I was recently invited to co-host a dinner at Capital Grille in the Rookwood area to celebrate the largest wine event across the country - the Generous Pour. Now thru Sept 4, you can add the Generous Pour to your meal for $28 and get a customized wine tasting that the servers will help you pair with your meal.
During The Generous Pour, servers will suggest pairings for each course, based on individual preferences, allowing guests to craft their own personalized wine dinner.
There were seven wines that we were able to taste and they were HEALTHY tastings - each was paired with different parts of our meal.
Stags’ Leap, The Leap Cabernet Sauvignon. The Stags Leap region with its unique soil and climate became known for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa. This wine pairs beautifully with our dry aged steak.
Lyric by Etude Pinot Noir. Don’t miss what some consider the finest and truest expression of Santa Barbara Pinot Noir.
Beaulieu Vineyard, Tapestry Cabernet Blend. Bordeaux trained winemaker André Tchelistcheff came into Napa with a bold new approach, using radical fermentation techniques and pioneering the use of French oak barrels which resulted in California’s first “cult” Cabernet.
Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz Blend. Enjoy Penfolds Bin 2, from the first winery to produce the Shiraz that made Australian Shiraz famous -- and still remains the gold standard.
Chateau St. Jean, Robert Young Vineyard Chardonnay. Enjoy this complex and classic descendant, a California Chardonnay from Margo Van Staaveren and the renowned Alexander Valley, throughout your meal.
Provenance Sauvignon Blanc. A gamble on growing white grapes in the traditionally red region of Rutherford, Calif., paid off big. Experience what is possibly the best expression of Sauvignon Blanc in the Napa Valley.
Stellina di Notte Pinot Grigio. This light and refreshing Pinot Grigio was born out of American innovation paired with centuries old tradition.
We started our dinner off with a series of appetizers including the Pan-Fried Calamari with Hot Cherry Peppers ($15). I do NOT do tentacles. I just can't. But I like the "circles" and this was really good - the peppers were juicy and paired nicely with the crispy calamari.
awesome sweet tea on my last visit.
I had a simple menu choice - I have been dying to try the Porcini Rubbed Bone-in Ribeye with the 15 year Aged Balsamic ($53) for so long!!! They have a great selection of steaks - with New York Strip, Tenderloin, Porterhouse and Filet Mignon - so it should almost be called STEAKS-R-US (but I guess Capital Grille is a little classier).
And here's the best course of the meal - right?
Why Should You Go? The Generous Pour event is only good through September 4 - so if you like wine - THIS IS THE TIME TO GO!!!! Capital Grille is a wonderful night out - and the service is impeccable. Love it!