Posts tagged "cava"

Greeked-up Hanger & Skordaliá With 2007 Quinta do Vallado Tinto

Greeked-up Hanger & Skordaliá With 2007 Quinta do Vallado Tinto
The marriage of a Greek to a Portuguese would be a weird one. All that Greeky gregariousness mixing with Portuguese reticence and historical sadness? Odd hook-up in my book. Or maybe it would work. Certainly did in the food and wine realm last night. Greek food isn't defined by its bigness. It's defined by its contrast of earthiness and brightness. This Douro red slides right in by offering exactly that - earthy, spicy, herby core lifted by an acid that keeps it springy, pause-y, pucker-y and oh-so non-pricey pleasant...

Hema's Kitchen With 2011 Crios And Albero Brut Cava

Hema's Kitchen With 2011 Crios And Albero Brut Cava
Pairing wine with Indian food boils down to two simple rules if your goal for the meal is to avoid a funeral in your mouth. With reds, stay away from high alcohol and tannins unless you enjoy the taste of hydrogen peroxide in red beverage form. With whites, stay away from ones with lower acidity... Read more »

Michael Symon Roasted Chicken & Salsa Verde With 2005 Gramona Brut Nature Cava

Michael Symon Roasted Chicken & Salsa Verde With 2005 Gramona Brut Nature Cava
In 2003, right after we moved to Chicago, Paul Kahan and Koren Grieveson opened Avec. After our first visit, a pan-Mediterranean small plates feast, my wife and I both knew this was going to be the beginning of a long love affair. Not necessarily with Avec itself, though we’ve always loved our meals there, but... Read more »
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