Claypool Cellars Wine Dinner at Foreign Cinema

Foreign Cinema's Modernism West Gallery

Foreign Cinema invites wine enthusiasts to welcome Claypool Cellars and Les Claypool, the lead vocalist and bassist for the alternative rock band Primus, for a special dinner taking place on Thursday, August 23, 2012. Guests may enjoy an exceptional 5-course tasting menu prepared by Chef/Owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark.

For this festive evening, Claypool joins Foreign Cinema’s New Wine Director Shannon Tucker to take guests through a food and wine journey as they pair the flavors of Foreign Cinema’s seasonal, California-Mediterranean cuisine with select wines from Claypool Cellars.

The event will take place in Foreign Cinema’s Modernism West, a gallery in partnership with acclaimed art dealer Martin Muller of Modernism Inc. A screening of Dr. Strangelove, which is Les Claypool’s favorite movie, will be in full swing starting at dusk. Les will also be signing bottles of wine that may be purchased through Claypool Cellars.


Passed appetizers

Pink Platypus Pinot Noir Rose, Russian River Valley 2009


First Course Served Family-style

Mozzarella di Burrata

Oaxacan-style Squid

Summer Chicory Salad

Duck Mousse Bruschetta and Nectarines

Purple Pachyderm Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2009


Main Course Selection

Santa Barbara Sea Bass served with Brandywine tomatoes,

fresh curry leaf, and cumin basmati


Tea Smoked Five-Spice Duck Breast with cannellini, golden plum chutney,

mache, and five spice cracklings


Grains & Greens: quinoa, haricot vert, little fingerlings, Tabil cauliflower,

baby carrots, raita, and harissa

Purple Pachyderm Pinot Noir, ‘Hurst Vineyard’ Russian River Valley 2009


Hand Selected Cheese

Rourme d’Ambert, Walnut Bread, and Fennel



Mexican Chocolate Petite Cake

Rhone-Style Fancí Blend, Lake County 2009


PRICE: $60 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling 415.648.7600

WHEN:  Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

2534 Mission Street at 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

For more information on Foreign Cinema, please visit, and @ForeignCinemaSF. For more information on Claypool Cellars, please visit