Wine and Plates Wednesday 11-20-13

Some very special Wines paired with some Plates from our menu

Each Wine by the Glass $5 (12cl)
Each Plate $9

 

Urki Txakoli 2011
Hondarrabi Zuri Grape / Pais Vasco, Spain (89 points)

“This is a very pretty Txakoli (chack-o-lee) with the traditional high acid and citrus elements with a slightly creamy texture added from the few months of sur lee aging. “

Suggested Plate Pairings:
Calamari – Grilled Calamari stuffed with caramelized Maui Sweet Onions on Potato Cream, Bouillabaisse
Anise – Crosnes, Licorice Sunchokes, Fennel, Black and Watermelon Radishes, Sauvignon Blanc Foam

 

Descendientes De Jose Palacios Petalos 2011
Mencia Grape / Bierzo, Castilla Leon, Spain / 92 points

“…very aromatic and flowery (violets), almost heady, with clear notes of blueberries and licorice. “

Suggested Plate Pairings:
Zin – Grilled Steak with Blue Cheese and Zinfandel drizzle on Toasts
Coxinha – São Paulo style fried Oxtail filled Fritters, Chili Honey Sauce

 

Espelt Viticultors Garnacha Old Vines 2010
Garnacha Grape / Emporda, Catalonia, Spain / 92 points

“…from high-elevation vineyards in the Costa Brava, 100% Grenache aged 3 months in new French oak, aromas of raspberry jam, black currants, kirsch, flowers and forest floor, full body, terrific fruit, lots of complexity…”

Suggested Plate Pairings:
Pastor – Grilled Pork Belly al Pastor style on grilled Pineapple, Lemongrass Salsa
Buffalo Tails – Crisp fried Pigs Tails, spicy Buffalo Sauce

Of course, our regular Menu is also available!

Join us for some great flavors!

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    Sherry Chicken Liver Pâté with Espresso Gelee on Semolina Cracker, Blueberry Chutney

    Crushed Cucumbers with Sopressata Salami and Garlic Chili Oil Vinaigrette

    Grilled grass fed Flap Steak with fresh Figs and Danish Blue Cheese on Toasts

    Fresh Sweet Corn Pancakes, aged Humbolt Fog Goat Cheese, Radish Strawberry Cream

    Red Cabbage Salad with Sesame Anchovy Dressing and toasted Seaweeds, baby Candy Cane Beets

    Sous Vide Baby Octopus Shabu Shabu, Chili Ume sauce, Shrimp Dashi

    Charleston style chilled pickled Shrimp with sweet Maui Onions and Sriracha

    Handmade Tuscan Pici Pasta with roasted Chickpeas, Chorizo, Garlic and Breadcrumbs

    Duck Fat roasted Corn on Danish Blue Cheese Polenta 'Cob', Corn Silk Crisps

    Cayenne Grilled Baby Carrot Kofte, Carrot Caramel

    Grilled Peaches and Oyster Mushrooms in Fino Sherry with Almond Crema on Toasts

    Duck Confit and Apricot Ragù on Polenta, Parmesan, Lemon Gremolata


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    Desserts - new this week!

    Caramelized grilled Summer Stone Fruits, Whipped Mascarpone Creme, Sorrel Sorbet

    Candied Caramel Rum Shell filled with Dark Chocolate Ganache, Rum Meringue