I grew up loving the idea of hosting a dinner party. It was in my blood. To some the thought is daunting and just not worth the trouble. But for me, the idea of cooking for people, choosing wine, hosting them, and that feeling you get when there is laughter and good times being had in your home is almost like a drug to me. Ask around- our house is the house to visit. Once a week I have people over for dinner and usually on weekends I either have friends to our home, or take a
(Yes, I realize this sounds like food blasphemy) Surf and Turf is one of those classic dishes on almost every white tablecloth restaurant menu (and some not so fancy ones too). Don’t get me wrong- lobster is mouth-wateringly delicious, and a good steak cooked properly is divine! So how can I profess my hatred for two delicious items that most people would kill to be served? It is the sheer panic and inability to choose my wine to drink with this dish that gets me every time!
Wine lists are funny things. They can be daunting to the non-wine connoisseur to read and understand if they are long and not well laid out. My top 5 spots to enjoy wine don’t include the longest, most prestigious lists in town. My criteria for choosing the restaurants below focus on the restaurants’ thoughtfulness, diversity, and how well the wine matches their menu. And, while my article might be focused on wine, the food at every one of these spots is amazing too! Wine lis