$58 per person
Prix fixe, BYOB
our menu is seasonal and subject to change
rice chips and bean puree, plantain chips with herb sauce, salt cod mousse, watermelon, salsa
smoked sungolds, cucamelon, tropea onion
white grapes, walnuts, buckwheat
"cacio e pepe"
cauliflower, rapini, pickled potato
plum-shiso broth, pecan milk, puffed wild rice
Supplement: smoked whitefish with chanterelles
Dessert supplement: Cultured panna cotta with ground cherries
Wine Notes from Cubby
Another stunner of a summer menu calls us to savor the dog days. Cooking, drinking and eating with friends helps relish these dwindling weeks before Labor Day. In that spirit, the collaboration between Sobremesa and Cellar Door is really fitting. There's a sparkling wine of strength and agility - Wonder Womanne - 30USD from Autour de l'Anne - that can take you through the whole dinner. A little bit of tannin adds roundness and bitterness that make this rosé petillant-naturel fast friends with food. Winemaker Anne Paillet has bottled the wine in bright blue glass...the empty vessel could be a souvenir from the night's dinner. And speaking of collabs between friends- what about a Syrah that Loire vigneron Jeremy Quastana - 22USD - vinified from fruit grown by Anne in the Languedoc? It has drippy, acidic fruit and a savoury finish. Golden, roasted, citrusy, bright - from soup to nuts (or in this case from smoked sungolds to celery sorbet) the Ulibarri Txakolina - 24USD - will match these summer flavors. It's a wine I like to have on hand lately, in case of cucumber, tomato, melon and other bright snacks - I store one in my fridge, my acid arsenal. I can't imagine how much the wine would sing with the electric flavors in this menu. Cold red wine is a balm. Finca Parera's Roig 2016 - 20USD - has healing properties. Like a hibiscus tea or cranberry juice it feels cleansing. Similarly, Martha Stoumen's Carignan/Zinfandel blend of 11% alcohol by volume - 24USD - is also uplifting. It's called Post Flirtation - apropos of immersive August.
All Wines Available at Red and White 1861 N. Milwaukee Avenue