Dining Specials

Friday Night Specials: March 12

Here’s to Washington Wine Month!

By Kaitlin Nunn March 12, 2010

Get swept away in the charm of Boat Street Café.

March is Washington Wine Month, and three local restaurants are offering tasty pairing suggestions tonight. Here’s to great wine!

At Ravenna’s Pair, good things come in twos. Try the pan-seared Qualicum Beach scallops, sweet potato purée, crispy parsnips, and red wine jus, $14, with a dry riesling or Sancerre. Or, order the fried Alaskan black cod with grilled endive, shisito peppers, cauliflower purée, and fennel gastrique, $14.50, and wash it down with Chablis or a local chardonnay.

Portalis Wine Bar in Ballard is pouring a glass of the medium-bodied, velvety Owen Roe 2006 Sharecroppers Cabernet Sauvignon, $8, and pairing it with peppered New York steak au poivre with spinach gratin and brandy mushrooms, $18. During happy hour (4-6pm), take $2 off all food-and-drink pairings.

Make your way to where Belltown, Queen Anne, and the waterfront collide to sample Boat Street Café ’s braised lamb shank served on butter-fried Parisian nettle gnocchi, with reduced braising wine, $28. The recommended pairing is a glass of Chateau Chabiran, Bordeaux Superieur, France 2006, $9.

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