Parallel 37 At The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco’s New Cheese Happy Hour
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What’s the big news at San Francisco’s Ritz Carlton: Award winning Parallel 37 at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco celebrates the art of artisanal cheese from around the globe with the re-launch of their “Cheese Happy Hour” series offered every Friday of the week beginning February 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Each cheese happy hour will explore a particular region known for their cheese such as Southern Italy, Basque or the French Alps and welcomes a local Bay Area acclaimed cheesemaker every first Friday of the month including Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. and Nicasio Valley.
More About Parallel 37: Named a “Hot Hotel Restaurant for Locals” by Zagat and a recipient of the Forbes Four Star Rating since 2013, Parallel 37 is a destination for contemporary California cuisine influenced by the cultures and ingredients found along the San Francisco Bay Area’s geographic latitude. Chef de Cuisine Michael Rotondo, formerly executive chef at Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago, crafts globally-inspired cuisine that is artistically creative, disciplined and intriguing, expertly paired with wine, beer and hand crafted cocktails. Sourced locally, Parallel 37’s hyper-seasonal produce is farmer-grown, while meat, poultry and seafood all utilize sustainable practices.
Parallel 37’s warm, modern design is inspired by Northern California’s culinary countryside and features an abundance of reclaimed West Coast wood throughout the 100-seat restaurant.
What is the Cuisine for The Cheese Happy Hour: Chef de Cuisine Michael Rotondo pairs special house-made accoutrements inspired by each region with wines poured from the JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset limited collection. A JCB Tasting Lounge recently opened in the lobby of the landmark hotel which I’ve also been lucky enough to experience and fell in love with. Stay tuned for a blog post to come soon with more on the JCB Tasting lounge!
The Weekly Happy Hour Details: The NEW Cheese Happy Hour at Parallel 37 is now offered every Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is $35 per guest, exclusive of tax and gratuity. This includes an assortment of cheeses paired with wine. Pretty fabulous deal considering how generous the portions are (see below). After my visit and enjoying the Cheese & Wine pairings I was very satisfied, and by satisfied I mean full! The happy hour assortment is quite generous so could also suffice for a light dinner depending if cheese and wine is your idea of a perfect meal. I know it is for me! For additional information and reservations please call 415-773-6168 or visit parallel37sf.com.
DISCLOSURE: Emily, The JetSetting Fashionista enjoyed a complimentary meal during this visit. However, Emily only writes about restaurants and destinations that she personally enjoys and proudly endorses and wants to share with her readers. All opinions expressed are her own.