Americana at its most flamboyant is on display at the Silicon Valley neighborhood eatery Buck's of Woodside. Huge bowls of steaming noodles take center stage on the Laotian-style menu at Noodles Pho Me in San Leandro. Then New American cuisine is the name of the game at Gardenias Restaurant in the Fillmore District of San Francisco.
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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: Smart and Savvy Women in Wine.
Anna de Codorníu ‘Blanc de Blancs’ Brut Reserva Cava, Spain $15
In business since 1659, the wines of Codorníu have a tad bit of history behind them. As the originators of the Cava category, I think sparklers by Codorníu offer the best value proposition on the market. This Chardonnay-based bubbly honoring the heiress of the family, Anna, also uses the traditional Cava varieties, Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel·lo. It’s classy to look at and to drink. And, at this price, it’s a wine to keep on hand for daily pleasure.