We begin in the North Bay with Cal-fresh ingredients turned into Caribbean flavors at Whipper Snapper Restaurant in San Rafael. Next, we find a contemporary spot offering traditional Italian fare hidden in plain sight in an Alameda shopping mall at Trabocco Kitchen and Cocktails. Finally, find made from-scratch modern German fare along with the largest selection of German beers in the East Bay in Berkeley at Gaumenkitzel German Restaurant, Beer and Wine Bar.
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- Whipper Snapper Restaurant (San Rafael)
- Trabocco Kitchen and Cocktails (Alameda)
- Gaumenkitzel German Restaurant (Berkeley)
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: What is Grappa?
2015 Rose infinie Rosé, Côtes de Provence, France $16
I first met winemaker and owner of Rose infinie, Benjamin Mei, when he was making wine in Chile. A Frenchman by birth and from Provence nonetheless, after working around the world he headed home to indulge his longtime passion for pink. His second vintage of Rose infinie captures the beauty of not only rosé, but of the famed Provencal style. It’s delicate yet complex and drinkable yet makes you think. With floral notes wrapped around citrus and bright cherry fruit, it’s a seductive wine offering pure pleasure. The packaging is also compelling. Reminiscent of roses, it’s one of the most romantic designs I’ve seen. Overall, it’s a wine to love.