Thursday, May 12, 2022

Thursday Sips & Nibbles

I'm back again with a new edition of Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food and drink events. I hope everyone dines out safely, tips well and are nice to their servers.
1) Chef/Owner Will Gilson, the De La Boue Wines team, and the Puritan & Co. team invite guests to join them for an upcoming dinner,  a taste of Oregon's wine country in Inman Square, on Wednesday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m. 

Borrowing its name from "nostalgie de la boue," a french phrase loosely meaning a longing for simpler time and "de la boue" directly translating to “of the mud,” De La Boue Wines aims to serve as a reminder that all comes from the ground beneath our feet. Produced in Oregon's Willamette Valley, De La Boue Wines lets nature take center stage by sourcing from local vineyards that follow organic or biodynamic principles in order to maintain sustainable soil and vine health.

Paired with five courses from Chef Will Gilson, the wine pairings will feature:
2020 Chardonnay, Gregory Ranch Vineyard
2020 Pinot Noir, Vista Grande Vineyard
2020 Pinot Noir, Gregory Ranch Vineyard
2020 Syrah, Lewis Vineyard

The dinner is $150 per person with tickets available for purchase HERE.

2) Bistro du Midi is launching the Tour de Rosé to celebrate summer in Boston. Starting on June 3 and running through the month of September, there is a whole new reason to soak in the season at Boston’s only French bistro overlooking the Public Gardens. Executive Chef & Partner Robert Sisca and Sommelier Andrew Thompson are giving guests a whole new reason to drink pink with the Tour de Rosé.

Each month of the Tour de Rosé programming will showcase featured wines from France, USA, and Italy and will commence with a surprise collection of the Bistro team’s favorite selections from the season. Chef & Partner Robert Sisca and the Bistro team will also be offering seasonal small plates such as Ora King Salmon Rilettes (smoked and cured salmon, crème fraiche, chives, sea salt, crostini) and Soft Shell Crab (chorizo, rhubarb, spring peas, pea tendrils, saffron) to accompany the rosé selections. The following monthly features will be available by the glass, half glass and bottle.

June: Rosé Francaise
Terres Dorees Beaujolais Rosé
Chateau Sainte Marguerite Rosé-Provence
July: USA all Day!
Gail Doris Rosé-Sonoma
Bedrock Ode to Lulu Rosé-California
August: Vin Italien Nord et Sud
La Spinetta-Tuscany
Masseria Li Veli Sussumenelo-Puglia
September: Victory Lap
A surprise collection of the Bistro du Midi team’s favorite rosés from the season

3) Chef Michael Serpa’s South End seafood staple Atlántico has launched dollar oysters every weekday featuring fresh, local oysters for one dollar from 4pm to 6pm. 

Boasting an expensive, carefully curated wine menu, guests can enjoy the bivalves alongside a crisp, summer-y glass of blanco. The tasty new special keeps true to Atlántico's focus of bringing the fresh seafood, quality ingredients, and bright flavors of the Iberian Peninsula to Boston diners in an accessible, delicious, and creative way.

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