Thursday, July 24, 2008

Endless Pours at Prime Blue Grille

If you love wine (you're reading this blog so you probably enjoy a quaff or eight) then you should, nay, you must get yourself to Prime Blue Grille next week. Starting Monday July 28-August 2 the swanky downtown steakhouse is celebrating their 1-year anniversary with bottomless pours of 10-12 wines during lunch and dinner. The best part? The wine is absolutely free. As in complimentary, gratis, de nada. As my dad would say - goose egg. Plus, the restaurant is currently offering what they dub a "Power" lunch and dinner menu that is very similar to a Miami Spice deal in that it is three courses priced at $23 for lunch and $36 for dinner. Menu options include filet mignon, halibut, skirt steak and pasta. Plus, the food at Prime Blue Grille is stellar. I had a chance to preview this bottomless pours phenomenon and I walked out of this waterfront restaurant completely stuffed and really, really happy. The meal starts with a sparkling white like a champagne or proseco, moves on to a couple of sauvignons and chardonnays, climaxes at 5 or 6 reds and winds down with a port or ice wine for dessert. Your table becomes an orgy of wine glasses and it's a beautiful thing.

The wines change each day and though the pours are about 2 oz. each, if you love what you're drinking the accommodating servers will graciously oblige your oenophile fantasies. Some of the wines tasted:
Fleur du Cap sauvignon blanc
Hugel pinot blanc
Hanzell chardonnay
Laetitia pinot noir
Chalk Hill merlot
Mollydooker shiraz
Groth cabernet
Paul Jaboulet muscat
Chateau des Charmes Paul Bosc riesling
So let's review:
3-course $23 lunch or $36 dinner + free-flowing wine= one ridonkulously good deal.


SteveBM said...

Posts like these are why me and my liver really love this blog. :)

sara said...

And that is why this blog loves you back ;-)