6:00pm – 9:00pm
Opening Night Dining launches ZinEX with a splash! Legendary Winemakers will host you at one of three renowned San Francisco restaurants for an intimate gathering, featuring a luxurious multi-course dinner paired with—what else—Zinfandel! This is an intimate culinary feast where you and your friends will relax and connect in true San Francisco style.
Purchasing a VIP package allows you to select your restaurant preferences from such luminary restaurants as Scoma’s Restaurant, Piperade or 25 Lusk.*
Executive Chef Matthew Dolan has been passionately developing his culinary talents since he was fourteen years old. He received his formal training at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. His journey has taken him from the highly acclaimed Café des Artistes in Manhattan to Emeril’s Restaurant in New Orleans, through Europe where he earned a coveted Michelin Star, and then finally finding a home in San Francisco. Since launching in 2010, 25 Lusk has taken great pride and pleasure in creating beautiful guest experiences. They believe this is paramount and have worked tirelessly to create an unpretentious venue that is dynamic and unlike anything else in San Francisco. At 25 Lusk, their focus is creating the best possible guest experience through teamwork, determination and excitement for what they are cooking and serving.
Located along the iconic Fisherman’s Wharf, a pier steeped in history and a continuing commitment to support local fisherman, Scoma’s has achieved legendary status, turning a hidden local hang-out into one of the nation’s highest grossing independent restaurants for over 50 plus years. Their pier to plate menu illustrates the timeless relationship between local fishermen and Scoma’s. We’ll be gathering in the Bay-Marin Room, which takes its name from the spectacular views of Mt. Tamalpais and the Marin Headlands, Sausalito and the San Francisco Bay.
Participating Wineries Coming Soon!
New this year! Included with your VIP Package is “grab-n-go” wine time at Opening Night Dining. A fun feature on ZAP cruises is the chance to pick a bottle of wine from our select offerings and we’ve brought this tradition to ZinEX. You won’t know what you are pulling from the box, but it’s sure to be a delicious addition to your weekend.
*Subject to change.