Posts Tagged ‘Pair This’


Pair This: Avo and Dram’s Ahi + Foie Gras & Frankfurt Fizz

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Executive chef, Ben Kirk and bartender Kyle Campbell are stirring things up a bit at Avo and Dram with some exciting new dishes and cocktails. But don’t worry. Your old favorites are still on the menu along with these fabulous new finds.

Pair This: La Dolce Vita’s Meatball Pizza & Querceto Chianti Classico

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

La Dolce Vita is known for its scrumptious Italian fare. And today we lunch here, pairing pizza made from scratch with wines to match.

Pair This: Bellini’s Red Velvet Cheesecake & Vietti Barbera

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Croom iced creamy white frosting — dotted with praline crumbles — over two tall, moist layers of red velvet cake. In the middle is the layer that takes this cake over the top — cheesecake.

Pair This: Little Donkey’s Daily Tamal & Tequila Mockingbird

Friday, March 1st, 2013

The tasty Tamal is served on a bed of cornhusk with a layer of masa and bites of brisket rising from the plate. I pair this comforting appetizer with my favorite drink on their cocktail list—Tequila Mockingbird.

Pair This: The Melting Pot’s Flaming Turtle & Rose Regale

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

I match chocolate and sparkling wine for a decadent ending to evenings at The Melting Pot.

Pair This: Dram’s Bluegrass Breakfast & Schramsberg Brut Rosé

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Each item lends its own layer of incredible flavors and textures to this plateful of comforting goodness. And the wine’s light and refreshing effervescence adds sparkle to this meal, making it one that I will look forward to again and again.

Pair This: El Barrio’s Shrimp Quesadillas & Grapefruit Margaritas

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

El Barrio is Spanish for neighborhood. Birmingham’s El Barrio opened recently on Second Avenue North downtown, serving Mexican-influenced cuisine.

Pair This: Nabeel’s Sautéed Shrimp & Tsantalis Blanc

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

The shrimp were sautéed in white wine, and folded into a tasty sauce—of authentic Greek Feta Dodonis, extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic, chopped parsley, and chopped basil.

Pair This: Cantina’s Chicken Tacos & Prickly Pear ‘Ritas

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

With the first bite, the quality and freshness of product shines in this masterful recipe.

Pair This: Tavern on the Summit’s Tavern Salad & Kings Estate Pinot

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Each bite is a delicious mix of hot and cold and a synthesis of creamy dressing, crunchy veggies and succulent, tender and delicate shrimp.

Pair This: Jinsei’s Watermelon Margaritas & Alabama Rolls

Monday, August 1st, 2011

The line-up of skillfully executed, delicate and hearty rolls of tempura shrimp, avocado, and tuna explode with freshness and flavor.