The Dinner Party to End All Dinner Parties: Adam Wiscomb Parties at Perbacco

Adam and friends got an early start at Perbacco. Photo courtesy of Jared Amadeo Holstein.

On Saturday night, San Francisco native Adam Wiscomb, the winner of the UrbanDaddy + OpenTable “Dinner Party to End All Dinner Parties” Giveaway, and nine of his friends enjoyed his prize at Perbacco in his hometown. He gives us the all the details on the dinner party, from dishes they picked to the wines they ordered.

Adam, how surprised were you when you won?

I was insanely surprised when I got the email!  I called Cara at UrbanDaddy to be sure it was for real, and she answered the phone, “Hi Adam.” My jaw sort of dropped at that moment.

Have you ever won anything before?

I have not won anything like this ever in my life.

How did you decide upon Perbacco, out of the many restaurants in San Francisco?

I often eat lunch at Barbacco, a few blocks away from my acupuncture practice, and  remembered that the next-door Perbacco is the more elegant and sophisticated of the two. After I saw their wine list and menus online, I didn’t need to look any further.

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Well-Reviewed: Barbacco in San Francisco; Bistrot Bruno Loubet in the UK; Madhatter in DC; The Wright at the Guggenheim, and More

The latest of the greatest restaurant reviews…

* Michael Bauer reviews Barbacco, sibling restaurant to successful Perbacco, happily awarding it three stars. [San Francisco Chronicle]

* Miami’s Barolo Ristorante has reinvented itself, earning a couple of stars from Victoria Pesce Elliot. [Miami Herald]

* Bistrot Bruno Loubet in London is serving up deep-fried pig, and critic Giles Couren loves every bite at this terrific new restaurant that is “exactly what a bistro is supposed to be.” [London Times Online]

* The food and the service — not the scene — are the real stars at Bistro du Midi in Boston, according to Mat Schaffer. [Boston Herald]

* S. Irene Virbila makes an early visit to Culina, the new restaurant at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills, and she’s pleased with what she sees and eats. [Los Angeles Times]

* Madhhatter in Washington, D.C., offers great food and great fun, according to Tom Sietsema. [Washington Post]

* Leslie Brenner of The Dallas Morning News reviews The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and writes that “The Mansion matters,” thanks to chef Bruno Davaillon. [The Dallas Morning News]

* Chef Neela Paniz’s newest restaurant, Neela’s, is serving up authentic Indian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and bright flavors in Napa. [San Francisco Chronicle]

* Preston’s in Dallas is turning out dishes that are super in more ways than one. [NBC Dallas-Fort Worth]

* Mexican restaurant Rustico Grill in Chicago gets a visit from critic Phil Vettel, who finds comfort and value in its menu. [Chicago Tribune]

* The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan has a masterpiece of a restaurant in The Wright. [Toronto Globe and Mail]

* Troy Unruh, former executive chef at Del Posto, has taken his talents to New Jersey’s Zylo, much to the good fortune of Garden State diners. [Newark Star-Ledger]

Barbacco in San Francisco Now Open and on OpenTable

Barbacco-restaurantThe eaters over at EaterSF are excited about the recent opening of Barbacco Eno Trattoria. Sibling to Perbacco, Barbacco will be serving up casual-yet-inspired Italian fare, complemented by a carefully curated wine list. Book your table and be among the first OpenTable diners to review this sure-to-be-a-success restaurant.