Friday, September 30, 2011

Review of Red Table during OC Wine Week

I returned to one of my favorite new restaurants, Red Table in Huntington Beach. This time the occasion was for OC Wine Week. I went with my friends Stephanie and Julie and we had a wonderful time!

Sorry for the dark photo of the Wine Week menu! It was $40 for three courses. You could choose from three different appetizers, three different entrees and two different desserts. There was a wine pairing for each course. The first two courses had two wines to choose from and the dessert course had one wine paired with it.

For our first course, Julie and I both went with the ahi tuna poke and Stephanie went with the Triple Dip.
I can't get over how much I love this dish! The ahi tuna poke is fresh and has a slight kick to it and goes fantastic with the warm crispy eggplant chips! I paired it with a Taft Street Pinot Noir. It had a nice balance and finish to it. It went well with the appetizer! Sorry there is no picture of Stephanie's appetizer which was hummus, roasted red pepper and avocado mash to spread on grilled flatbread. It was delicious!

For my entree I went with the salmon a la plancha. It was grilled and served with a incredible mustard vinaigrette, asparagus, fingerling potatoes and thinly sliced radishes. Forget the spaghetti and giant meatball that I had last time, I will have this dish over and over again. The salmon was perfectly grilled and lightly seasoned. The asparagus was crisp, just the way I like it. I paired it with a Williamette Valley Reisling. It was smooth with a nice sweet taste.

For dessert I went with my favorite, the Red Table Cupcake! The cake in the cup comes out nice and warm and topped with a delicious sweet vanilla bean cream cheese frosting! It was expertly paired with a Taylor 10 Year Tawny. I am a huge fan of port and this combined with the cake was just a little bit of heaven!

Another great meal at one of my favorite new restaurants! Thank you for participating in OC Wine Week! I think you made fans for life!

Click on the link below to check out the website:

Red Table

16821 Algonquin St
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(714) 846-4700

Mon-Thu 11 am - 10 pm
Fri-Sat 11 am - 11 pm

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