Let's admit a simple, desperate truth about pairing wine:
We have no idea what we're doing.
Women, being ever attuned to our foibles, know this.
Coppervine’s a dimly lit, intimate dining room with a cavernous sloped ceiling.
On the menu: elevated American comforts, presented with three suggested pairings.
Sommelier and co-owner Don Sritong enlightened us on his favorite unions:
The Dish: Grilled striped bass nestled on top of herbed gnocchi
The Drink: A glass of 2011 Palmina Arneis
Why: “We wanted a high acid, citrus-driven wine to accent and make the white fish pop.”
The Dish: Maine Lobster Mac & Cheese topped with a panko-romano crust
The Drink: Brown Butter Old Fashioned
Why: “Why fight richness? We infused bourbon with butter to make a full body, textured pairing to go with this really rich lobster mac. Decadence on decadence.”
A thoughtful pairing, indeed.