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All Reviews for Du Jour Dining
Pilar attended Kendrick Dinner
Enjoyed the camaraderie and originality of having a an event such as this in someone's home.
Yes, would recommend.
Would attend a future event.
Joan attended Kendrick Dinner
Delightful in every way!
Michael attended Kendrick Dinner
My favorite part of course was the food. But the elegance of the presentation was awesome(To quote today's kids). Your ingredients were ones that I have not experienced before. For example: Red Wattle Pork Belly;Black Truffle Risotto;Custard with Caviar; the live Oil-Poached Lamb and the fabulous Demi-Glace. And how about the Sorbet with garlic Tuile. I also enjoyed your comments about each dish. My only regret is that I was driving myself and could not appreciate the carefully selected wines that accompanied the various courses. My iron-clad rule is no alcohol when driving. It's an agreement that my daughter and I made with each other. I completely lost my sense of smell years ago. And I believe that my sense of taste has intensified over time. I would certainly recommend that others experience an evening like last night. And I would look forward to attending other events like this. The service was very attentive to all of our needs.
Joe attended Kendrick Dinner
Really an extraordinary experience! Vance & Kelly make it a warm, fun, entertaining & informative event. Couldn't say enough about how imaginative & delicious each dish is with special wine pairings.
Joe attended Du Jour Dining, June 23rd
Brandi attended Du Jour Dining, April 28th
I already reviewed this evening but it never posted? Anyhow, we are totally crazy for Pop-UP or secret dinners and have been to many throughout the bay area. But this dinner was over the top terrific! We've never had higher quality food at any pop-up dinner and we were so impressed. Who makes a masterpiece out of cauliflower? And the wine pairing were superb. We had a pinot noir with one course that was way beyond the price we paid for the dinner. I was afraid to later look up how much that vintage might cost, it was that good. And the other diners were fun and open and really made the evening enjoyable. The chef and his wife were lovely and welcoming. I can't wait for the next one and I want to set up some private dinners as well. Amazing! Thanks to Vance for this terrific evening. After the dinner we felt like it was such a bargain!
Dede attended Du Jour Dining, April 28th
Perfect size group and all courses were interesting and delicious! The pairings were perfect. Thanks Chef Vance for a wonderful evening!
Hope attended Du Jour Dining, April 28th
Vance and Kelly are such perfect hosts and their sense of humor and great style add to the wonderful food. Our second time, and we will return for more.
Anne attended Du Jour Dining, March 17th
Sailu attended Du Jour Dining, Jan. 28th
John attended Du Jour Dining, Jan. 28th
Abosultely awesome! Every dish was fantastic and the wine paired perfectly. If you ever see potato ice cream on the menu you have to go. Thanks again Vance!
Amy attended Du Jour Dining, Jan. 28th
A memorable night of beautiful and thoughtfully chosen wines plus INCREDIBLE dishes from the ultimate chef/hostess team... feel so lucky to have been introduced to du jour dining!
Du Jour Dining was a wonderful and unique experience. Everything from the Food and Wine Pairings to the ecletic and refereshing conversations to the hosts for the evening were most enjoyable.
I would absolutley reccomend this amazing treat!
hope attended Du Jour Dining, October 22nd
We will be back for more. It may sound expensive, but we felt we received a good value, as everything was so wonderful.
Steven attended Du Jour Dining, October 22nd
Absolutely delicious and amazing food. We'll do as many of these as we can . . . .
Maggie attended Du Jour Dining, October 1st
This was a fabulous experience and I highly recommend it. Over the top edible delicious decadence.... and a really fun group of diners to round out the evening. I'm definitely going again!
Paul attended Du Jour Dining, October 1st
The food, wine and presentation were all excellent. This was a great evening - and we will definitely do it again!
Julie attended Du Jour Dining, October 1st
As always a fabulous dujour dining experience. Food was spectacular, wines were superb, and great company. Love the location at Community Cafe. We'll be back...
Julie and John Shirley
Steve attended Du Jour Dining, September 17th
A most memorable experience with great food, excellently paired wines, and good people. Thanks.
We had a wonderful dining experience with du jour dining in June. The food was fantastic, wines incredible, and hosts were so friendly and relaxed, and had a fun group to enjoy the evening. Can't wait to join in another du jour dining experience real soon.
Jeanne attended Du Jour Dining, September 17th
Vance is incredibly talented, creative and a true master of his craft. He and his lovely wife Kelley make the evening a hit. Food is incredible, the wine pairings are right on and it is fun to meet your tablemates. We will definitely go to other events.
Vance and Kelly have brought a truly unique experience to Sonoma -- creative menus that are both visually beautiful oon the plate, and truly delicious to eat. Thoughtful wine pairings enhanced each course. The beautifully set community table was a nice and comfortable setting for the exquisite dining event that took place!
This was over the top in every way. Vance brought out one amazing dish after another, each one perfectly paired with a different wine. Even though it was 9 courses, it wasn't an obscene amount of food. You got maybe two bites of each -- just enough to tease your palate, not enough to leave you bloated. Everything was seasonal and fresh, of course, but also sooooo inventive. We'll be going to another event soon. Considering how much effort Vance and his team out into it, plus all the incredible wine, it's actually a deal.
Everything about the evening at Du Jour was beautiful. It was apparent throughout the night that Vance Rose is passionate about entertaining and creating a fantastic experience for everyone. His broad yet refined range of culinary craftsmanship kept the group anticipating the flavors of the course yet to come. Being in wine country, of course the wine was plentiful and Vance, being a long time patron of the wine industry, was able to provide strong insight into his pairing choices and their backgrounds. The group was great, the surroundings were very comfortable and the food was spectacular. Recommended for a night to remember.
This was my first experience with Du Jour dining, and Vance made it extremely memorable! The food was absolutely fantastic, the wine was paired perfectly. The atmosphere was casual, yet sophisticated and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I would do it again and again. Thank you Vance!
One of the best meals I've had in my life, with a great chef and atmosphere to boot!
Du Jour Dining was our first underground dining experience, and we will definitely do it again. Vance and his wife were not only amazing in the kitchen, but timed the meal perfectly and were amazing hosts. They hold these meals either in their home or in other locations, but we attended a meal in their flat in San Francisco, which is perfectly sized for an intimate meal. All of the food was amazing and original, and several we have tried to make on our own since (to varying success).
Perhaps the best part of the night, however, is when they were finally done serving and joined us for wine and discussion in dining room.
We will do it again and would highly recommend to anyone interested in an amazing, unique, and personal dining experience. With complete wine pairings, this is more than worth the money!
Best fourth of July ever!...Vance and Kelly are premier hosts and offer a meal/experience to delight the senses. Superb combinatons give this exquisite dining event more pleasure than any in restaurant dining experience. A must try!!!
This was one of the most exciting dining experiences we have ever had. The inventiveness of the food, the perfect wine pairings and the explanations of each course and wine pairing in a relaxed and intimate setting was fabulous. The value of the food, wine and experience for the price was incomparable.
Delicious, creative menu with excellent wine pairing. The dinner is well paced and relaxed. An added bonus is to have Vance explain each course and occasionally sit and have a glass of wine with the guests. Truly a unique dining experience!
------i just wish they would do it more often-----and also in the NAPA Valley-----and Sonoma again
best to do the dinners during the week in San Francisco---but weekends in WINE COUNTRY!!!!
One of my most memorable meals ever! It's a wonderful culinary adventure that everyone should experience.
Du Jour Dining is truly one of life's pleasures. Incredible food paired with remarkable wines! I love dining with food lovers who are interested in what they're eating. The beauty of Du Jour Dining is that the chef is right there and can take you through the process of how each dish was created, can tell you about the ingredients, or you can just enjoy! Great for entertaining clients, a special family dinner, a fun gathering of friends, OR a great way to meet new and interesting people. Always a treat.
Vance and Kelly Rose are two of the most innovative, entertaing, fun people we have ever been around. We can not wait to get back to San Francisco to see them again.
We have dined with Du Jour and Vance twice and have had an absolutely amazing meal both times.
Although we've been to several well-regarded restaurants in the San Francisco bay area, we have never had something quite as good as what Vance prepared for us.
Maybe it's cooking for a small party, or more likely just his incredible talent; either way, you will have the best bite of your life over, and over and over again.
I literally can't recommend Du Jour Dining any more. It's an amazing meal, experience and is extremely affordable for what is provided.
Reviews of Du Jour Dining, March 3rd
With the calendar slowly moving from winter to spring, threr are many wonderfully exciting things slated to appear in the market soon and that gets our juices flowing at Du Jour Dining. This menu takes advantage of late winter produce, early spring vegetables as well as crab, turbot, poussin, beef and cheese.
You will find fascinating combinations of flavors and textures along with masterful wine parings in the signature nine-course seven-wine internationally inspired, locally driven modernist cuisine.
March 3rd, 2012
“Faberge Egg” Dungeness Crab-Tarragon Custard and Tobiko
2004 Schlos Volrads Rheingau Riesling
Artichoke Ice Cream with Olio Verde Pudding and Caviar
Roasted Bakefield Farms Cauliflower, Pine Nut Butter,
Plumped Currants & Dried Grapes
2010 Bethel Heights Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc
Spring Carrot and Madras Curry Soup with Citrus Salad
2009 Heidi Schrock Muscat
Turbot Poached with Sweet Dumpling Squash and Bacon
2009 Albert Bichot “Domaine Long-Depaquit” Chablis
Roasted Poussin with Chanterelles & Farro
2006 Williams Selyem Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
V-Farms Beef Rib-Eye en Sous Vide, Sorrel Soufflé,
Blood Orange Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce
2007 Fortini “Margarita Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon
Shaved Tete de Moine with Apple Puree, Dried Pear and Braised Chestnuts
2009 Double Eagle Napa Valley Merlot/Cabernet Franc
Kir Royale: Cassis Sorbet with Champagne Foam
Fleur de Sel Caramels
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