“Warning,” declares Taste’s menu, “you may get sick of reading the word ‘Homemade.’” Skim the sandwich section and you’ll see why. Chefs flavor their creations with numerous homemade ingredients such as thousand island sauce, pickled red onions, and rémoulade. They also use their own meat—rather than pre-made deli meats—and accompany sandwiches with homemade pickles and a choice of homemade chips or potato salad. Along with sandwiches, Taste’s culinary team also crafts gourmet salads and pairs graham crackers and jams with up to six local or imported cheeses from its cheese bar. To wash down meals, guests can choose from 16 beers, 24 wines by the glass, or wine by the bottle.
Bambooze Fine Wine and Liquor carries sundries and spirits for all manner of enthusiasts. They routinely stock their shelves with fine spirits such as the rare, crystal-clear Jack Daniels unaged rye, the High West rye whiskey collection, and Midnight Moon moonshine in flavors such as original corn whiskey and blueberry aged with real fruit. So as not to neglect appreciators of wines and beers, they also carry craft beers from breweries that include Dogfish Head and Bell’s Brewery as well as champagne from Moët & Chandon and Florida-crafted wines from Island Grove Wine Company.
The spirit stockpilers of Paradise Liquor amass a dizzying collection of hard-to-find craft beers, fine and novelty wines, and liquors. The helpful, friendly staff will pluck the ideal bottle of wine from the extensive vino collection to best complement light summer pastas and hors d'oeuvre trays. Seagram's Gin ($19.99/1.75 liter) injects juniper tones into any gimlet, whereas Canadian Mist whiskey warms up to small glasses of ice. Christen newborn ocean liners with a bottle of Evan Williams Black bourbon ($19.99/1.75 liter) or enliven sleepy knitting circles with a bottle of Smirnoff vodka ($19.99/1.75 liter). If a favorite libation cannot be located on the ample shelves of Paradise Liquor, sauce suppliers are happy to place a special order or guide discerning palettes toward an alternative intoxicant.
Taste Wine Bar provides oenophiles with a variety of wines in a relaxed atmosphere. Both the bar and shop's menus feature unique listings and change seasonally, much like the shape of the moon, which usually resembles a large maple leaf by the time autumn rolls around. Popular bottles from the shop include the Black shiraz ($24.99) and Arabella chardonnay ($10.99), while many aficionados appreciate the Silver Oak cabernet ($115.99) in pricier stead. At the bar, glasses of house wine (Salmon Creek, $6),14 Hands ($9) or Ramey or Rombauer ($15) come in cabernet, chardonnay, and merlot. Taste also offers beers and mixed drinks for the grape-averse.
Savor sophistication in an upscale environment and an outdoor area enclosed in exposed brick. With its modern, chic décor, The Wine Loft offers a respite for relaxation and elegance. Choose from a wine list that includes over 50 wines by the glass.Their wines come from all over, including Washington, California, France, Oregon, Argentina, New Zealand, Germany and elsewhere. The Wine Loft's trained staff can help you discover that perfect wine based on your tastes, preferences or meal. Relish a Riesling like Starling Castle ($8 a glass) from Rheinshessen, Germany, or marry a merlot like Tierra del Fuego ($5 a glass) from Maule Valley, Chile. Gather more appreciation for your wine of choice by picking its brain about foreign films and the summer it spent in Belize, or by pairing it with the filet mignon pistolettes ($10) with blue cheese butter and sweet onion jam. End your night of indulgence and savoir-vivre with a classic crème brule ($9) or the molton lava cake ($9) with vanilla infused honey and ice cream quenelles.
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