I like to take advantage of the annual Alexander Keith lobster dinner promotion at Earls. It's just plain fun. And tasty.
I mean, what's not fun and tasty about sitting down to a platter hosting a fresh, whole Atlantic lobster and melted Chardonnay butter, corn-on-the-cob, fingerling potatoes, prawns, warm roll, and a glass of Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale? Especially when you can do so with good friends Fiona and Ross Harris?
I gave my glass of beer to hubby dearest (so he could enjoy it alongside his Jeera Chicken Curry) and opted instead for a glass of the Joel Gott Chardonnay with my dinner. I really enjoyed the wine and was pleased that it was such a great complement to the rich, buttery goodness of my lobster dinner.
The wine was crisp, lively, and bright, without the big oaky influence you find in many California Chards; in fact, this wine sees no oak and doesn't go through malolactic fermentation. What you get instead is a wine that is full-on fruit and fresh.
Earls offers this promotion for just one more day—today, Oct. 13. Phone for reservations and don't get there too late. They have a limited number of lobsters to serve and if your taste buds are anticipating one, you don't want to miss out.
On the nose:
Green apple and citrus, with sweet spice and floral notes.
On the palate:
Apple, lime, stone fruit, an underlying minerality with hints of vanilla, and a fresh, juicy acidity.
~$10/glass at Earls | ~$23/bottle at some private liquor stores
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