Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wine Pairing for the everyday #3

Video Games

I’ve been a gamer since the marvel pong broke out on the scene with heart pumping action, or so I’m sure it appeared to a child of the 70’s. So I know firsthand there is zero possibility of pairing a single wine to all games, in that light I’ll pick one genre of game, and still fail miserably in the attempt for all the intricacies that games possess in the present day.

Adventure/Role Playing/Storyline Based

One common element in these types of games is that they tend to prove very frustrating with all the find the right quest giver, make sure you have the magic boots, don’t use iron key on the green door nonsense. So in light of that lets not pick a wine which is too distracting, nor pointlessly elegant nor complex. I assure you these characteristics will be lost on the pallet once you confront the 15 headed, 2 tailed, and otherwise anatomically incorrect monster.

The alcohol content is not that important as many of these games will see your results improve while off your face (or at least it will appear that way.)

White: Flat Rock Cellars Chardonnay 2007 (16.95 CDN) 13% Beamsville Bench, Niagara, ON. This Chard possesses a well structured mouth feel, with medium wood (and the typical vanilla), lush fruit, good mineral and a tad bit of smoke. Easy to drink with some great character if you press pause long enough to notice.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Menu Changes on the way…

As fall prepares to take the stage the menu at Taste will pay tribute to the season of harvest and realized expectations.

The new spaghetti Bolognese will now include a late harvest VQA and dark chocolate with its more traditional elements.

Our daily soups, including our popular Kale Monster, will return to ward off the chills.

Sautéed Atlantic salmon with spaghetti squash, zucchini and fire-roasted red peppers.

And look for chili and jambalaya as the season matures.


This month’s wine tasting: October 14th - 8pm: "Taste of the Harvest"

Thanksgiving menu. Cornish hen with wild rice porcini mushroom stuffing.

What’s Cooking:

Angelo Bean Sausages, Beef Tenderloin and specialty pizzas on the weekend.

David Berman
Food Geek