Check out this lovely Rhone style Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre blend from Jean Royer of Chateauneuf du Pape. This is a cool French wine. It drinks with all the hipness of that new Daft Punk track that everyone is freaking out about, yet also with the mellowness of Air. Le Petit Roy is graceful and just a little inky and jammy with a nice presence of dark fruit. You’ll pick up hints of black currant and cassis while you’re enjoying it’s silky mouthfeel. Watch out, it might make you want to start smoking.
Sunday is a lovely day to meet your friends for a meal at Nook Bistro. With our city’s traffic dialed down a notch from the normal volume, you can skip right over from wherever you might be enjoying the afternoon. If that’s not enough to convince you, here’s a three course argument in favor of your attendance! This Sunday, May 5th, be the beneficiary of Chef James’ legwork at the Farmers Market. Start off with a salad of Snap Peas, Arugula, Basil, Mint and Goat Cheese. Next, deliberate over a little Italian influenced Southern cooking as Tilapia with Shrimp-Eggplant Dressing and Pan Sauce tables the motion. A Rhubarb Shortbread with Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise closes the argument. All of the above for just $20! Chief Justice of Cocktails, Michael, will be on hand to skillfully craft the drink of your choosing.
Chef James tells me that it’s a tradition down South to cure your Cinco de Mayo hangover with Red Beans and Rice. Apparently this custom began because it was an easy thing to make while you cleaned up your serapes and beaded necklaces after the previous evening’s revelry. Take a break from the wash with us this Monday and enjoy Red Beans and Rice with Tasso and Andouille, and a Petite Market Salad for $12. I can’t think of a better recovery plan!
Get your week started off right at Nook and take a break from the wash at the same time. Join us this Monday, April 29th for a big bowl of Chicken and Sausage Gumbo accompanied by a Petite Market Salad. It’s the all in one meal known as Laundry Day. We’ll also be featuring $5 Sazeracs all night this Monday only. It's a fine day for laundry and eating! And no, we don't really have a Jumbotron or a Gumbotron, but we'd rather be eating Gumbo instead, so it all works out.
The $20 Sunday Dinner at Nook celebrates its first birthday this weekend! Come join us on April 28th as we commemorate the event with an exotic three course extravaganza full of Spring flavor and replete with rebirth metaphors. Rejuvenation begins with Cannellini Beans, Radish, Parsley, Olives and White Anchovies. Next it’s an all new Roasted Lamb Shoulder with English Peas and Za'atar Tomato Gravy! And a delicate Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Roasted Rhubarb and Shortbread sprouts up elegantly for dessert! In honor of the event we’ll be featuring a selection of $5 wines by the glass and $20 bottles to help get you in the mood.