Drink Pink at Bistrot La Minette’s Rosé in May Dinners This Week
While rosé can no longer be considered trendy — that designation currently belongs to orange wine — pink wine has gained ground in the mainstream food and wine world (there’s even a new book about it). Beyond white zinfandel and low-quality varieties best left on the shelf, a world of crisp, dry, and delicious rosés awaits.
Bistrot La Minette chef-owner Peter Woolsey has built this month’s prix fixe special around dry rosés from France: He’s taken inspiration from his rugged, French, rosé-loving father-in-law for the restaurant’s Rosé in May nights on March 24 and 25.
This Wednesday and Thursday, guests will enjoy a seasonal, wine-friendly meal from chef Kenneth Bush. The four courses of traditional French dishes go for $40, with the option to add wine pairings to each dish for an additional $20.
Check out the menu and wine pairings below, and call 215-925-8000 or click here to make your reservation.
Rosé in May Menu and Wine Pairings
Potage St. Germain
chilled pea and parsley soup with shaved radish and mint salad, with crème fraîche, paired with Domaine St. Mitre “Cuvée M” Grenache-Cinsault-Mourvedre rosé from Provence
Tartine d’Aubergines Fumées
smoked eggplant and olive tartine with red pepper coulis, whipped goat cheese and tender lettuces, paired with Chateau D’Astros Cabernet Sauvignon-Cinsault-Grenache-Syrah rosé from Provence
Saumon en Papillote au Fenouil
salmon cooked in parchment with confit fennel and potatoes, lemon-herb butter and fennel pollen, paired with Lister “Grain de Gris” Grenache-Cinsault-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon rosé from Sable de Camargue
Riz au Lait
rice pudding with fresh berries, strawberry sauce and citrus tuile, paired with M. Chapouier “Bila Haut” Grenache-Cinsault rosé from Languedoc
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