One of the things we do best here at Jujube is match our cuisine to wine. We do take it quite seriously. Many start by writing a menu and then try to figure out what wines would work best, we think that’s backwards. We start with the wines, taste them, and envision what dish would be best with each. Sometimes it’s a matter of noticing some obvious flavors in the wine and looking to mimic those same in a dish. Other times it’s trying to fill in some gap that the wine is leaving. Other times still, it’s as simple as satisfying an immediate hankering for a particular dish that the wine has inspired. Regardless, I think we do a fine job and have heard as much from the guests who frequent these events.
A couple of years ago, we started offering what we call Recession Wine Dinners. In other words, five-course meals paired with value-oriented wines. After all, there’s no need to deny yourself a great dinner out even if you’re trying to watch your budget. All our recession dinners cost $40 plus tax and tip. Of course, not all of our dinners fit this description, and those that do say so in the title.
Come on down and check one out for yourself.