2010 was a year of awesome wine dinners.
Salmon & Squid
This gorgeous plate was courtesy of Chef Joe Cortright at Spindini. Cured salmon with squid ink gnocchi stuffed with salmon roe. Awesome.
Luigi Einaudi 1999 Langhe. Whoa. I mean....whoa. Bad ass Italian.
South of Beale's Tuna
South of Beale is Memphis' answer to the question: Gastropub? One of my favorite dishes of theirs is the Sesame crusted tuna on sushi rice balls. Pure asian flavors in a rustic & comfy space in South Main. Thank you SOB!
Terrene in St Louis
Terrene is an excellent restaurant in St Louis, MO. If you are in town go! They took high quality local beef & created a super delicious beef carpaccio.
Napa Cafe is East Memphis' Oasis
I love bellying up to the bar at Napa Cafe & getting some apps & some vino. Their crab cakes are outstanding!
Justin Goes All Latin Up in Here
In case I haven't said it before my friend Justin is an amazing cook. He whipped up a bright, spicy, earthy dish of tostones, black beans & avocado. So tasty.
I love bright, nervy white wines with loads of minerality & acidity. Enter Muscadet.
I won the right to purchase some bad ass wine at the Brooks Museum's Uncorked event. One of the best & most fun food & wine events in the Mid-South. Brogan Cellars is a small producer of premium pinot noir & syrah in California. I'm not the biggest California fan really but this bottle was stunning.
Restaurant Iris is one of the best restaurants in town & their scallop dish is one of the reasons why. Just look at it!
What to Cook: Crushed Tomatoes - When tragedy befalls your garden, move forward: Start with some spaghetti carbonara, and move into other comforts.
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