This week SOHO will complete its French tour, finishing with a taste of the Bordeaux region.

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It is believed that wines have been produced in Bordeaux for more than two thousand years, and the area is arguably one of the greatest wine producing regions in the world. Located in the southwest corner of France, the region produces approximately 850 million bottles of wine each year. The exceptional wines of the region pair well with a variety of food, such as duck and veal. Exploring the legendary Bordeaux region, SOHO offers the following wine and tapas this week:

2005 Chateau Haut-Beausejour, St. Estephe

(52% Merlot / 40% Cabernet Sauvignon / 5% Petite Verdot / 3% Côt)

Braised veal cheek with honey roasted parsnips and a natural reduction

 

2004 Chateau Carmes de Rieussec, Sauternes

Seared duck foie gras en croute with fresh peach and a black truffle jus

 

2008 Chateau Graville-Lacoste, Graves

(60% Semillon / 35% Sauvignon Blanc / 5% Muscadelle)

Bacalao and potato puree with extra virgin olive oil and fresh herbs

 

The tapas and wine above will be featured on SOHO’s menu until September 29. Guests can choose to try a flight for $17 (three three-ounce tastings and a tapas plate) or pair a tapas and wine for $12. The wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas).

 

Please join us soon!

 

Final note: If you’re interested in learning more about the Bordeaux region, HowStuffWorks.com has a fantastic article.