The New Year calls for a recalibration of our wine wants and needs, and that’s just what we’ve been up to. As per usual, we’ll continue to update our online cider, beer and wine offerings with seasonally appropriate options. In-person, we’ll keep “The Cookie and Wine Window” stocked with winter-appropriate reds, whites and rosés (as well as all the other color categories too!)
You can expect to see more everyday-wine options stocked for your mid-week enjoyment, and we will be sure to keep a good supply of Champagne and sparkling wine on hand in time for the 20th.
Chef’s Glass – January 2021 – “Ksandek’s New Year’s Resolution” 3-pack
$75 / 3-pack
Eat more oysters. Drink more good wine.
I recently listened to a special-interest story on NPR in which the host and his guests had a discussion of will-power and why some people are more likely to succeed in keeping their New Year’s resolutions than others. I found it to be a particularly interesting presentation, and at risk of oversimplifying the conclusion, my self-serving take-away was that the secret to success when it comes to resolutions is to set oneself up for success from the very start.
So here I am, setting myself (and anyone else who cares to come along with me) up for success in 2021. I’ve resolved to eat more oysters (and responsibly harvested shellfish in general). In order to aid in this goal, I’m kicking the year off with a selection of one of the most classic companions for these delicious bivalves; Muscadet! Briny, fresh, mineral, and with an almost miraculous sense of balance. Light and cleansing, without being so nervy as to send shivers up your spine, there’s pleasing leesy-richness here, making these wines an ideal transition away from the decadence of our December tables and into the heart of winter.
Included in this set are three wines that offer some interesting perspective into a historically under-celebrated region.
2018 Jérôme Bretaudeau, “Gaïa,” – From vines planted in the 1960s this wine is made with indigenous yeast fermentation and then aged 18 months in concrete egg-shaped tanks.
2015 Domaine de la Pépière “Gorges” – Aged 42 months on lees this is compelling Cru Muscadet with some age!
2019 Jérémie Huchet “Chemin de la Prière” – Impossibly delicious Muscadet from a single terroir, expressive, proper, and for now, relatively unknown
Includes tasting notes, pairing suggestions, and a recipe to compliment the set
We also have a very limited number of French and Hungarian wine sets remaining Shop Here
Winter Dinner Schedule
We’re pleased to continue offering “Curbside Coquine” for take-away dinner, Thursday through Sunday. Orders can be placed online via Tock as late as 3:30pm the same day.
Additionally, we’re happy to take your order over the phone for same day pickup. Call us at 503-384-2483 between 4pm and 6pm. Most orders can be ready within 30 minutes.
Menu for the week of January 7 through 10; Thursday-Sunday
Dungeness crab rice with miso-glazed carrots, melty leeks, and Meyer lemon
Black trumpet mushroom lasagna with celery root, braised winter greens, rosemary, garlic, and ricotta
Pasture-raised, organic chicken, by the half, to share. braised alla cacciatore with tomato, guanciale, porcini, wine, and oregano
Coquine Burger No.5: Quarter pound beef burger on a house-made potato bun, with bacon, cheddar, pickled red onions, and spicy remoulade
Arrancini di farro with butternut squash, sage-brown butter and Cacciocavalo
Carrot soup with roasted salsify, confit garlic, brown butter, lemon and hazelnuts
Tetsukabuto squash with chicories, fennel, Cara Cara orange, benne seed and fennel pollen
Kale with classic caesar dressing, Parmesan cheese and garlicky bread crumbs
Hand-cut french fries with house ranch
Olive oil cake with Blood orange, honeyed yoghurt, and vanilla-infused olive oil
Chocolate mousse with nocino-sundae sauce and whipped cream
Wines: Choose your own adventure, or let us pick for you