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Tweet and wine

mrbarolo | May 12, 2004 06:05 PM

Going to Tweet this weekend for the first time for dinner. Initially happy to learn that it's BYO. But having perused the menu I'm sort of at a loss. I was looking for things to match up with Big Reds. Rhones, Barbaresco, what have you. But it's not really that kind of menu.

Among attractive first courses is a seafood in truffle/sherry fume with spicy sausage. I suppose the obvious answer is to match sherry with sherry. Something heavier than fino certainly called for. Oloroso? Anyone (STP) care to weigh in? I'm not really a sherry maven. Anything other than sherry suggest itself if sherry is a key component in the dish?

Then there's the duck confit w/ morels and apple-thyme jus. Burgundy/P.N, I suppose. Any other creative ideas? One of the bigger Beaujolais, perhaps? The right Zin?

Then there's the porchetta on polenta. I'm thinking a med. body red, but what?

Looking for input.

P.S. also noticed on metromix that reader comments were either way positive or way negative. The negs. were more about service and attitude than food. Anyone care to add to the data base? (My only experience has been at breakfast and it has been uniformly good.)

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