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Front bar opens at 5pm nightly

Lucia Gonzales of Del Maguey Joins Comal for Mezcal Dinner Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

On Tuesday, August 22nd, Comal will welcome Lucia Gonzales of Del Maguey Mezcals for a special dinner showcasing five of Del Maguey’s offerings paired with a menu of Oaxaca-inspired dishes by Comal’s executive chef Matt Gandin. Dinner guests will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with Lucia and learn first-hand about her extensive experience in the world of agave spirits.

Lucia developed a passion for spirits while working as a bartender at several Bay Area bars including Luka’s, Flora, the Hotsy Totsy Club, Starline Social Club, and Prizefighter. Always eager to expand her knowledge of spirit production, Lucia developed a slight obsession for agave spirits during her nearly five-year tenure at Prizefighter. This passion for mezcal led her to join Del Maguey as the West Coast “juez” (ambassador) in 2015, where she now oversees the juez team nationally.

Del Maguey was established in the 1990’s by Ron Cooper, who is credited with singlehandedly developing the market for single village mezcal in the United States. Since founding the company, Ron has developed relationships with legendary “palenqueros” across the Mexican state of Oaxaca. At present, Del Maguey offers over twenty distinct mezcals made from a diverse variety of cultivated and wild-harvested agaves – all crafted with traditional, centuries-old techniques in small villages across Oaxaca.

This is the latest in Comal’s “Abajo Dinner Series”, an ongoing series of producer dinners (previous dinners have featured Don Amado Mezcal, Mezcal Vago, wine companies like Bedrock, Arnot-Roberts, Unti, and Wind Gap and beer companies like Fieldwork, Henhouse and Social among others) held in Comal’s private dining room, Abajo. All previous events have sold out in advance.

Details:
DATE/TIME:  Tuesday August 22nd at 6:30pm
PRICE: Tickets are $75 (inclusive of food, mezcals and service charge)
RESERVATIONS:  Space is limited – to purchase tickets, follow this link: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1531305

FEATURED MEZCALS

Minero

Santo Domingo Albarradas

Azul

Madrecuixe

Papalote de Puebla

 

Dinner Menu:

Guacamole, chips and three salsas

Sweet corn-poblano chile soup epazote oil

Beef barbacoa tacos charred Early Girl tomato salsa

Flan Tradicional fresh blackberries




Comal’s Jack Satan cocktail included in Haute Living’s "Most Extravagant Cocktails To Celebrate National Tequila Day”

Friday, July 21st, 2017

“Over in Berkeley at the beloved Mexican restaurant Comal, order a Jack Satan, the most luxurious tequila drink on the menu. Heat and florals collide in this unexpected tequila cocktail, which consists of Cimarron reposado, hibiscus, Inferno tincture, and lime—complete with an artfully salted rim. The result is a tart yet well-balanced drink.”

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Comal included in Jetsetter’s “8 Great Day Trips from San Francisco"

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

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Comal’s Albondigas included in Bay Area News Group’s roundup of 5 Marvelous Meatballs

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

“While some meatballs hew tightly to tradition, others grow out of cross-cultural pollination — such as Comal’s albondigas, which Travel+Leisure named some of the country’s best meatballs a few years back. Chef Matt Gandin says when he created this recipe, he used his experiences making Italian polpette at San Francisco’s Delfina. Comal’s albondigas include ricotta along with beef, pork and a splash of the adobo sauce that accompany the albondigas, which is also a twist on tradition. Albondigas are typically served in soup.”

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Winemaker Dinner with Pax Mahle of Wind Gap and Pax Wines

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

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On Tuesday, June 13th, Comal will welcome back Pax Mahle, owner and winemaker of Wind Gap and Pax Wines, for another special dinner showcasing a selection of Wind Gap and Pax 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.

Pax and Pam Mahle originally started Pax Wine Cellars in 2000. Pax quickly gained notoriety for their bold syrahs crafted from grapes grown in cool climate vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino.  In 2006 Pax and Pam founded Wind Gap Wines, which specializes in wines made from grapes directly impacted by coastal wind gaps.  Dinner guests will experience the commonalities and differences between each brand’s wines and in one special course be able to compare two Wind Gap syrahs made from grapes on opposite sides of the same wind gap (one facing north, the other south).

This is the latest in Comal’s Abajo Dinner Series, an ongoing series of producer dinners (previous dinners have featured Bedrock Wine Co, Arnot-Roberts Wines, Fieldwork Brewing Co., and Montelobos Mezcal to name a few) held in Comal’s private dining room, Abajo. All previous events have sold out in advance.

Details:

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, June 13th at 6:30 PM

PRICE: Tickets are $120 inclusive of food, wine and service charge

RESERVATIONS: Space is limited – to purchase tickets, follow this link: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1491167

Dinner Menu 

Local Halibut Crudo avocado, salted nopales

2015 Pax Old-Vine Chenin Blanc, Buddha’s Dharma, Mendocino

 

Frisée Salad grilled peaches, toasted almonds, queso cotija

2016 Wind Gap Trousseau Gris, Fanucchi Wood Road Vineyard, Russian River

 

Chicken Tamal cascabel chile salsa (cherries, epazote)

2016 Pax Gamay Noir, Sonoma Coast

 

Flank Steak Guisado Taco grilled corn-cherry tomato salsa

2014 Wind Gap Syrah, Majik Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

2014 Wind Gap Syrah, Nellessen Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

 

Hoja Santa Wrapped Goat Cheese fresh plums

2015 Pax Old-Vine Carignan, Testa Vineyard, Mendocino