Acacia House by Chris Cosentino, the Top Chef Master's newest restaurant, draws on the bounty of its Napa Valley setting to offer dishes like lamb tartare and Iberico pork schnitzel paired with local wines. Next, from bacon-wrapped mochi to Okonomiyaki pancakes, elevated Japanese comfort food delights at Iyasare in Berkeley. And, sizzling seafood platters served alongside sensational Bay views has kept Franciscan Crab Restaurant a Fisherman's Wharf mainstay for more than sixty years.
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- Acacia House by Chris Cosentino (St. Helena)
- Iyasare (Berkeley)
- Franciscan Crab Restaurant (San Francisco)
My name is Leslie Sbrocco and I'm the host of Check, Please! Bay Area. Each week, I will be sharing my tasting notes about the wine, beer, and spirits the guests and I drank on set during the taping of the show. I will also share some wine, beer and spirits tips with each episode.
Rebuli “Extra Dry” Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, Veneto, Italy $23
As a sparkling seeker, I am always on the lookout for unique bubblies. Prosecco from northern Italy is ubiquitous, but not ones from the designated DOCG Valdobbiadene area. Located a few hours north of Venice, is truly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. For more than four decades the Rebuli family has been producing high-quality sparkling from this place (though they have been growing grapes for generations). Sporting a whisper of sweetness, which oddly enough is what the Extra Dry category means, the wine is crisp yet creamy with an appealing fruit-driven elegance.