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Special Dinner featuring Kabaj Wines at Bar Bambino

3 May, 2011


Bar Bambino Salutes Slovenia with a special dinner featuring Kabaj Wines with owner Jean Michel Morel on Thursday 19 May 2011

San Francisco – Paying tribute to its Central and Eastern European influenced menu, Bar Bambino is pleased to announce its second regional wine & cuisine dinner of the year with a salute to the wines of Kabaj in Slovenia.  Having recently returned from a gastronomic tour through Friuli and Alto Adige, proprietor Christopher Losa, Chef Elizabeth Binder, and Pastry Chef Alyce Shields have created an exciting menu for the limited seating dinner on 19 May 2011 from 7-10 PM.  Special guest, Kabaj winemaker Jean Michel Morel will guide diners through six of his wines paired with a menu Chef Binder has created inspired by her recent travels.

Highlights of the 4-course, wine-paired menu include a shellfish brodetto steamed in pinot grigio with saffron and flaked Hungarian paprika and a grappa roasted duck with savory cherry jus and a napoleon of crispy potatoes and fava beans.   Seating for this special dinner with the worldly and passionate Jean-Michel Morel is limited to 20 people at a price of $85 per person (gratuity and tax not included).  Throughout the evening in the main dining room, all the wines being presented will be available at special pricing. Please call 415.701.VINO (8466) to reserve your seats or email


Kabaj Wines Presented By Jean-Michel Morel

Thursday, 19 May 2011


Frico of Montasio with asparagus carpaccio, baby arugula, and chive blossom


Shellfish brodetto with grilled bread -

A delicate brodetto from a selection of the day’s catch, steamed in pinot grigio, saffron, and flaked Hungarian paprika.

2008 Kabaj Sivi Pinot (Pinot Grigio)

2008 Kabaj Rebula (Ribolla Gialla)


Black and white risotto with house-made sausage and wilted escarole

2005 Kabaj Amphora

2006 Kabaj Amphora


Grappa roasted duck with savory cherry jus and a napoleon of crispy potatoes and fava beans

2007 Kabaj Merlot


Black walnut, apricot and poppyseed torte - A

gibanica of walnut, apricot, poppyseed and ricotta with a Tokaj zabaglione

Coffee, tea


About Kabaj Winery
Located on the Italian/Slovenian border in Goriška Brda, the Kabaj family has farmed vineyards for generations. Under Yugoslav Communism they, like all grape growers sold their fruit to the state. In the early 90’s Slovenia disbanded from Yugoslavia and after decades of collective production, private wine producers were allowed to resurrect this long heralded wine region that predates the Romans. In 1993 French enologist Jean Michel Morel and his wife Katja Kabaj released the first wine of the estate under her family name. Today Kabaj makes thoroughly modern wine by combining an individual grape growing locale, indigenous varieties, French wine making expertise, time tested ancient methods and Jean Michel’s desire to create in the glass what he tastes in his imagination. Kabaj wines are unforgettable, age worthy and will be a pleasure to watch develop both in the bottle and as Jean Michel draws closer to his truth.

About Bar Bambino
Nestled on an edgy urban block of San Francisco’s Mission District is Bar Bambino, a neighborhood eatery that brings simple, elegant food and wine to the table in a convivial gathering spot. After more than three years of specializing in pan-regional Italian cuisine, Bar Bambino, under the direction of proprietor Christopher Losa and chef Elizabeth Binder has narrowed its focus to the northeastern corner of Italy, letting the diverse cultures found in Friuli, Alto Adige, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria and Hungry influence their offerings. Bar Bambino’s seasonally inspired cuisine is served in a lively and informal, urban atmosphere. Featuring locally and sustainably sourced produce and meats, house-made pastas, and inspired desserts, Executive Chef Elizabeth Binder demonstrates a thorough knowledge of northern Italian cuisine while her understated touch brings a lightness and elegance to traditional recipes. Since opening in April 2007, Bar Bambino has garnered local and national accolades, repeatedly named as a San Francisco Chronicle Top 100 restaurant and as one of Bon Appetit Magazine’s Top 10 Wine Bars in the nation.

For more information and reservations please call Bar Bambino at 415/701 VINO (8466) or email For media inquiries, interviews or information, please contact Kimberly Charles of Charles Communications Associates at or 415/701 9463.

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