Summer Speakeasy

Our Speakeasy events have always been a big hit with our Members…these evenings are just so much fun! Just add Summertime and the fun is kicked up a notch. A delicious, BBQ-themed menu, hot new whiskeys to sample, and this time, we had the pleasure of two different cigar experiences.

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First – Master Cuban Cigar Roller – and good friend of The City Club – Antonio Cortado was here rolling six different types of cigars for our guests. They were able to watch Antonio create them – he would question their cigar preferences, and then produce a hand-rolled cigar that was best suited to them – very cool!

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And second – we had Ian Reith in the house, the founder of Cubo Cigars. He brought two packs of cigars for our party-goers to try, and spoke to us about the experiences (amazing!) of starting his own cigar brand.

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There were fantastic whiskeys to try from Stitzel Weller Distillery in Kentucky – Blade & Bow, I.W. Harper & Forged Oak Orphan Barrel 15 Year. They blew us away!

Guests enjoyed this scrumptious menu:

Whiskey Grilled Kentucky Baby Back Ribs

Southern Fried Chicken

BBQ Beans

Coleslaw

Watermelon, Feta, and Red Onion Salad

Corn Bread

Walnut Brownies

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If you’re a City Club Member and you haven’t joined for a Speakeasy lately, come try the next one on September 22, 2016!

Photos courtesy of James Lilley

 

Iron Horse Vineyards Winemaker Dinner 2.18.16

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On Thursday, February 18th, The City Club welcomed Joy Sterling, CEO of Iron Horse Vineyards, who hosted our first Winemaker Dinner of the year. What a special evening! The aptly named Joy is not just a tireless Ambassador for the brand, but has an infectious enthusiasm for the products her family produces, and appreciates the ability that a wonderful glass of wine – sparkling or still – has to bring people together.

Iron Horse is one of Sonoma County’s most beautiful, small, independent, estate, family-owned wineries. A pioneer in the Green Valley appellation within the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, the Iron Horse family is building a legacy of prestige sparkling wines and estate bottled Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Iron Horse’s renowned Sparkling Wines have been served at the White House for five consecutive Presidential Administrations, beginning with the historic Reagan-Gorbachev Summit Meetings ending the Cold War

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The evening’s menu was spectacular – Executive Chef Munoz really outdid himself this time!

MENU

RECEPTION
2011 Brut X & 2012 Unoaked Chardonnay
Nova Scotia Smoked Salmon Rillette

FIRST COURSE
2008 Brut Rose 
2012 Wedding Cuvee
Poached Sweet Maine Lobster, Butternut Squash Fritter, Crispy Chard, Mole

MAIN COURSE
2013 Thomas Road Pinot Noir
Rosemary Grilled Hanger Steak, Pancetta White Corn Grits, Bloomsdale Spinach, Pickled Watermelon Radish

DESSERT
2010 Russian Cuvee Magnum
Full Belly Farms Strawberry Shortcake, Vanilla Bean Custard

Next up on the Winemaker Dinner calendar: St. Supery on Thursday, April 7th!

These events are always a Club favorite, as seen here and here.

Photos: James Lilley Images

Mothers Day Brunch 5.10.15

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City Club Members came together on Sunday, May 10 to celebrate Mom!

Mothers & Grandmothers, Kids & Grandkids, Dads, Grandfathers, and extended families all made their way to our spectacular buffet.

Executive Chef Munoz really went all out and created a thing of beauty that had some of everything – and more! From Fluffy Pancakes with Strawberry Compote & Whipped Cream, to Roast Leg of Lamb, an extravagant Caviar Bar and more Tortes, Pies & Cakes than should be legal in one place – it was a showstopper!

All that and a String Quartet to set the mood. A really lovely way to celebrate Mom!  If you didn’t make it this year, please come and join us next year.

North Beach Walking Tour

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On March 11th, City Club members & friends had a wonderful experience on the soldout North Beach walking tour led by Member Christopher Wiseman.

Fifteen participants met at The Saloon, the oldest bar in San Francisco for an enjoyable beverage. After introductions and an overview of North Beach, a majority of guests enjoyed a Cioccolata Fantasia from Caffe Trieste. Delizioso! Continue reading »