GenuWine recognized in local news article.
“Genu-Wine is another wonderful place to sip on a variety of wines, dine, and enjoy the weekend acoustic music.
This wine bar is run by the woman duo of Rhonda Redmon and Barb Salinas near the intersection of Magnolia Parkway (FM 1488) and FM 2978.
Chef Fran has recently joined this wine bar to provide patrons with great foods to pair with Rhonda’s and Barb’s wines.”
– Ron Saikowski
Tuesday Night Nov 20th is our annual Food and wine festival. We will be serving up fare from our holiday menu! New wine parings and holiday desserts! It all starts at 6pm. Tickets are $12.00 per person and only $5.00 per person for wine club members! Here is your chance to enjoy some new tapas and wine to kick off the holiday season. Call Genuwine and reserve your table! The menu will include: Gourmet cheeses, Fabulous boutique wine tasting Tapas to include Chicken parmesan in beggars purse,Pork tenderloin in a cab franc sauce en croute,Sicilian stuffed mushrooms in a herbed tomato sauce. Desserts include Sacher Tortes and fresh fruit tartlets and holiday cookies. Come in and join the fun!
Chef Fran here!
This week’s special guest is famed chef Lidia Bastianich.
For our 25th anniversary my husband and I had the pleasure of dining at her restaurant Felidia in NYC and she personally served and talked with us, not only is she talented but a beautiful person as well!
As a child growing up in northeastern Italy, Lidia Matticchio Bastianich recalls being “swept up” in the excitement of the harvesting of grapes from her grandparents’ vines. Today, she writes best-selling cookbooks, stars in an Emmy-nominated cooking show on public television is chef/owner of half a dozen acclaimed restaurants across the U.S. Bastianich also produces award-winning wines in Friuli and Maremma, Italy, with her son, Joseph.
Although she was raised appreciating wine and food together, Bastianich understands that most Americans were not. In her latest cookbook, Lidia’s Italy in America — a companion to her public television series — Bastianich offers tips on developing an appreciation for wine, using wine in cooking and pairing wines with foods, including five of her own recipes.
Start small: “There is so much out there, so many countries that produce wine, I can understand how people can be intimidated,” she says. “I think the best thing is to stick to one country at a time, and just begin tasting wine
Ask the experts: Bastianich recommends seeking advice from those who know wines well — whether it is the sales clerk in the wine store, the sommelier in the restaurant, the expert on a television show or the author of a wine book. Then just relax and taste.
Use all of your senses: “You want to smell the aroma, see its color, roll it around in your mouth, use all of your senses,” she says. “Tasting and developing a palate for anything is like developing a great library. You need to take it volume by volume, familiarize yourself with each and store it away.”
Skip the cooking wine: Bastianich cautions against using products marketed as “cooking wine,” recommending instead a quality wine that you would want to drink on its own. “Remember that what you want is the flavor of the wine,” she says. “Whether it’s a nice, aromatic white wine or a really jammy red wine, you want those flavors to add to whatever you’re cooking.”
Genuwine is pleased to announce that we have a new Chef at Genuwine! With years of culinary experience Chef Fran is creating wine and tapas dinners as well as some new ideas for our daily menu.Our first wine paring dinner “A Taste of the Mediterranean” was a great success and we are excited to say we will be having more of those enjoyable evenings as well as a variety of other events! We will be posting upcoming events shortly.In the meantime be sure to stop in and try Chef Frans’ crabcakes or her Pizza Firenze.