Fill your mouth with a one-two tsunami of fine French bistro cuisine and world-class wine, plus the tongue-rolling joy of saying sommelier, with today's Groupon. For $10, you get a three-wine, three-appetizer Sip and Swirl tasting event ($20 value) at Vinoteque on Melrose. The themed three-course festival begins at 7 p.m. every Tuesday and will feature "Whites of the Loire Valley" on January 26, "Napa and Her Wine" on February 2, and "A Night in the North of Spain" on February 9, with more themes to follow.
When a grape is just a small child, its raisin grandparents sit it down and explain that it will one day undergo a strange yet natural change when it's suddenly squashed underfoot, fermented, and then married to a delicious morsel of food for the benefit of everyone involved. At Vinoteque on Melrose, patrons get to celebrate the wedding of wine and food every Tuesday night in a special event ordained by the restaurant's knowledgeable sommelier. Under the expert guidance, you'll travel through three stages of wining and dining as you learn to taste the history in each sip and how it harmonizes with the flavors of your meal. The menu changes every Tuesday, so no two experiences are quite the same (unlike your elaborate attempt last year to re-create your high-school prom). Earlier this January, for example, patrons got to savor Vinoteque's seasonal French bistro menu of flavorful amuse bouches such as salmon crudo with goat cheese, saucisson (air-dried aged salami), and bitter chocolate truffles with coconut.
Vinoteque's expert pairings will open your eyes to the ways delicious foods can blossom into even more delicious foods when accentuated by the flavors and tannins of a regional wine. Enjoy today's Groupon and be inspired by Vinoteque's unique combinations to finally invent jellystew and baskethockey.
- …it’s the remarkable food--a flashback to quintessentially LA creative nouvelle cuisine--that makes this reasonably priced gourmet restaurant and wine bar an absolute must. – Shana Ting Lipton, About.com
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