1760 Restaurant Wine Director Gianpaolo Paterlini and I share something special in common. We both have an intense passion for bubbles. So fortunately for myself, and everyone else who loves drinking the sparkly stuff, Gianpaolo and the restaurant host Grower Champagne Monday every week in San Francisco,– when all bottles of Champagne are 20% off.
For those of you curious what Grower Champagnes are, they are sparkling wines made in the Champagne region of France. They are produced by the same estate that owns the vineyards from which the grape comes, in contrast to using grapes sourced and blended from a variety of vineyards. Think of Grower Champagnes as the farm-to-table of sparkling wines – rich in terroir, unique and complex.
The evening I was at 1760, the neighborhood Polk Street restaurant’s bar and tables were full of locals and industry folks enjoying dinner with their bottles of bubbly.
Order some bites from Chef Carl Foronda’s menu, and relish in 1760’s eclectic and extensive Champagne list and you’re all set. Mondays in San Francisco just got a whole lot better. Cheers and à votre santé!
Here are a few of the bites and bottles we enjoyed on our 1760 Grower Champagne Monday visit…
Côte de Blancs – Veuve Fourny & Fils, Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2008
Mushroom Tempura. celery root. meyer lemon oil. dill
Vallée de la Marne – Moussé Fils, Champagne Blanc de Noirs Brut ‘Special Club’ 2009
Roasted Baby Carrots. tamarind-lime. crispy mung beans
Montagne de Reims – Jean Lallement, Champagne Brut ‘Tradition’ NV
Cavatelli. mushroom-fennel. charred broccolini
Vallée de la Marne – Laherte Frères, Champagne Rosé de Saignee Extra Brut Les Beaudiers NV
“If I could only drink one type of wine for the rest of my life, it would definitely be Champagne. I love Nebbiolo and Riesling and the incredible complexity and diversity they both offer, but for me, Champagne trumps them both. Especially Grower Champagne…” – Gianpaolo Paterlini, 1760 Wine Director
For more info, visit Growers Champagne Mondays
See 1760 Restaurant’s Champagne list HERE
(first and last photo credit: Wes Rowe)