Ring In The Chinese New Year With Fireworks For Your Palate at Uncle Yu’s At The Vineyard

Sea Bass paired with Weingut Erich & Maria Berger Grüner Veltliner, Kremstal, Austria 2009 (Photo by: Martin Delfino, Model - Margaux Maxon, Hair - James Griffiths, Makeup - Emily Sarah)

2012 is the year of the black water dragon. It is definitely upon us and according to some, it could be a transformational life-changing year for many. As we prepare to welcome the year and harness the luck it brings, only one thing immediately comes to mind. Start it right with a bang at our favorite Chinese restaurant. Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyard has for so many reasons remained our undisputed favorite dining place for quite some time now. From unforgettable palate pleasures to an outstanding wine list from all across the world, this place has married the eastern and western cultures magically with every food and wine pairing served. The service from the charming, personable and familial staff is unrivaled and in-house sommelier Nick Liang will take you on an idyllic tour of Bordeaux and Rhone regions the minute he pours you the fascinating varietals chosen specifically to go with your menu selections. Did we mention how absolutely mind-blowing the food is? You’ll be veiled in ecstasy with every bite. Truly there are no words to describe it.

What people are saying about Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyard

– My recommendation for wine lovers? Get yourself to Uncle Yu’s, put yourself in the hands of the sommelier and let the kitchen and dining room staff put to rest the notion that Mu Shu and Monstance don’t match…” – Bill Staggs, The San Francisco Chronicle

– It’s wine list is a virtual magnum opus of the upscale wines of the Western world. “And the wine line-up is truly impressive” “The selection goes beyond the usual Chardonnay / Cabernet Sauvignon hegemony” – Michaelle Anderson, The San Francisco Chronicle

– The MATCHMAKER. Uncle Yu’s Sommelier, Nick Liang, defies convention as he pairs spices of the East with wines of the West” – Heather John, Diablo Magazine

Check out their enticing menu to celebrate the Year of the Water Dragon

Seared Harris Ranch Beef Tenderloin Medallions with Shiitake Mushrooms & String Beans, Black Pepper Sauce paired with Cabernet Sauvignon, Steven Kent, Livermore Valley 2007 (Photo by Isaac Hernandez)

5 -Course Tasting Menu runs from
January 20 – February 4, 2012
Food only $38, paired with wine $60

1st Course

Good Fortune Salad

  • House Smoked Sashimi Grade Salmon, Organic Sunflower Sprouts, Daikon and Taro Root, Tossed with Peach, Apple, Honey & Lime Vinaigrette 
  • Wine pairing:  Grüner Veltliner, Weingut Erich & Maria Berger, Kremstal 2009

2nd Course

  • Spring Rolls with Shrimp, Chicken & Taro Root Mousse and Jicama & Shiitake Mushrooms, Spinach Wasabi
  • Wine Pairing Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc “Ghielmetti Vineyard, Lola”, St. Kent, Livermore Valley 2010

3rd Course 

  • Steamed Lamb Dumplings, Chicken Consommé with Garlic & Rice Vinegar
  • Cabernet Franc, Chinon “Laure et le Loup”, Domaine Dozon, Touraine, Loire 2005

4th Course

  • Fillets of Orange Roughy with Green Soybeans and Mangoes in Peking Sauce
  • Sangiovese Grosso, Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Piancornello di Pieri Silvana, Tuscany 2009


  • Seared Harris Ranch Beef Tenderloin Medallions with Shiitake Mushrooms & String Beans, Black Pepper Sauce
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Steven Kent, Livermore Valley 2007

5th Course

  • Magic Cube
  • Port, Smith Woodhouse “Lodge Reserve”, Portugal

Visit them!

39 S Livermore Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550-3119