This week SOHO will complete it’s month-long celebration of American wines. (In case you’re curious, we will showcase the wineries of Spain in August). 

For flight night on Wednesday, July 29, SOHO will spotlight wines from the Qupe Wine Cellars. Located on the Bien Nacido Vineyards in Santa Maria, California, Qupe is dedicated to producing handcrafted Rhône varietals and Chardonnay. Qupe shares a production facility in California's Central Coast region with Jim Clendenen from Au Bon Climat.

SOHO’s Chef Joe, inspired by southern California, has prepared three new tapas plates to be paired with the Qupe varietals.

The wines and tapas below will be featured at flight night on Wednesday, July 29, and highlighted on the menu through Tuesday, August 4.

 

2007 Qupe Marsanne

Grilled Baja redfish taco with shaved lettuces and cilantro sauce

 

2007 Qupe Viognier

Seared ahi tuna with a crisped rice cracker and seaweed salad

 

2007 Qupe Central Coast Syrah

Chicken paillard with olives and roasted peppers

 

Guests may choose to sample the wine flight (three three-ounce tastings, plus a cheese plate) for $17. Alternatively, guests can pair a glass of wine with a small plate for $12.

 

We hope you’ll join us this week for a taste of California.