Wednesday Wish List – Mustache Wine (Part Duex)
Last night Steve and I had a very fancy dinner … by accident. Our plan was to grab a bite to eat, and then head to a bar to toast the good news surrounding Prop 8. After turning to our trusty friend, Yelp, we settled on a place called The Old Vine Cafe. “New American Food” at the $$ range? Perfect.
But after settling into our table and perusing our menus, it became very apparent that this establishment more appropriately belong in the $$$$ price category. It has 6-8 prefix (translation – mucho dinero!) dinner options – 4 seasonal-courses with wine pairings for each. This definitely wasn’t the Chili’s/Bucca di Beppo’s experience we were aiming for, but, we decided, if you can’t splurge for love equality, what can you splurge for?
So we stayed.
And I think we can both say, we are glad we did! We ended up splitting the vegan tasting menu and adding two small a la carte plates (with meat and cheese. Whoa! Can you handle the contradiction!?!) to supplement. Every single course was delicious! If you’re in Orange County and looking for a nice night out, we highly recommend The Old Vine Cafe!
Now what does this unexpected adventure have to do with Wish List Wednesday? Well, from my seat, I looked directly into the wine cellar. And from the darkness, I could just make out the white labels below. They were like beacons of light, calling me to investigate further.
While Steve got up to use the restroom, I snuck a closer look – camera in hand, of course.
I know I’ve posted plenty about spirits of the ‘stached species. If you stumbled upon this blog, you might think I have a problem. But I promise, I’m really not that obsessed with alcohol… who knew fermentation and furry faces ran in the same social circle? Anyways, the last Mustache Wine I posted about was Romanian, and I get 30 or so hits a week on this blog from people searching “Mustache Wine.” I feel I owe everyone a choice from a more reputable grape-growing region.
Without further ado, I present you with “Dexter Lake – A NorCal Red Wine:”
While we didn’t get a chance to taste it, I’ve read some favorable reviews. I’m sure you’d be safe to serve it at your next soirée. If you get a chance, you can check out their blog. They seem to be kindred (‘stached) spirits… :-(D Or, buy your own bottle here!
On our way out of the restaurant, I made Steve take a picture of me with the wine. He was embarressed, but he did it anyways. That is love.
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