Sauerbraten, schnitzel and traditional German fare at Speisekammer German Restaurant in Alameda take the lead in this episode. Then it's back to breakfast and Southern-style comfort food at Kate's Kitchen in San Francisco...until we finish in San Jose's "Little Portugal," with a Michelin-starred destination serving Portuguese cuisine, called ADEGA.
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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, beer and spirits tips with each episode. This week I discuss: Portuguese dry red wines.
2015 Theopolis Vineyards Symphony, Yorkville Highlands, Mendocino County, California $22
Symphony is a grape that most people don’t know about, but should. A cross between Grenache Gris and Muscat, it’s often made in an overly sweet style. Theopolis does it right, though. This crisp white wine captures the grape’s aromatic floral notes and fruity flavors, but balances them with racy acidity. It’s an ideal pairing with spicy curry dishes or Sunday brunch.