deep relationships with their growers who grow grapes in the same way Two Mile makes wine – with their hands.

We'll be pouring three wines from Two Mile for $20.  This is a unique experience and an opportunity to speak directly with the people who make wine in Oakland, at our cozy Rockridge wine bar.  Feel free to drop in anytime between 6-9pm and enjoy some of these spectacular small batch local wines! 

Feel free to call us @ 510-655-1700 for more information.

 

Port Dinner with Taylor-Fladgate
May
20
5:00 pm17:00

Port Dinner with Taylor-Fladgate

Experience Port in a completely different way! We’re creating a 5 course dinner paired with different styles and vintages of Port. Meet Chris Forbes of Taylor-Fladgate, and learn a bit more about one of the most famous wines in the world! 

$150 per person for the pairing menu, $50 for the wine flight alone. Please email us at reservations@barrelroomsf.com for more information or to reserve a seat! Reservations also available on OpenTable. You may begin your dinner at anytime between 5 and 8:30pm to participate. 

Six Course Bandol Dinner with Château Vannieres
May
19
5:00 pm17:00

Six Course Bandol Dinner with Château Vannieres

Please join us for an amazing evening of excellent French wine and expertly crafted pairings.

For those of you who know Bandol, this dinner is a must. And for those who don’t, it’s a chance to learn about one of the most delicious wines of France! We’ll be crafting a 6 course dinner paired with Château Vannieres’ collection of whites, rosés, and reds, including rare, older vintages (1988, 1995, 2001). Meet the winemaker. 

Wines featured: 2015 Bandol Rose, 2014 Bandol Blanc, 2009 Bandol Rouge, 2001 Bandol Rouge, 1995 Bandol Rouge and 1988 Bandol rouge. 

$150 per person for the pairing menu, $50 for the wine flight alone. Please email us at reservations@barrelroomsf.com for more information or to reserve a seat! Reservations also available on OpenTable. You may begin your dinner at anytime between 5 and 8:30pm to participate. 

Tasting with Horse & Plow in Oakland
May
5
5:00 pm17:00

Tasting with Horse & Plow in Oakland

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Taste four Wines for $22

Join us with Suzanne Hagins from Horse & Plow to taste some of her fantastic North Coast wines.  


Suzanne and her husband Chris started Horse & Plow in 2008 to merge the best of old and new world techniques and produce authentic, hand-crafted wines. Together, they draw on their different backgrounds and talents to craft original wines from organic grapes. They utilize organic farming, small lot fermentations and traditional techniques to make balanced, food friendly and site specific wines.

Their organic vineyards dot the North Coast of California; including Sonoma, Napa & Mendocino Counties. They work exclusively with growers who are committed to superior quality by using certified organic and/ or biodynamic techniques. These sustainable practices allow them to craft wines with greater complexity and sense of place, while caring for worker health and the environment. Their organic practices don’t stop when the grapes get to the winery- the wines are made naturally with no synthetic nutrients or additives, no GMO’s, are vegan and contain low sulfites.

Tasting with Donkey & Goat in Oakland
Apr
28
6:00 pm18:00

Tasting with Donkey & Goat in Oakland

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Taste three Wines for $20

Join us for an unforgettable tasting with Jared & Tracey Brandt of Donkey & Goat Winery based in Berkeley. They make “natural wines” which is a term that covers both the vineyard and the cellar. 

‘Our wines are made from sustainably (or more) farmed vineyards in the Sierra Nevada, Mendocino and Napa. In the cellar nothing is removed and nothing is added save minimal effective sulphur. Sulphur is a contentious issue in the natural wine world. We have made wines with zero sulphur added but in general we do use minimum effective sulphur. Or we use as little as possible and our levels going into bottle fall within the predominant guideline for natural wines in Europe. Our wines are bottled without stabilization, fining or filtration. While not required, we include our ingredient list on our label which is remarkably short: grapes and minimal sulphur. We have made our wines in this manner since we created Donkey & Goat in 2004 and will continue to do so until we stop.’

Tasting with Living Wine Collective in Oakland
Apr
21
6:00 pm18:00

Tasting with Living Wine Collective in Oakland

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Taste three wines for $18, 6-9pm

The Living Wine Collective is a friend-owned and operated grape growing and winemaking cooperative in Orinda, California.  They are four young winemakers who met at wine school at UC Davis.  'LWC' emphasize low intervention in the vineyards and make traditional style, naturally made wines

All four of the Collective members, Martha, Diego, Sam and Shaunt share the work, expenses, profits, and fun. They maintain winemaking autonomy through their different labels. Each label is stylistically unique, but share the same core farming and winemaking philosophies. 

Come and taste some East Bay naturally made wines!

Five Course Châteauneuf-du-Pape Dinner with Domaine St. Prefert
Apr
19
5:00 pm17:00

Five Course Châteauneuf-du-Pape Dinner with Domaine St. Prefert

This five course dinner will highlight one of France’s most renowned wines, from one of the region’s best producers.

Saint Prefert is one of the few single spread estates; the plot set out there has remained unchanged since 1932, with its wine intimately associated with the upkeep of its genetic heritage. Over the last ten years, specific work has been carried out to provide the estate with its own vegetal background. Massal selection is carried out on our very old and very resistant Mourvèdre vines, some of which were planted in 1920 and are still producing. They boast all the requisite qualities to give a great wine: small loose bunches, small well-coloured berries with a balanced spread and low-yield vines.

Wines featured will include...

2014 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc

2014 Magnums Cuvée Special 100% Clairette from 100 year old vines

2012 Reserve Auguste Favier

2013 Collection Charles Giraud

$200 per person for the pairing menu. Email us at reservations@barrelroomsf.com with any questions or to reserve a seat! Reservations also available through OpenTable. You may begin your dinner at any time between 5 and 8:30 to participate. Limited seating. 

Tasting with Treasure Island's Oro En Paz @ The Barrel Room OAK
Apr
8
6:00 pm18:00

Tasting with Treasure Island's Oro En Paz @ The Barrel Room OAK

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Join us for a special tasting with local winemakers, Oro en Paz!


Oro En Paz is a small San Francisco winery founded by James Davids, Ben Herod and Nate Clark (pictured above). San Francisco was once rich with more than a hundred small wineries. Now there are only a few, but we are proud to continue this tradition. Our name, meaning gold in peace, is taken from the old San Francisco motto and it is a symbol of our roots and our passion for great wine. Our truly hand crafted wines are grown on small, family run farms, then fermented and aged naturally like they were in the olden days. For us, Oro En Paz is about friendship, having fun, enjoying the moment and sharing with all the amazing people we meet. It is simple, genuine and delicious wine that has been cultivated and cared for with respect for the land and the people we love. The way it should be.

Come taste these fantastic wines made on Treasure Island! $18 per person. Please call us at 510 655 1700 or email us at reservations@barrelroomsf.com for more. 

Château Musar Winemaker Dinner
Apr
4
5:00 pm17:00

Château Musar Winemaker Dinner

Experience the profound and complex wines of Lebanon’s Château Musar and discover some of the region’s ancient grapes! See menu preview below. 

Chateau Musar was founded in 1930 by Gaston Hochar. In 1959, after studying oenology at the University of Bordeaux, his son Serge became winemaker. The civil war that tore Lebanon apart from 1975 to 1990 did not defeat Chateau Musar; Serge refused to abandon the wine, and lost only the 1976 and 1984 vintages to the war. Owing to his inspiring determination and grand passion for his wines, Serge received the inaugural “Man of the Year Award” from Decanter magazine in 1984. Recognition from Michael Broadbent, at the 1979 Bristol Wine Fair, threw Musar into the international spotlight and helped create a cult-like following. Chateau Musar is one of the most written-about and discussed wines in the world today.

We'll be pouring some older vintage whites and classic reds from this incredible estate.

$150 per person, $50 for the wines alone. Email reservations@barrelroomsf.com for reservations or inquiries. Reservations also available on OpenTable. You may make your reservation at any time between 5 and 8:30pm to participate. 

Menu Preview


homestead farms pleasant ridge / caramelized onion, bosc pear chutney, marcona almonds, baguette

2005 “gaston hochar white”, bekaa valley

 

house made pork rillettes / smoked shallot jam, cornichons, stone ground mustard, baguette

2003 “gaston hochar white”, bekaa valley

 

pork tenderloin / heirloom carrots, mashed sweet potatoes, cherry brown sugar glace

2012 “musar jeune”, bekaa valley

 

prime new york strip / garlic confit, rosemary demi, grilled spring vegetables

 2007 “gaston hochar red”, bekaa valley

 

braised lamb / roasted cauliflower, parmesan mashed potato, honey lamb jus

2000 “gaston hochar red”, bekaa valley

Tablas Creek Winemaker Dinner with Darren Delmore @ The Barrel Room SF
Mar
15
5:00 pm17:00

Tablas Creek Winemaker Dinner with Darren Delmore @ The Barrel Room SF

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Come taste the fantastic wines of Tablas Creek paired with a special five course pairing menu crafted by Chef Manuel Hewitt! See menu preview below. 

Tablas Creek Vineyard is the result of a decades-long friendship between the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel and Robert Haas, longtime importer and founder of Vineyard Brands. The families created a partnership in 1985 and in 1989 purchased a 120-acre property in the hilly Las Tablas district of west Paso Robles for its similarities to Châteauneuf du Pape: limestone soils, a favorable climate, and rugged terrain. 

$125 per person, or $40 per person for the wines alone.

Please email reservations@barrelroomsf.com for reservations or inquiries, or make your reservation through OpenTable. You may make your reservation at any time between 5 and 8:30pm to participate. 

 

Menu Preview

smoked mushrooms / hen o’ the woods, chanterelle, and oyster mushrooms, smoked burrata

2014 tablas creek vermentino

 

duck breast salad / arugula, frisee, roasted hazelnuts, citrus vinaigrette, mandarins

2013 tablas creek ‘esprit blanc de tablas’ 

 

pork tenderloin / mashed sweet potatoes, sautéed romanesco with almonds, cherry brown sugar glace

2012 tablas creek mourvedre

 

braised lamb / winter vegetables, parmesan mashed potatoes, honey lamb jus

2013 tablas creek ‘esprit de tablas’

 

ricotta cheesecake / apricot sauce, hazelnut crumb

2006 tablas creek vin de paille ‘quintessence’

‘The Roots of Zinfandel’ with Blue Danube Wine @ Barrel Room OAK
Mar
9
6:00 pm18:00

‘The Roots of Zinfandel’ with Blue Danube Wine @ Barrel Room OAK

  • The Barrel Room OAK

Join us for a special tasting, ‘The Roots of Zinfandel’, with Eric Danch of Blue Danube Wine.

Plavač Mali makes some of the highest regarded Croatian reds grown in two regions with long-standing reputations: Postup and Dingač. Initially believed to be the source of California's Zinfandel, DNA testing has demonstrated that Plavac Mali is actually a child of the true original Zinfandel, a little-planted grape from the same area named Crljenik Kašteljanski (pronounced "tzurlyenik kashtelyansky"). Plavac thrives under the regions classical Mediterranean conditions, clinging to precipitous cliffs of limestone directly above the sea. Wines made from grapes grown on the steep slopes overlooking the Adriatic Sea are imbued with its scent, and whether they're white or red, suit seafood exceptionally well.

Come taste and discover the ‘Roots of Zinfandel’ (along with some Hungarian bonus wines) for $20 per person.

2013 Brkić Plava Greda, Mostar, Herzegovina 

2013 Bibich R6, Northern Dalmatia, Croatia

2011 Miloš Plavac, Pelješac Peninsula, Croatia

Hibiki Whiskey Tasting with Suntory @ The Barrel Room SF
Mar
7
8:00 pm20:00

Hibiki Whiskey Tasting with Suntory @ The Barrel Room SF

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Please join us for a fabulous tasting of 6 Hibiki whiskeys with a Suntory Worldwide Brand Ambassador. Whiskeys will include special Harmony and 17 year bottles. Japanese whiskey has increased in popularity in the US tremendously over the last couple of years - and for good reason: High-end japanese producers do not shy away from blending like their American counterparts, resulting in whiskey that is incredibly smooth, balanced, flavorful and goes wonderfully with food.  Come enjoy conversation and Japanese whiskey enlightenment over dinner.

Limited seating! Please email info@barrelroomsf.com to make your reservation. $60 per person. 

Five Course Burgundy Dinner with Le Clos du Moulin aux Moines
Mar
4
5:00 pm17:00

Five Course Burgundy Dinner with Le Clos du Moulin aux Moines

Come Celebrate La Paulee (SF Burgundy Week) at The Barrel Room!

Owned by the monks of the 10th century Cluny Abbey, and now the passionate heart of the Auxey Duresses vineyards, Moulin aux Moines is a pillar of Bourgogne’s rich history. In the years since taking over the Domaine in 2008, the Andrieu family has been dedicated to restoring the ancient values of its legendary wines, in the spirit of biological agriculture.
 
Jordane Andrieu employs a viticultural ideology that is modern and adapted, yet its principles are as old as the ground we walk on: biodynamics. He is gently reintroducing biodiversity to the Domaine, to favour healthy organic activity in the soil and photosynthesis in the vines. Already his oldest vines are thanking him in producing white and red wines that are as expressive as they are natural.

Please join us for a night of fantastic Burgundy and a delicious five course pairing menu!


$100 per person, $40 per person for the wines alone.

Please email reservations@barrelroomsf.com for inquiries or reservations, or visit OpenTable to make a reservation. 

 

Iron Horse Winemaker Dinner with Joy Sterling @ The Barrel Room SF
Mar
3
5:00 pm17:00

Iron Horse Winemaker Dinner with Joy Sterling @ The Barrel Room SF

Join us for a night of excellent food, conversation, rare bubbly and some of Iron Horse's lesser known still productions!

Iron Horse is one of the most renowned US sparkling producers and has been served in the White House for the last five presidential administrations. We have the last of their limited 'Summit Cuvee' - commemorating the first free climb of El Capitan's Dawn Wall in Yosemite - now no longer available except at The Barrel Room and The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite. 

Menu Preview

toasted brioche / mt tam triple cream, fried marcona almonds, shaved winter squash

2012 wedding cuvée

grilled chicken pasta / house made tagliatelle, sage white wine sauce

2010 summit cuvée

herb croquette / smoked trout, black pepper tarragon crème fraiche, white truffle oil

2013 chardonnay

pork medallions / crispy sweet potatoes, cherry pork glace, sauteed kale, roasted walnuts, parmeasan

2012 pinot noir 

braised lamb / creamy polenta, red pepper coulis, winter vegetables, honey lamb jus

2013 ‘deer gate ‘ pinot noir

$150 per person for pairing menu, $50 for the wines alone. Please email reservations@barrelroomsf.com for more information or to reserve a spot! Reservations also available via OpenTable.

 

 

Wine Tasting with Bibi Graetz and Roberto Voerzio
Feb
29
5:00 pm17:00

Wine Tasting with Bibi Graetz and Roberto Voerzio

  • The Barrel Room SF

Come taste through excellent, classic Italian wines and meet producers Bibi Graetz and Roberto Voerzio!

Bibi makes his wine in his family home, Castello di Vincigliata, a medieval castle acquired by his Norway- and Israeli-born parents when they immigrated to Fiesole, just north of and overlooking Florence. Bibi is known for his passion for old vines; his grapes are sourced from 37 hectares (91 acres) of vines scattered throughout Tuscany, many of which are nearly 60 years old, as well as a small parcel of 60+ year-old vines surrounding the castle. Bibi uses only indigenous grapes to make his wine, including Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino, which are grown in Fiesole, and the white varietal, Ansonica, from the island of Giglio, off the Tuscan coast. 

Come taste his fantastic wines in our wine bar and meet Bibi! No reservation needed. 
$25 per person.

Caduceus Cellars Winemaker Dinner with Maynard James Keenan  @ The Barrel Room SF
Feb
24
5:00 pm17:00

Caduceus Cellars Winemaker Dinner with Maynard James Keenan @ The Barrel Room SF

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Keenan, best known for his role as vocalist for Grammy Award winning band Tool, is a phenomenal winemaker too! He'll be here featuring his Arizona wines. Chef Manuel Hewitt has created a spectacular five course menu to pair with Keenan's wines! Check it out here.

$150 per person for the pairing menu, $50 for the flight alone. Please make your reservation through opentable or email reservations@barrelroomsf.com. 

Menu preview:

grilled salmon / burnt citrus miso glaze, kolrabi slaw

2013 ‘Lei Li’, nebbiolo rose

 

seared sea scallops / shallots, garlic, uni butter, caviar

2013 ‘Dos Ladrones’ 50% malvasia bianca, 50& chardonnay

 

rack of venison / crispy red potatoes, brocollini, violet demi

2013 ‘Paciencia’, 80% nebbiolo, 20% barbera

 

rabbit ragu / housemade tagliatelle, fresh herbs, pecorino reggiano

2012 ‘Oneste’, 50% merlot, 50% barbera

 

red wine braised shortrib / prime american wagyu, brown butter mashed potatoes, veal glace, baby carrots

2013 ‘Anubis’, 50% cabernet sauvignon, 30% cabernet franc, 20% petite syrah