What’s “hot” in the San Francisco, CA dining scene varies weekly, which makes stalwarts like this all the more welcome. The fun, sexy vibe belies the seriousness of the wine program, one of the city’s deepest; there are rare gems for the expense-account crowd, as well as a huge number of value options for the merely curious.
From the Sommelier: “Organic and biodynamic principles are really become much more ubiquitous, which is such a wonderful direction. Natural wine, while being at times controversial, has had a good influence in having winemakers look at what they’re doing and question why a bit more. This is, of course, not universal, but anytime a conversation can be started I think it helps growth.” —Shannon Tucker, Foreign Cinema
Dish We Loved: Four peppercorn duck breast, lentils, roasted turnips, chicories, huckleberries, foie gras, quacklins