Thursday, March 27, 2014

Birthday bevvies.

I am having a busy week and I am only now getting around to posting about my birthday dinner.
As is our tradition, Vinomaker and I like to surprise each other with a visit to a new restaurant on the other one's birthday.  My surprise eatery this birthday was Lulu's Kitchen at 1313 Main.  1313 Main is a wine bar/lounge located at 1313 Main St. in downtown Napa.
And as is our tradition, our wine choices for the evening were from the 'Wine by the Glass' wine list - not as extensive as at some other restaurants, but nevertheless we found enough variety to keep us entertained.  And the wines were;
Weingut Knoll, "Lobiner" 2012 GrĂ¼ner Veltliner, Federspiel, Wachau, Austria.
Terre Rouge, 2012 Viognier, Amador County, California.
Xarmant Txakolina, 2012 Hondarabbi Zuri, Arabako Txakolina, Spain.
Gamling & McDuck, 2010 Cabernet Franc, Napa, California.
Lioco, "Satira" 2011 Carignan, Mendocino County, California.
Muga Reserva, 2009 Tempranillo, Rioja, Spain.
The tapas-style small plates we paired with these wines were all fairly decent, but really nothing to write home about.  I enjoyed myself, but I'm not in a hurry to revisit Lulu's, there are so many more restaurants in the valley to try.
Thank you Vinomaker for an enjoyable birthday evening.

8 comments:

A Good Moroccan said...

Belated happy birthday to you! I'm sure it's warmer with you than here in northern England; though we are promised 60 F on Sunday!

Thomas said...

I seem to remember you just celebrated Vinomaker's birthday. How many birthdays a year do you each celebrate? ;)

Happy belated, VG.

Vinogirl said...

Villager: So nice to have you stop by Vinsanity.
It's actually been cool and wet most of the week, but something still akin to a good summer's day in Blighty. Enjoy the warm temps.

Tomasso: Thank you. No just one b-day each, him February, me March. They're just coming faster!

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Happy Birthday bonnie lassie ;-)
Are we going to get some reviews?
I loved the Muga 2008!

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Hmmm. The Carignan smelled like a bottle of nail polish remover. How's that for a review?

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Vinogirl: that works ;-)

Thomas said...

"The Carignan smelled like a bottle of nail polish remover."

Must have been from Old VAines.

Vinogirl said...

Tomasso: I see what you did there :)