Wines and Plates Wednesday 11-27-13

Some awesome Wines paired with some fun Plates from our Menu

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

Take a pre-Thanksgiving break from all the stress and join us!

Douloufakis Vidiano Dafnios 2011
Vidiano Grape / Crete, Greece (90 points)

“…clean and crisp with a slight lemony tinge, nice persistence on the flavorful and juicy finish, this is a wine with good purity of fruit that is refreshing, …“

Suggested Plate Pairings:
Good Earth – Garden of Baby Vegetables and Fruits in Pumpernickle Kalamata ‘Earth’, Goat Cheese Mousse
Calamari – Grilled Calamari stuffed with caramelized Maui Sweet Onions on Potato Cream, Bouillabaisse

Henry Fessy Morgon 2010
Gamay Grape / Morgon, Gran Cru de Beaujolais, France (90 points)

“…Rich and smoky, with layers of black cherry puree, grilled plum, gumdrop and black currant. This is well-integrated and fresh, with a hint of coffee liqueur on the finish “

Suggested Plate Pairings:
Porchetta – Roasted Pork Loin stuffed with Fig Rosemary Pesto, Manzanilla Sherry drizzle
Lengua – Grilled Lamb Tongue, Toasts, Mango Chutney

Espelt Viticultors Vinas Viejas 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!

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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