Today officially marks the first day of summer and that fact isn’t lost of one of the top restaurants in the Bay. Poggio, which was included in the 2016 Michelin Bib Gourmand list for the San Francisco Bay Area, will be celebrating the beginning of the season and all its trappings with a six-course “Festa Frutti di Mare” dinner. Curated by executive chef Benjamin Balesteri, the dishes are brimming with local seafood provided by San Francisco-based fish receiver and distributor Water2Table. Expect the restaurant’s usual brand of fresh, simply and earnestly prepared trattoria cuisine, paired with fine Italian wines that were hand selected by connoisseur and Siena Imports founder Romano Chietti. Chietti, Water2Table founder Joe Conte and chef Balesteri will all be on hand to walk guests through the tasting –– limited seats are still available so snag one while you still can!
See menu below for more details.
SF Halibut Crudo: trout roe, fennel confit, pickled ramps, watercress, fried shallots $14 (Satrico 2014 Casale del Giglio – Chardonnay/Sauvignon/Trebbiano)
Mendocino Sea Urchin: house cured Lardo, Brokaw avocados, crostini $14 (Cinqueterre – Bosco/Albarola/Vermentino)
Fried SF Anchovies: little gems, Castelvetrano olives, green goddess, radish, fines herbes $13 (Ala Blanca – Vermentino/Sardo)
SF Dungeness Crab: rigatoni pasta, yellow corn, chanterelle mushrooms, fava beans, black summer truffles, basil $25 (Sauvignon Lahn – Sauvignon)
Cherry Crostata with buffalo gelato $8 (Malvasia Delle Lipari – Pantelleria)
If You Go:
When: Thursday, June 23rd at 7 p.m.; a la carte menu and pairings available June 24th through June 26th
Where: Poggio Trattoria 777 Bridgeway in Sausalito
Cost: $125 per person; includes 6-course tasting menu, wine pairings, tax and tip
For more information: (415) 332-7771, tickets