Red Velvet Pairings
We found the new wine bar Red Velvet in Little Italy.
The descriptions of wines were original and distinct. But the selection of small plates and wine pairings really did us in.
Every sip, every taste, every pairing was such a rich experience. Sitting high at the U-shaped bar and watching all the activity was entertainment all on its own. Wine pouring, chef presenting, bottles of sparkling wine sighing. It was like a party where we didn’t know anyone, but that was fine by us.
How fun would it be to have our own wine bar food pairing party? We just need some ideas …
Update, March 2012: Red Velvet has sadly closed it’s doors. The good news is that the very excellent Underbelly has opened in the space. Don’t go for the wine — this place is all about ramen!
|Red Wines We Love to Sip
We were unable to find any of the wines from Red Velvet‘s highly selective wine list at our local bottle shop. And we weren’t surprised. Here are a few of our easily accessible (and less expensive) wine favorites: Unruly Redtable wine (California).Irony Cabernet (Napa, California)
10 Mile red table wine from Nine North (California)
Zynthesis Old Vine Zinfandel (Lodi, California)
What are you drinking?
|Wine and Small Plate Pairings Ideas
Chardonnay and asparagus soup
Sauvignon blanc and sushi or tomato and pesto torta
Pinot noir and pork tenderloin
Merlot blend and slow-roasted beef
CAUTION: When having people over for wine, be sure to make water well accessible. No one wants a wine headache the next day.