Capital Grille - The Generous Pour Summer Wine Event

Monday, July 23, 2012
Summer is my favorite time of year. A few of my favorite things are going to the beach, hanging out on the boat, summer vacations, living in sundresses and flip flops. Another favorite is $25 for all you can drink wine at The Capital Grille.

Yes, you read that correct. From July 9th through September 2nd, The Capital Grille offers The Generous Pour Summer Wine Event. For only $25, you can drink as much wine as you want from 9 selections. Everything from a sparkling rose to a dessert wine.

Last summer, Keri and I  had an opportunity to partake in The Generous Pour event. We had an absolutely wonderful dinner (and a little too much to drink)!
Megan & Keri's Girls Night Out at Capital Grille - Generous Pour Event 2011
I was very excited to hear The Capital Grille would be doing The Generous Pour event again this summer. I was even more excited when I became Yelp Elite just in time for their event, Yelp's Capital Gluttonment Elite Event at The Capital Grille, introducing the Generous Pour event! YAY.
Here are the wines you will indulge in for $25 during the event

Lunetta Rose
Sparkling Rose, Trentino - Italy
Served with a lobster crab cake, which I did not get to try and did not get a photo of. The rose was amazing. Very easy to drink (maybe a little too easy to drink, could be dangerous).
 Simcic, 2008/2009
 Rebula, Goriska Brda-Slovenia
Served with a smoked pulled chicken croistini with hummus. This wine is known as "the orange wine" for it's color. I was personally not a fan, but Gabe (who is not a wine drinker) and my friend Lauren both enjoyed it.

Gary Farrell, 2009 
Chardonnay, Carneros
I really enjoyed this Chardonnay and could drink it all day. I do not know what was paired along side of this - I was too busy talking to the fabulous Katie from Ruffles and Truffles
Conn Creek Anthology, 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
There are three Cab's on the Generous Pour menu. Of the three, this was my second favorite.

Ferrari-Carano, Mountain Reserve, 2008
Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
I am familiar with the Farrari-Carano wine family. I usually like their wines but this one in particular, I wasn't fond of. After reading the tasting notes, I realized why - Oak and licorice, two of my least favorite flavors.

These wines were served with an amazing mushroom bisque soup, which is not on the menu, which is a shame as I would be getting a bowl of it for lunch today. I'm just going to have to learn how to make this myself.

Chateu Du Pin, 2009
Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon/ Cabernet Franc, Bourdeaux - France
I loved this wine. It was amazing. We had it paired with a filet sandwich with boursin cheese and mushrooms

Villa Mt. Eden, Grand Reserve, 2007
Pinot Noir, Russian River
I love love love Pinot Noir and this was an excellent wine. It was paired with a huge assortment of cheese
 Another red on the list was Falesco, Assisi Rosso, 2009, a Sangiovese / Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon, from Umbria Italy. I did not get to try this wine. By this round, I had found my fill of wine for 5:30pm on a Sunday.

Kanu Kia Ora, 2006
Noble Late Harvest
I am not a fan of dessert wine, but I found Mr. "I don't like wine" at this table a few times. I am not sure if it was the creme brulee or the wine, but it was his favorite pairing of the night.
Overall I was very impressed with both The Capital Grille and Yelp. I found it very well put together with a touch of class. Capital Grille in Tampa is now on my list of considered restaurants to host a client event for my real job.

1 comment

  1. Such a good event, right? Definitely a great start to being Yelp Elite!


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