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Hours
Sunday thru Thursday 5:30-10pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30-11pm
Front bar opens at 5pm nightly

Comal welcomes back Pax Mahle of Wind Gap Wines for a Winemaker Dinner on June 9th

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 9.38.05 AMOn Tuesday, June 9th Comal will welcome back Wind Gap’s owner and winemaker, Pax Mahle, for another special dinner showcasing a selection of Wind Gap wines paired with dishes by Comal’s executive chef Matt Gandin. Dinner guests will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with Pax and learn firsthand about his winemaking approach.

Wine lovers know Pax Mahle from his first winery – PAX – which garnered high scores and much notoriety.  Though he has always been influenced by French styles of winemaking, it was the bold, powerful syrahs that first brought praise and attention to Pax in his new chapter as Sommelier-turned-Winemaker.

At PAX, fruit was sourced from a number of different vineyards within Northern California.  One year, a particular vineyard had an unusually cool growing season.  Fermenting the fruit in single barrels, Pax found that the wines produced from this cooler site had the alluring freshness he had always loved in French wines.  He believed they were the kind of wines one could drink every night with dinner, regardless of season.  Pax continued experimenting with fruit from cooler growing regions and began harvesting at lower sugar levels, resulting in the creation of the Wind Gap label in the mid-2000’s as an outlet for his new direction. According to Pax, “Wind Gap is all about classically styled wines that represent the new California.”

This is the latest in an ongoing series of wine producer dinners (previous dinners have featured Bedrock, Arnot-Roberts, Unti, and Donkey & Goat) held in Comal’s private dining room, Abajo. All previous events have sold out in advance.

Details:

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, June 9th at 6:30 PM

PRICE: Tickets are $110 inclusive of food, wine and gratuity

RESERVATIONS: Space is limited – to purchase tickets, follow this link: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/863011

ADDRESS: Comal is located at 2020 Shattuck Avenue (at University Avenue) in Berkeley

Dinner Menu

Cured local anchovies capers and chile arbol-oregano oil Chenin Blanc, North Coast 2014

Peruano bean-quelite soup Soif Red Blend, North Coast 2014

Hoja santa wrapped grilled wild king salmon corn, black olive, and cherry tomato salsa Skinny Jeans, Sonoma Coast 2013

Ribeye steak asada grilled summer squash and green rice Syrah, Sonoma Coast, “Nellessen Vineyard” 2013

Oaxacan chocolate budin whipped crema




Comal named one of the East Bay’s 10 Best Outdoor Dining Experiences by East Bay Express

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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Chef Matt prepares Comal’s White Shrimp Ceviche in Aguachile

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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Click here to watch SF Gate’s video of Chef Matt preparing Comal’s White Shrimp Ceviche in Aguachile.


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Comal’s Spit-roasted Whole Chicken featured in SF Chronicle’s “Best Dishes from the Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants"

Monday, May 18th, 2015

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Michael Bauer of SF Chronicle / Inside Scoop SF recently named Comal one of the Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants. Now he is back with a list of his favorite dishes from the Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants, including Comal’s Spit-Roasted Chicken with rice, beans and tortillas.

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Michael Bauer of SF Chronicle names Comal one of the Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants for the third straight year

Friday, May 15th, 2015

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Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 1.26.50 PMYou can read the full article here.