There's more to downtown's swanky db Bistro Moderne than sleek digs and elegant eats -- there's also wine. Lots and lots of wine.
Proof: the contemporary, French-inspired bistro is getting official props for its impressive vino selection in the newest edition of Wine Enthusiast magazine. They've been named one of the prestigious pub's 100 wine restaurants in the United States.
Pretty good, considering we're not exactly the Napa Valley.
The article describes the restaurant's wine selection as specializing in French wines but that it also "aims to highlight food-friendly wines as well, particularly Chilean and Argentine wine."
The restaurant itself gave nods to one dish in particular as "riot-worthy." Their words: "Short ribs, foie gras, and black truffle and is served on a house-made Parmesan bun with fresh horseradish, tomato compote and frisée. Other standouts include the lobster salad, duck confit and coq au vin."
The article also hails their monthly wine dinners, sommelier-paired wine flights, the "Torna Viagem" Madeira flight and their Chef Table in the wine cave.
The folks at db are stoked, too.
"At db Bistro Moderne we strive to accommodate as well as excite our guests. db Bistro Moderne's wine portfolio is built outwards rather than upwards," said Christopher Birnie-Visscher, db Bistro's Sommelier. "We offer new options alongside familiar favorites, from Austrian Muscat to French Burgundy's. Our portfolio is enticing, value-driven, & delicious to drink all in one book."
And lucky us -- it's right in our backyard. Anyone up for a food and drink-fueled staycation?
You can check out the rest of Wine Enthusiast's list online.
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