Inlander Restaurant Week is your best shot at taking in some of the region's fanciest restaurants at an affordable price. But what use is a sophisticated dinner if it's not paired with an equally sophisticated wine?
If you head to DAS STEIN HAUS, for example, you'll be able to take in the Barili Red'ass Red, a Malbec blend that took home gold in last year's Seattle Wine Awards and last year's Cascadia Wine Competition.
At DOWNRIVER GRILL, the braised beef pappardelle meets its ideal match with Townshend Cellars cabernet sauvignon, a bold, well-balanced red with fruity notes.
Want to sip Bridge Press Cellars' imperial-sounding "Evil Queen" red blend? You're in luck: It's offered at LAGUNA CAFE, SPENCER'S and at the BOILER ROOM. WILD SAGE BISTRO, meanwhile, offers you a whole selection of different tastes of Bridge Press with their wine flight offering.
Or maybe you want a wine you can't get anywhere else? Coeur d'Alene Cellars offers an exclusive red wine at EUROPA called, appropriately, Myropa Red, and also boasts a custom Lake Cabernet Sauvignon only at CEDARS FLOATING RESTAURANT.
There are wines with sassy names, like Two Winey Bitches, a blueberry cabernet at NORTH HILL ON GARLAND.
And then there are the wines that make big promises about the taste: Apparently, a sip of the 2016 CDA Cellars Chardonnay at SATAY BISTRO tastes like you're "biting into a wonderful green apple" which then melts into a buttery finish. The Pend d'Oreille Chardonnay at RADICCI ITALIAN BISTRO boasts "flavors of lemongrass, honeydew, and a hint of oak." And the Latah Creek Huckleberry Riesling at SOUTH HILL GRILL doesn't settle for just the taste of huckleberry; it also includes "notes of strawberries, blueberry and plums with some nice citrusy tartness." And fiinally, if you want the full-on French-style sophistication, head to FLEUR DE SEL where the Colter's Creek Cabernet Franc is "aged in French oak with hints of cloves, cranberry and cherry."