Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaraunt

Last night I went out with a group of ladies to visit with an out of town friend. We went to Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant and had a late dinner. Early on we decided to sample each other's dishes, looking for favorites for future visits and pictured below are four samples of my fellow diner's Small Plates.

Steamed P.E.I. Mussels in butter, garlic, herbs, and white wine

Cold Vegetarian "Lasagna"

Roasted Beets

Crispy Calamari with sweet glazed carrots

I was thoroughly impressed with the Calamari dish and highly recommend it!                                                                                                  
I also recommend asking for Tiffany to be your server. She was quick to serve without hovering. Pleasant and polite, accommodating late arrivals quickly and without fuss. She was very knowledgeable about each dish and was happy to provide samples of wines and any thing else we asked for. The restaurant's newly updated menu offered a number of seasonally appropriate dishes, but most of the "vegetarian" dishes came with chicken stock in the sauce or meat delicacies in the crust. Though they were happy to make to order, I think having more true vegetarian options would have been nice to choose from for the ethical diner.

I had the Small Plate of Steamed Mussels with a glass of Zoe Skouras Rose, a wine from Greece. 

Blended from Saint George (Agiorgitiko) and Moschofilero, Domaine Skouras Zoe! Rose is a wine as exuberant as its name. Light bodied and vibrant, this fun, fruit-forward rose is refreshing and versatile, abundant strawberry, cherry, raspberry, and banana fruit like flavors.

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