Michael And Patrick Cress At Naked Kitchen SF – Keenan Winery
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Michael And Patrick Cress At Naked Kitchen SF

We hope you’ll join us for the Secrets to Food & Wine Pairing, featuring our own Michael Keenan, on Sunday October 27, 12-2:30PM, in San Francisco at Naked Kitchen.

For the last workshop of 2019 at Naked Kitchen, we’ll get a chance to try expertly crafted wines, like Napa Valley Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon with four plates prepared by Chef Lamont Perriman. Sommelier Patrick Cress will facilitate the discussion, and guide the tasting, focusing on food pairing ideas through analyzing wine, gaining Michael’s perspective on winemaking and owning a winery, learning why each wine was chosen for a specific dish, and fielding questions from YOU.

See what others are saying about The Secrets to Food & Wine Pairing HERE.

Sunday, October 27, 2019
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM PST


A fun and educational winemaker dinner workshop…

Naked Kitchen

945 Valencia Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

Pairing Menu 

Course 1

Keenan Summer Blend Chardonnay / Albarino 2018, Napa Valley

Paired with: Seabass with micro greens, lemon vinaigrette, and snow pea puree

Course 2

Keenan Syrah 2015, Napa Valley

Paired with: sous vide lamb meatloaf, syrah romesco, roasted garlic, and shallot marmalade

Course 3

Keenan Cabernet 2015, Napa Valley

Paired with: “Mr Cab Driver” – layered mushroom risotto

Amuse Bouche

Course 4

Keenan Zinfandel 2015, Napa Valley

Pair: fig and goat cheese flatbread, cocoa powder


Michael and I have worked together for several workshops and wine dinners over the years, and we’re sure to have an educational and scintillating banter for all to be entertained.

  • Purchases of two or more tickets will receive a $5 discount on each ticket. When doing so, click the “Two or More Tickets” option to receive your discount.

  • Vegetarian options will be available upon request. If you’re a vegetarian, be sure to let us know when you reserve your ticket.

  • Think of this as a wine and food “book club” with beginners to sommeliers welcome.

  • The dialogue is richest when we have a wide variety of experience levels together in the same room. The idea is that we are all learning no matter how much experience we have.

  • Bring a pen and a notebook. There will be ideas you’ll want to write down.

If you prioritize delicious food and wine, enjoy informative conversation, want to sharpen your food and wine pairing chops, or relish the opportunity to interface with an experienced winemaker, without pretension, this event is for you!It’s the best way to spend your Sunday.

Patrick Cress

Patrick Cress is a 25 year veteran of the restaurant business and certified sommelier.  He has bought wine for restaurants since 2007 and helped numerous restaurants open.  He buys wine for 3 of the best bay area restaurants including Revival Bar + Kitchen, Venus Restaurant and the Vestry at the Chapel.
In many ways, the Napa Valley brand has become synonymous with fruit forward, high alcohol, and overly extracted Cabernets that lack dimension. But there are some that always buck the trend, committing themselves to balanced food wines, having both the power and grace of Bordeaux.  Keenan winery, on Spring Mountain, in Napa Valley, is one of those diamonds in the rough.

~ Patrick Cress, Sommelier and Keenan Wine Fan

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