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Pairing passion in San Francisco

August 26th saw another successful dinner with the foodie community in San Francisco


August 26th saw another successful dinner with the foodie community in San Francisco, continuing the partnership with Dinner Labs. A nondescript building in a nondescript neighborhood in San Francisco became a portal to the future. As guests walked through the doors, they were not only entering a new place, but a new time entirely. There, our 72 guests' assumptions of what dinner would be, were left at the door.

Guests entered a containment area and were asked to put on Tyvek Suits and eat a special palate-cleansing bite. Then they proceeded through a quarantine door, and into the dining space. Projection Artist Elia Vargas filled multiple walls with fully immersive futuristic and outlandish projections that moved to the music by pop-synth band Pine.

Dinner Lab Chef David Skinner flew in from Houston, TX and created a five-course meal designed to tantalize all of the senses and provide a whole new way of thinking about how to eat food. The journey began with a soup that changed flavor with each bite, and ended with Liquid Nitrogen on the table for guests to make their own popsicles. All of this was paired perfectly with 10 of our favorite wines, representing six appelations of the Rhône Valley:

- Côtes du Rhône

- Costieres de Nîmes

- Gigondas

- Cornas

- Saint-Joseph

If you want to experience more incredible experiences with Rhône Valley wines, Pairing Passions will be coming to New York in November. A limited number of seats will be available, so watch out for more information...

Cheers!

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