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CDP Bar

CDP is our brandy and sparkling wine focused cocktail lounge next door.

The bar program celebrates the diverse variety of spirits distilled from fruit which qualifies them in the wonderful category of brandy. We have an extensive collection of single vintage Armagnac and Calvados as well as non-vintage blends of pisco, grappa, kirsch and eau de vie that are mixed into most of our specialty cocktails, or that can be enjoyed simply over ice or in a snifter. Our sparkling wine selection will highlight Champagne but also includes premium California sparkling wines Cava, Sekt and Prosecco. In addition, we offer our favorite spirits beyond the world of brandy. The Commis wine list is available in the lounge.

We apologize we will not be serving the Commis prix fixe menu in the lounge, but we will have a special lounge menu to accompany our bar program.

We do not reserve tables or bar seats at CDP.

CDP Hours

Wednesday – Saturday  5pm – 11:30pm
Sunday  4:30pm – 11:30pm

bites / fare / manger

salted marcona almonds, rose and pink peppercorn sugar 6

green olives scented with green juniper and lemon 7

caramelized brussel sprouts
fermented cabbage, garlic confit vinaigrette 9

pacific oysters naturale
shaved melon ice, horseradish creme fraiche 22

hand cut beef tartare
tarragon, capers, beef fat lavash 15

rustic country pork pate
violet mustard, radish, sourdough pain de mie 13

slow poached egg yolk, smoked dates, alliums, malt 13

commis levain bread
chicken skin butter, herbs 10

hen liver mousseline
choux pastry, cider & quatre epice 10

pressed tallegio and speck
toasted caraway butter, raw orange blossom honey, pickles 12

chocolate, eucalyptus, blackberries 7

CAVIAR SERVICE
brown butter blinis, sour cream, onions, dill
commis private reserve california white sturgeon caviar
twenty-five grams 65
fifty grams 120

spirits

TEQUILA, RUM, AMARO
tequila ocho tequila plata ‘la latilla,’ la alteña, mexico 22
fortaleza tequila añejo, tahona, mexico  27
del maguey la vida 10
del maguey mezcal ‘single village pechuga’
santa catarina minas, mexico 65
el dorado 15yr special reserve, guyana 15
zaya ‘12’ rum, trinidad and tobago 13
sfumato rabarbaro amaro, trentino, italy 7
paolucci ciociaro, amaro 14
bols, genever, holland 14

spirits

bourbon
basil hayden’s, kentucky 16
e.h. taylor small batch, kentucky 13
elijah craig small batch, kentucky 10
michter’s 15
old forester original batch, kentucky 15
old bardstown estate, kentucky 12
noah’s mill, kentucky 18
four roses ‘small batch’ straight, lawrenceburg, kentucky 12
four roses ‘single barrel’ straight, lawrenceburg, kentucky 15

rye
willett family estate 3yr cask strength, kentucky 15
templeton ‘the good stuff,’ templeton, iowa 12

scotch
bank note 5yr, blended 14
laphroaig 10yr single malt, islay 17
talisker 18yr single malt, isle of skye 35
the macallan 18yr single malt, speyside 45
ardbeg ‘uigeadail’ single malt, islay, port ellen 25

cocktails

all cocktails 13

le dernier mot
manoir de montreuil calvados / chartreuse / luxardo / lemon

oakland ‘09
dudognon cognac / pineau des charentes / demi-sec champagne

kina sour
gin / maurin quina / cherry / lemon / egg white

japanese julep
suntory toki / yuzu / shiso / soda

koki-cola
zaya 12 rum / goslings dark rum / kaffir lime / coconut soda

the old pal
rye / dolin blanc vermouth / aperol / orange

the vieux carré
rye / ch. de pellehaut armagnac / carpano antica / bénédictine

the french connection
arkansas black applejack / amaretto / orgeat / orange

rapper’s delight
pinot grape juice / hennessy / lemon

daily inspiration
inquire

by the glass

CHAMPAGNE AND SPARKLING
Bernard Remy, Brut Grand Cru, Champagne, France nv 21
Krug Grande Cuvée, Reims, Champagne, France nv 45
Thiénot, Brut Rosé, Taissy, Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France nv 33

SAKE
Takatenjin ‘Sword of the Sun,’ Tokubetsu Honjozo, Shizuoka Prefecture nv 9
Fukucho ‘Moon on the Water,’ Junmai Ginjo, Hiroshima Prefecture nv 13

WHITE
Max Ferd. Richter, Mulheimer Sonnenlay, Riesling Kabinett, Feinherb 2009 15
Ceretto, ‘Blangé,’ Langhe Arneis, Piedmont, Italy 2016 14
Vocoret, Chablis, France 2015 16

RED
Adelsheim, Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountain, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2014 23
Hypothesis Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California 2014 25
Ravines Cellars, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes, New York 2014 14

BITTER
Aperol Piedmont, Italy 7
Bruto Americano Alameda, California 11
Tempus Fugit ‘Gran Classico’ San Francisco, California 12
Mauro Vergano Barolo Chinato, Piedmont, Italy 12

spirits

JAPANESE WHISKEY
kikori rice whiskey 14
the hakushu 12 25
the hakushu 18yr 73
founded in 1970 on the forested slopes mt. kaikoma, 50 miles west of tokyo, the suntory-hakushu distillery produces whisky of distinction with subtle smoke and pronounced green herbal character

the hibiki 12yr 25
the hibiki 17yr 44
meticulously blended from suntory’s finest single malt and aged grain whiskies from around japan, the hibiki is the company’s most balanced and harmonious spirit.

the yamazaki 18yr 73
japan’s oldest distillery, founded in 1923 south of kyoto at the confluence of the katsura, uji, and kizu rivers. supple, complex, and fruit-driven, the yamazaki is considered by many to be the supreme expression of single malt japanese whisky.

nikka ‘coffey grain’ 21
in scotland masa-san fell in love with the whiskies made on the unique coffey still. he always wanted to have one, and when he opened his second distillery his wish came true. a mash bill of 95% corn makes this for lovers of bourbon.

nikka ‘yoichi 15yr’ 55
located on hokkaido, japan’s north island, the nikka-yoichi distillery experiences a climate remarkably similar to that of scotland, and produces a classic style driven by an intense peaty and smoky character

nikka ‘miyagikyo 12yr’ 45
founded four hours north of tokyo in miyagi prefecture. this single malt whisky is less peaty than its northern counterpart, taking on more profound fruit character from aging in sherry casks.

nikka ‘taketsuru pure malt’ 22
nikka ‘taketsuru 17’ 63
nikka ‘taketsuru 21’ 73
nikka’s masterful, impossibly precise taketsuru blended malt whiskies display a harmony of fruit, smoke, and sherry-cask notes equaled only by the very best scotland can offer

spirits

BRANDY, EAU DE VIE AND ABSINTHE
adrien camut 12yr calvados pays d’auge, france 38
château du breuil 15yr, calvados, france 32
château du breuil 20yr, calvados, france 45
lecompte 12yr, calvados pays d’auge, france 20
lemorton calvados domfrontais, france 1972 74
lemorton calvados domfrontais, france 1980 58
lemorton calvados domfrontais, france 1987 43
manoir de montreuil calvados ‘selection’ 14

osocalis apple brandy, california 25
osocalis, rare alambic, california 13

john-paul metté framboise sauvage, alsace, france 14
john-paul metté poire williams, alsace, france 14

campo de encanto pisco ‘distiller’s reserve moscatel’
ica valley, peru 16

herbsaint ‘legendre absinthe,’ new orleans, louisiana 13
leopold bros. ‘absinthe verte,’ ann arbor, michigan 17
st. george ‘absinthe verte,’ alameda, california 20

champagne, sparkling, cider

CHAMPAGNE
ayala, brut majeur, aÿ, valee de la marne nv 87
bernard remy, brut grand cru, allemant nv 80
billecart-salmon brut blanc de blancs, mareuil-sur-aÿ 2004 340
billecart-salmon extra brut grand cru blanc de blancs 2006 180
billecart-salmon ‘cuvée nicolas françois billecart’ 1999 243
billecart-salmon ‘cuvée nicolas françois billecart’ 2002 333
bollinger, brut, aÿ, valée de la marne nv 136
bruno paillard brut grand cru blanc de blancs 2004 150
charles dufour extra brut, ‘bulles de comptoir’ nv 87
chartogne-taillet brut, ‘sainte anne’, merfy nv 90
demarne-frison brut nature, ‘goustan,’ côte des bars nv 99
doyard-mahé extra brut, blanc de blancs, vertus 2010 161
gaston-chiquet special club grand cru, dizy 2007 150
gosset, brut excellence, aÿ, valée de la marne nv 75
jacquesson extra brut, ‘cuvée n° 737,’ dizy nv 156
jean milan, sec, blanc de blancs, oger nv 90
krug grande cuvée, reims nv 300
paul bara, brut reserve, bouzy, montagne de reims nv 97
pierre gimonnet brut special club grand cru, oger 2008 220
pierre gimonnet brut special club grand cru, oger 2012 268
rené geoffroy brut expression, cumières nv 92
thiénot, brut rosé, taissy, montagne de reims nv 112
vouette et sorbée brut nature, ‘fidéle,’ côte des bars nv 150
vouette et sorbée brut nature, ‘blanc d’argile’ nv 180

ROSÉ CHAMPAGNE
thiénot brut rosé, taissy, montagne de reims nv 112

SPARKLING
giacosa extra brut, piedmont, italy 2007 75
domaine carneros ‘le rêve,’ carneros, california 2008 150
schramsberg brut, ‘j schram,’ california 2007 180
karanika brut, ‘cuvée special,’ greece nv 60
monte tondo brut, soave, italy 2013 45
schloss gobelsburg brut, ‘r.d.,’ langenlois, austria 2001 94
weingut heitlinger blanc de noir, baden, germany 2010 66

SPARKLING CIDER
eric bordelet brut, charchigné, france 38

beer, soda, sweet

BEER
blackberry farm ‘noble cuvée,’ dry-hop saison, walland, tennessee 40
brouwerij bosteels tripel karmeliet buggenhout, belgium 12
brouwerij der trappisten van westmalle tripel, westmalle, belgium 13
coronado brewing co. ‘islander’ ipa, san diego, california 7
kiuchi brewery ‘hitachino nest’ white ale, ibaraki, japan 11
north coast brewing co. ‘scrimshaw’ pilsner, fort bragg, california 6
reissdorf kölsch cologne, germany (500ml) 11
samuel smith’s brewery ‘tadcaster,’ taddy porter, yorkshire, uk 7

NON-ALCOHOLIC
elderflower soda, oakland 5
juniper and juice, oakland 7
bundaberg ginger beer queensland, australia 5
abita root beer new orleans, louisiana 5
coca-cola, mexico 5

SWEET
alvear, solera 1927 16
blandy’s 5yr sercial, madeira, portugal 8
blandy’s 10yr malmsey, madeira, portugal 10
blandy’s 15yr malmsey, madeira, portugal 20
blandy’s malmsey, madeira, portugal 1985 30
blandy’s malmsey, madeira, portugal 1996 19
blandy’s sercial, madeira, portugal 1966 50
charles hours jurançon, ‘clos uroulat,’ france 2014 18
château raymond lafon sauternes, ‘famille meslier,’ bordeaux, 2008 20
kracher beerenauslese, burgenland, austria 2013 20
sandeman 10yr tawny port, Portugal 8
sandeman 20yr tawny port, Portugal 13
sandeman 30yr tawny port, Portugal 23
sandeman 40yr tawny port, Portugal 35

sprits

ARMAGNAC
busca de maniban, ténarèze, 1978 55
château laubade, bas-armagnac,1966 100
château laubade, bas-armagnac, 1967 101
château laubade, bas-armagnac, 1977 65
château laubade, bas-armagnac, 1987 50
château de pellehaut 16
château de ravignan, bas-armagnac, 1981 52
domaine boingnères baco, bas-armagnac, 1975 158
domaine boingnères folle blanche, bas-armagnac, 1981 123
domaine boingnères, folle blanche, bas-armagnac, 1986 77
domaine boingnères, folle blanche, bas-armagnac, 2001 43

COGNAC
camus xo, borderies 58
dudognon reserve 10
dudognon grande champagne 80
frapin cigar perfect blend, fine champagne 34
frapin extra 240
frapin first, cognac 14
frapin vip xo 66
hennessy vs 18
hine 13
rémy martin xo fine champagne 55
rémy martin louis xiii grand champagne 476