Wines and Plates Wednesday 12-4-13

Some awesome Wines paired with some fun Plates from our Menu

Try any or all of the Wines, mix and match ’em with any of the Plates

Each Wine by the Glass $5 (12cl)

Each Plate $9

Nikolaihof Gruner Veltliner Hefeabzug 2011
Gruner Veltliner Grape  /  Wachau, Austria  (91 points)...crisp and refreshing, mineral-driven, with the characteristic aromas of 
green apple and white pepper, ...“

Suggested Plate Pairings:

Kabocha – Kobocha Squash Risotto with Chipotle roasted Baby Apple, Pepitos, Caramel Popcorn

Calamari – Grilled Calamari stuffed with caramelized Maui Sweet Onions on Potato Cream, Bouillabaisse

Rafael Palacios Sabrego Godello Valdeorras 2011
Verdelho Grape (Gordello)  /  Valdeorras, Spain   (90 points)...Lighter than a chardonnay but not as much grass or citrus as 
sauvignon blanc. Melon and pineapple, crisp minerality in the middle, 
very well done...“

Suggested Plate Pairings:

Free Range – Organic Turkey Breast stuffed with Sage, Prosciutto, Parmesan and Chestnuts on Yukon Gold Potatoes, roasted Turkey Gravy

Wild -Roasted Chanterelle and Black Trumpet Wild Mushrooms with Maple drizzle on Polenta

Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2011
Nerello Mascalese Grape  /  Etna, Sicily, Italy   (93 points)...Beautiful aromas of flowers and dried fruits with plums and strawberries. 
Full body, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Balanced and delicious. 
Tannins are very velvety. Excellent . ..”

Suggested Plate Pairings:

Porchetta – Roasted Pork Loin stuffed with Fig Rosemary Almond Pesto and Prosciutto, Manzanilla Sherry drizzle, fresh Fennel

Zin – Grilled Steak with Blue Cheese and Zinfandel drizzle on Toasts

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