The Joy of Wine in 120 Minutes
A Seminar and Tasting

Sunday, September 16th
4pm sharp

Heirloom Café proprietor and longtime chef/sommelier will lead an intimate discussion on the fundamentals of wine: grape varieties, major regions, appellations and the ways wines are named, basic food and wine pairing, modern influences in the broader cultural oenological landscape, how to think about buying wine.

**This session is a pilot of sorts, and guests will be gently prodded to submit to a very quick and easy questionnaire at its conclusion.


Monday, September 17th, 6pm

Stories and Dinner with Sue Halpern and Davia Nelson

Conversation at 6pm

Author Sue Halpern and Davia Nelson, co-producer of NPR’s The Kitchen Sisters Present, will be in discussion about the importance of stories, and their recent and current work. After a long and illustrious career as an essayist and author of many books (on memory, privacy, butterfly migrations) and dozens of important pieces in the last few years for the New York Review of Books about culture and technology, Sue just published a new novel, from which she’ll read, called ‘Summer Hours at the Robbers Library.’ Davia Nelson and her co-producer Nikki Silva started weekly radio broadcasts in the late 1970’s and have produced hundreds of segments about ‘lives, histories, art and rituals of people who have shaped our diverse cultural heritage.’ Their current series about ‘activist archivists, rogue librarians, curators, collectors and historians,’ called ‘The Keepers,’ debuts this month on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Dinner at 7pm

Parmesan and black pepper gougeres
Prosecco Valdobbiadene, Sorelle Bronca

Gazpacho of Segovia
2015 Viognier ‘Le Bon Climat,’ Clendenen Family Vineyards

chanterelle and Comte fritatta, pistou
2008 Mercurey 1er Cru ‘Les Veleys,’ Meix-Foulot (from magnum)

spigariello and carrot lasagna, brisket Bolognese
2015 Cote-Rotie ‘Amethyste,’ Levet

berries and cream

$125 per person, including food, wine, tax and tip. Proceeds donated to the Kitchen Sisters and the San Francisco Public Library.


Tickets are transferrable and non-refundable.