If you are one of the many Angelenos who commute back and forth to San Francisco on a regular basis, of if you’re just planning a trip to the City by the Bay, be sure include Seasons Restaurant at the Four Seasons in your plans, and prepare yourself for a fine meal served with a unique wine twist.
The classic, upscale hotel has uncorked a new age in wine ordering by listing glasses and bottles on an iPad presented to you at the table.
While the art of winemaking dates back to 7,000 B.C or earlier, the Four Seaons has taken it to the 21st century with this new tech-driven wine list that uses the state-of-the-art SmartCellar application that allows wine lovers to enjoy an interactive experience with their favorite vintners.
You can mull over palate-pleasing descriptions of each bottle, read about its accolades and awards and consider suggested food pairings to complement Seasons’ unique California cuisine. Craving Chardonnay or prefer a Pinot? The iPad allows you to sort each wine by name, region, vintage or price. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, direct any questions to Seaons’s sommeliers to ensure you’ve made the perfect pick.
While hotel restaurants sometimes get a bad rap, Seasons, Four Season’s signature dining venues, stayspretty consistent in quality and service. The handsome SFO location, on the 5th floor, is a casually stylish room with dramatic features ofset by Norwegian granite floors and hardwood finishes.
There’s an open kitchen that allows a glimpse of the chefs preparing California cuisine dishes that rely on fresh, local ingredients, simply prepared and pleasingly presented.
To learn more check out: Steak in the City, the Seasons Restaurant blog devoted to restaurant events, wine reviews, cooking tutorials and more and Meet Executive Chef Mark Richardson.
Lighter preparations of creative side dishes allow the fresh locally grown and organic produce to shine. In addition to these customisable accompaniments, the restaurant, whichi is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offers a seasonally changing tasting menu that is unique in the San Francisco steakhouse genre.Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, 757 Market Street, San Francisco, http://www.fourseasons.com.