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
Laetitia pinot noir
Chalk Hill merlot
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.