Wagyu + Wine is $25 per person and available through November 22. You can choose from two pairings – a Cabernet Sauvignon paired with Gorgonzola & Black Truffle Wagyu Burger or a Pinot Noir with a Wagyu Cheeseburger with Fried Egg & Crisp Onions.
Luckily I was with Larry – who’s allergic to eggs – so guess which burger I’m getting?! W00t!
The Cab is a 2012 and was a darker red with notes of black cherry, vanilla, cinnamon and licorce. While the Pinot was a medium bodied wine with notes of currant, orange and chocolate! (yes!)
They started us with a fresh bread basket and a plate for rich creamy butter coated in chunky sea salt. So yummy. I think I ate one roll and half the butter.
We also had an amuse bouche of cauliflower soup with a little truffle oil. I’m not a fan of truffle oil – but it was pretty good. Larry LOVED it and he’s so not the type to try new things – let alone like them – but he LOVED it! It was very creamy – shocking that it was cauliflower and not cream.
Whenever we go – we always sit in the indoor patio area. It’s surrounded with windows and has great light. It’s just refreshing. The servers at Capital Grille are also excellent – every time. They’re definitely a step above the regular.
Here’s my Wagyu with fried egg – it was a hearty and tasty burger. The buns also had egg in them (they were just trying Larry left and right!). They typically are served with Truffle Fries but again – me no like Truffle Oil – so they subbed out AuGratin Potatoes for me – DELICIOUS! So freakin delicious! Cheesy, creamy and crunchy on top – just perfect.
Larry loved the Truffle fries! The Gorgonzola burger – not so much. He took one bite and said, “What IS this?!” I chuckled – I knew he wouldn’t like it. He’s just not a fan of bleu cheese – so he scraped it off and enjoyed the burger.
The burger though is a high quality beef – Wagyu is a type of cow – if you breed a Japanese Wagyu with an American Angus – that produces the American Kobe. The beef at Capital Grille is pure bred Wagyu though. The reason it’s so good is that it’s predisposed to marbling and has a high percentage of unsaturated fat.
Lastly they offered us dessert – we were both far too stuffed to eat it then but um – we could take it home!!! They mentioned coconut cream pie and I was in! it was amazing too – it was a small individual tart-sized pie and the coconut cream filling was decadent but not too rich and had real coconut flaked on top of the whipped cream. So delicious. I would definitely appreciate a piece of that right now!
Wagyu + Wine is available through November 22 – so don’t miss out. It’s just $25 per person for an amazing glass of wine paired specifically with their delicious burgers.
Thanks to Capital Grille for having us!