It's a Saturday night and I'm on a bar stool flirting with my honey, channeling Sam Cooke's 'Another Saturday Night' at Wine Kitchen with another birthday hovering around the corner.
checklist: wines: interesting; small plates: excellent; service: just right
Greg and Jason have their street creds and feed you well with lovingly presented small plate selections:
English Peas, Snap Peas, Watermelon Radish, Ricotta, Ginger, Mint $9
Sliced Beef Tongue, Horseradish/Antipasti $9
Gnocchi, Corn, Cherry Tomato, Almonds, Pecorino $13
Pork Belly, Shelling Beans, Wax Beans, Tamarind, Fresno Chile $13
Orange Chocolate Pudding, Nut Streusel, Espresso Creme Fraiche $8
After last night's "Foodies! The Musical" at the Shelton Theater, I'm only hesitating to add to WK's small plate details and become a cliché. Get 1/2 price tickets on Goldstar and lol.
Yes, WK does delight with its kitchen nuances and pleases with colors, flavors, textures on its plates. No ennui here, it's rather playful and your tongue will thank you.
Local wine on tap tasting: 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Margerum, Happy Canyon $10 and 2011 Sangiovese, Giornaata, Central Coast $10 - good pours of good wines/well-balanced in good stemware
here's an added note on the SB:
Wine for retail - 25% off
Happy Hour: 4:30 pm ~ 6 pm; open daily