We often hear about pairing wine with food. “I don’t understand.” “I’m confused.” “Who cares?” or “What difference does it make?” “I have tried wine and I just don’t like it!”
All of these thoughts and questions are valid. Sometimes we make something relatively easy more complicated than it needs to be.
When you were a kid, Peanut Butter and Jelly with a nice cold glass of milk worked great! Change that to orange juice and maybe you didn’t like it so much. That same orange juice with bacon and eggs tastes pretty good. Serve up those pancakes with syrup and that juice will make your mouth pucker! Wine is no different. Different wines taste better with different foods. Most importantly, though: Drink what you like!
To help you better understand and make appropriate choices, below, we have listed items from our menu and suggested the kind of wine that might go well with it. You can use this as a guide, not only for items from our menu, but for your purchases for home from our package goods store.
|Filet Mignon||Merlot or a soft Cabernet|
|Steak Gorman||Cabernet or Syrah|
|Steak 3505||Cab / Syrah (Shiraz)|
|Prime Rib||Pinot Noir / Merlot|
|Grilled Chicken Breast||Grenache/ Sauvignon Blanc/ Albarino|
|BBQ Ribs||Grenache or anything Spanish/ Syrah /Zin|
|Pork Chop||Grenache or anything Spanish/ Syrah|
|BBQ Pit||Grenache or anything Spanish/ Syrah /Zin|
|KC’s Crab Cakes||Chardonnay|
|Crab Au Gratin||Chardonnay|
|Mandarin Salmon||Pinot Noir / Zin Blend|
|Scallops||Chardonnay / Albarino|
|Under the Sea||Chardonnay (lighter)|
|Daily Catch||Sauvignon Blanc / Albarino / Pinot Grigio|
|Fried Flounder||Any white|
|Fried Shrimp||Any white|
|Shrimp & Crab Cake||Chardonnay|
|Local Sea Scallops||Pinot Grigio/ Chardonnay / Albarino|
|Seafood Bounty||Pinot Grigio/ Chardonnay / Albarino|
|Fish ‘N Chips||Any white|
|Shellfish Saute||Pinot Grigio/ Albarino|
|Seafood Fra Diablo||Spanish Grenache/ Monastrell or Italian|
|Chicken Godfather||Spanish Grenache/ Monastrell or Italian|
|Chicken Neptune||Chardonnay or possibly light red|
|Ellie’s Option||Any White or light red|
|Adult Mac ‘n Cheese||Chardonnay|
|Bread Pudding||Spiced Rum|
|Dark Side of the Moon||Cabernet|
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