Originally posted by winetarelli:
I don't know why anyone would laugh... Obviously I've never been, but that looks like a great menu.
Anyway, do I understand correctly that you want to *bring* a *white* wine that would pair well with all three of those courses? I don't know whatyour budget is, but the first thing I thought of was an Aubert Chardonnay. A Peter Michael would also work... basically a full bodied, intense CA Chardonnay that is yet structured and well made enough to be kept in check by nice acidity. My second choice (and perhaps my first choice if I were going to bring a wine under $60) would be an Alsatian (Tokay) Pinot Gris. My favorites are often those made by Zind-Humbrecht, but many are great... even the basic Dirler Reserve, which is like $22 here, is a very nice wine.
As is almost always the case, Champagne would be a perfect match with any of those dishes.
Thank you very much for the suggestions. Yes, you are correct that I want to bring a white. Although their wine prices aren't horrible, corkage is only $10, so I would rather bring something I own. I can do a Cali Chard like that. What do you think about a white Rhone?
In regards to the menu, I was somewhat joking about the selection. I feel like a lot of people on this board eat very well when they dine out, which is great. I just don't have access to anything like the restaurants in the bigger cities. This is one of the best restaurants in our town, in my opinion.