Continuing its tradition of local food scene guest bartenders (e.g., Leah Garchik & Paolo Lucchesi, Jay Barmann, Marcia Gagliardi, this fool), local booze aficionado Camper English of Alcademics will man the bar from 6 - 8 p.m at Jardinière. He's shaking up a concoction called the Golden Gate 75 (in honor of Big Orange's 75th birthday) made with blood oranges (for the bridge color), Campari, California sparkling wine, simple syrup, and bitters (for all the lost souls who jumped from the bridge, perhaps?).
Also, the pairing will be served with a Green Goddess Salad slider. For those not in the know, Green Goddess salad was also allegedly invented in San Francisco way back when. Here's one theory on the (delicious) dressings origins, via Wikipedia:
"The most accepted theory regarding its origins points to the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in 1923, when the hotel's executive chef Philip Roemer wanted something to pay tribute to actor George Arliss and his hit play, The Green Goddess. He then concocted this dressing, which, like the play, became a hit. This dressing is a variation of a dressing originated in France by a Chef to Louis XIII who made a Sauce Au Vert (Green Sauce) which was traditionally served with 'Green Eel'."
The slider and the drink will each run for $9. The merriment starts tomorrow, Wednesday, at Jardinière in Hayes Valley. See you there, kids.
Jardinière: 300 Grove (at Franklin), S.F., 415-861-5555