Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Remy's Tuesday Tasting

Every month, I would get jealous of my friend Rebecca's posts on Facebook. Religiously, she would attend Remy's Tuesday Tastings, where they offer an off-the-menu three course wine-paired dinner.

Usually, the wines are paired by a different distributor, but this month was a little different since The Big O was the featured liquor for the night! Now I really had no business missing this monthly event!

Due to the ginger flavor, the chef at Remy's decided to go with an Asian theme for her menu.

Menu
The first course included Geisert Farms Pork Stickers that even came with a Big O dipping sauce. The cocktail paired with it included Cachaca, in addition to the Big O, which was my first time. I was served a large glass of it and I knew I must pace myself. The lime flavor made it taste similar to a margarita.

Geisert Farms Pork Stickers paired with Big O Caipirinha
A Seared Striped Bass was served for the second course on top of glass noodles in a lemongrass kaffir lime broth with roasted shiitake mushrooms. This was pretty amazing and I would demand it to be on the regular menu, although I'm not sure if Remy's is ready to start serving Asian dishes all the time.

As you can see below, I got a more reasonably-sized cocktail this time and I enjoyed the sweetness from the elderflower and fennel pear shrub.

Seared Striped Bass paired with Born To Run
As if one main course wasn't enough, the third course was a Pan Roasted Duck Breast and I was really blown away again. The duck was so tender and perfectly cooked.

The cocktail paired was a little heavier to match up against the duck meat. Rittenhouse Rye, Aperol, and orange bitters went well along with the Big O.

Pan Roasted Duck Breast paired with The Thoroughfare
The extra dessert course included Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream paired with a shot of the Big O Reserve. While I would have happily drowned the ice cream in the liquor, I couldn't really eat anything more.

I highly recommend the Remy's Tuesday Tastings, regardless of the wine being served, but you must make sure you call well before the first Tuesday of the month!

Resources:

Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar = http://www.remyskitchen.com/

The Big O = http://drinkthebigo.com/