To get the most out of your dining experience, it’s important to pair your meal with the right wine. To help our guests navigate their way through our wine and food menu, we have asked our Wine Steward, Mark Jacklich, to share some of his recommendations. Here is his latest recommendation featuring a popular dish off our new Happy Hour Menu!
Mark’s Food and Wine Pairing of the Month
This month I would like to highlight a popular item that has hit the menu recently, the “Korean Chicken Lettuce Wraps”.
This appetizer features chicken marinated in garlic and chili then *crispy fried and tossed in a savory Korean BBQ sauce. The dish is then topped with house made spicy cucumber Kimchi and sesame seeds. Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings. It is often described as spicy and sour.
The wine paring I suggest with this dish is our dry 2011 Brooks Riesling.
With flavors of Bartlet pear, honey and lemon, this wine is medium bodied with great acidity and a dry finish that makes it a perfect counter part to the complex flavors of the Korean Chicken Lettuce Wrap. Enjoy!
*There is a gluten free option on this dish where we skip the crispy fried part and pan sear instead.
Bentley’s Grill has one of the most extensive selection of Oregon wines in our region. We hope you will come in and try this pairing, or check with Mark for other suggested pairings and ideas. Learn more about our wines in Wine Notes with Mark. Enjoy!