Friday, July 29, 2011
The featured wines.
I was recently treated to a preview of The Generous Pour wine event at The Capital Grille in Buckhead. The event is going on right now at all CG locations and lasts through September 4. Here's the deal: for $25 you can try as many of the nine features wines as you'd like with your dinner. This is an exceptional value for wine drinkers as the wines represent a wide price range and hail from several countries including Spain, Italy, France and Australia. The Capital Grille's master sommelier George Miliotes travelled the globe to pick out the perfect nine wines for this showcase and at the event we enjoyed a live webcast with him, including a question and answer segment. Click here to see all the featured wines as well as a short video clip featuring Mr. Miliotes. My favorite wines include the Marquis de la Tour, Cremant de Loire Brut, a sparkling wine that paired wonderfully with the appetizers we tried. I am also a huge fan of the RL Buller, The Portly Gentleman port, which I enjoyed more than any other dessert wine I've ever tried.
The food was wonderful as well. I especially enjoyed the calamari, the steak (of course) and the ice cream with strawberries. This is a wonderful way to enjoy a variety of high quality wines without buying nine entire bottles. You can have as much as you'd like of these fabulous wines for $25.
Proscuitto wrapped housemade mozzarella with vine ripe tomatoes.
Pan fried calamari with hot peppers.
Cedar-planked salmon - lovely presentation and tasty as well.
Lobster mac & cheese - heavenly and rich.
Sauteed spinach with garlic - great to have something green on the table.
Ice cream with strawberries and port reduction - so delicious with the port served as part of The Generous Pour.
Flourless chocolate cake.
Buddy, sommelier and waiter extraordinaire.
I love this port!