White Wine Menu:
Hoisin Chicken Lettuce Wraps
with scallion, peanuts, & local basil
Paired with a complex, dry Riesling from Germany by Seebrich Oelberg
with jack cheese, black beans, salsa fresca, crema
Paired with a French blend from Michel Gassier
with roasted tomato, goat cheese, grits
Paired with St. Kilda Chardonnay from Australia
Red Wine Menu:
Blue Corn Tamales
with braised pork and ranchero sauce
Pairs wonderfully with a lovely Bordeaux that is 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet
BBQ Glazed Salmon
with grilled potatoes, garlic, & kale
Paired with another French blend that is similar to Chateau Neuf de Pape by Michel Gassier
Local Wild Mushroom & Steak Risotto
with chanterelles, oysters, polypores, and red wine redux
Paired with Tessellae of Southern France with has a touch of white to add to its complexity
We are gearing up for a very big weekend! Come out and enjoy your weekend early with this tasty wine pairing menu. I hope to see you here!
White Wine Pairings:
Bouillabaisse – fennel, saffron, fresh seafood, tomato
Paired with Sophenia “Alto Sur”, Sauvignon Blanc, Argentina
Fish Tacos – avocado, tomato, corn, scallion
Paired with La Craie, Chennin Blanc, France
Chicken Roulade – basil, onion, spinach, mozzarella
Paired with Charles Smith, Chardonnay, Washington
Local Greens – watercress, leaf, baby romaine, blue cheese vinaigrette, bacon
Paired with Santa Barbara, Pinot Noir, California
Spinach Cannelloni – ricotta, herbs, marinara
Paired with Mocali, Rosso Toscano, Italy
Braised Short Ribs – creamy polenta, natural reduction sauce
Paired with Gran Passione, Rosso, Italy
Check out these gorgeous selections for tonight!The Michel Gassier blend of Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Syrah has great acidity and enough tannins to pair well with our steak kabobs tonight.
La Closerie des Lys 2013 Pinot Noir starts off with a wonderful nose to intice your awaiting tongue. Light as a feather but flavorful, this will be a match made in heaven for our first heirloom tomatoes of the season.
The “Volpare” Valpolicella is the same blend of grapes used in Amarone wines, just not dried. This bargain wine has richness, fruit, and refined tannins which make this wine fantastic on its own or paired with a classic Italian dish.
This is a great piece on the place we call home.
What a busy April we had! Thanks to all the many folks from all over the continent that stayed with us over the past several weeks. A special thanks to those of you who took the time to chat with the staff. It is a great treat to all of us to create long lasting relationships with our guests. And a REALLY big thanks to those of you who were so generous with the many gifts we received from very thoughtful folks. You truly spoil us!
Wine Down Thursdays continue to be our busiest day of the week. This has been a local haunt as they know the great value of food and wine that we provide weekly. It isn’t just our wine lovers, either. We have just as many people ordering from our new dinner menu as we have ordering from our wine pairing menus. It is always a great time no matter how you decide to eat on Thursdays. Tell a friend how much fun we are having up here on Groundhog Mountain. They’ll be glad they came.
Next week is Mother’s Day! What better way to show Mom how much you love her than to take her to Maples Restaurant at Olde Mill for a delicious brunch?! Even my mother is flying in from Chicago for this one. Be sure to get your reservations in soon, as this event always packs the house.