Posted by Spill It! | Comments Offon Nov 30, 2010 in
Metropolitain Champagne is here again!
Imported exclusively for Metropolitan Market, this French gem comes to you in three varieties at an incredible value. This choice bubbly is a limited release, so get it before it’s gone. The Brut, which was a breakout hit last year, has chardonnay, roasted nut and brioche flavors to make this a well-rounded selection.
- Metropolitain Champagne Vintage – $40 bottle, save $35 (case $220, save $230)
- Metropolitain Champagne Brut $25 bottle, save $25 (case $150, save $150)
- Metropolitain Champagne Rosé - $37 bottle, save $23 (Case $200, Save $160)
Wine recommendations for your holiday table
Aside from the incredible Metropolitan Champagne, you’ll want to get your hands on some favorites; Metropolitan Market wine experts have sniffed and swirled their way to the very best of the holiday table. Discover more than 1,200 different wines and beers, as well as a knowledgeable staff to help you find just the right one. No matter what you’re serving, there’s a wine to pair for the affair! Here are just a few recommendations below:
Dry Aged Beef
· 2007 Long Shadows Nine Hats Columbia Valley Red- “Paired with our Dry Aged Beef is a marriage made in heaven.”
· 2007 Saviah Cellars Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon- “Wielding mounting, expansive fruit extraction, rich textures, it is a bold, assertive red but it never loses its classy composure.”
Turkey (red): “We found three Pinot Noirs for turkey that we thought were exceptional, each offering distinct and substantial pleasures:”
· 2008 Argyle Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
· 2007 Stoller JV Estate Pinot Noir
· 2008 Torii Mor Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Turkey (white): 2009 Rulo Walla Walla Viognier- “We’re featuring this rich, impeccably fruited and classically perfumed Viognier as our holiday white wine match for turkey.”
Thanksgiving selection: 2010 Georges DuBoeuf Beaujolais Nouveau- “It’s all about the freshness and fruitiness of the Gamay grape that seems to be a perfect fit for the traditional American Thanksgiving meal.”
Lamb: 2008 Owen Roe Ex Umbris Syrah- “Owen Roe’s succulently smooth, plush textured and exquisitely ripened Syrah made a strong, delicious, ultimately irresistible case for itself.”
Ham: 2007 Olsen Estates Riesling- “Boasting succulent apricot, nectarine and apple flavors with a lively, defining acidity, the 2007 Olsen Estate is emblematic of the state’s magic with this varietal.”
Seafood: 2009 Duckhorn Wine Company Decoy Sauvignon Blanc- “This versatile, refined, graceful white from one of Napa’s most venerable houses will play well with a broad range of seasonal fare from the sea, especially shellfish.”
Bubbly: Delmas Blanquette de Limoux -“A classy French method champenoise sparkler that’s impeccably dry, creamy textured, with classic nuances of mocha, spice and brioche.”
Dessert: 2005 Quinto do Crasto LBV (Late Bottled Vintage) Porto- “Spectacular with Stilton or just about any dessert with even a whiff of chocolate.”
Bradley & Mikel’s Pearl Bar and Dining
Join the party Dec. 2, Pearl’s second anniversary!
Join Pearl Bar and Dining Dec. 2, 6 p.m. to midnight to celebrate its second anniversary and help two great causes: Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP) and Overlake Service League. Bring in a toy or donation for the many children in EDVP’s homeless shelters. While here, “grab a tag, grant a wish” from Pearl’s holiday tree to support Overlake’s families in need and at-risk youth. Pearl is giving you half off signature cocktails, glass wine pours, and small plates all night long!
700 Bellevue Way NE, Suite 50 (Lincoln Square), Bellevue. 425-455-0181. www.pearlbellevue.com
Follow Pearl on Twitter: @PearlBellevue
46ºN Celebrates the Columbia Valley AVA in December
Terra Vista, the fine dining establishment at Snoqualmie Casino featuring the fare of Chef de Cuisine Bruce Dillon and his talented team, continues its wildly popular run of 46ºN, a special, monthly-changing menu based upon Washington State’s 11 outstanding American Viticultural Areas (AVA). December features the wines of the Columbia Valley, with special menu pairing suggestions and by-the-glass opportunities that are rarely featured anywhere, including:
- 2008 Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon $13/gls
- 2007 Alexandria Nicole Syrah $11/gls
- 2008 Apex Chardonnay $8/gls
- 2007 Spring Valley Uriah Red Blend $19/gls
Taste incredible menu features designed especially for the unique qualities of these wines, from Mad Hatcher garlic kitchen to the 48-ounce (minimum) cut of American wagyu beef rib steak.
37500 Southeast North Bend Way Snoqualmie. 425-888-1234 www.snocasino.com
Rosemary Mandarin Sparkle
The ultimate holiday libation has plenty of cheer and sparkling personality, the Rosemary Mandarin Sparkle. Try it out and please your holiday guests!
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
¼ Cuties® Mandarin
1-1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
½ ounce Moon Mountain® vodka
½ our honey syrup*
1 ounce brut Champagne
Garnish with a small sprig of rosemary
Bend rosemary sprig and drop into mixer glass. Squeeze and drop in Cutie. Measure in and combine the Moon Mountain vodka, lemon and honey syrup. Fill with ice. Cap and shake vigorously. Strain into a large martini glass. Add a splash of champagne. Garnish with rosemary. *To make honey syrup combine one part local honey and one part hot water. Stir to combine and store refrigerated. Recipe and photo ©2010 Kathy Casey’s Liquid Kitchen™.
Read Kathy Casey’s blog for more signature cocktails!
5130 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle. 206-784-7840. www.kathycasey.com
Follow Kathy Casey on Twitter: @KathyCaseyChef
Trellis at The Heathman Hotel Kirkland
Food + Wine $29 Sundays and Mondays
Dine out without busting the holiday shopping budget! Every Sunday and Monday evening, enjoy $29, three-course, farm-to-table cooking from Executive Chef Brian Scheehser plus an incredible selection of half priced bottles of wine. Incredible starters such as orange flatbread and wild-foraged mushroom soup are complemented by such entrees as free range pan seared chicken, grilled lamb T-bone and a light house made gnocchi. Desserts include Trellis cookies, lemon sage flan or profiteroles with honey-rosemary ice cream, chocolate & caramel sauce.
220 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland. 425-284-5900. www.heathmankirkland.com
Follow The Heathman Hotel on Twitter: @HeathmanHotel
Yankee Grill at the Holiday Inn Hotel Renton-Seattle
Comfort and joy
The recently renovated Yankee Grill brings comfort and joy for any holiday! New bar stools, four new flat screen televisions, and interior touches set the stage for relaxation, while special holiday drinks beckon. Sip hand-crafted Hot Buttered Rums (a warm, luscious dark rum concoction spiced with the caramel richness of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and more) and Peppermint Patties (a wintry rush of cream and mint sensations). Enjoy these treats over the holiday season, stop in for happy hour, and watch your favorite games in style!
One Grady Way, Renton. 425-255-8543
Swingin’ at Sully’s
Keep Sullivan’s in your holiday plans. Right next door to the City’s best shopping, Swingin' at Sully's happens every Thursday night—making it the perfect destination to drop those bags, kick back and savor the best happy hour in town. What’s in it for you? Half priced bar entrées, $5 martinis and select glasses of wine all night long, plus a live jazz ensemble.
621 Union Street, Seattle. 206-494-4442
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