FLOUR & VINE… and the KING – OCTOBER 2014

After a year hiatus, we are back! We look forward to sharing with you again our culinary adventures – both out and about and at home.

Date night – Friday, October 3, 2014 — Dinner and a Show!!IMG_0971

After a challenging week at school, we headed out early (due to ACL) and parked our car at Zach Scott. Before heading to the theatre, we walked over to a relatively new wine restaurant in Austin– Flour and Vine. After reading reviews online, I decided we should sit at the bar and take advantage of their Happy Hour deals. We hit the jackpot.

If your goal is to try several wines, the flight is a good deal.  Three half-glasses for half price. We asked the bartender to select a flight of whites and a flight of reds for us from a nice selection of wines sold by the glass.

WHITES:

  1. 2013 Château Bellevue Entre-deux-Mers, France
    70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon blend.
  2. 2013 Lícia Albariño, Rias Baixas, Spain
  3. 2012 Mouton Cadet, Bordeaux Blanc, France

REDS:

  1. 2011 Vecchia Cantina, Rosso Toscano, Campaltino, Italy Sangiovese & Canaiolo.
  2. 2011 Damilano “Marghe” Nebbiolo, Piedmont, Italy
  3. 2012 El Cortijillo Tempranillo, La Mancha, Spain

The Happy Hour food offerings are very reasonably priced.  We had:

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* The antipasto platter – three cheeses, two meats, cashews, olives, dates, peppers, crostini and mustard. A variety of textures and flavors, which provided some nice pairing with our wine.

 

 

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* Sauteed Gulf Shrimp, served with paprika rice and a lemon garlic sauce. This was our favorite offering of the evening – and an absolute steal at $7.00. The sauce was reminiscent of our favorite shrimp dish at Paesanos (in San Antonio) – clean, fresh, simple.

 

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* BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders – served with an apple slaw. The pork was delicious – not fatty like some other offerings. Great texture and just the right amount of seasoning.

The bar staff took good care of us as we took our time enjoying our wine and food pairings. It was an easy jaunt to the theatre afterwards for an AMAZING performance of the KING AND I at Zach Scott Theatre.

Hats off to the cast and crew for a moving and memorable evening!!!

10649821_10204735999457548_2401743179557155461_nSpecial “thanks” to Mel Sagrado Maghuyop and Yuki Ozeki for visiting my school (Hill Elementary, Austin ISD) and sharing a little theatre “magic” with my 4th graders).  Mr. Maghuyop was a captivating King (I cried from the ballet sequence all the way to the end of the show!).  Go see the show and support live theatre in Austin, Texas!!
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