Local chef, born and bred in the East Bay, sources local farm fresh ingredients for her California-casual spot at Backdoor Bistro & Wine Bar in Vacaville. Then a San Francisco hole-in-the-wall eatery serves-up tongue-burning, steaming-morsels at Kingdom of Dumpling. Finally, elegant, sophisticated and seasonal wine country cuisine excels at John Ash & Co. in Santa Rosa.
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- Backdoor Bistro & Wine Bar (Vacaville)
- Kingdom of Dumpling (San Francisco)
- John Ash & Co. (Santa Rosa)
My name is Leslie Sbrocco and I'm the host of Check, Please! Bay Area. Each week, I will be sharing my tasting notes about the wine, beer, and spirits the guests and I drank on set during the taping of the show. I will also share some wine tips with each episode. This week I discuss: wine and chocolate pairing.
2011 Biltmore Estate Chateau Reserve Brut Blanc de Blancs, North Carolina $30
One of the most famous and beautiful properties in North America, the Biltmore estate dates to 1895 and was built by George Vanderbilt. Vineyards were planted on the property in 1971 and today produce world class wines including this Chardonnay-focused sparkler. Crisp and dry with a luscious mouthfeel and freshly-baked bread aromas, it’s a classy bubbly that will surprise and please. Uncork a bottle to celebrate something special or simply to toast a Tuesday night.