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New Desserts at Hopscotch, Your Chance to Stomp Wine Grapes & More
Posted By foodgal On September 2, 2013 @ 5:26 am In Chocolate,Enticing Events,General,Restaurants,Wine | 6 Comments
Hopscotch, the upscale diner in Oakland famed for its fried chicken, aims to satisfy your sweet tooth, too.
The restaurant, which serves American classics with Asian influences, just debuted a new dessert menu.
Among the treats to enjoy are: Peach melba with Greek yogurt sorbet, fresh raspberries and chervil; fig and almond tart with red wine sauce; and chocolate ganache cake with arare rice crackers and caramel sauce.
All desserts are $8.
Join in the commemoration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, typically held during a full moon close to the autumnal equinox, at a special event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in San Francisco, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 20.
The evening will include cocktails, as well as featured wines from Francis Ford Coppola Winery, along with Chinese delicacies and a tasting of mooncakes made by Koi Palace. Additionally, guests also will get to take in the view of the full moon from the hotel’s40th floor outdoor SkyDeck.
Price is $85 per person. Click here for reservations.
Sept. 3-20, the hotel will be selling mooncakes from Koi Palace, priced from $25 to $45, depending upon the variety.
If you’re old enough to remember the iconic grape-stomping scene in the old TV comedy, “I Love Lucy,” Grgich Hills Estate in Rutherford is offering you the opportunity to re-live that moment.
Through Halloween, the winery invites you to kick off your shoes to get down and dirty stomping grapes. You’ll get a chance to create your own keepsake by imprinting your grape-stained feet on a white “I stomped at Grgich Hills” T-shirt when you step out of the barrel, too. No doubt, since you’ll be parched from all that aerobic activity, you’ll also get to enjoy a tasting of three wines.
You’ll be following in the footsteps of Owner Mike Grgich, who turned 90 this year and stomped his first grapes when he was 3 years old in Croatia.
The stomping opportunity is offered daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $30 per person.
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