'Cause even the most trusted sommelier couldn't possibly know which flavor of Boone's Farm you prefer (Blue Hawaiian!), Valley standby Pinot Bistro's chef's just begun offering a multi-course wine dinner with an excellent twist: call him up three days before you eat and tell him the wines you'll be bringing, and he'll make you up a perfectly paired Choose Your Own Adventure dinner of French/Californian cuisine, with two options for each course, and your choice of three, four, or five courses, though if you turn to page 33, your meal will be over, and your father will be cursed by the Treasure of the Onyx Dragon forever. To give you an idea of the chef's creativity, we had nearby vino shop Village Gourmet pick out three of their best under-$15 wines, and let him have a
Boone's Farm Melon Ball:
La Gravette Rose: From a vineyard that's been around for generations, this wine's aromatic essence and fruity flavor would be complemented by a crab cake w/ corn fondue & grilled fruits, or seared scallops w/ braised endive & vanilla essence -- so wait, Eminem and Bubba Sparxxx are headlining this year?
Tortoise Creek Pinot Noir: A duo of veal w/ vegetable banquet & citrus gremolata or duo of pork w/ stone fruit bread pudding would set off this French wine's acidity, ensuring all sorts of LSDeliciousness.
Punto Final Malbec: This Argentinian's got blueberry & blackberry notes, which will pair nicely with a richer course of grilled filet mignon w/ creamed parsley, or a lamb sirloin w/ wilted greens, which is just sad for A.C., considering he never got any run out of that thing in the first place.