April 21st 2013 marked our third time at the Pacific Rod & Gun Club and the weather couldn’t have been better. Under the bright blue sky, an adventurous group of diners, hunters, outdoor enthusiasts came together for a lively day of fine food, California wine, and skeet shooting.
The day started with a shooting lesson from Bass Pro sponsored shooter, Chris Cheng, who got even the the completely novice shooters to hit their mark!
Our field to table menu featured lamb, quail and the best in verdant spring produce.
The wine was flowing from Chris Bodkin of Bodkin Wines and Toby Lane Vineyards, it was an amazing experience and we can’t wait to do it again.
Colors of Spring Dinner
Spring is in full effect these days. The flowers are blooming. Birds are singing. The crowd at Dolores Park has increased so much that you can’t find a place to sit and drink your favorite wine.
Unless you were at the Stag’s last dinner, the Colors of Spring.
Held at a former Michelin starred restaurant on a perfect Spring day (we’re talking rainbows in the rain) the Stags threw a seasonal celebration. Diners were surrounded by beautiful meal companions, the colorful paintings of SF artist Kasia Severaid wine glasses were full from the maestros at Crosby Roamann.
The small winery, founded by the husband and wife team of Juliana and Sean McBride, prides itself on creating honest, handmade wines with a focus on a hands-on labor intensive process. Sean gave a moving speech about how the wine honors his family and then blew us away with an unforgettable rosé served with the first course of abalone mushrooms “grenobloise”.
With the rainbow in full swing and the rosé turning everyone’s cheeks pink we moved on to carrot soup with hedgehog mushrooms and grilled cobia, the pork chop of the sea. Both paired with one of Crosby Roamann’s luscious whites.
And then CR took things to the next level.
Unexpectedly, Sean started pouring some of his reserve wine cabernet that paired so well with pistachio lamb loin we think he had planned it all along.
From the paintings to the natural beauty of the season to the food and wine, we couldn’t have asked for a more epic way to bring in the season.
Photos by Andria Lo
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Dear Diners and Culinary Adventurers,
The Stags invite you back to a very special dining and sporting experience at the Pacific Rod & Gun Club. This vine, field, and sea-to-table event will highlight seasonal ingredients from the Bay Area. In addition to this sportsman’s-inspired meal, you will have the opportunity to shoot a round of skeet with shotguns guided by experts who are trained in firearm safety. For novice shooters, this will be a great introduction to the sport and a chance to rediscover a magical place that is integral to San Francisco’s sportsman heritage. This picturesque setting has hosted generations of sportsmen such as Ernest Hemingway, who would drop in for a round whenever he came to San Francisco. We are thrilled to bring back our most popular destination for a lovely Sunday outing on April 21st.
Joining us again will be our hunting buddy and independent winemaker, Chris Christensen. Chris is the assistant winemaker at Medlock Ames who will be showcasing new selections and interesting expressions of Sauvignon Blanc from his private label, Bodkin Wines. We are also pleased to host independent winemakers from Tobey Lane Vineyards who will be serving some of their Alexander Valley wines to compliment this splendid outing.
Enjoy carved prosciutto, cheeses, and fruits while having the chance to shoot a round of skeet.
Club House Social
After the guns are checked and safely stored away, you can enjoy a cold draft after your round of shooting and learn about the history of the Pacific Rod & Gun Club.
The Main Event: Winemakers Feast
Chefs Jordan Grosser and Ted Fleury have developed a sportsman’s-inspired dinner program. Dinner will be served as a family-style feast.
M E N U
Asparagus and Burrata
cured egg yolk, radishes, radish top salsa verde
Bodkin Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Lake County
Spring Onion Soup
oyster, sorrel, brioche
2011 Bodkin Sauvignon Blanc Reserve, Alexander Vallery
Devils Gulch Quail
glazed with mandarin and honey
Caramelized Fennel and Carrots
carrot top- green garlic puree
2010 Toby Lane Vineyards Merlot, Alexander Valley
Charcoal Grilled Artichoke & Lamb Terrine
sheeps milk tzatziki
with charred broccoli rabe
2010 Toby Lane Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
Green Tea, Strawberry, Rhubarb
2012 Bodkin Muscat Caneli, Lake County
Dinner includes: Charcuterie reception, a mini-round of Skeet (5 shots), 8-dish family-style feast, and 5 complementing wines.
21 and over.
Reception will be outdoors and meals indoors.
Shooting is optional and course rules will be sent to you prior to the event.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Come for a great meal, leave with an unforgettable experience.
Reserve Your Ticket
Sunday, Apr. 21st, at 3:00pm