Five Bites on Friday

Komi sommelier Derek Brown (pictured) offers up this week's Five Bites with, bien sur, wine and beer pairings.

1. Amuse of organic broccoli soup with salmon tartare served with Gaston Chiquet Champagne at Circle Bistro

2. Spicy sliced pig's ear with very, very cold Tsingtao beer at Bob's Noodle

3. Apple and curry mussels with any Belgian beer chosen by beer sommelier Bill Catron at Brasserie Beck

4. Kataifi soft shell crabs served with Heidi Schrock's 2004 Muscat/Sauvignon Blanc blend from Austria at Corduroy

5. Marinated Greek sardines with shaved carrots served with Bodegas Alvear's 2002 100% Pedro Ximinez "Fino en Rama" from Spain at Komi (of course)

Five Bites loves drinks as much as food. So e-mail five of your favorite dishes or beverages and whether you'd like your name and a picture included to metrocurean@gmail.com.


Anonymous said...

Went to Komi for the first time Friday night. What an amazing meal. Everything was excellent, but I could eat those stuffed dates by the plateful. And thanks to Derek for the suggestions - 2 wonderful Greek white s. The whole experience reminded my wife and I of our Santorini honeymoon! Thanks - Russ.

Anonymous said...

You should really post these people's phone numbers. I for one would like derek's...

Amanda said...

Hmm, not gonna happen, Anon. =)

Russ - those dates are really amazing. I tried to recreate them at home once, and while they turned out ok, they didn't hold a candle to the original.