We know that pairing the right wine with your dish can enhance your dining experience which is why we have asked our Wine Steward, Mark Jacklich, to share some of his recommendations. You can always learn more about our wines in Wine Notes with Mark. Enjoy!
There is no question that food and wine belong together. When the perfect match is made, they simply bring out the best in one another. Bentley’s Grill almost always offers suggested pairings with our daily special sheet.
While there are no pairings listed on our regular menu items (which changes seasonally), there is always a wine to compliment the dishes available. All you have to do is ask and we will help you make a selection sure to please the senses.
Here are a couple of our recommendations for some of our most popular items on our “Small Plates” menu:
Seared Ahi – Served medium rare with marinted peppers, capers and black olive sauce
Korean Chicken Lettuce Wraps – Crispy fried galic and chili marinated chicken tossed in Korean BBQ sauce topped with spicy cucumber kimchi
Both these dishes have a spice component that pairs nicely with our by-the-glass dry Riesling from Pacific Rim, Wallula Vineyard 2010. With the strictest Demeter Certified Biodynamic® farming and viticulture standards, this wine is a pure expression of Riesling. The subtle floral aromatics, balanced acidity and low residual sugar make this wine a great counter to both dishes that feature pepper induced heat characteristics.
If you make it in for lunch try it with the Vegetable Stir Fry. The medley of carrots, snap peas, peppers, edamame, nappa cabbage, broccoli, and baby corn with ginger mirin sauce, basil mint and yaki soba noodles would be a great compliment to the Reisling, especially if you’re like me and dress up the stir fry with some Sriracha garlic chili sauce.
We want you to enjoy the best experience possible when you dine at Bentley’s Grill. Next time you are here and would like some guidance with your food and wine choices, let us know and we’ll be more than happy to share our recommendations for perfect pairings! Bon Appétit!