Summer on Long Island: Our New White Wine Flight

We’ve revamped our white wine flight to feature some of the best that the North Fork has to offer. The three wine selections for the flight are chosen to highlight the different variations in color that white wines can take on. The wines are decanted to release distinct flavors and aromas, perfect for two during a summer afternoon on our patio.

Anthony Nappa’s Luminous

Anthony Nappa’s Luminous Riesling (Peconic) delivers a sweet beginning for this flight of three. This bright wine gets it’s sweetness during the fermentation process and features aromas of honeysuckle and citrus blossoms. Light on the palate, flavors of golden apple and guava fruit lead to a crisp finish. The 2013 vintage of this wine earned 91 points from Wine Enthusiast.

Osprey’s Dominion Regina Maris Chardonnay

Osprey’s Dominion Regina Maris Chardonnay (Peconic) is the perfect balance to the sweet beginning of the flight. Not too sweet, this wine exhibits tropical flavor of apple, melon and a hint of pineapple. Delicious and crisp, the fruitiness of the wine is rounded out by hints of butter and toasty oak. This chardonnay grape is a 2011 North Fork vintage.

Bridge Lane White Merlot

The most unique of the three wines featured in the flight, Bridge Lane’s White Merlot (Mattituck) is actually made from traditional red Merlot grapes. The fruit is harvested early in the season and pressed delicately in clusters. The resulting juice has no contact with the red skins, resulting in the light color and bright grapefruit aroma. Citrus flavors of lemongrass and accompanying Fiji apple notes meet the palate followed by a clean finish.

Our local white wine flight offers samples of three local wines and is available for $25 at Bistro 72. Call 631.369.3325 for more details about our local wines and wine flights or to make reservations today.

Bistro 72 Presents: Cooking with Crooked

We are excited to announce our collaboration with Crooked Ladder Brewing Company of Riverhead for our Cooking with Crooked dinner on Tuesday, May 17th. Chef James of Bistro 72 has created a three-course menu complete with a beer pairing journey. Nate Payne from Crooked Ladder will be on-site alongside Chef James to give detailed descriptions of each featured beer and how we use them in our cuisine.

Bistro 72 Lobster Bisque paired with Crooked Ladder’s Kolsch

Each course of the meal comes with a full pint of the pairing selection, and in some cases the beers are used in the recipes themselves. The meal begins with our signature Lobster Bisque, garnished with butter-poached cold water Maine lobster and paired with Crooked Ladder’s German Kolsch. The Kolsch is a straw-colored ale whose touch of malt and light hop characteristics make it a great starter beer and a flavor that brings out the rich texture of the lobster.

Our Lamb Shank braised with Crooked Ladder's Ponquogue Porter
Lamb Shank braised with Crooked Ladder’s Ponquogue Porter

The main course offers guests two entree options whose recipes both include Crooked Ladder’s Ponquogue Porter. The porter, used to braise the lamb shank, gives it a rustic and rich taste as the dark beer is reduced with heat and left behind to keep the lamb juicy. As the alternative, the Mojo-Marinated Chicken is placed upon a bed of polenta enhanced by the dark malt and coffee flavors of the porter.

For dessert, we’re putting a whole new spin on beer. Crooked Ladder’s Oatmeal Cream Stout maintains its delicious characteristics by being kept cold. We add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to a pint of the oatmeal stout and Voila! This delectable dessert will having you screaming for more.

Cooking with Crooked, our beer pairing dinner with Crooked Ladder Brewing Co., is during Long Island Craft Beer Week. Make your reservations today by calling 631.369.3325.