MENU 9/01/21

FOOD:

Burrata with Bits of Yellow Roasted Tomatoes and Garlic Oil: $8
Mixed Olive Tapenade with Bagel Chips or on Tribeca Bread: $8
Black Olive Spread on Tribeca Bread: $7
Mixed Olives with Tribeca Bread: $5
New: Sweet Grass Dairy Pimento Cheese, Thomasville, GA on Tribeca Bread: $8
Chicken Salad on Tribeca Bread: $8
Hummus from Virginia’s Finest with Pita Chips: $8
Cheese Plates: $7 and $10 (For bread to accompany, see below*)
Assorted Salamis with Dante Lamb Cheese or Assorted Salami Plate with Mustard: $9
Roasted and Salted Truffle or Rosemary Marcona Almonds: $4
Affiorato Hand Pressed Olive Oil from Italy with Tribeca Bread: $4 (or flavored olive oils from Puglia) *Plate of Tribeca Bread from New Jersey: $3
Phiabella Mixed Truffles Box of 6: $15
Phiabella Chocolate Bars: $11

COCKTAILS:

Moonstone Pear Infused Sake or Plum Infused (slightly sweet), Oregon: $7

Ruffino Wine Spritz Blood Orange: $6

Flybird Baja Lime Margarita Cocktail over Ice: $6

SPARKLING WINES and DRY ROSE (Still):

1) Jean-Luc Colombo La Dame du Rouet Coteaux D’Aix en Provence Rose 2018 (still): $9 WE 90 pts. A ripe style of rosé from Rhône producer Jean-Luc Colombo, this is soft, fruity and attractively crisp. Bright red fruits shine, resulting in a fresh yet rich wine that is ready to drink.

2) Majolini Franciacorta Brut N.V.: $13 Disgorged 2020. 90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir. Notes of yeast, vanilla and hay on the nose. Complete, full, charming, and persistent. The Brut is a wine with a clear personality, well-defined, but with something that is enigmatic.

3) Pine Ridge Chenin Viognier Sparkling: $8 Brand new! Crisp, bright, and vivacious, Sparkling CB+V is an aromatic wine boasting a bouquet of pear, green apple, and honeydew melon complemented by lime, nectarine, lemongrass, and apricot. The entry is bright and fresh, exhibiting flavors of green apples, lemon, lime, and lychee. The wine has beautifully balanced, crisp acidity, with a refreshing and slightly creamy note on the midpalate. The fine bubbles lift the aromas and flavors and carry them to the finish.

4) Jean Laurent Brut Rose: $17 Wine Spectator 92 pts. This expressive rosé shows a ripe and juicy mix of pureed raspberry and blood orange pâte de fruit, with accents of toast, candied ginger and ground anise set on a dry, chalky frame. Rich and focused. Try this with canapés.

WHITE WINES 

6) Maison Nicolas Perrin Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2014, Rhone: $8 The wine is full of freshness. It gives citrus and apples aromas, its wood four month aging gave its roundness. Marsanne Blanche.

7) Windracer Chardonnay 2014, Anderson Valley: $10 Vivid aromas of toasted bread, butter and white pepper lead to more oak-related notes on the palate, where flavors reminiscent of vanilla and nutmeg are backed by light lemon and apple notes. This bold, dry wine offers plenty of oaky character.

8) Calluna Estate Estate Blanc 2017, Chalk Hill: $10 WE 93 pts. This is an exquisite Bordeaux-style white blend from Sonoma’s Chalk Hill AVA. A blend of 58% Sauvignon Blanc and 42% Semillon, the wine was barrel fermented and barrel aged in neutral French oak. The resulting wine is vivacious with bright flavors and snappy acidity, yet deep, rich, and complex – not unlike some of the great, dry white wines of Bordeaux. 150 cases produced.

 

RED WINES  

9) Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2012, Marlborough, New Zealand: $12 Winemaker notes: Appealing at once, the nose of our Pinot Noir 2012 is ripe with plum, aromatic spice and red florals. The palate is focused with a savory architecture; bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit and spice play with leather and hints of earthiness. Chalky tannins linger on a persistent finish. Pair the 2012 Pinot Noir with soy glazed bbq pork ribs and confit of duck leg.

10) La Capranera Aglianico 2020, Campania: $6 Dark & Juicy. Full-bodied and bursting with fresh red berries with a hint of dark chocolate and spice. A perfect match with mature cheeses, braised short ribs, or grilled meats. Mature cheeses, braised short ribs, or grilled meats. Organic In Practice.

11) Tenuta Tenaglia Monferrato Paradiso Syrah 2009: $13 The wide bouquet hints at black pepper, raspberries and redberry fruit jam. In the mouth it is a very elegant wine, full-bodied and pleasantly astringent. The refining in barrels makes the tannins smoother.

12) Mullan Road Cellars Red Wine Blend 2015, Columbia Valley: $13 Jeb Dunnuck 92 pts. The soft, sexy, decadently styled 2015 Red Wine Blend offers loads of sweet red and black fruits, spice box, chocolate, and leafy herb aromatics. These carry to a ripe, full-bodied beauty that has sweet tannin, not a hard edge to be found, and a good finish. It’s a sexpot of a wine to drink over the coming 7-8 years. The blend is 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34%Merlot, and 17% Cabernet Franc, aged 18 months in 34% new French and American oak barrels.