MENU 5/12/22

FOOD:

Cherry Peppers Stuffed with Pecorino Cheese from Italy: $1.5 

Burrata with Roasted Red Tomato Bits and a Drizzle of Garlic Oil: $6 

Mixed Olive Tapenade with Pita 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 

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Pita Chips: $8 

The Perfect Pita Traditional Hummus with Pita Chips: $8 

New: Parmesan Spread on Tribeca Bread: $7 

Cheese Plates: $8 and $12 (For bread to accompany, see below*) 

Assorted Salamis with Assorted Cheese or Assorted Salami Plate with Mustard: $10 

Roasted and Salted Truffle Marcona Almonds or Rosemary Marcona Almonds: $4 

Shelled Pistachios: $4 

Macadamia Nuts: $5 

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 

Mixed Truffle Plate (6 different ones): $12 

COCKTAILS:

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

Ruffino Wine Limonata: $6 

Flybird Blood Orange or Prickly Pear Margarita Cocktail (made with Agave wine) over Ice: $6

SPARKLING WINES and DRY ROSE (Still):

1) Matthiasson Rose 2021, Napa and Yolo County (still): $11 Its citrusy aromas and clean flavors will complement the wonderful spring foods that show up on the table as the weather thaws (salads, rabbit, frittatas, peas, favas, green garlic…). The fruit is grown specifically for rosé, which means that we keep the vines a little happier than for red wine, making plump juicy grapes that are vibrant and refreshing. To capture that zesty brightness, we harvest very early, barely past veraison, similar to the level of ripeness for sparkling wine. We capture the fruit when it is high-toned, crisp, and refreshing. All three vineyards are lovingly farmed organically. The blend is approximately 40% Grenache, 18% Barbera, 16% Counoise, 14% Syrah, and 12% Mourvedre. 

2) Dopff & Irion Blanc de Blancs Cremant Brut N.V., Alsace: $9 Winemaker notes: The history of sparkling wine production in Alsace is said to go back to around the year 1900, when Julien Dopff is said to have applied the “champagne method” to his own Alsatian wines with satisfactory results.. The Cremant Blanc de Blancs Brut is a pale-yellow color with fine and light bubbles. The nose is characterized by fruit aromas such as green apple or lemon. The flavor is round and elegant. Well-balanced and perfectly dry, it has fine, persistent, lasting bubbles. 

3) Mestres Coquet Gran Reserva Brut Nature Cava 2013: $10 30% Macabeu, 40% Xarel.lo and 30% Parellada. Second fermentation is done under cork; aged a minimum of 40 months. All riddling and disgorging is done by hand. No expedition liqueur. Residual sugar less than 1.5 g/l Straw yellow with green highlights. Great elegance and aromatic richness and a great wealth of aromas. Floral touches, fresh cut grass, apples, pears and peaches as well as citric and balsamic scents. The palate is well-structured and spicy with a hint of tannin, leaving it quite dry but rich and lively. Fine bubbles and a good evolution in the glass. 

4) Antica Fratta Essence Rose Franciacorta 2015, Lombardy: $16 Intense, small red berries with aromas of candy. On the palate a good balanced structure, fragrant, intense, excellent persistence and a pleasant body. Grown in vines of calcareous-clayey soil. 60 % pinot noir, 40 % chardonnay. Recommended for the whole meal, especially with entrées, flavorsome meat and fish dishes. Ideal with salami and cheese, but also sushi.

WHITE WINES 

6) Gramercy Cellars Picpoul 2021, Walla Walla Valley: $8 The story goes like this. Greg Harrington at Gramercy Cellars had been bugging a vineyard owner to switch a vineyard from white grapes to syrah, and plant it the way Greg wanted. After a few years the farmer finally says okay, BUT Greg has to make one vintage of picpoul. Apparently everyone who had ever bought this guys picpoul had just blended it into chardonnay or whatever to give it acid. Greg says okay, makes a vintage of picpoul and figures he will sell it at the tasting room only. So this picpoul is the fastest selling wine the tasting room ever had. Greg goes back to the farmer to see if he can stop him from grafting those vines over, but he is too late. Alas, he tells this story to another local who had been buying that picpoul from the tasting room. A few weeks later, that guy comes back to tell Greg he found him another amazing source for picpoul in Walla Walla! So Gramercy Cellars makes very little of this and it is delicious. Its crisp and refreshing without being lean. It is as if Greg asked God to make a wine that is perfect with oysters and he said yes. 

7) Talbott Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vineyard 2016, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey: $11 Offers aromas of jasmine, sandalwood and vanilla along with richer notes of brioche and butterscotch. On the palate, lively minerality adds complexity to characteristics of green apple, Crenshaw melon, ripe Bosc pear and Meyer lemon accented by notes of butter and cream. Rich and vibrant, this elegant Chardonnay has a satiny smooth finish with alluring hints of cinnamon and hard spices. 

8) Massican Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Napa Valley: $11 Winery: Inspired by the Sauvignon wines of northern Italy, our Sauvignon Blanc pays homage to the tart and delicious everyday wine workhorse of the region of Friuli. While it is difficult to recreate these specific Italian wines anywhere else in the world, Sauvignon is our California interpretation of these great Italian white wines. The grapes for this wine are farmed at two vineyards in Napa Valley 

where the temperatures are both the warmest during the day and the coolest at night. That diversity helps us produce a wine of intensity and freshness, and as such we tip-our-Sauvignon-hat to our fellow winemakers in northeast Italy. 

RED WINES  

9) Copain Les Voisins Pinot Noir 2016, Anderson Valley: $11 Winemaker notes: Our 2016 “Les Voisins” Pinot Noir represents the focus and concentration that this vintage will be known for. This bottling presents aromatics of black cherry skins, star anise, and sweet tea leaves. On the pallet, flavors of raspberry compote and red currants are met with notes of forest floor and vanilla. The lush, silky texture is balanced with a lasting finish. 

10) Gundlach Bundschu Merlot 2018, Sonoma Valley: $11 Merlot can have a reputation for being soft and wimpy, but the Merlot from Rhinefarm takes on a robust personality. It is distinctively dark and weighty with aromas and flavors of blueberries, black tea and cocoa and spice box. 

11) Podere le Ripi Toscano Rosso 2014: $10 Aromas of Dried cherry, leather, tart raspberry, cranberry, brush, oak. Classic Sangiovese style with a delicate garnet red color. On the nose typical expression of the large oak barrel, vibrant red fruits and brushwood notes. In the mouth fine quality tannins that support a well-balanced acidity. Very beautiful drinkability. Podere le Ripi only makes ‘single vineyard’ wines. This is the Cielo d’Ulisse (sky of Ulysses) vineyard. This vineyard is one of their Brunello vineyards, but the 2014 vintage was deemed as a lesser vintage. At the winery they decided to declassify this wine from Brunello, put a red line through the label, and call it Toscana IGT. Even though they still made the wine as if it was to be called a Brunello. 

12) Matthews Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Columbia Valley: $10 Winery: Beautiful aromas of black currants, cassis, plum jam, and toasty vanilla are followed by warm baking spices and strawberry purée with the introduction of air to the glass. The palate is dark and fleshy, with plush red fruits and a hint of vanilla bean. Vibrant mouthfeel with firm tannin structure, yet the wine maintains an elegant and nuanced profile. This is an example of how Washington State can make truly wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 11% Merlot, 1% Malbec.