Check, Please! Bay Area Season 11 episode 16 airs Thursday, October 20 at 7:30pm on KQED 9. See other television airtimes. And never miss an episode by subscribing to the video podcast.
Check, Please! visits the North Beach landmark now serving an Italian-inspired menu and specialty cocktails at Tosca Cafe. Next, we go to Los Gatos where American Bistro fare is served up in an elegant setting full of neighborly charm at Nick's Next Door. Last, but certainly not least, the poetry begins, on the menu, in the glass and on the plate with the orchestrated experience at San Francisco's Atelier Crenn.
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- Tosca Cafe (San Francisco)
- Nick's Next Door (Los Gatos) [CLOSED]
- Atelier Crenn (San Francisco)
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: Creative Gift Ideas for Drink Lovers
Lamiable Grand Cru Rosé Grand Cru Brut, Champagne, France $60
Pink Champagne makes me happy and this a vibrantly garnet sparkler puts a smile on my face. A mostly Pinot Noir-based blend with Chardonnay, the wine is rich and fruity. Not a Champagne for those who like lean and crisp, this is generous style. Paired with tuna tartare or seared salmon, it’s a bubbly for lovers of lush.