10/08/2012 02:23:00 PM

Get Sauced: St. Vincent Launches Jersey Shore-inspired Pop-Up Dinners

Jersey City, NJ, 1948; photo by Anthony Giglio courtesy of Facebook 
Despite the Irish-sounding surname and the distinctly American menu, the hip wine-centric Valencia St venue St. Vincent Tavern just announced it will start offering an unabashedly old-school Italian-American pop-up dinner series. Both owner David Lynch and chef Bill Niles know a thing or two about long-simmered Sunday sauces and glasses of big beefy reds. The former was raised on his grandmother’s meat sauces and the latter (Niles, a Philly native) first cut his teeth cooking professionally on the Jersey Shore Boardwalk.

Dubbed "Sunday Sauce", the three-course family style Italian-American feasts will be paired with wines and offered at the retro-price of $45 a head, before tax and gratuity (Sinatra music thrown in gratis.) The inaugural supper, which will be held on October 21 beginning at 5 PM, will feature the Piedmontese wines of Oddero, one of the stalwarts of Piedmont’s Barolo wine zone, and Gillardi, which is considered one of the leading producers of Dolcetto. Check out the menu after the jump.

ANTIPASTI MISTI
Pimento Peppers and Provolone * Marinated Mushrooms * Pickled Broccoli Rabe

PASTA
Baked Macaroni with House Ricotta and Smoked Tomato

MAIN COURSE
Bavette Steak Braciole with Roasted Seasonal Vegetables

DESSERT
Cannoli alla Siciliana and Assorted Gelati

For reservations for the October 21 dinner (served 5- 9PM), call the restaurant at 415-285-1200.

Click here for a list of other San Francisco restaurants serving family-style Sunday suppers.

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