We begin at a mom-and-pop run bakery that supplies breakfast, brunch and lunch - all made in-house, from scratch, at Noe Valley Bakery in San Francisco. Next, we head down to Santa Clara for a traditional Greek menu complete with checkered tablecloths, bold flavors, and flowing wine at Athena Grill. To complete the trio, we land at a spot that combines Indian, Punjabi and Mexican flavors - made with Californian ingredients at Avatar's Restaurant in Sausalito.
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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: barrel-aged clear spirits.
2015 Pahlmeyer ‘Jayson’ Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California $50
When winemaker, Jason Pahlmeyer, began his eponymous Napa winery it created a sensation known for crafting lush, sumptuous wines. The Jayson collection is the producer’s second label, which offers a more restrained style but still with a signature sense of opulence. This full-bodied, tropical-fruit scented Chardonnay is layered with balanced toasty oak notes and a creamy texture. Sipping this beauty is like wrapping yourself in cashmere.