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

Fieldwork Brewing returns to Comal for two special SF Beer Week dinners

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

On Monday February 12th and Tuesday February 13th, Comal will welcome back head brewer and co-owner Alex Tweet from Fieldwork Brewing Company to feature a selection of small batch beers paired with dishes by Comal’s executive chef Matt Gandin. A craft brewery founded in Berkeley, CA with a focus on exceptional, honest beer-making, Fieldwork was named in BeerAdvocate’s 2015 list of the “33 Best New Breweries in the United States.” Fieldwork’s brews are served in their Berkeley, Napa, San Mateo and Sacramento taprooms, as well as in craft beer-focused establishments throughout Northern California. Comal provides all the food for their taprooms in Berkeley and San Mateo.

Like previous dinners, the Fieldwork beer dinner will be held in Abajo, Comal’s private dining room. Dining with Alex, guests will have the opportunity to speak with the head brewer and hear the story behind each featured beer.

This is the latest installment of the Abajo Dinner Series at Comal, a series of producer dinners that are collaborations between Comal’s kitchen and the featured vintner, brewer or distiller. Previous dinners have showcased Arnot-Roberts Wines, Wind Gap Wines, Bedrock Wine Co., Mezcal Vago, HenHouse Brewing Company, Fort Point Beer Company, and many others.

Details:
DATE/TIME: Monday, February 12th and Tuesday February 13th at 6:30 PM
PRICE: Tickets are $75 inclusive of food, beer and service charge
RESERVATIONS:  Space is limited – to purchase tickets, follow these links:                                                                            Feb 12th: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1627132                                                                                                                     Feb 13th: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1627134
ADDRESS:  Comal is located at 2020 Shattuck Avenue (at University Avenue) in Berkeley

Fieldwork Dinner Menu

Hamachi ceviche serrano chile, red onion, cucumber and fried plantain chips

Textbook Saison 

          Savoy spinach mango, toasted almonds, blood orange vinaigrette, cotija cheese

     Hazy Glue IPA 

Berkshire pork al pastor taco pineapple-morita chile salsa

Vienna Lager 

Coffee-rubbed pork and grilled treviso enchilada mole negro

Eliza Imperial Chocolate Stout with chicory

Arroz con leche dried papaya, candied pineapple, toasted pistachios

Casa de Citra and Party Cove tropical sour




Comal to host Laughing Monk Brewing for Beer Dinner

Friday, December 8th, 2017

On Monday January 8th, Comal will welcome head brewer and co-owner Jeff Moakler from Laughing Monk Brewing to feature a selection of small batch beers paired with dishes by Comal’s executive chef Matt Gandin. Jeff launched his official brewing career at BJ’s Brewhouse in Chandler, Arizona, where he was lead brewer. While at BJ’s, his beer won a Gold Medal at Great American Beer Festival, two Gold Medals, one Silver and a Bronze at North American Brewers Association plus a Gold Medal at Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition.

Founded in early 2016 by Jeff and co-owner Andrew Casteel, Laughing Monk Brewing is a small batch craft brewery in San Francisco that blends traditions from California and Belgium with a mix of local, seasonal ingredients. They brew an ever-expanding array of unique beers, including those for immediate enjoyment and those that can be aged to perfection.

Like previous dinners, the Laughing Monk beer dinner will be held in Abajo, Comal’s private dining room. Dining alongside Jeff, guests will have the opportunity to speak with Laughing Monk’s head brewer and hear the story behind each featured beer. This is the latest installment of the Abajo Dinner Series at Comal, a series of producer dinners that are collaborations between Comal’s kitchen and the featured vintner, brewer or distiller. Previous dinners have showcased Fieldwork Brewing Company, Arnot-Roberts Wines, Del Maguey Mezcals, Wind Gap Wines, Bedrock Wine Co., Mezcal Vago, HenHouse Brewing Company, Fort Point Beer Company, and many others.

Details:
DATE/TIME: Monday, January 8th at 6:30 PM
PRICE: Tickets are $75 inclusive of food, beer and service charge
RESERVATIONS:  Space is limited – to purchase tickets, follow this link: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1608743
ADDRESS:  Comal is located at 2020 Shattuck Avenue (at University Avenue) in Berkeley

Laughing Monk Dinner Menu

Dungeness crab avocado, mandarins and endive

Holy Ghost pilsner

 

Frisee and Asian pear lemon chile vinaigrette, Manchego cheese

Third Street pale ale

 

Sunchoke soup cumin and coriander, cilantro oil

Third Circle Belgian style tripel

 

Heritage pork tamale mole coloradito

Evening Vespers Belgian style dubbel

 

Flan tradicional Seville sour orange marmelada

Mango Gose and Devil’s Dawn milk stout




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

 




Fieldwork Brewing Co. returns to Comal for SF Beer Week Dinner

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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On Monday February 20th, Comal will welcome back head brewer and co-owner Alex Tweet from Fieldwork Brewing Company to feature a selection of small batch beers paired with dishes by Comal’s executive chef Matt Gandin. Fieldwork Brewing Company is a craft brewery founded in Berkeley, CA with a focus on exceptional, honest beer-making. The brewery was named to BeerAdvocate’s 2015 list of the “33 Best New Breweries in the United States.” Fieldwork’s brews are served in its Berkeley and Sacramento taprooms, as well as in craft beer-focused establishments throughout Northern California.

In a special twist, chef Gandin has created a menu based on common flavor profiles found in Fieldwork’s brews, and has requested that Fieldwork provide beers that best match his menu – a reverse pairing of sorts. The beers will be announced closer to the date so that Fieldwork can provide the best, freshest options to pair with each dish.

Like previous dinners, the Fieldwork beer dinner will be held in Abajo, Comal’s private dining room. Dining with Alex, guests will have the opportunity to speak with Fieldwork’s head brewer and hear the story behind each featured beer. This is the latest installment of the Abajo Dinner Series at Comal, a series of producer dinners that are collaborations between Comal’s kitchen and the featured vintner, brewer or distiller. Previous dinners have showcased Arnot-Roberts Wines, Wind Gap Wines, Bedrock Wine Co., Mezcal Vago, HenHouse Brewing Company, Fort Point Beer Company, and many others.

Details:
DATE/TIME: Monday, February 20th at 6:30 PM
PRICE: Tickets are $75 inclusive of food, beer and service charge
RESERVATIONS:  Space is limited – to purchase tickets, follow this link: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1417558
ADDRESS:  Comal is located at 2020 Shattuck Avenue (at University Avenue) in Berkeley 

Fieldwork Dinner Menu

(paired beers to be announced closer to the date)

Dungeness crab grapefruit, jicama, chile arbol

Roasted beet-habanero soup crema, toasted piñones 

Flank steak guisado taco blood orange-pickled onion relish 

Spinach-requesón tamal mole negro 

Flan tradicional candied kumquats




Beer Dinner with Fieldwork Brewing Company at Comal

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

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On Tuesday, October 18th, Comal will welcome head brewer and co-owner Alex Tweet from Fieldwork Brewing Company to feature a selection of small batch beers paired with dishes by Comal’s executive chef Matt Gandin. Fieldwork Brewing Company is a craft brewery founded in Berkeley, CA with a focus on exceptional, honest beer-making. The brewery was named to BeerAdvocate’s list of the “33 Best New Breweries in the United States” in 2015. Fieldwork brews are served in its Berkeley and Sacramento taprooms, as well as in craft beer-focused establishments throughout Northern California.

Like previous dinners, the Fieldwork beer dinner will be held in Abajo, Comal’s private dining room. Dining with Alex, guests will have the opportunity to speak with Fieldwork’s head brewer and hear the story behind each featured beer. This is the latest installment of the Abajo Dinner Series at Comal, a series of producer dinners held in Comal’s private dining room, Abajo. Previous dinners have showcased Arnot-Roberts Wines, Wind Gap Wines, Bedrock Wine Co., Mezcal Vago, HenHouse Brewing Company, Fort Point Beer Company, and many others.

Details:
DATE/TIME:  October 18 at 6:30 PM
PRICE: Tickets are $75 inclusive of food, beer and service charge
RESERVATIONS:  Space is limited – to purchase tickets, follow this link: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1342395
ADDRESS:  Comal is located at 2020 Shattuck Avenue (at University Avenue) in Berkeley

Fieldwork Dinner Menu:

Local halibut crudo Persian cucumber, radish sprouts

County Line Saison 

Frisee salad chile-tossed mango, pepitas

Golden Rule double IPA 

Pollo pibil taco pickled onions

Fog Cutter sour

 Pork tamal mole coloradito

Brown Ale

 Flan tradicional feijoa conserva

Hollowtail Blanc and Churro beer