Located at Arlequin Wine Merchant
Thursday, December 13th, 2018 5-8PM
$75 in advance, $80 at the door
Join Arlequin Wine Merchant at their annual celebration of Champagne. Focused on rare offerings from Champagne’s finest small grower-producers, this highly anticipated tasting features more than 50 wines in a dynamic, walk-around format.
Representing each important Champagne region, the cuvées featured include those from culty, collectible producers such as Egly-Ouriet, Paul Bara, Bérêche et Fils (Montagne de Reims); Cédric Bouchard (Côte des Bars); Marie Courtin and Agrapart (Côte des Blancs); Ulysse Collin (Côtes de Sézanne) and Christophe Mignon (Vallée de la Marne). For wine lovers looking to go beyond mass-produced bottlings and explore Champagne’s thrilling diversity of tastes and terroirs, as captured by the region’s finest artisans, this tasting is a do-not-miss event. All wines will be available for sale at the event. Please note that due to highly limited quantities, many wines will sell out before the tasting is over.
Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite, in store or over the phone at (415) 863-1104.
“The upscale Hayes Valley mainstay has a private dining space with a separate entrance, its own bar, coat room, and restrooms. Decorated similarly to the main restaurant with dark wood, paintings, and old-school charm, the menu offers French fare and a raw bar,” via 7×7, September 2019
“Obviously, this place has a good-sized menu of absinthe drinks, but we’ll happily order a martini and eat some pate at the bar while we decide if we want to join all those people sitting outside by the weird sculpture on Octavia,” via The Infatuation SF, September 2019
“Hayes Valley’s longtime favorite brasserie, Absinthe, has a new executive chef, Ryan Fowler, and to kick things off, he’s jazzing up the brunch menu with pain perdu and Dungeness crab and avocado omelettes,” via Eater SF, August 2019
“Just because it’s one of the oldest restaurants in Hayes Valley doesn’t mean that Absinthe Brasserie and Bar has lost its shine. An outstanding cocktail program, along with French and Mediterranean-inspired dishes, makes Absinthe a neighborhood go-to for locals and hungry shoppers alike,” via SF Travel, August 2019
“An homage to all things French, Absinthe is still one of my favorite places to eat in the city. Why? It’s a buzzy destination that feels glamorous and special, evoking a one-of-a-kind feeling of Belle Epoque-era Paris,” via SF Bay Times, June 2019
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar is located in San Francisco's vibrant and charming Hayes Valley neighborhood, and is among the city’s beloved longest-running dining institutions. It features a creative menu of French brasserie fare, along with an inspired selection of classic cocktails. With lively, informal décor that evokes turn-of-the-century France, Absinthe’s warm, convivial atmosphere has romanced locals and visitors alike since its founding in 1998.