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lsEvery once in a while, we like to mix things up a bit, and take a few risks when it comes to Flight Night.  The common misconception with food and wine is that when you’re having seafood, you must have white wine, and when you’re having meat, then red wine, etc.

Two things that we love about our restaurant is that we have Joey Zelinka’s amazingly creative cuisine, and our Sommelier Jeff Gelfond’s brilliant affinity for wines, so we love to match the two up to surprise our guests with pairings.  In this case for October, we are going to blow your mind (so to speak) with different wines paired with a particular type of food, to illustrate this new age of food and wine pairings.  This week, we debut Wines Paired with Shrimp!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday, October 3rd, and the wines and their tapas will be available through October 9th.

First, SOHO will pour a Frog’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc 2017 from Rutherford, Napa Valley. The winemaker offers,

“The beauty of the Frog’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc over the last 38 years has been its ability to marry the classical minerality and racy acidity of a Loire Valley Sancerre with the bright, sunny aromatics that scream Napa Valley. The combination makes a unique wine that deeply satisfies.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Chateau De Saint Cosme “Les Deux Albions Blanc” 2017 from Rhone Valley, France. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“Les Deux Albions Blanc shows the salty minerality typical of limestone terroir with notes of dried apricots and white flowers. The plantings near Violès include Bourboulenc, Marsanne, Viognier, Picpoul, Clairette, and Ugni Blanc, and all varieties will be included in future bottlings.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Decero Malbec 2015 from Mendoza, Argentina. Notes on the wine,

“Continuing the hallmark style of Malbec from Remolinos Vineyard, this wine shows intense violet aromatics, bright freshness and acidity which has come to define Decero Malbec. The 2015 Malbec being one of our lighter Malbec wines of recent years which is in harmony with its supple tannins gently integrated over 14 months in French oak barrels.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Joey Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

Frog’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc 2017
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Paired with: Shrimp Ceviche, Cucumber, Mango, Lime

Chateau De Saint Cosme “Les Deux Albions Blanc” 2017
50% Viognier, 30% Picpoul, 20% Marsanne
Paired with: Grilled Shrimp Skewers, Smoked Pineapple Sauce

Decero Malbec 2015
100% Malbec
Paired with: Fried Shrimp, Sesame Oil, Lemon, Serrano

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas)

We can’t wait to see you!