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Hello RT Family,
Welcome back! This week’s recommendations features our favorite parts of summer; fresh vegetables, crisp white wine, and a little spice. I’ve loved hearing the positive feedback from my previous posts and I hope that you continue to enjoy the suggestions from our delicious boutique wine and food selections. On that note, I’d like to take this opportunity to revisit our premier wine of last week, The 50 by 50 pinot noir. With the addition of the duck burger (my latest food obsession) to the specials menu you are hard pressed to find a better combination.
This week’s favorite wine is the Famille Perrin, Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2012 Reserve. This dry, crisp white wine is a blend of grenache blanc, marsanne, rousanne, and viognier. The grenache blanc brings citrus and herbaceous notes to the wine. The marsanne brings a full bodied richness. Rousanne provides delicate floral and pear flavors that fines this blend and the viognier adds aromatic peach characteristics. It is pale yellow in color with green flecks and is clean and sound. Its flavors of apricot, peach with white flowers, and long mineral finish makes my mouth water just thinking about it!
This wine is from The Southern Rhone, France in the town of Orange. Wines from Cotes du Rhone (slopes or hills of the Rhone) are blends of varietals, not just one varietal. The different influence each grape brings gives the wines their complexity. The production of wine in this region in dominantly red, although there are many top quality whites and rose’ wines as well.
Cotes du Rhone Blanc pairs well with summery grilled vegetables, chicken or fish and complements dishes on the spicier side. If you’re visiting the Red Table this week (and you should be!) I would start with a cup of our spicy tomato soup. It is made with New Mexican hatch chiles, cream, and artichoke hearts. Let a glass of Cotes du Rhone Blanc cool your mouth, then move on to our Veggie Dish of the moment, Artichoke Orzotto Pasta. This Mediterranean delicacy has artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, roasted garlic, diced tomatoes, basil and is topped with parmesan cheese.
See you soon!
Hello RT Family,
My second wine recommendation is inspired by the Sonoma Coast, and 1980’s New Wave music. Keep reading, it will make sense.
Allow me to introduce you to The 50 by 50! This 2012 Pinot Noir is named 50 by 50 for the fact that it is a blend of two Pinot Noir French Burgundy clones – The Pommard and the 667 Dijon. The juice has spent 12 months in new french oak barriques (a type of barrel from Bordeaux) after being fermented with yeasts from Burgundy.
Proprietor Gerald Casale, of the Devo, was inspired by the culinary geniuses he met while touring with his band. Red Table staff had the opportunity to taste with Gerald himself. While tasting this temperamental grape and enjoying the notes of cherry, blackberry, raspberry, with sweet cinnamon, vanilla, and earthy baking spices, I asked him what intrigued him about wine and the wine business. He mentioned that he fell in love with Pinot Noir while touring with his band. He was able to meet many emerging culinary geniuses who instilled in him a love of good food and wine.
Gerard’s Pinot Noir is the perfect wine to pair with a variety of foods because of it’s bright acidity, complexity and fruit forward characteristics. It is one of the very few varietals that can pair nicely with anything from a delicate salmon to brined pork chops. Conveniently for your palates and tasting enjoyment, Red Table is now offering on our chalkboard specials, Salmon Ala Plancha presented with olive oil crushed potatoes, long green beans drizzled with a whole grain mustard vinaigrette. We also have Beer Brined Pork Chops that are paired with braised cabbage, bacon, chives, olive oil crushed potatoes, with a jamaican red ale gravy. So grab a friend or a “cheap date” with your Red Devo hats and “crack that whip” into a bottle of The 50 by 50!
See you soon,
We’re pleased to announce a new weekly addition to our blog…. a wine report with our resident Sommelier in training, Tiffany. Tiffany will bring you the latest pours from the boutique wineries we like to feature at Red Table. If you’d like to follow Tiffany and her wine adventures on Instagram, her username is @mamatiff_gtgp
Greetings Friends, and soon to be friends! If you have been to Red Table we may have had the pleasure to meet, if that’s not the case I can be found behind the bar on most evenings. My name is Tiffany, the sommelier in training.
My passion for wine and food brought me to Red Table three years ago when we opened our doors. Much like many of you, for the past three years, I have had the pleasure of enjoying Red Table’s always impressive cuisine and my favorite part, the boutique wine selections. Allow me to share with you a little bit of what I experience on a daily basis.
One of my new favorite white wines we just added to our chalkboard list is Bogegas Muriel Rioja Blanco 2012. It is 100% Viura (also know as Macabeo). This inexpensive wine is perfect for the warm days of the summer months. It is dry, crisp, with zesty citrus aromas, minerality, delicate white honeysuckle flowers, and ends with a bit of an almond finish. This wine has been fermented in steel tanks to preserve the delicate aromas and flavors of the grape.
This wine pairs best with light dishes such as fish and salads. A Red Table dish that I find to be a perfect paring with this wine, is the ever so popular fish tacos. The tacos are filled with lightly battered, crisp sand dabs. This delicate white, light, flaky fish is served in warm corn tortillas with roasted corn relish, sriracha aioli, grilled lemon and greens with radishes. When you take a bite of the tacos and a sip of this wine they just complement each other beautifully and that makes for a enjoyable dining experience.
With that being said, I will see you at Red Table!
We hung out at the beach and the golf course recently!
We were serving up our red ale and chicken tostadas (from our new lunch menu) at the HB Chamber of Commerce Gold Tournament. We had so much fun on the green and got to watch everyone tee off.
Here are the upcoming Community Monday organizations.
We are donating 10% of everyone’s dining bill to them.
We just celebrated our third year at Red Table.
We are so thankful for all the support we have gotten over the past few years from our lovely guests to our wonderful staff.
We were able to
Relax. Eat. Drink.
at our employee celebration last weekend!