Toast of the Town San Francisco Takes Shape

February 22, 2011 – As of today, the event is still six weeks away. But details are beginning to emerge as to the wineries and restaurants that will be represented at Toast of the Town, scheduled for April 7 at San Francisco City Hall.

Organizing a wine-and-food gala on the scale of Toast of the Town is enormously complex.  Part of the fun is watching all the moving pieces tumble into place, discovering who’s in and who’s out, and charting a course at the last minute through the hundreds (technically, thousands) of wine-and-food pairing opportunities the event ultimately delivers.

Based on last year’s performance, you can trust the event organizers to deliver at least 500 wines from around the world and dishes from at least 30 top San Francisco restaurants. Our advice: buy tickets now to get the early bird pricing, then stay tuned to this site and others tracking the event to stay up-to-date on who’s pouring and serving–and where. Then chart your course to the wines you most want to taste and the restaurant fare you most want to sample. Go early to miss the worst of the crowd. (A VIP ticket will get you into the event an hour early at a nominal upcharge.) And enjoy.

Here’s what we know so far about the wine producers and restaurants planning to participate. Our list is preliminary, unofficial and subject to change. We’ll update you with better information as we discover it.

WineriesRestaurants
Arancio Stemmari
Batasiolo
Beaulieu Vineyard
Castello Banfi
Clos de Tart
Concha y Toro
Crop Organic Vodka
De Loach
Domaine Chandon
Domaine de la Vougeraie
Dow's
Emiliana
Feudi di San Gregorio
Francis Ford Coppola Presents
Ghost Pines
Hess
J. Lohr
Jean-Luc Colombo
Jordan
Louis M. Martini
MacMurray Ranch
Michter's
Mommessin
MontGras Napa Cellars
Pine Ridge Planeta
Robert Oatley
Rotari
S.A. Prüm
Sandeman
Santa Rita
Sterling
Trinchero
Trivento
Unibroue
W. & J. Graham's
William Hill
Fulcrum
Hall
Schramsberg
Yalumba
Bodegas Valdemar
Casa Lapostolle
Castello di Gabbiano
Chateau St. Jean
Cloudy Bay
Newton
Penfolds
Sogrape
Stags' Leap Winery
Bar Agricole
Bistro Boudin
Branches Wood Fired Chop House
Café Gibraltar
Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen
Cheese Plus
Fish Story
First Crush
Fringale
Go Fish
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
Home of Chicken & Waffles
La Mar Cebicheria
Limon
Lucero Olive Oil
Mission Beach Cafe
Mustard Grill
Rose Pistola
The Ahwahenee
The Girl and the Fig
Twenty Five Lusk
Urban Tavern

Toast of the Town is Thursday, April 7, 6:00-10:00 PM, San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco. Online ticket purchase is available at www.toastofthetown.com. For more details, see our earlier blog post.